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The world’s leading businesses are discovering that in a rapidly changing world the transformative power of design is a vital element of corporate strategy. Design is critical to a company’s ability to meet the urgency of the moment we live in. Design shapes everything from the type of goods and services a company provides to an organization’s ability to build lasting customer and community relationships. Design also places essential emphasis on how a business recruits and develops diverse talent and can help structure inclusivity within the organization.

For the first time, Fortune’s Brainstorm Design franchise comes to the United States with our in-person event at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge on September 20–21. Together, we’ll explore design-led strategies to navigate the complex forces shaping the future of business; furthering discussions on how design can help leaders embed equitable business practices, empower diverse talent, bridge business and social value, and drive customer-centric transformation in a digital-first world. The agenda will be interactive and ensure that you’ll have the chance to meet and learn from like-minded attendees.

Early confirmed speakers include: Meaningful Gigs CEO Ronnie Kwesi Coleman, Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell, Procter & Gamble Chief Design Officer Philip J. Duncan, Stanford University Executive Director Sarah Stein Greenberg, Netflix Vice President of Design Steve Johnson; Everbridge SVP and Chief Experience Officer John Maeda; PepsiCo SVP and Chief Design Officer Mauro Porcini, IDEO CEO Sandy Speicher; Invisible Design Principal and Columbia University Professor of Practice Harry West, JPMorgan Chase Head of Digital, Commercial Real Estate, and Commercial Banking Sam Yen.

Fortune is committed to a safe environment at our live conferences. We are closely monitoring guidance issued by the CDC and all local and state authorities and we will adhere to specific precautions and requirements. To participate in Fortune live conferences and events, all attendees, speakers, and other participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (that is, 14 days after receiving the J&J vaccine or both injections of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine).  Proof of vaccination will be required.  Accommodations will be made for attendees in accordance with the law.


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Monday 20 Sep, 2021
12 - 2:00 PM
3 - 4:15 PM

Sessions include:  The Design Get To Know You; The Post-Pandemic CEO: Chief Digital Transformation Officer; Design And The Business Of Going Viral; and additional sessions to be announced.

4:15 - 4:40 PM
4:40 - 6:00 PM

Sessions include: Where Next? Reimagining The Workplace; Design for Life: Resetting The Green Narrative; Design Reckoning; and additional sessions to be announced.

6 - 7:00 PM
7 - 9:00 PM


1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
60 Furman Street Brooklyn, NY 11201


Brainstorm Design combines the editorial wisdom of Fortune with the business acumen of leaders across industries to deliver a lively and informative event. We bring together the Fortune 500’s most powerful executives and the world’s most talented designers. Speakers at past Brainstorm Design events include IDEO Chair Tim Brown; Amazon Vice President of Echo and Alexa Devices Miriam Daniel; Eames Collection Registrar Llisa Demetrios; Skewed Productions CEO and Creative Director Marcus Engman; Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Head of Design Ralph Gilles; Google Director of UX Design Kat Holmes; Miniwiz Founder and CEO Arthur Huang; University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Jeanne Liedtka; Adobe Design Vice President Jamie Myrold; ALE Founder and CEO Lena Okajima; IBM Vice President of Design Doug Powell; Studio Roosegaarde Artist and Founder Daan Roosegaarde; Then Dyson CEO Jim Rowan; Buro Ole Scheeren Architect and Principal Ole Scheeren; SMELL Re_searchlab Founder Sissel Tolaas; Gehl Founding Partner and CEO Helle Søholt; Salesforce Senior Vice President, Global Ignite Jason Wild; and Alibaba Damo Academy Director of Natural Computer Human Interaction Lab Chen Zhao.

Contact Us

For Speaker Suggestions:

To suggest a speaker for the Brainstorm Design 2021, please complete the form at the link below. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.
Please click here to submit a speaker suggestion.

For Participation:

Participation at Brainstorm Design 2021 is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable. The registration fee of US$3,500 includes the complete program, scheduled meals, activities, and conference materials. Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel charges. The staff for the event will provide information about accommodations.
Holly Brockerhoff
Tel: 1-866-661-3840

For Sponsorship Opportunities:

A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available. Please contact us for more information.
U.S. Inquiries:
Elizabeth Parks and Monica Sembler

International Inquiries:
Khoon-Fong Ang