Bermon Painter, Innovation & Strategy Lead, EY wavespace
Facilitator: Haya Ajjan
6 hours (0.6 CEUs)
January 1 - February 28, 2021
Design thinking has become one of the most important advances in innovation and leadership: the top 10 MBA programs now include design thinking in the curriculum, top VC firms have brought design teams in-house and many of the top management consultancies have acquired design firms as well. A recent survey conducted by EY, in collaboration with Forrester, found that for 96% of executives, design thinking is very or extremely important to their company. Yet, only 37% said they have strong or expert capabilities to do so. This indicates a significant gap between vision and execution. Elon NEXT is partnering with EY to bring this module to you, where you will learn the EY approach to design thinking. This module can open up a new level of creativity, motivation, leadership, humanity and fun at work.
For the past 20 years, Bermon Painter has focused on product strategy, design and web development across a handful of industries. In his current role at EY Digital, Bermon leads innovation initiatives that help organizations create holistic experiences, digital products, and services, with an eye towards delivering value to customers. Bermon is also responsible for building out and staffing the EY wavespace in Charlotte, a physical innovation space equipped with accelerator programs, co-creation activities, and facilitated design thinking sessions that help teams get in the mindset of approaching challenging problems differently, reinforcing the value of diverse thinking, and creating solutions through rapid prototyping.
As the innovation and strategy lead at EY Digital, Bermon applies his expertise in experience strategy, design thinking, agile and lean methodologies, and interface design and development. He frequently speaks at conferences and facilitates workshops around the world.
By the end of the module, learners will know how to:
- Incorporate a range of design thinking strategies to effectively integrate solutions into the user experience.
- Understand the steps of design thinking to initiate creativity in problem solving.