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The human side of innovation, a fireside chat with Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer at PepsiCo

Designers have a unique ability to identify unmet needs, anticipate future trends, and develop innovative solutions that address them. But how do you create an environment where innovation can thrive? What characteristics do you need in a team that works effectively together? How can you expand your horizons beyond just your own discipline, and work with your peers across business functions and design disciplines to achieve more together than you ever could apart?

Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer at PepsiCo will be in conversation with Deborah Dawton, Chief Executive at the DBA at our next DBA webinar to share his experience of breaking down silos and working with multiple functions in his business.

The ability of design to bring together a diverse set of minds to solve complex challenges can only lead to better outcomes for customers, for businesses, and the world. Getting out of your comfort zone is key to differentiating your work and delivering exceptional value. And collaboration between teams is fundamental to success.

Join us online for an hour at 3pm BST on Thursday 23 May as we explore how you can nurture a space where design can have the greatest impact.

Join the conversation and book here.

About Mauro Porcini

Mauro Porcini is PepsiCo’s first ever Chief Design Officer. He joined the food and beverage corporation in 2012 and is infusing design thinking into PepsiCo’s culture, leading a new approach to innovation by design that impacts the company’s product platforms and brands.

In 2022, Mauro published the book The Human Side of Innovation. The Power of People in Love with People (Berrett-Koehler), which focuses on innovation, design and leadership. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mauro served as the first ever Chief Design Officer at 3M, where his mission was to build and nurture a design sensitive culture in a technology driven global corporation.


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