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September Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
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Michael Swindler

Design Thinking

medium_michael_swindler_bw_headshot_square.jpegMike Swindler recently moved to Saint Louis after a 24-year career with BNSF Railway where he served in a variety of leadership positions in both operations and IT.  In 2008, Mike became the first agile product owner at BNSF, and then the product management lead over the transportation platform. Mike led the creation and implementation of the Business Architecture, User Experience Architecture, and Design Thinking capabilities at BNSF.  In his last role at BNSF, Mike led the Experience Design team, an internal consultancy, that leads change and innovation in corporate strategy, business policy, processes, IT architecture, and interface design.  In the spring semester of 2018, he began teaching Design Thinking at the University of Texas.  Mike is currently the Operations Product lead for Monsanto Global IT where he is driving the development of value driven, human centered IT products.
Is Design Thinking a new fad or a sustainable problem-solving technique?  How does it work with traditional business analysis and business architecture?  Do I have to be an artist to practice Design Thinking? 
In his discussion, Mike will address these topics, and describe his approach to blending Design Thinking, business architecture, and business analysis to achieve high-value, organizationally aligned business benefits quickly.

5:30-6:00 Check-In, Networking, & Refreshments provided by our Sponsor, Adaptive Solutions Group
6:00-7:00 Presentation and Discussion
7:00-7:30 Chapter Meeting
7:30-8:00 Board of Directors Meeting 

Address & Directions: 
SSM - Corporate
10101 Woodfield Lane
St. Louis, MO 63132

Google Maps

From the split of Olive and Old Olive east of Lindbergh Blvd (in front of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center) go west on Old Olive to Corporate Square Drive. Make a right.
Pass up the left turn onto Woodfield Lane and continue on to the parking lot that enters from Corporate Square Drive to get to the correct entrance. Make a left into the lot.
Text Liz at 314-324-4548 if you're lost!

Event Details: 
Our monthly Chapter meeting. Presentation and networking. All are welcome. PDU/CDU available. Topic will be announced soon.
Event Location: 
Michael Swindler
Event Type: 
Chapter Meeting