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Monday Keynote
Monday, 03/Aug/2020:
9:15am - 10:00am

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Future of Design Education: Closing the Gap

Karel Vredenburg

Director, Global Academic Programs, IBM Design

Design education is often out of alignment with the needs of today's world. Seven years ago when IBM rebooted their design program and started hiring 2,500 designers, a three-month ‘bootcamp’ was created for new hires. Dubbed the 'missing semester,’ it was designed to close gaps in education and ready employees for the world of work. IBM also developed product team and executive education. Since then, IBM has collaborated with top schools across the globe to create a more aligned approach. This session with Karel Vredenburg, who has led Design worldwide at IBM for most of his three decades with the company, will outline the experience, describe the challenges, and discuss progress IBM has made in ‘closing the gap.'

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