Denis Vukosav

Vice President

State Street

Using Design Thinking to Drive Innovation

A new kind of leadership and thinking is required if innovation is the goal. The Design Thinking approach allows us to address a wide range of complex challenges, using a human-centered perspective towards solving a problem. The Design Thinking creative methods enable organizational change, combining what is desirable from a user point of view with what is economically viable and technologically feasible to create a better future for customers.

However, Design Thinking is not another process, delivery framework or set of steps that needs to be followed; it requires a change of individual mindset and organizational culture.

By sharing personal experience, Denis Vukosav will provide insights on how to encourage change and use Design Thinking to successfully drive innovation in an organization. Additionally, some of the key Design Thinking challenges on the innovation journey will be discussed and ways to resolve them will be suggested.

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About Denis Vukosav:

Denis Vukosav is a speaker and author recognized as one of the most prominent voices advocating for creativity and innovation in project management. As the Vice President at State Street, Mr. Vukosav leads the U.S. and EMEA program for the company’s key client. Prior to joining State Street, Denis Vukosav worked for 15 years as a PMO Head and Program Manager in Finance, Card Payments and Airlines industries. Experienced in Design Thinking, Agile & Waterfall delivery, Mr. Vukosav has a master's degree in organizational management, he has been a 2009 Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year finalist and has been a PMP certification holder since 2009.