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Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

Business, Design & Technology Conference 2017

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Business, Design & Technology 2017

SMPLCT Lab presents Business, Design & Technology Conference on October 19th, 2017 at Centre for Social Innovation. The conference is a rich, immersive, thought-provoking experience dedicated to exploring the essential role that entrepreneurship, design & technology play in social and economic development of our society and in creating innovative change.


At Business, Design & Technology Conference, you’ll learn, connect, grow and promote social impact at the same time. You’ll mingle with thought leaders, industry pioneers, and your peers from across the country. The conference will take place over five energizing hours filled with dynamic keynotes, panelists, and networking opportunities. And, you’ll depart knowing that you have also contributed to entrepreneurship ecosystem in NYC. 


Come support New York’s vibrant entrepreneurial economy & celebrate the spirit & global impact of business, design & technology on the world. 



Date Thursday, October 19th 2017

Time 12:00pm - 7:30pm

Venue Centre for Social Innovation NYC

Follow  @bdtconference @smplctlab 

Hashtag  #BDT2017




12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   Registration + Light Drinks

1:15 PM - 1:25 PM   Overview and Ice breaker

                                 BDT history followed by a Quick ice breaker led by TBA.  

1:35 PM - 1:50 PM   Fireside Keynote

                                 Creating communities & building bridges together ft. TBA.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM   Business Panel

                                 Featuring speakers: TBA, TBA, TBA, moderated by TBA.

2:55 PM - 3:40 PM  Workshop

                                Led by Mamie Kanfer Stewart, Founder & CEO of Meeteor, a company

                                that empowers organization to leverage their meetings to drive

                                productivity, build a healthy company and achieve greater results

3:50 PM - 4:35 PM  Design Panel

                                 Featuring speakers: Arshiya Kherani, Founder & CEO of Sukoon

                                 Active, TBA, moderated by TBA.

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM   Workshop

                                Led by Donny Slater, Partner & Creative Director at bckyrd, and

                                Juwan Platt, Partner & President of BCKYRD, a content creation company.

5:40 PM - 6:20 PM  Technology Panel

                                 Featuring speakers: Johanna Salazar, Co-Founder of Two Goats,

                                TBA, TBA, moderated by TBA.

6:30 PM - 6:55 PM  Closing Keynote

                                 Led by Eric w. Ruden, Associate Attorney at Duane Morris LLP.  

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Networking + Light Food/Drinks




 Arshiya Kherani, Founder & CEO of Sukoon Active


 Eric W. Ruden, associate at Duane Morris LLP



Mamie Kanfer Stewart, Founder & CEO at Meeteor



Donny Slater, senior partner at BCKYRD 



Johanna Salazar, Co-Founder of Two Goats 



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Centre For Social Innovation
601 W 26th St #325
New York, NY 10001

Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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SMPLCT Lab (pronounced “simplicity”) is a global creative company that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to help develop sustainable products, services and experiences for people and planet.

We are a multi-disciplinary team from diverse backgrounds creating cross cultural collaboration between communities; designing low-cost solutions; and educating society on sustainable living.

We partner with visionary leaders, corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations to evaluate problems, spot opportunities, and work together to develop good business, design and technology and organizational success. 

We work across a broad spectrum of industries, including education, energy, healthcare, media and technology. Using human-centered, design strategy - fieldwork, storytelling, iterative and exploratory design, and prototyping - we deliver products, services and experiences that change not only the way we tackle local and global challenges but break perception on poverty.

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