TOPIC:Designing for sustainabiilty can be a powerful catalyst for innovation as products and processes are optimized or completely re-imagined. Learn how to use sustainability constraints to open new possibilities, using techniques such as biomimicry, cradle-to-cradle design and customer-centered design.
This is a hands on workshop. Please come with specific products or services on which to apply the methods presented. Bring colleagues from design, engineering, sustainability, supply chain, manufacturing, operations and marketing. These tools can be applied for services, as well.
Wednesday,September 13th, 2012
2:45 p.m : Registration
3:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m. :Workshop
Refreshments will be provided.
Silver Springs Networks,
Phil Metz, PhD, Co-founder Singing Dog LLC and Sr. Advisor, Sustainable Silicon Valley, has over 24 years of executive-level experience, both as a consultant and in industry. He has focused throughout his career on innovation management, product and service development, strategy, marketing and new business development.
Gil Friend is founder, president & CEO of Natural Logic Inc, helping companies design, implement and measure profitable sustainability strategies. He is widely considered one of the founders of the sustainability movement, and was recently named to the Sustainability Hall of Fame (along with Ray Anderson, Amory Lovins, Karl-Henrik Robert and Bob Willard) by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, acknowledging "those people that have contributed the most to the emerging field of sustainability.”