Fall 2012 Distinguished Speaker Series
Gordon Program

On October 18th, our Distinguished Speaker will be Scott Stropkay, Co-Founder and Partner of the research, strategy and development consulting firm Essential. Current Gordon Fellow Candidates are invited to attend.

Date:  Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time:  7:00-8:00 pm
Room: 431 Stearns

Lateral-thinker, envisioneer, strategist, designer, prototyper, builder — Scott Stropkay is consulted when the question is “what should we be asking” and the answer needs to be tangible. Stropkay is finding answers to some of the most compelling questions of our day; designing strategies to position new offerings in new markets, then “turning the vision into reality” by designing compelling products, interfaces, and services that deliver real solutions to the market.

Founding partner of the research, strategy and development consulting firm Essential, Scott helps business leaders create innovative products and services in consumer, healthcare, and commercial markets + brings them together with his team of researchers, skilled translators, industrial designers and engineers.

Scott has worked in both corporate and consulting design capacities for over 25 years. His work is driven from personal experience delivering real products and services to market. By building better discovery processes, defining innovation opportunities, and leveraging design-thinking skills to inform innovation strategy, Scott helps guide the selection and development of market leading products and services for clients including AARP, Dell, iRobot, Owens Corning, P&G, Philips, and Shure.

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