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Designing for Tomorrow through Humanity-Centered Innovation

30 AUG 2024


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About DT|UX Summit

About DT|UX 2024

The DT|UX Summit 2024 this August 30, 2024 is a landmark event, marking the first time this prestigious conference ventures beyond its traditional Singaporean borders. Hosted by the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines in partnership with Singapore Polytechnic (SP), this year's summit promises to be an immersive experience exploring the theme:


"Sustainable Futures: Designing for Tomorrow through Humanity-Centered Innovation"

The world that we are living in now is fraught with many issues of environmental and business sustainability. Choices that we make are now reflecting the need to find the best solutions to meet our aspiration to put the planet at the center of our decisions on what we consume, do, and support. As a result, businesses have shifted their priorities, choosing suppliers or partners who embody green and fair practices in their operations, and redefining the value they bring to their stakeholders including the communities in which they operate. While human-centered innovation has helped many businesses to win with their consumers, how else can they navigate issues of sustainability and business success? This year’s DT|UX Summit will feature speakers that will share how we can work together towards "Sustainable Futures: Designing for Tomorrow through Humanity-Centered Innovation". Discover how industry champions and thought leaders are working to achieve better sustainability and business success by leveraging the larger framework of Humanity Centred innovation or HC⁺ Innovation.



Dr. Donald Arthur "Don" Norman

Don Norman is a prominent figure in the field of design and cognitive science, renowned for his work on user-centered design. He is best known for his book "The Design of Everyday Things," which has been influential in the design industry for its insights into human-centered design principles and usability. Norman's career spans various roles, including academia, industry, and consulting.


He has worked as a professor at several universities, including the University of California, San Diego, and Northwestern University. Additionally, he has held significant positions in the corporate world, such as a vice president at Apple and an executive at Hewlett-Packard. Don co-founded the Nielsen Norman Group, a leading consultancy specializing in user experience and usability. His contributions have profoundly shaped how designers think about creating intuitive, user-friendly products and systems.


Fr. Jose Ramon "Jett" Villarin, SJ

Fr. Jett was the 30th President of Ateneo and a Physics Professor at the School of Science & Engineering. He holds a PhD Atmospheric Physics from Georgia Tech and is Head of Climate Studies Division of the Manila Observatory.


He received the National Outstanding Young Scientist award in 2000 and the Outstanding Book Award for "Disturbing Climate" in 2002. He is also an active member of the United Nations' Consultative Group of Experts for Developing Countries, and the Inter-Agency
Committee on Climate Change, among others. Through his work on greenhouse gas emissions, he was chosen as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change who received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, together with a team of climate scientists.

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Ms. Georgina Phua

Ms. Georgina Phua is the Deputy Principal (Development) at Singapore Polytechnic (SP), where she spearheads the institution's mission to be a Polytechnic for all ages through strategic collaborations with industry partners and agencies. She oversees the Department of Industry & Partnership, Technology, Innovation & Enterprise, and the Professional and Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy. These three units include 12 consultancy and technology innovation centres and the CET arm, providing comprehensive solutions to support enterprise and workforce transformation. Additionally, Ms. Phua oversees Singapore Polytechnic International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SP that drives SP’s internationalization efforts. Ms. Phua also holds the position of Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Green Building Council and serves on the Board of Arts House Limited.

With over 20 years of experience managing educational institutions covering business, IT, media and design, architecture, and the built environment, Ms. Phua brings a wealth of expertise to her role. Before her tenure in academia, she gained valuable experience in the IT and banking industries.


Atty. Sabrina Kate Montiel

Sabrina obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo Law School and was a topnotcher in the bar exams, ranking 5th in her batch. She has had a distinguished career, working in several top firms in the country and handling specialized cases across various legal disciplines, including Intellectual Property, Corporate Law, and Media Law.

Returning to her alma mater, she now serves as an Assistant Professor at the John Gokongwei School of Management's Marketing and Law Department, while also working as the Assistant Program Manager of the University's Service-Learning Programs.

Programme DT|UX 2024


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