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Design thinking, the global and African context


ESADE Alumni, ESADE Executive Education, GSB University of Cape Town and GSB Alumni Relations are pleased to invite you to this exclusive event about design thinking in global and African contexts.

Design thinking is a methodology for the practical and creative resolution of complex challenges with a view to an improved future in terms of innovation, strategic capabilities, processes or even management. When combined with business innovation methodology, it creates a powerful and actionable approach for innovation and transformation.

Richard Perez (Executive MBA at the University of Cape Town), founding director of the Hasso Plattner d-school, and Desere Orrill (Design thinking for Business Innovation at ESADE), co-founder and CEO at the Ole! Media Group, will share their experience and insights from a global and African perspective.

Rael Futerman (Doctor of Technology at the University of Cape Town), Program Manager of D-School at thee University of Cape Town, will chair the event.

5.30 pm - Registration
6.00 pm - Conference
7:00 pm - Networking

Ursi Van der Herten, Associate Admissions Director of the Executive programmes, and Jordi Surroca, Associate Admissions Director for the Full Time MBA and Msc programmes, will be there for the occasion. If you are interested in any ESADE program you can contact them at and

If you would like to attend, please register. If you have problems when registering, please contact