Creative Problem Solving: Implementing Design Thinking

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Creative Problem Solving:
Implementing Design Thinking

Barcelona, July 3-5, 2018


The faculty of Creative Problem Solving: Implementing Design Thinking program is made up of professionals who are involved not only in teaching but in research and the business world. This program's team comprises:
    Joaquim Vilà
    Professor of Strategic Management
    Ph.D. in Strategic Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    Master's in Organization and Strategy, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    Industrial Engineer, Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona
    Business Administration, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
    Certified Design Thinking, IDEO and Experience Point
    IAP-Harvard Business School on Design Thinking

    He serves as an instructor in executive education programs and a consultant on design thinking and innovation capabilities, implementing management innovation, and drivers of sustainable innovative culture, as well as experiential learning in design thinking for creative problem solving and the development of innovation capabilities in top leaders and strategic thinking capabilities in middle managers. He has provided consulting to more than 50 national and international corporations and serves as innovation director in the board of several companies. He has published in the areas of innovation and design thinking, strategy making, organizational renewal and top-management innovation systems. His current research focuses on how to improve innovation competencies through strategic thinking, design innovation, and the role of top-management leadership in reinventing and transforming a business, as well as how to nurture a sustainable culture of innovation.
    Kandarp Mehta
    Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Negotiation Teaching Unit
    PhD in Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra
    Visiting Scholar, DRRC, Kellogg School of Management
    Master of Business Administration, K.S. School of Business Management, Gujarat University

    He has been has been a visiting scholar at the Dispute Resolution Research Center at Kellogg School of Management. His research has focused on creativity in organizations and negotiations. He frequently works as a consultant with startups on issues related to innovation and creativity. He has conducted several Negotiation and Creativity Workshops for corporate executives and management students in Europe, USA and India. Before coming to Spain, he was at ICFAI Business School in India where he taught corporate finance. He is also actively involved with creative industries.
    Christoph Zott
    Professor of Entrepreneurship
    PhD, Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur, Technische Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
    DEA, Génie Industriel, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France

    Xavier Camps Coma

    Professor at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)
    Executive Master in Business Innovation, Deusto Business School
    Executive MBA, EADA and Stellenbosch Business Schools
    Degree in Business Administration, Universitat de Barcelona
    Program in Intra/Entrepreneurship, High-Tech
    Spin-offs and Innovation, Cambridge Judge Business School

    He works as a visiting professor in various design and business schools — including IESE, Istituto Europeo di Design, Loyola Leadership School and ENAE — teaching design thinking methodologies and innovation management. He has served as a consultant on innovation and design thinking for companies such as Airbus, La Caixa, Tecnalia, Sener, Premo Abengoa, and Juver, and in sectors such as chemicals, food and drink, renewable energies, professional services and engineering.
    Elisabeth de Morentin

    Professor at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)
    Professor at Elisava Design School, Pompeu Fabra University
    Master’s degree in Design Thinking-Integrative Thinking, Illinois Institute of Technology

    She is a professor in the Master of Design Management at the Istituto Europeo di Design School and in the Master of Retail Design at Elisava Design School. She was an innovation planner and design strategist at Brainpool consulting, in New York. She worked as innovation manager at Zobele group, in Barcelona and Singapore, and as design strategist consultant at BBVA.
    Raquel Navarro-Prieto

    Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)

    She is a lecturer in the Masters of Design Management and of Sustainable Product Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED). She is principal UX researcher and strategist at Roche Diagnostics in Barcelona. She worked at Telefonica, applying service design and lean startup methodologies to the creation of innovative service concepts; as senior researcher at Mobile Multimedia Group, UK; and at Apple Inc, US, and HP-Spain.


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