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Interviews, panels, conversations with global design executives - discussing how to solve and accelerate to the future faster with a design lens

Town Hall #64 - Inclusion, USA - Design Exec Club
#111
Last Friday at 3:21 AM

Hosted by Design Exec Club Founder Mark Bergin

Guests:

Dan Formosa - Designer // Founder of 4B

Jon Winebrenner - President & Founder at Hurdler Studios

Rick Bell - Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University

Ronnie Peters - Founder and CEO at 360 Design // Creative Director at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. 

 

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Town Hall #60 - Excellence & Better Future, ASIA - Design Exec Club
#106
Last Thursday at 1:25 AM

Hosted by Mark Bergin

Guests:

Adrian Battisby - Partner, Practice Leader & Senior Director of Interior Design at LW

Ole Woller Rauberg - Head of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and South Korea at RH

Richard Henderson - Founder & CEO at R-Co Brand

Dylan Brady - Conductor (owner) at Decibel Architecture

 

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Town Hall #63 - Inclusion, EUK - Design Exec Club
#110
Last Thursday at 1:21 AM

Hosted by Mark Bergin

Guests:

David Constantine - Founder & Director at Motivation Charitable Trust IBM

Frven Lim - Director (UK) at DP Architects / Co-founder at SmallButBig

Gurvinder Khurana - Co-owner and Design Director at align

Philip Johnson - Programme Director at Locate East Sussex

Simon Hamilton - Founder at Design Career Consulting

Phil Nutley - Head of Experience Design at CCD Design & Ergonomics

William Kight - Director at The Renew Consultancy

 

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Town Hall #62 - Inclusion, AUS - Design Exec Club
#109
Last Thursday at 1:15 AM

Hosted by Design Exec Club Founder Mark Bergin

Guests:

Dylan Brady - Conductor (owner) at Decibel Architecture

Betsy Sweat - Head of Asia Pacific RH

Julie Ockerby - CEO at Meli Studio Australia

Nancy Bugeja - Managing Director at HM Group.

David Montgomery - Founder & Director at Scaffad

Hassan el Rayes - State Sales Manager at Schiavello Systems

Ophenia Liang - Director & Co-founder at Digital Crew

Richard Henderson - Founder & CEO at R-Co Brand

 

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Ross Harding - Better Future Spotlight - Design Exec Club
#108
Last Thursday at 1:08 AM

In this episode our CEO & Founder Mark Bergin talks to Ross Harding - Principal at Finding Infinity - about the extraordinary A New Normal Melbourne. A New Normal is a truly extraordinary $100 billion proposal to transform Greater Melbourne from a consumer to a producer by 2030. Have a listen to hear about this phenomenally exciting venture.

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Town Hall #61 - Standards & Excellence, Next Gen Global - Design Exec Club
#107
Last Thursday at 1:00 AM

Hosted by Mark Bergin (AUS) - Founder at Design Exec Club & William Knight (UK) - Director at Renew / Co-founder at Design Dialogue
 

Guests:

Vivian Nguyen (AUS) - Office Assistant at Tigerspike

India Mitchell (AUS) - Associate Architect at k20

Stéphane Nguyen Phan (AUS) - Operations Management Trainee at Bostik Australia / Communications & Platforms Manager at AIESEC Alumni Asia Pacific

Charmi Gogri (ASIA) - Sales Support Coordinator at RH

Elliott Tchitchiama (ASIA) - Intern at art partners HK

María Moersen (USA) - Architectural Deisgner at...


Town Hall #59 - Excellence & Better Future, USA - Design Exec Club
#105
Last Wednesday at 1:26 AM

Hosted by Mark Bergin

Guests:

Rick Bell - Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University in the City of New York

Ronnie Peters - Founder and CEO at 360 Design / Creative Director at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Dan Formosa - Consultant in design / design research / ergonomics / biomechanics

Melissa Cullens - Head of Design at Clearing

Harry West - Professor of Practice at Columbia University / Principal at Invisible Design

Lynnette Galloway - Communications Lead at Apple

Jon Winebrenner - President & Founder at Hurdler Studios


Town Hall #58 - Excellence & Better Future, EUK - Design Exec Club
#104
Last Wednesday at 1:14 AM

Hosted by Mark Bergin

Panelists:

Claire Menzies - Group Chairwoman & Founder at Istoria Group

David Holt - Director at 74

Frven Lim - Director (UK) at DP Architects

Nigel Tresise - Co-founder at align

Kate Coghlan - Associate Architect & Exhibition Designer at Nissen Richards Studio / Associate Lecturer at London Metropolitan University

Simon Hamilton - Founder at Design Career Consulting

Philip Johnson - Programme Director at Locate East Sussex

Michael Lambrianos - Managing Director at Wiesner Hager UK

William Knight...


Town Hall #57 - Excellence & Better Future, AUS - Design Exec Club
#103
Last Wednesday at 1:05 AM

Hosted by Mark Bergin

Panelists:

Michael Tam - Global Associate Design Director @ IBM iX - CoC

Theodore Kerlidis - Director of k20 Architecture

Richard Henderson - Founder & CEO R-Co Brand

Celso Borges - Head of Experience Design at Tigerspike

Dylan Brady - Conductor (owner) at Decibel Architecture

Hassan el Reyes - State Sales Manager at Schiavello Systems (NSW)

 

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Ronnie Peters - Better Future Spotlight - Design Exec Club
#102
Last Wednesday at 12:47 AM

This week the Better Future Spotlight shines on Ronnie Peters - Founder & CEO at 360 Design and Creative Director at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. Ronnie shares some of the truly phenomenal projects he has been working on over the past year, including a mind-blowing genome sequencing database, a virtual history exhibition, All In: The Fight for Democracy with Stacey Abrams, a world-first virtual cinema, and a thoughtful pandemic photo series, amongst other things. Mark and Ronnie discuss bringing serendipity into the virtual space and merging virtual and physical realities, going beyond the brief and pushing the envelope to create something extraordinary...


Andrew Mead - Better Future Spotlight - Design Exec Club
#101
Last Wednesday at 12:38 AM

This week our CEO & Founder Mark Bergin welcomes Andrew Mead - Chief Architect (ARBUK) at MTR Corporation - to the Better Future Spotlight. Andrew brings 30 years of experience working in transit across the globe to the discussion as he and Mark get into the nitty-gritty of what makes a good public transit system. They break down the longitudinal timelines of transit projects and the future legacy of the decisions we make today, creating zero-carbon stations and embracing DfMA, and the processes of incorporating smart design and leading digital technologies to create efficient, sustainable, safe, and inclusive stations. The impact...


Charbel Zeaiter - Better Future Spotlight - Design Exec Club
#100
Last Wednesday at 12:34 AM

This week the Better Future Spotlight is shining on Charbel Zeaiter - Founder & Creator of Alt Saints. Charbel joins our CEO & Founder Mark Bergin to discuss Alt Saints, a hybrid food, content and tech company using design storytelling to foster important conversations about the environment and vanishing species. They break down the challenges around mid-size food businesses, celebrating circular economy and marrying good intentions with great impact. You can watch the episode and view the show notes here.


Dylan Brady - Better Future Spotlight #17 - Design Exec Club
#99
05/28/2021

This week we are shining the spotlight on the brilliant Dylan Brady - Conductor (owner) at Decibel Architecture . Dylan is whip-smart, courageous, and wholly focused on creating a better future for the coming generations. Together, he and I discuss the importance of ratings and celebrating outstanding design, how we can bring others on board to believe in the things that don't yet exist, calling out outdated structures of education and vocational hierarchies, and the power and beauty of curiosity.

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Design Exec Club — Town Hall #56, ASIA — Software For Society & Better Future
#99
05/28/2021

Hosted by Mark Bergin

Panelists:
Julia Monk - Hospitality Thought Leader, Architect, Interior Designer
Dylan Brady - Conductor (Owner) at Decibel Architecture

For video, quotes, and talking points from this Town Hall, please head over to the Design Exec Club Website.


Monique Woodward - Better Future Spotlight #16 - Design Exec Club
#98
05/28/2021

Monique Woodward - Director at WOWOWA Architecture - joins Mark for this week's Better Future SPOTLIGHT. Monique possesses an intelligent mind and soul equipped to address the challenges thrown at us by the 21st century. She is a champion for cultural and gender diversity and her passion for these issues shines through in her work. They discuss agency, accountability, the New Normal, regenerative economy, engaging with Country, the exciting cohesion of the Melbourne architectural scene, and much more. Mon can talk the talk, but more importantly, she is walking the walk into a Better Future. 

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Design Exec Club — Town Hall #55, USA — Software For Society & Better Future
#97
05/28/2021

Hosted by Mark Bergin

Contributors:
Ronnie Peters - Founder & CEO at 360 Design and Creative Director at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Rick Bell - Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University in the City of New York
Dan Formosa - Designer at Dan Formosa! and Co-founder at 4B
Julia Monk - Hospitality Thought Leader, Architect, Interior Designer
Jon Winebrenner - Creative Director at Sonn Technology
Hannah Hackathorn - Regional Principal - Design at Unispace

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Bob Neville - Better Future Spotlight #15 - Design Exec Club
#96
05/14/2021

This week the spotlight shines on Bob Neville - Global Vice President of retail for Under Armour - as he joins Mark for a conversation about retail, inclusivity, industry leadership, willingness to seek out an education, striving for better, proactive corporate responsibility, and the need for a new name for 'retail'.

Bob speaks from a wealth of global experience but what is perhaps most impressive is his acknowledgement of everything we are yet to learn and the unknown possibilities of what is to come - we agree Bob, "it is an exciting future!".

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Design Exec Club — Town Hall #54, EUK — Software For Society & Better Future
#95
05/14/2021

Hosted by Mark Bergin

Panelists:
Julia Monk - Hospitality Thought Leader, Architect, Interior Designer
Simon Hamilton - Founder at Design Career Consulting
William Knight - Director of Renew Consultancy / Co-founder of Design Dialogue
John Mathers - Chairman of British Design Fund

For video, quotes, and talking points from this Town Hall, please head over to the Design Exec Club Website.


Isabel Aagaard - Better Future Spotlight #14 - Design Exec Club
#94
05/10/2021

For SPOTLIGHT 14, Mark is joined by Isabel Aagaard - Co-founder of LastObject - as they discuss a Better Future and a sustainable Now. Against the backdrop of Isabel’s work at LastObject finding design solutions for single-use products, Isabel and Mark discuss the intricacies of start-ups - from Kickstarter and beyond, the influence of growing up around entrepreneurs, committing to creating your dream team, the power of understanding production and the importance of dreaming big. Isabel and LastObject support a circular economic model and through their work and ideas they showcase an infectious passion for an improved world - it...


Design Exec Club — Town Hall #53, AUS — Software For Society & Better Future
#93
05/10/2021

Hosted by Mark Bergin

Panelists
Dylan Brady - Conductor (owner) at Decibel Architecture
Celso Borges - Head of Experience Design at Tigerspike
Richard Henderson - Founder & CEO at R-Co Brand
David Montgomery - Founder and Director at Scaffad
Hassan el Reyes - State Sales manager at Schiavello Systems

For video, quotes, and talking points from this Town Hall, please head over to the Design Exec Club Website.


Lisa Roet - Better Future Spotlight #13 - Design Exec Club
#92
04/30/2021

This week Mark sits down with Lisa Roet - visual artist & designer - for a fascinating discussion about art, science, primates, climate change and mammoth tusks. Lisa shares with us her wealth of passion, knowledge and vision for a Better Future, gathered from her 30+ year career working across the globe studying the complex relationship between humans and their simian relatives. With Mark, Lisa takes us through some of her most recent works, including ‘David Greybeard’, ‘Golden Monkey’, and her mammoth tusk jewellery.

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Design Exec Club — Town Hall #52, ASIA — Standards & Better Future
#91
04/30/2021

Hosted by 
Mark Bergin

Panelists
Adrian Battisby - Partner, Practice Leader LW Hong Kong & Senior Director of Interior Design LW Interiors

Andrew Mead - Chief Architect (ARBUK) at MTR

Dylan Brady - Conductor (owner) at Decibel Architecture

Girish Jhunjhnuwala - Founder & CEO at Ovolo Hotels

Julia Monk - Hospitality Thought Leader, Architect, Interior Designer

Ole Woller Rauberg - Head of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and S.Korea at RH

Richard Henderson - Founder & CEO at R-Co Brand

For video, quotes, and t...


Kirsten Mann - Better Future Spotlight #12 - Design Exec Club
#89
04/23/2021

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Design Exec Club — Town Hall #51, USA — Standards & Better Future
#90
04/23/2021

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Hosted by Mark Bergin

Panelists


Design Exec Club — Town Hall #50, EUK — Standards & Better Future
#87
04/16/2021

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Hosted by Mark Bergin

Panelists
Kirsty Dias - Managing Director at PriestmanGoode.
Philip Johnson - Programme Director at Locate East Sussex
Simon Hamilton - Founder at Design Career Consulting & Educator at Elle Education
William Knight - Director at The Renew Consultancy & European Associate at DRIVENxDESIGN
Claire Menzies - Group Chairwoman & Founder at Istoria Group & Founder at Ignition DG
John Williams - Founding Director at Space Invader


Melissa Cullens - Better Future Spotlight #11 - Design Exec Club
#88
04/16/2021

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In this episode, Mark is joined by Melissa Cullens - Founder & CEO at Charette. Melissa and Mark discuss her latest venture Charette, reframing from 'Me' to 'We', the importance of creating value, and pushing for spaces to share idealism and passion within rigid industries.


Design Exec Club — Town Hall #49, AUS — Standards & Better Future
#86
04/09/2021

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Hosted by Mark Bergin

Panelists:
Richard Henderson - Founder & CEO at R-Co Brand
Betsy Sweat - Head of Asia Pacific, RH
David Montgomery - Founder & Director at Scaffad


David Keech - Better Future Spotlight #08 - Design Exec Club
#85
04/09/2021

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This week Mark is joined by David Keech - Managing Director at Keechdesign UK - as they deconstruct what this current moment, and the future, looks like for design and the world at large.

David and Mark discuss the importance of meaningful distillation in the information age and the understanding that elegance isn’t always simple, they celebrate the moment that has arrived for multidisciplinary design, and they question how well we are pace-matching design and ideas wi...


Julia Monk - Better Future Spotlight #09 - Design Exec Club
#84
04/01/2021

This week on the Design Exec Club Spotlight Mark is joined by Julia Monk - Hospitality Thought Leader, Architect and Interior Designer - as they discuss the intricacies of change-making on our way to a Better Future. Throughout their conversation, Julia and Mark speak about a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset, and how we need to navigate the two as we age and move through different stages of our lives; the value of inclusive listening and engaging with those we disagree with; and the improved strength of design solutions that come from diversified teams.


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Design Exec Club — Town Hall #47, USA — Next Generation & Better Future
#83
04/01/2021

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Hosted by Mark Bergin

Episode #47a Panelists:

Rick Bell - Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University, NYC with María Moerson - LEED Green Associate, Architectural Designer
Brian Collins - Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer at COLLINS with Zuzanna Rogatty - Desiger at COLLINS and George Lavender - Senior Designer at COLLINS
Karin Fyhrie - Founder & COO at Sovereign Objects with Phoenix Libsch
Melissa Cullens - Founder & CEO at Charette with Victoria A...


Andrew Hoyne - Better Future Spotlight #08 - Design Exec Club
#82
03/26/2021

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This week we are shining the spotlight on Andrew Hoyne - Founder & Principal at Hoyne / publisher of The Place Economy. Andy and Mark dig their heels into the concept of Place Visioning™ and unpack five of Hoyne's innovative and unique services that are leading us into a better future: TRADERHOOD, HIGH STREET CPR, INSTAPLACE, PLACEBOOK, and WELLVAL. Andy is overflowing with rich insight from his impressive 30+ year career and we are incredibly excited to share some of it with yo...


Design Exec Club — Town Hall #48, ASIA — Next Generation & Better Future
#81
03/26/2021

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Hosted by Mark Bergin - Founder of the Design Exec Club - Instagram, Twitter

Panellists:
Ines Laimins - Photographer at Headshot Crew / Actor with Chelsea Perino - Managing Director, Global Marketing & Communications at The Executive Centre
Adrian Battisby - Partner, Practice Leader & Senior Director of Interior Design at LW with Elliott Tchitchiama - Intern at Art Partners HK / Intern at Shadow Factory / Architecture Graduate at University of the Arts, London
Julia Monk...


Betsy Sweat - Better Future Spotlight #07 - Design Exec Club
#80
03/19/2021

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This week Mark catches up with Betsy Sweat - Head of Asia Pacific RH Contract - to breakdown the values stack behind the huge success of Restoration Hardware in recent years. Mark and Betsy discuss the influence of positive top-down leadership, creating an immersive experience for the individual and as the commercial buyer, how we can champion cottage industries to keep them alive, and marrying beauty and craftsmanship with social consciousness and environmental sustainability - amongst other things! Betsy...


Design Exec Club — Town Hall #46, EUK — Next Generation & Better Future
#79
03/12/2021

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Hosted by Mark Bergin - Founder of the Design Exec Club - Instagram, Twitter

Panellists:

Simon Hamilton - Founder at Design Career Consulting / Educator at ELLE Education and Mahaylia Simone Irish - Interior Architecture Graduate

David Keech - Managing Director at Keechdesign UK and Xianthie Nichol - Designer at Keechdesign UK

Gurvinder Khurana - Co-owner and Design Director at align and Aqilah Amran - Architectural Designer at align

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Paul Priestman - Better Future Spotlight #06 - Design Exec Club
#78
03/12/2021

In this episode, Mark sits down with one of the world's leading industrial designers, Paul Priestman - Founder & Chairman at PriestmanGoode. Mark and Paul discuss the evolving world of transport design, including how we must embrace our capacity to design our way out of issues, creating private space within the public space, and the significance of designing with consideration of different cultures, beliefs, and abilities. The conversation leaves them asking an important but often sidelined design question that is all too pertinent for our busy lives... what's the rush?!

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Design Exec Club — Town Hall #45, AUS — Next Generation & Better Future
#77
03/05/2021

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Hosted by Mark Bergin - Founder of the Design Exec Club - Instagram, Twitter

Panelists:
Andrew Hoyne - Principal & Creative Director at Hoyne, with Hugh Joyner - Content Producer at Hoyne
Betsy Sweat - Head of Asia Pacific at Restoration Hardware with Charmi Gogri
Celso Borges - Head of Experience Design at Tigerspike with Vivian Nguyen - Office Assistant at Tigerspike
Hassan el Rayes - State Sales Manager at Schiavello Systems (NSW...


Harry West - Better Future Spotlight #05 - Design Exec Club
#76
03/05/2021

In this week's Better Future SPOTLIGHT, Mark talks to Harry West - Professor of Practice at Columbia University and Principal at Invisible Design - about the 'earthshot'... how can we provide more satisfaction using less material goods and services? They discuss the value of leaning into change and the importance of locating dignity, the challenges around seeking happiness and health amidst capitalism, and the necessity of the designers' role of tackling issues that have no solution.


Design Exec Club — Town Hall #44, ASIA — Unity & Better Future
#75
02/26/2021

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Hosted by Mark Bergin - Founder of the Design Exec Club - Instagram, Twitter

Panelists:
Richard Henderson - Founder & CEO at R-Co Brand
Dylan Brady - Conductor (Owner) at Decibel Architecture
Ole Rauberg - Head of Restoration Hardware in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and South Korea
Julie Ockerby - Creative Director & Principal | CEO at Meli Studio Australia
Julia Monk - Hospitality Thought Leader, Architect, Interior Designer
Ophenia Liang - Director...


Design Exec Club — Town Hall #43, USA — Unity & Better Future
#74
02/19/2021

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Hosted by Mark Bergin - Founder of the Design Exec Club - Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter

Panelists:

Ronnie Peters - Founder and CEO at 360 Design / Creative Director at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Jon Winebrenner - Creative Director at Sonn Technology Ltd.
Rick Bell - Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University in the City of New York
Melissa Cullens - Founder & CEO at Charette
Julia Monk - Hospitality Thought Leader, Architect, Interior Designer<...


Brian Collins - Better Future Spotlight #04 - Design Exec Club
#73
02/19/2021

In Episode 04 of the Better Future SPOTLIGHT Series, Mark is joined by Brian Collins - Chief Creative Officer at COLLINS - who is calling in from Massachusetts during the snowstorm. In discussing the idea of a Better Future, Brian and Mark look at how we got to Here and how we can move BeyondHere. It takes the willingness to act and make your imagination a reality - 'you can't talk your way into the future'. Throughout, they touch on sustainability and the importance of language, the precious creative potential of the 'unintentional', and the belief that 'design is not...