Inside Adobe and GE: Natural worlds of work

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Paul Miller
Paul Miller is Chief Creative Officer and Founder of DWG, and has given many inspirational talks on the digital future of work, for Microsoft, IKEA, Google, Accenture and Harvard Business Review, and written three books. His latest book is Nature of Work – The new Story of Work for a Living Age


Toni has over 20 years of leadership experience playing a variety of roles at Silicon Valley companies such as Alps Electric, Quovera, and Cisco Systems. She is currently the Senior Director of Digital Workplace Experience at Adobe. Her Adobe team provides solutions that enable employees to innovate, collaborate, and be productive everywhere.
Nick began his career in 2005 as Founder and CEO of a network appliance startup company based out of Illinois Institute of Technology’s incubator program. He was a Lean/Design Thinking Leader at GE Healthcare, Director of Technology for GE Healthcare’s US Service division and currently leads Design & UX for GE Healthcare’s Global Service business.

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“My son actually has a voice in the products and what he consumes every day. And as a business, I need to respond to that. The measure is no longer about output, like it was in this very mechanical era. It's about impact. And, in fact, I think I would go as far as to say it's about experience. People buy experience.”

– Toni Vanwinkle, Adobe

As new generations come through; as people seek purpose (and passion) in their work; as the consumer’s voice becomes more and more powerful – is the organization moving from a mechanistic view to a natural, living system view?

Paul explores this fascinating idea with guests, Nick Allen, Global Director of Design and User Experience at GE Healthcare and Toni Van Winkle, Senior Director, Digital Workplace Experience at Adobe, recorded in front of a live audience at Digital Workplace Experience 2019 in June. They draw upon personal experiences and share how their respective organizations have evolved recently to adapt to the changing environments.

Listen to this enlightening conversation unfold as they discuss topics such as human-centred design, prototyping, AI and machine learning, and whether these are ushering in the digital-age’s "organization as a living system".

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