SCHEDULE & EVENTS

August 29, 2014

Flywheel Co Working space celebrates its grand opening, Thursday Sep 4 at its location in WF Innovation Quarter, 525 Vine St in Winston-Salem.  Limited tickets available for technology pioneer, Ping Fu, speech at 5pm. Event is free but registration necessary.  Great food and beverages served.  

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May 1, 2014

Innovation expert, Ryan Jacoby, inspired over 100 people at the Triad Design Leadershop keynote in Winston-Salem to explore design thinking in their business models. 

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LATEST NEWS

August 4, 2014

Winston-Salem's own David E. Smith, Director of Theatre Sound Design at the UNC School of the Arts is the US winner of the Creative Business Cup, an international competition for creative business start ups.  He will compete in Copenhagen for the international prize in November. 

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May 1, 2014

Innovation expert, Ryan Jacoby, inspired over 100 people at the Triad Design Leadershop keynote in Winston-Salem to explore design thinking in their business models. 

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Participants interact with Keynote speaker, Ryan Jacoby at the Triad Design Leadershop workshop April 2014


Ryan Jacoby delivers TDL keynote April 22 to capacity crowd.

Workshop participants perform skit solving problem of employee retention

Triad Design Leadershop

Ugly is Not Profitable - Theme for 2014 Triad Design Leadershop
 
Day One- Over 100 entrepreneurs, corporate business leaders and creative industry practitioners attended the Triad Design Leadershop Keynote on April 22 in the Wake Forest innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, NC.  Ryan Jacoby inspired, engaged and shared insight on how to use Design thinking to innovate in business.
 
TDL Spring 2014 Event Overview
 
View Keynote presentation from Ryan Jacoby
 
Triad Business Journal coverage on TDL
 
Day Two- On April 23, 30 participants joined Jacoby and TDL facilitators for a full day workshop.   They received hands on training in the vital business skill of design based innovation from world class innovators.  
 
 
Value to Attendees
  • Learn the benefits of integrating design into the core of any business
  • Understand how design is beneficial to the bottom line
  • Receive a "road map" for implementing a design thinking process
  • Connect and network with like-minded business professionals
 
Ryan Jacoby is the founder of Machine, a strategy and innovation company. Working across industries such as retail, financial services, health care, and consumer goods, Jacoby helps companies big and small to grow by conceiving and designing new opportunities, services, and products. Prior to founding his firm, Ryan led teams and relationships at the design and innovation firm IDEO. He was a founding member and location head of the IDEO New York office and built the Business Design discipline at the firm.  He is also an advisor at the Collaborative Fund, an early stage venture firm based in New York City, and teaches in the 1xD Masters program at the School of Visual Arts. Ryan holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Stanford University where he focused on design, marketing, and strategy.
 
 

Highlights-Triad Design Leadershop

Claudia Kotchka- Leadershop Keynote

Leadershop-Kotchka from Triad Design Leadershop on Vimeo.