Design Thinking Speakers

Design Thinking Speakers

Speaker Agency Design Thinking Speakers are ready to inspire your organisation and your team to adopt design thinking and instil creativity in every department.

Adam Cheyer
Adam Cheyer Top Technology and AI speaker, Co-Founder and VP Engineering of Siri and Viv Labs
  • The Future Of Ai And Businesses
  • “Hey Siri”: A Founding Story
  • How To Build A Successful Startup: Lessons From The Founder Of Siri, Inc.
 Adolfo Fernández Sánchez New
Adolfo Fernández Sánchez Global Product Strategy & Operations @ TikTok | Monetization Product & Technology
  • Italians queuing for American coffee
  • I want it, and I want it now
  • People are not afraid of change
Alex Smith New
Alex Smith Breakthrough strategy for consumer brands | Get unstuck, make bold moves, and escape the competition | Author No Bullsh*t Strategy
  • How to escape the competition
  • How to behave like an iconic brand
  • How to understand and practice strategy easily
Ambarish Mitra
Ambarish Mitra Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of Blippar and co-Founder of Greyparrot
  • An Augmented Future - What's Next for Augmented Reality?
  • How Are AR & AI Technologies Impacting Our Lives Today?
  • Is The Augmented Reality Hype Already Over? What Is Next For AR?
Andy Stalman New
Andy Stalman Co Founder & CEO TOTEM Branding. "Mr. Branding". Best-selling author: "BrandOffOn" "HumanOffOn" "TOTEM". Professor. Speaker. LinkedIn Top Voice 2023
  • For brands we are not in an era of change, but in a change of era.
  • A new generation of brands: TOTEMs. And how to transform customers into believers.
  • TOTEM. The new face of Branding. A humane, innovative, sustainable and shared future.
Aric Dromi New
Aric Dromi Futurologist | Strategy & Innovation Advisor | Speaker
  • Automation & fast tracking Technology, process and human behaviours, how will automation and fast tracking impact business and society?
  • The smarter data dilemma The evolution of data driven Intelligent logistics, mobility, energy, communication.
  • Privacy, Surveillance & legislation How will technology and human behaviour impact our privacy? Can legislation actually protect our privacy, or is it there to legalize surveillance?
Astronaut Garrett Reisman
Astronaut Garrett Reisman Professor of Astronautical Engineering at USC and a Senior Advisor at SpaceX
  • The Recent Past and Near Future of the American Space Program
  • Lessons Learned: Inspiration, Determination, Vision, and Innovation
  • Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia – Failures of Risk Management – What Can Organizations and Individuals Learn From These Tragedies?
Cassie Kozyrkov New
Cassie Kozyrkov CEO at Data Scientific, Google's first Chief Decision Scientist, Decision Advisor, Keynote Speaker
  • AI and Innovation: Less Hype, More Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence: Software 2.0
  • Automating Beyond Human Expression
David Constantine MBE New
David Constantine MBE Founder Director @ Freedom Through Design | Founder of Motivation Charitable Trust
  • Embracing Disability
  • Importance & Value of Design
  • The Role of Charity in Changing People’s Lives
David L. Rose
David L. Rose Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Author, MIT Researcher
  • Future Smart Cities
  • AI Eyes: The Revolution in Human and Computer Vision
 Debra Searle MBE
Debra Searle MBE Professional Adventurer & Entrepreneur(Mindset & Resilience Speaker)
  • Choose Your Attitude! It’s not magic: it’s mindset.
  • Practical tools to stay motivated and build resilience.
  • Wellbeing techniques to expand our ability to tolerate the challenges.
 Dr Prash Ladva New
Dr Prash Ladva Award Winning NHS Doctor, Chief Executive Officer at LinkMedics, Associate Director in the NHS and Clinical Fellow to the NHS National Medical Director
  • The power of youth – why young people should have a seat at the table
  • How to win hearts & minds – why storytelling is important to success
  • Building resilience – my story leaving the UK to study medicine overseas
Dr Shelley James New
Dr Shelley James The Light Lady' | Author | TEDx speaker | WELL AP, Advisory & Faculty | Consultant | Collaborating Across Industries and Agencies to Improve Health, Well-being and Sustainability Through Effective Lighting
  • From the space station to the workstation: how NASA's innovations are redefining office design
  • Busting the Melatonin Myth: New Perspectives for Human-Centric Lighting
  • Lighting for health and well-being in the workplace and the home office: sleep, mood, musculoskeletal health, computer vision, ergonomics, productivity, employer branding, healthy building certification, sustainability and return on investment.
Dr Wayne Visser New
Dr Wayne Visser Cambridge Pracademic, Poet, Possibilist
  • RETHINKING CHANGE: 12 Powerful Strategies for Achieving System Transformation
  • RETHINKING VALUE: 6 Essential Steps for Earning Back Trust
  • RETHINKING INNOVATION: 6 Breakthrough Goals for Growing Market Opportunities
Dr. Darren Coleman
Dr. Darren Coleman Author, Brand Experiences and Brand Strategy Specialist, Keynote Speaker
  • Getting Your COVID-19 Recovery Right: Leveraging Brand-Driven Growth
  • Competing Through Brand Experiences: Three Steps for Success During Times of COVID-19
  • Building a Winning Services Brand During Turbulent Times: Consistency is The Key
Dr. Shawn DuBravac
Dr. Shawn DuBravac Global Futurist, Trendcaster, NY Times Best-Selling Author
  • The Digitization Of Healthcare
  • Finance and Risk Management In a New Digital Age
  • The Future Of Work - Are Robots Going to Take Our Jobs?
Gianni Giacomelli New
Gianni Giacomelli Head of Design, MIT Collective Intelligence Lab. Founder,
Innovation Advisor, Genpact
  • AI Augmented Collective Intelligence
  • Tomorrow's solutions come from tomorrow's intelligence
  • Building Superminds
GUY KAWASAKI Chief Evangelist at Canva, Former Brand Ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, Former Chief Evangelist at Apple
  • The Art of Innovation
  • The Art of The Start
  • The Art of Enchantment
Henry Ajder New
Henry Ajder Expert Advisor and Broadcaster Specialising in Generative AI, Deepfakes and Immersive Technologies
  • Will 2030 Be Real? The Future of Generative AI
  • Synthetic Futures: Navigating the age of Generative AI
  • Demystifying Deepfakes: Navigating the synthetic age
James Bridle
James Bridle Artist, Writer, Journalist and Technologist
  • The Future of Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • The Impact of Algorithms

Think Different: Design Thinking Speakers 

The design thinking methodology helps solve problems by prioritizing the needs of the customer, above everything else. There is a need for good observational skills as well as empathy. To create innovative solutions to problems, deep thinking speakers make use of a hands on approach that is iterative. 

Often, businesses use information on how they think the consumers will react to their products or services. But with human-centered and user centric design thinking uses information on how consumers actually engage with the products or services of a business. This helps businesses reach their goals and sell more products or businesses. But how does this work exactly? 

With human-centered design thinking, designers use their observation skills to observe how consumers react with a certain product or service. They then use the information they've gathered, to refine the product or service, to better meet consumer needs. Instead of spending time on endless research, design thinking favors the creation of prototypes that are quickly put to the test. Design thinking helps the ideation phase to turn into designed products faster and shortens the prototypes and test period.  

For deep thinking to work, it needs to be iterative. It's a process that allows people and businesses to evolve their thinking, and better respond to the needs of the consumer. With the help of design thinking speakers, you can learn how to practice design thinking for yourself. You can learn beneficial ideation techniques to create alternative solutions for problems. 

Businesses can benefit from teaching their employees design thinking, and individuals can use these skills to develop their career as well. 

What Can Design Thinking Speakers Bring To Your Event? 

With the help of a design thinking speaker, people and businesses can learn how to create long lasting value for their consumers. Design thinking methodology can help in solving issues related to consumer needs. Innovation through design thinking helps businesses flourish, by enhancing the customer experience. A design thinking speaker can help your employees learn how to pay attention to consumer needs, solve business problem statements, think creatively, and more. 

Here are some design thinking speakers that you can consider booking: 

1. Cassie Kozyrkov 

Cassie is the Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud. She has advised leadership teams on the design thinking process on building organizations that are data driven, as well as on AI strategy. She was responsible for bringing Decision Intelligence to Google, and trained over 22,000 employees to make that happen. 

Before Cassie joined Google, she used to work as a data scientist. She has also worked as a consultant. Through her talks, Cassie has spoken on AI, on decision intelligence, on machine learning, on data science, as well as on her ideas on the future. Learn about design thinking from the best in the industry, by booking Cassie. 

2. Adam Cheyer

Adam co-founded Viv Labs, where he is also the VP of Engineering. Viv Labs is a startup created with the aim of using an intelligent interface to simplify how the world works. Samsung would end up acquiring Viv Labs in 2016. 

Adam was also the co-founder as well as the VP Engineering of Siri Inc., which was acquired by Apple in 2010. He would go on to work for Apple as the Director of Engineering in their iPhone/iOS department. 

Adam authored over sixty publications and issued twenty five patents. He also worked at SRI International as the Chief Architect of CALO. This was one of the largest machine learning and AI projects of DARPA. 

Adam has given talks on the future of AI and businesses. He has spoken about building successful startups, as well as on the future of intelligent interface agents. 

3. Dr. Rajesh Bhargave

Rajesh is an associate professor of marketing at the Imperial College Business School in London. Are you interested in design thinking for business, or want keynote design thinking speakers who can do design thinking workshops? Rajesh could be the perfect speaker for you. 

Rajesh is adept at helping people with applying design thinking and using design thinking in action. A thought leader in consumer psychology, he has released publications in organizational behavior, marketing, as well as psychology. He helps businesses by offering actionable insights that are designed to be innovative. He has given talks on technology and consumer psychology, on using consumer data, the social context of consumer decisions, and more. 

4. Guy Kawasaki

Guy is the Chief Evangelist at Canva. He knows how to use design thinking for problem solving, as well as about advancements in design thinking. He has authored a bestselling book 'The Art Of The Start'. 

He has previously worked as a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz. Guy also used to work as the Chief Evangelist for Apple. 

He has given talks on innovation, entertainment, social media, the lessons that people can learn from Steve Jobs, and more. In 2015 he was promoted to the board of trustees for the Wikimedia Foundation. Canva, where he currently works, is based in Sydney. Canva provides online graphic design services, with the aim of democratizing design. 

5. Natalie Nixon

Natalie is the Creative Strategist CEO at Figure 8 Thinking. She advises business leaders on how they achieve transformative results for their business, and is highly sought after as a keynote speaker. For empathy-driven design thinking solution based approaches, Natalie is the perfect pick. She has been featured in INC, Forbes, as well as Fast Company. 

She has given talks on creativity and leadership, on building a culture of innovation, as well as on foreign and strategy. In 2022, Natalie made it on to the list of 'Top 50 Keynote Speakers In The World' from Real Leaders. 

Booking Design Thinking Speakers  

If you want to book any of these design thinking speakers, then email us at ''. You can also call us at +44 (0) 20 3393 1061. At Speaker Agency, you'll find a large number of design thinking speakers to choose from. Should you be interested in booking a particular speaker, then simply head to their profile and click on 'enquire'. 

You can also connect with us by following us on social media @speakeragencyuk. Stay up to date on the last information on design thinking speakers, and get in touch with us to book them. 

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