AI Meets Design – How AI and Humans will work together

January 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

In our era of AI driven products and services, the importance of human-centered, meaningful design becomes imperative.  We need to understand how to solve problems through new lenses and new technologies. We need to collaborate, put people first, and develop new solutions in a landscape where expectations of global customers who expect more and require more grow every day.

As you know, at Digitalist we want to gather people together to share experiences. Our “Design and AI” event will showcase the expertise of our featured speakers from top industries who will share experiences and best practices from the exciting intersection of Design and AI.

Please join us for an evening with our esteemed speakers:

5:30 pm: Design thinking on a Scale – Krista Canellakis, Chief Innovation Officer, City and County of San Francisco at the office of Civic Innovation

The thing with cultural change is that it has to impact a lot of people. Civic Bridge Office of Innovation has been able to capture hundreds, if not thousands of people for the purpose of innovating a better City. We are thrilled to have Krista over to share her thoughts.

6:00 pm:  Break, networking and refreshments

6:20 pm: Service Design within the travel sector – Bethany Brown, Senior Service Designer, Digitalist USA

Bethany breaks down the complexity of designing services within the travel sector, sharing some of her experience and how she imagines a better transit system for the Bay Area to look and feel like. She shares how Digitalist are able to use their strengths in AI to optimize service performance.

6:50 pm: Networking and discussions

7:30 pm: Wrap-up

The evening will be hosted by Teppo Kuisma, Managing Partner,  Digitalist USA

Registration details:

Please register for the event on our Eventbrite page.

About the speakers:

Krista Canellakis, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Francisco at the Civic Bridge Office of Innovation

Canellakis is Chief Innovation Officer in the San Francisco Office of Civic Innovation. In her six years in city government, Krista has sought to build a community of civic entrepreneurs inside and outside of local government to bring creativity to the way the city government solves problems. Through programs such as Startup in Residence and Civic Bridge, Krista applies entrepreneurial and design thinking to make city government more inventive, collaborative and responsive to San Franciscans. Say hi @kristallakis.

Bethany Brown, Senior Service Design, Digitalist USA

Bethany has worked as a consultant and advisor for a number of clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in the UK, Middle East & Central Africa. Beth found her career focusing on the travel sector after playing an important role in winning the DBA Design Effectiveness award for Dubai Airports. Recently Beth relocated to San Francisco and is proud to be a Digitalist.

Teppo Kuisma, Managing Partner, Digitalist San Francisco Studio

With over 15 years of business experience in Information Technology, Teppo is Digitalist San Francisco’s Managing Partner and Digitalist USA’s Business Unit Head. Whether it’s online solutions, design and UX experience, or customer facing concepts and enterprise architecture – Teppo has been a part of it all! With a solid track record in sales and business development in the Design and ICT industry, Teppo’s focus and capabilities are on change management and agile leadership. Talk to Teppo @kuismatp

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Date: January 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST


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