Jana Stone on Scaling Design Thinking Across HP Global

Portland Design Thinkers
Portland Design Thinkers
Public group


111 SW 5th Ave. #1600 (16th floor) · Portland, or

How to find us

Use the elevator banks that access the 16th floor (on the right). We’ll be unlocking the floor, so you shouldn’t have a problem going straight up. Arrive early to grab a bite and a drink and avoid the sign-in queue!

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At HP, Jana Stone is charged with designing programs to enable an innovation mindset for the company's global workforce. Prior to her work at HP, she was an Innovation Strategist at for Multnomah County's Idea Lab. From the public sector to the world's largest personal computer vendor, Jana's career journey has been one of leveraging human-centered design in the service of creating better experiences for people.

Now, at HP, Jana is tasked with steer HP toward a future-ready workforce using the methods and mindsets of design thinking. But how does one transform a huge legacy organization like HP into the nimble, customer-centered enterprise required to compete in today's business and retail climate? How exactly does one wrestle a company of tens of thousands out of a 20th-centure mindset into a design-led one?

Join us in the swank 16th-floor offices of SurveyMonkey on March 27, when Jana will share her HCD journey from Multnomah County government , and hear how she's scaling HCD across a global enterprise. If you've wondered how you, too, can create a more innovative workforce, this event is for you. Prepare to get hands-on, as well, as we'll collectively use HCD methods to cook up innovative new ideas for Jana and HP.

We'll have beer, wine and light food on hand for casual networking from 6pm until the start of Jana's talk at 6:30, then again following a short Q&A from 7:30-8pm.

And as always, we'll give away a few door prizes courtesy of our sponsor LUMA Institute, building design thinking capability in the service of innovation, at scale, for enterprises across the globe.