Wednesday 14th March, 15:10, Main Stage – Designing Innovation (Keynote)

Dick is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Seymourpowell, the internationally-renowned design and innovation company. Seymourpowell works at the cutting-edge of industrial design, consumer product strategy and development across a range of sectors.

Dick is also the current Chairman of D&AD, the leading industry association for design and advertising. As Chairman, Dick is a mentor to the team at D&AD, and strives to call on government and business leaders to recognise the value of embedding design and creativity into the DNA of British businesses.

Dick has appeared on numerous radio and television programmes alongside business partner Richard Seymour, and has sat on the boards of the Design Council, the Design Business Association, the D&AD Executive, Samsung’s International Design Advisory Board and Singapore Design Council’s Advisory Board.

With over 30 years’ experience, Dick Powell believes passionately that design is not just about being different or more stylish, but about being better – better for people, better for business and better for the world. Dick and Richard took this idea to television, making 12 programmes for Channel 4 that followed the development of new products, from the genesis of new ideas through to their realisation.