Live Chat Software
23-25 April, 2018
United States

Jennifer McLennan

Senior Director Design & Development
Marriott International
Jennifer co-leads the Design Thinking and Service Design capabilities on the Design and Development team within Marriott International’s Global Operations. She is a design thinking (DT) practitioner and operations strategist with over 20 years of real service experience within the hotel industry. Jennifer has spent the last four years focused on the application of DT and Service Design, disciplines that involve applying a human-centered problem-solving approach to identify the needs and desires of people to get to innovative, operational solutions. She is passionate about combining her expertise in operations with the creativity of design thinking to ensure customer service solutions are desired by the customer and actionable on behalf of the hotels. Jennifer has applied design thinking to identify customer needs on a variety of service topics including the operational integration of Starwood and Marriott, Hotel of the Future Arrival Experience, Food and Beverage Re-design concepts and many others. Most recently, Jennifer completed her MBA in DT from Philadelphia University, now Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.


1:30 PM DESIGN CIRCUIT: Master Each Step of the Design Thinking Process

Attendees will experience a lively and informative exercise, as they rotate through each of the five Design Thinking steps every thirty minutes during the course of the afternoon. Participants will talk through their unique challenges and walk away armed with solutions for each step.
 
There is no better way to sharpen your design thinking capabilities than by practice, repetition and exchanging ideas with peers, making these small group collaborations ideal for beginners who have more questions and want to further solidify their newfound knowledge. Advanced practitioners benefit by bench-marking across companies and refining existing skills.  

Hosted by: Matt Iliffe, Partner, Beyond
                   Jarrod Tredway, Client Strategist, Beyond
 
TABLE 1: EMPATHIZE
Take a walk in the user’s shoes.  Fully understand the perspective of your user or customer.
Led by: Jennifer McLennan, Senior Director Design & Development, Marriott              
             Alli Beane, Senior Director Design & Development, Marriott
             Harlan Kennedy, Founder,Director of Strategy, Orange
             Peter Antonelli, Design Director, Orange
 
TABLE 2: DEFINE
Based on your empathy work, culminate the findings to determine the focus of your design.
Led by: Janice Cho, Chief Design Officer, DevMynd
             JC Grubbs, Founder, CEO, DevMynd
             Adam Seigel, Head of Product, Amazon
 
TABLE 3: iDEATE
Generate a large pool of various possible solutions, exploring beyond the obvious.
Led by: Vinod Varma, VP Customer Experience & Product Strategy, American Express Global Business Travel
             Raksa Oud, Senior Director, Digital Channel Experience, American Express Global Business Travel
             Teresa Brazen, Senior Director of Professional Education, DesignIt
 
TABLE 4: PROTOTYPE
Transform intangible ideas into a physical form in which you and your peers can interact.
Led by: Danielle Galmore, Director New Business Innovation, Steelcase
             Justin Daab, Principal, President, Magnani
 
TABLE 5: TEST
Try out refined prototypes, garner feedback from your users, refine your perspective.
Led by: Lindsay Kenzig, Lead Design and User Experience Researcher, eBay

3:45 PM DESIGN CIRCUIT Master Each Step of the Design Thinking Process (continued)

Hosted by: Matt Iliffe, Partner, Beyond
                   Jarrod Tredway, Client Strategist, Beyond
 
TABLE 1: EMPATHIZE
Take a walk in the user’s shoes.  Fully understand the perspective of your user or customer.
Led by: Jennifer McLennan, Senior Director Design & Development, Marriott              
             Alli Beane, Senior Director Design & Development, Marriott
             Harlan Kennedy, Founder,Director of Strategy, Orange
             Peter Antonelli, Design Director, Orange
 
TABLE 2: DEFINE
Based on your empathy work, culminate the findings to determine the focus of your design.
Led by: Janice Cho, Chief Design Officer, DevMynd
             JC Grubbs, Founder, CEO, DevMynd
             Adam Seigel, Head of Product, Amazon
 
TABLE 3: iDEATE
Generate a large pool of various possible solutions, exploring beyond the obvious.
Led by: Vinod Varma, VP Customer Experience & Product Strategy, American Express Global Business Travel
             Raksa Oud, Senior Director, Digital Channel Experience, American Express Global Business Travel
             Teresa Brazen, Senior Director of Professional Education, DesignIt
 
TABLE 4: PROTOTYPE
Transform intangible ideas into a physical form in which you and your peers can interact.
Led by: Danielle Galmore, Director New Business Innovation, Steelcase
             Justin Daab, Principal, President, Magnani
 
TABLE 5: TEST
Try out refined prototypes, garner feedback from your users, refine your perspective.
Led by: Lindsay Kenzig, Lead Design and User Experience Researcher, eBay


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Jennifer.

Download The Latest Agenda