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Podcast | February 23, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Vijay Kumar, Professor Emeritus at the Illinois Tech's Institute of Design and author of 101 Design Methods, about his book, vintage typewriters, and framing insights. Listen in to see dynamic systems with design-based structures re-shape how we interact with the world around us.

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Podcast | February 16, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Ed Morrison, Director of the Agile Strategy Lab in North Alabama University, about team-based communication models, Strategic Doing, and transformative thinking for hopeless, uncertain futures. Listen in to hear Ed guide us through the questions, processes, and frameworks that will help in making the most of complex environments.

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Podcast | February 9, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Nancy Giordano about updating strategic efforts, machine learning, and the tools meeting planners have at their disposal in bettering their teams’ success. Listen in to hear Nancy break down the importance of bringing a relevant strategy to multi-faceted, complex teams.

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Facilitation | January 25, 2021

Control the Room Summit: J. Schuh, Design Strategist at Sabre and Design Thinking facilitator, spoke about the importance of sharing stories through “story stacks”—a collection of stories that facilitators can call upon to tell at a moment’s notice to communicate a lesson learned or an idea they are presenting.

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Facilitation | January 25, 2021

Control the Room Summit 2020: Lee Duncan, Enterprise Design Sprint Leader at IBM, and Dan Benedict, Digital Product Designer at IBM present "Cyber-Physical Design Sprints within the Enterprise." They detailed the six steps of the cyber-physical system (anything that can sense, infer, and act, such as self-driving cars and changing thermostats) and how to navigate the innovation process.