Creative Confidence for Startups by Tom Kelley

How Design Drives Entrepreneurial Growth on Both Sides of the Pacific
Thursday, January 13, 2022 18:00 - 19:30 (Pacific Standard Time) / Jan. 14 11:00 - 12:30 (Japan Standard Time)
Join us for an exclusive event by Mr. Tom Kelley to celebrate the launch of GLOBIS USA in San Francisco.
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GLOBIS USA Online Launch Event

Guest Speaker: Mr. Tom Kelley, Partner at IDEO, Founder and Chairman at D4V

Dialogue Partner: Tomoya Nakamura, President at GLOBIS USA

GLOBIS USA is honored to welcome Mr. Tom Kelley for an exclusive event to celebrate the launch of GLOBIS USA in San Francisco.

During the event, Mr. Kelley will share various insights on Creative Confidence and how it can be leveraged at startups across the world.

Creative Confidence is about believing in your ability to create change in the world around you. Mr. Tom Kelley and his brother, Mr. David Kelley believe this self-assurance, this belief in your creative capacity lies at the heart of innovation.  Creative Confidence also acts as a muscle—it can be strengthened and nurtured through effort and experience.

In addition to discussions on Creative Confidence, Mr. Kelley and his dialogue partner Mr. Nakamura will also dig deeper into the impact of design on customer experience, and how it drives Entrepreneurial Growth. They will be covering developments on both sides of the Pacific, including Japan, which is said to be one of the most creative countries in the world.

Mr. Kelley will also be sharing more about his experiences leading D4V (Design for Ventures) which is a Tokyo-based early-stage venture capital firm that invests in disruptive, consumer and enterprise technology startups. Partnering with the global design company IDEO, D4V provides both hands-on assistance and coaching to help startups create value via human-centered customer experiences and interactions.

As seats are filling up fast, we recommend registering as soon as possible! 

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Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Time: 18:00 - 19:30 (Pacific Standard Time) / Jan. 14 11:00 - 12:30 (Japan Standard Time)
Where: Online Webinar
Registration Fee: Free of charge
Language: English


18:00 Welcome address and introduction
18:05 Lecture by Mr. Tom Kelley
18:45 Dialogue between Mr. Kelley and Mr. Nakamura
19:05 Q&A with online audience
19:15 Closing address
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Tom Kelley

Partner, IDEO
Chairman & Cofounder, D4V (Design for Ventures)

Mr. Tom Kelley is the best-selling author of Creative Confidence, The Art of Innovation and The Ten Faces of Innovation as well as a partner at the renowned design and innovation consultancy IDEO.

As a leading innovation speaker, Tom addresses scores of business audiences on how to foster a culture of innovation and tap into the creative potential of their organizations. Over the years, he has spoken in more than thirty countries and helped IDEO grow from 15 designers to a staff of more than 600, while leading diverse areas such as business development, marketing, human resources, and operations.

Tom is an Executive Fellow at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and holds a similar role at the University of Tokyo.

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