Phorecast Podcast No 09 – Suzanne Lee, smart textiles today and in the future

Suzanne Lee talks about smart textiles

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In this installment of the Phorecast podcast we focus on smart textiles and we are honored to interview Suzanne Lee. Ms. Lee is the Senior Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, she is a fashion consultant and the author of the book Fashioning the Future, tomorrow’s wardrobe. Her expertise lies in creative applications of new technologies to design and innovative directions for fashion. One of Ms. Lee’s research projects is clothing grown from bacterial-cellulose, to produce a range of Cellulose Couture.

In the interview we also discuss wearable technology and innovations in smart textiles in regards to military and medical applications as well as “the emotional wardrobe”.
Ms. Lee also gives her thoughts on if and how haute couture is embracing smart textiles and what we may soon be seeing on the fashion runways of the future.

See more examples of Suzanne Lee’s cellulose fashion »

At Phorecast we specialize in finding and customizing multidisciplinary teams of innovators and experts into sessions working for your organizations future. We are always looking for the most interesting innovators and we wanted to share some of the people that have really inspired us with their ideas and creativity. The Phorecast podcast enables us do just that! Thanks for listening and we would love to hear your comments, questions and innovative ideas.

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Phorecast Podcast No 08 – Dean Roger Martin, author of The Opposable Mind

Dean Roger Martin, author of The Opposable Mind

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On this installment of the Phorecast podcast we are honored to interview Mr. Roger Martin. Mr. Martin has served as dean of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto since 1998. Previously he spent 13 years as a Director of Monitor Company, a global strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he served as co-head of the firm for two years.

His research work is in Integrative Thinking, Business Design, Corporate Social Responsibility and Country Competitiveness. He has written seven Harvard Business Review articles and published two books among them: The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking. In it Martin interviewed a variety of business leaders including the founder of Four Seasons Hotels Isadore Sharp, Procter and Gamble’s CEO A. G. Lafley, co-founder of Red Hat Inc. Bob Young, Michael Dell, Jake Welsh and Meg Whitman, of eBay fame. He found that their one common skill was being able to employ integrative thinking.

In the interview we discuss the power of design thinking in the business world, what risks leaders have to take and answer the question, why has the renaissance man of yesterday now become the multidisciplinary renaissance team.

Dean Roger Martin received his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1981.

Read Roger Martins columns in Business Week »

At Phorecast we specialize in finding and customizing multidisciplinary teams of innovators and experts into sessions working for your organizations future. We are always looking for the most interesting innovators and we wanted to share some of the people that have really inspired us with their ideas and creativity. The Phorecast podcast enables us do just that! Thanks for listening and we would love to hear your comments, questions and innovative ideas.

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The Phorecast JCDecaux session heats up!

The two teams spent Wednesday and Thursday locked up in their rooms with the JCDecaux challenge, their minds racing and great ideas formulating. The competition is definitely on!

Today, Friday, you can literally feel the excitement in the air as the two teams put the finishing touches to their presentations that start at 2 p.m..
Stay tuned and see you on the runway!

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Phorecast Podcast No 02 – Mr Richard Seymour

Interview with Richard Seymour

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He’s designed everything from kettles to helicopters, bras and spaceships. This week on the Phorecast Podcast we are honored to interview one of the worlds most innovative and well-known product designers, Mr Richard Seymour. What really sets Mr Seymour , the director and co-founder of Seymourpowell, apart is his unique perspective on innovation and forecasting the future.

Based in London, Seymourpowell formed in 1984 and started in grand style by creating the worlds first cordless kettle for Tefal in 1985. Their client list includes Ford, Nokia, Guinnes, Casio and their latest project, Virgin Galactics privateer spacecraft.

Making things better for people is Mr. Seymours credo. He is always pushing the boundaries of expectation. We are very happy to have Mr. Seymour with us on the episode where we discuss innovation, the power of creativity and some of his most exciting projects.

See Business Week’s picture spread on Seymourpowells designs »

Picture of the innovative floating in air hotel The Clipper mentioned in the podcast »

At Phorecast we specialize in finding and customizing multidisciplinary teams of innovators and experts into sessions working for your organizations future. We are always looking for the most interesting innovators and we wanted to share some of the people that have really inspired us with their ideas and creativity. The Phorecast podcast enables us do just that! Thanks for listening and we would love to hear your comments, questions and innovative ideas.

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Phorecast Podcast No 01 – Sir Ken Robinson

Interview with Sir Ken Robinson

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He is good friends with rock stars like Paul McCartney and Mick Fleetwood, he recently remarried his wife of 25 years at the Elvis Chapel in Las Vegas and he says that school should be fun and creative. Who is this guy?

Phorecast is very honored to have creativity expert and world-renowned speaker Sir Ken Robinson on our premiere podcast. Sir Ken makes a compelling case for the importance of creativity and innovative thinking. He stresses the importance of an educational system that takes creativity and the arts seriously and urges organizations and companies to nurture their employees personal talents.

Sir Ken Robinson earned a PhD from University of London in 1981 and between 1985 and 1989 he led the Arts in Schools Project. He was knighted by the Queen in 2003 for his commitment and work with creativity and education. His report, All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (also known as the Robinson Report), has had a huge impact on both government and corporate attitudes towards creativity. He has worked with many high-profile public and private organizations – including the governments of Hong Kong and Singapore, the European Commission, and Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He is currently senior advisor to the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles where he now resides.

Watch Sir Ken’s TED-talk »

At Phorecast we specialize in finding and customizing multidisciplinary teams of innovators and experts into sessions working for your organizations future. We are always looking for the most interesting innovators and we wanted to share some of the people that have really inspired us with their ideas and creativity. The Phorecast podcast enables us do just that! Thanks for listening and we would love to hear your comments, questions and innovative ideas.

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