Design Museum Mornings with Ben Little, Head of Venture Strategy at Siemens
Simply put, we see what we expect to see. The rest falls prey to a virtual blind spot. We all have blind spots; things you don’t see despite your best intentions. In business, these can quickly take you off the growth track, even as you work harder and harder. Many breakthrough ideas are ignored or dismissed simply because business leaders are unable to see the value of a new idea that doesn’t fit within their current expectations of what will work within their firm or industry. How do we, as business leaders, avoid the blind spot? There is no formula, but by expanding our own consciousness we open ourselves up to seeing more of what there is to see.
Join us in December for Design Museum Mornings at the Poppin showroom for a conversation about workplace collaboration and leadership.
Doors Open • 8:30 – 9:00am
Program & Q&A • 9:00 – 10:00am
Ben Little leads Venture Strategy at the digital healthcare incubator within Siemens. Split halftime between Boston and Silicon Valley, working with the deep technology and health communities of Boston as well as the consumer-grade digital product community of Silicon Valley.
Ben also teaches at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, focusing on the intersection of service design, product design, and strategy.
Before Siemens, Ben was a founding member of Sutherland Labs, an internal agency and lab that led the digital transformation of Sutherland Global. He has a background in anthropology and the arts, which combined with business studies at Oxford to give him a focus on human behavior in the innovation and adaptation efforts of large corporations. His earlier career was in strategy consulting focused on NPD in complex technical markets. He lives in the Boston area, drinks too much coffee, and lodges a mild protest against the algorithms that drive modern life by listening to music all day long on vinyl.
About Design Museum Mornings
Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Boston. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Boston community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Boston area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page here for more information.