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Session Overview
Day 1: Keynote 2: Design as a Catalyst for change…by Design
Wednesday, 19/Jun/2019:
9:45am - 10:30am

Session Chair: Cees de Bont
Session Chair: Gerda Gemser
Location: Plexal

Eric Quint

Vice President and Chief Design Officer, 3M Company

Across businesses, communities, and technologies, one aspect remains constant in our connected world: change is ever-present. We know design can deliver competitive advantage, but how can we harness collaborative creativity to take this one step further, driving value, stimulating growth, and enhancing customer experiences?

Global enterprises are often large and complex and recognize the role of creativity and design as an opportunity to become more relevant, build audience engagement and drive transformation into the future. Eric Quint, Chief Design Officer of 3M Company, will share thoughts on how design can create competitive advantage and positive change; and will lend valuable insights into the challenges that we all face as strategists, creative professionals, and change-makers, as we work to drive innovation and enhance brand experiences…by design.

Session Abstract

Eric Quint

Vice President and Chief Design Officer, 3M Company

Eric Quint joined 3M in 2013 as Chief Design Officer to lead and build the design function as a vital global competitive platform across the enterprise. With more than 30 years of international design experience including a distinguished career at Royal Philips, Eric brings extensive design leadership in building and managing multi-disciplinary creative teams to drive brand and innovation forward. As a recognized design industry leader and passionate about design thinking and the opportunity to make positive impact on the future, Eric’s focus on bringing design to the heart of the company and creating value by design is his main priority. He continues to drive transformation at multiple levels to make this happen. 

Since joining 3M, he initiated and successfully implemented a new corporate brand identity, designed and realized a state-of-the-art design center at the company headquarters and opened design studios in Bangalore, Milan, Tokyo and Shanghai. The 3M Design team under Eric’s leadership received over 80 international design awards since he started his design leadership role at 3M.

 Eric studied industrial design at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands and holds a degree in mechanical/industrial engineering. He is a former member of the Advisory Board of the Design Management Institute, a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America and a Director on the Board of The BrandLab, a non-profit organization in Minneapolis driving diversity and changing the face of the marketing and creative industry. As a thought leader Eric can often be found speaking and lecturing at international events for design, business and academia on a variety of topics related to design leadership, design thinking, innovation, branding and design management.