Why do some ideas never make it to market? And where exactly are the gaps in the innovation process? If the role of front-end innovation is to imagine what's possible, who is responsible for making it real? We invited Heather Fraser (Rotman DesignWorks at the University of Toronto) and Mark Ciesko (GE Healthcare) to our New York studio to answer these questions and more.

Our panel:

Mark Ciesko – Manager, Americas Studio, Global Design at GE Healthcare
Heather Fraser – Author and Executive Director of Rotman DesignWorks at University of Toronto
Tucker Fort – Director of Industrial Design, Smart Design
Gordon Hui – Director of Business Design & Strategy, Smart Design


Smart Design invites thought leaders and industry experts to participate in Smart Salons to exchange perspectives on timely topics in the areas of design, technology and business.


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