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DesignOps Summit 2017

November 6-8, 2017 | New York, NY

The DesignOps Summit is for design leaders, managers, program managers, and practitioners who want to learn about and help define Design Operations.

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About #DOS2017


You’ve recruited great design talent–but sadly, that’s not enough. Without smart design operations in place, those expensive designers and researchers can’t keep up with the demand. The Summit is for you if you want to:

  • Build design culture and operations without stifling innovation
  • Design workflow management that saves you time and frees up mindshare
  • Find tools that activate better collaboration across teams
  • Develop an onboarding process that sets up designers for greatest success

Mingle with and learn from industry pioneers who’ve already built fast-growing design operations at companies like Capital One, GE, Pinterest, WeWork, Atlassian, Autodesk and beyond. You’ll also get to network in an intimate setting with over 200 forward-thinking design leaders like you. At the end of 3 days together, you’ll head home with new approaches, tools, and connections to build effective systems, onboarding programs, and workflows for your team.

Who DesignOps is For

The DesignOps Summit is for design leaders, managers, and practitioners who understand that design organizations can’t scale up design without the support of well-conceived operations.

  • Design Operations Managers, Design Program Managers, and Chiefs of Staff: While you’re already deep into the challenges of DesignOps, the Summit will afford you a rare opportunity to be with your peers. You’ll compare notes, network, and work together to sharpen our understanding of what Design Operations is—and could be.
  • Design Managers and Leaders: For your design organization to truly have an impact, your people need the support of strong operations. At the DesignOps Summit, you’ll learn from the successes and failures of other managers who’ve gotten a head start on DesignOps.
  • Senior Designers and Researchers: Successful design organizations need lots of things to be designed—from pattern libraries and design systems to training programs. We’ll explore how practitioners like you are designing Design Operations.
  • C-Level and other Senior Leaders: You’ve invested heavily in design, and you want to make the most of that investment. At the Summit, you’ll learn how successful organizations have built out their design operations to support their designers and researchers.

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