Speaking & Workshops

Ensuring that systems serve people, not the other way around.

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Design Thinking for Social Impact

In this half-day workshop, learn how can we innovate in a non-profit paradigm. By combining the principles of Human-Centered Design and Systems Thinking, we can develop scalable, sustainable, and meaningful solutions that benefit the entire ecosystem, without sacrificing public wellbeing.

"This session ended up being even more enriching than I could have thought, and we made concrete steps forward regarding the problem we chose to analyze.
Théo Maret
Student, Youth Assembly at the UN

Human Centered Design: A path to Innovation

As technological automation replaces many of our human jobs, it also gives us more freedom to do what we’re best at – becoming more human. Thanks to technology, the bar for human experience has never been higher. In order to stay relevance in our ever changing economy, we must learn to put the human first, and design for their needs of today, and their wants of tomorrow. 

"John gave one of the best keynotes we've ever had at a GiveBackHack. Inspiring, challenging, and deeply motivating."
Suzy Bureau
Founding Organizer, GiveBackHack

A Human Centered Future: the Next 20 Years

As we increasingly delegate our work to machines, how can we make sure that we don’t also delegate our humanity? Decision making, education, leadership, justice – without innovation at the human level, these too will fall to the algorithm. 

"Fantastic and insightful view of Philly’s future. I wish we had an event like this every year."
Mark Francisco
Fellow at Comcast Labs