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Chat on innovation and social impact with Gianfranco Zaccai ’70 H’09:

July 01, 2020
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
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Join Blackstone Launchpad for an incredible opportunity to meet Gianfranco Zaccai, arguably among the top design innovators in the world, who will be joining us from Italy on Wednesday, July 1 at 3 p.m. at this Zoom link: The chat is part of an ongoing series in partnership with The Republic of Tea.

Gianfranco will be talking about design thinking and the creative process.  He is the co-founder of one of the top innovation design firms in the world, Continuum (now EPAM Continuum), a global innovation by design consultancy with offices in Boston, Milan, Seoul and Shanghai.  Under his leadership, Continuum created market changing innovations in product and service design across every imaginable sector. The company was recently acquired and Gianfranco has now launched a series of new ventures in the social impact realm.

Joining him as panelists will be:

  • Don Carr, VPA Professor of Design, Coordinator of the School of Design’s M.F.A. in Design and Coordinator of VPA’s Industrial and Interaction Design Program;
  • Dr. Louise Manfredi, Assistant VPA Professor of Industrial and Interaction Design, Syracuse Center of Excellence Faculty Fellow and Director, Invent@SU;
  • Quinn King ’20, co-founder of MedUX

Moderating the audience Q&A will be Dr. Beth Myers, Assistant Professor of Inclusive Education, School of Education, and Executive Director of The Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education.

Read more here.