Disruptive Innovation Festival

The circular economy lives off of systems thinking and disruptive innovators. The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF 2015) is a predominantly online, open-access event that will be hosted at thinkdif.co from November 2-20. It features some of the world’s leading thinkers, including Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase, cradle-to-cradle design pioneer Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart, Michelle Unger, the voice of IBM’s Watson, as well as welcoming crowd-sourced contributions from universities, businesses and individuals.

Registering for the DIF gives participants free access to 200+ events covering a range of themes including the development of AI, the Internet of Things, new design approaches, 21st century enlightenment and the circular economy, all exploring the question: “the economy is changing – what do I need to know experience and do?

The DIF organizers have noted that the following sessions may be of particular interest to members of BFI’s network:

Professor George Lakoff
The Values Behind a Circular Economy
How we think about the economy, how it relates to our ‘worldview’, our values and politics – A vital webinar for all those interested in how change happens.
17 Nov 2015 17:00 – 18:00 GMT

Michelle Unger
Deep Learning Machines
Cognitive computing can have multiple applications across multiple industries. Watson is now working side-by-side with industry leaders to help them discover smarter ways to use their Big Data to access knowledge and insights
18 Nov 2015 15:00 – 16:00 GMT

Jeremy Howard & Rand Hindi
How life-changing is AI?
Jeremy & Rand, both at the forefront of developments and challenges posed by Artificial Intelligence, will look at how life-changing machine learning will actually be
18 Nov 2015 16:30 – 17:30 GMT

Delft University of Technology
Using Nature-Inspired Design Principles in Product Design
Nature-inspired design principles that convey ecosystem knowledge to inspire and guide designers, for instance by showing how nature cycles resources and generates beneficial impacts.
18 Nov 2015 13:00 – 14:00 GMT

Robin de Carteret
Edge of Chaos Games
Webinar with Interactive games you can do at your desk exploring a Living Systems perspective – the way nature operates in an interconnected, dynamic and emergent way.
20 Nov 2015 09:30 – 10:30 GMT