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Tuesday, February 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: What makes for a successful industry and academic partnership with design schools? (organized by Intel)

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PANELISTS: Alex Castellarnau (Dropbox), Greg Petroff (GE), Christian Palino (FB), Enrique Allen (Designerfund), David Sherwin (Lynda), Erin Hauber (IBM), Hector Ouilhet (Google), Scott Lietzke (Workday)

Industry and academia have always had a long-standing partnership that benefits everyone. Industry has a strong interest in ensuring that academia produces graduates that are highly skilled, while academia needs to make sure that their students learn the latest and most desirable curricula. Both industry and academia tap into each other for knowledge and thought leadership. This creates significant opportunities for mutually beneficial collaborations. However, it is not always easy to make these partnerships work. It requires alignment in strategic expectations from both sides, as well as a sustainable framework based upon very real constraints such as time, budgets and human resources. This panel will explore what makes for a successful collaboration between industry and design schools. The panel will consist of industry representatives as well as design school representatives who are at the forefront of industry/academic relationships. 

Tuesday February 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
7. 111 Minna Gallery: Zappa Room 111 Minna St, San Francisco, CA 94103