Are Design Sprints a Plug-and-Play Method for Innovation?

Wed Dec 13 2023 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Dubai International Financial Centre, The Gate Village, DIFC, Building 02,Dubai,AE | Dubai

Design Sprint Academy
Publisher/HostDesign Sprint Academy
Are Design Sprints a Plug-and-Play Method for Innovation?
Explore and understand the practical application of design sprints in innovation, venture building, and agile product development.
Join our next community meetup in Dubai, UAE hosted by DIFC Academy to delve deep into the world of design sprints and understand their adaptability in diverse professional settings. Business leaders, innovators, and designers will gain new insights on effectively integrating design sprints into their daily operations to spur innovation and creativity.
Why Attend this Meetup?
-You will be granted an exclusive preview into the transformative power and practical applications of design sprints
-Hear firsthand how our clients have reaped significant benefits from integrating design sprints into their operations.
-You won’t find such a comprehensive and hands-on sneak peek into the world of design sprints at any other platform or event.
Who is it for?
-Business Leaders and Managers - looking to expedite their market entry strategies.
-Innovation Managers - keen on uncovering pragmatic tools and strategies to augment creativity within their teams.
-Product Teams - seeking effective approaches to tackle complex user problems and develop impactful solutions.
About us
We are Design Sprint Academy , a Berlin-based innovation firm. We empower businesses to take bold steps, outpace competitors, and nurture innovative thinking through effective, scalable, and practical methods.
Since 2016, we have globally trained 2,890+ professionals and certified 208+ facilitators in design sprints, leveraging insights gained from partnering with top international brands, such as Google, Mattel, Turner Construction Company, Nike, Adidas, Virgin Media O2, EY, PWC, KPMG, etc.
Every piece of knowledge, every strategy, and every insight we share is derived from our hands-on, real-world experience. We aren’t just trainers - we are practitioners who have been in the trenches, navigated challenges, and celebrated successes alongside some of these renowned brands.
Now we are bringing our expertise and knowledge in harnessing the power of design sprints to Dubai!
John Vetan - is an entrepreneur and digital enthusiast with over 20 years of experience. He believes that innovation should not be just another buzzword but something that every organization should attain and instill in their DNA.
Currently, as founder and strategist at the Design Sprint Academy, John is helping organizations around the world use and adopt Design Sprints as an effective way to innovate and find a better way to work. Dr. Ahmed Al-Ali is the co-founder and regional director of DeepOpinion, an AI startup pioneering an intelligent automation platform for businesses. With 15 years in AI and digital transformation leadership roles, his experience spans across multiple industries including tech startups, government, airlines, manufacturing, and research. Some past held positions are Director of Future Services at the PMO & Digital Transformation Lead at Emirates Airlines. Ahmed also holds a PhD in AI from the University of Cambridge.
Attendance is free, but pre-registration is essential due to limited availability, ensuring an intimate and quality experience for all participants.
Special Notes:
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About our Hosts
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is one of the world’s most advanced financial centres, and the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), which comprises 72 countries with an approximate population of 3 billion and an estimated GDP of USD 8 trillion.
With a close to 20-year track record of facilitating trade and investment flows across the MEASA region, the Centre connects these fast-growing markets with the economies of Asia, Europe and the Americas through Dubai.
DIFC is home to an internationally recognised, independent regulator and a proven judicial system with an English common law framework, as well as the region’s largest financial ecosystem of over 36,000 professionals working across over 4,300 active registered companies – making up the largest and most diverse pool of industry talent in the region.
The Centre’s vision is to drive the future of finance through cutting-edge technology, innovation, and partnerships. Today, it is the global future of finance and innovation hub offering one of the region’s most comprehensive FinTech and venture capital environments, including cost-effective licensing solutions, fit-for-purpose regulation, innovative accelerator programmes, and funding for growth-stage start-ups.
Comprising a variety of world-renowned retail and dining venues, a dynamic art and culture scene, residential apartments, hotels and public spaces, DIFC continues to be one of Dubai’s most sought-after business and lifestyle destinations.
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About DIFC Academy
For over a decade, the DIFC Academy has catered to the learning needs of the DIFC community by serving as a platform for top-ranked educational institutions to deliver professional development and higher education courses within the DIFC. The Academy promotes educational excellence and human capital development within the DIFC community through partnering with some of the world’s most reputable institutions to offer a variety of programmes ranging from short certificate workshops to multi-year graduate degree programmes across the fields of law, finance and management and future skills.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Dubai International Financial Centre, The Gate Village, DIFC, Building 02,Dubai,AE, United Arab Emirates


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