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Tech W@tch: Designing for Change and Changing the Established Order
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This month's Tech-W@TCH, hosted by the Technology Committee, invites you to learn, discuss, and apply the best ideas around IT design on October 23rd (7pm).

When: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Where: Canadian Chamber Boardroom
1301 Kinwick Centre
32 Hollywood Road
Hong Kong
Contact: Amanda Ho

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 Designing for Change and Changing the Established Order
Hello one and all,
 This month's Tech-W@TCH, hosted by the Technology Committee, invites you to learn, discuss, and apply the best ideas around IT design on October 23rd (7pm).
First up, Design Thinking Hong Kong will explain 'Designing for Change: Creating Responsive Companies' on the topic of dealing with the rate of technological change, staying flexible and nimble through design, and thinking for doing it better.
Then, everyone has a chance to apply these ideas through a member case study; Robert Diefendorf has a vision of an on-going project to find, rent, or buy property online and is looking for ideas and people who can help him execute it. This includes how he plans to shake the apathy and good-old-boys mentality of the industry.  From around the room, we encourage you to apply innovative thinking and to work together to draw up a set of ideas to take the project forward.
And, as ever, this will be complemented by the reliably indispensable mix of networking, discussion, and industry news.
Time: 7:00-8:30pm, Thursday 23rd October
Location: Canadian Chamber Boardroom, 1301, Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road
About the speakers:
Kristin Low
Kristin is Co-founder of On-off Design & Technology and the Founder of Design Thinking Network (DTHK), which has over 800 members and has become a fast-growing Asia wide network. He is an active member of HK's business community and runs innovation jams, hack-a-thons, and workshops to showcase the value of human-centred design. He is also a specialist trainer for the global education provider General Assembly (GA) - currently teaching their 3-month UX course. 
Ashwin Anandani
Ashwin is Managing Director at On-off Design & Technology where he is responsible for shaping, directing, and leading the 'MVP for Startups' program which takes a UX-led approach to product and service development - transforming ideas into validated, market-ready MVPs.  A former founder and director of a Silicon Valley start-up, Ashwin is passionate about wearable technologies and heads up a product lab that focuses on online to offline (O2O) experience design, fusing the physical and digital worlds.
Rob Diefendorf
Rob is Director of Diefendorf Property and a regular member of CanCham's Entrepreneur Committee. His personal credo is to turn convention on its head, as described in his book, Release the Butterfly, on seeing the student as equal to the teacher, and which he hopes to accomplish with the website His proudest achievement was recently having an 8 year old student say he is pretty wonderful, most undeservedly, but nice to hear. 

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