Speaking Engagements

Keynote: Aspen Ideas Festival

Jul 07 2010

Mickey McManus was a keynote speaker at the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival. The Festival is a conversation-packed exploration of some of the most important ideas and pressing issues the world faces. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic magazine, the Festival strives to highlight the ideas of a diverse group of experts at the forefront of their fields and of leaders whose actions are changing the world.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Conference Board Future of Business Roundtable

May 19 2010

Mickey McManus presented “The Pressure to Innovate” at the Conference Board Conference Center in New York City. The Future of Business Roundtables are a series of two one-day senior executive roundtables for senior executives. Participants will discuss and debate strategies for meeting challenges in 2010 and beyond.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Economist Summit - Innovation: Fresh Thinking for the Idea Economy

Mar 23 2010

Mickey McManus participated in this exciting inaugural event for senior-level executives on March 24 at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He spoke on a panel called “The Hybrid Problem Solver,” which focused on design thinking and beyond. In addition, Mickey designed and led incubator/problem-solving sessions where teams develop new solutions to current problems.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

RSA Conference 2009

Apr 20 2009

Mickey McManus presented “Team-based Innovation” at the RSA Innovation Sandbox at RSA Conference 2009 in San Francisco. The Sandbox is a half-day event focused on the future of innovation security.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Keynote, Economist CIO Forum

Mar 24 2009

Mickey McManus was a keynote speaker at the Economist CIO Forum in New York City. He spoke to an elite group of chief information officers and senior IT leaders about how the computing establishment is about to face a monumental “innovator’s dilemma,” but few people even realize it.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Tepper School of Business

Feb 05 2009

Mickey McManus gave a presentation at the Business and Technology Club at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. His talk focused on “Applying Design Thinking to Business Challenges” in a world headed towards a trillion connected devices.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Annual Meeting

Jan 13 2009

Mick McManus presented how to “Transform Your Show by Understanding the Human Dimension.” Informed by MAYA’s firsthand research with the “invisible” exhibitor and the “invisible” attendee, he revealed what truly matters to each, and how it could affect the future of a trade show.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Expo! Expo! IAEE Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Dec 11 2008

Mickey McManus participated in a panel discussion entitled “Exhibitors and Attendees in Their Natural Habitat: Tools and Metrics for Analyzing Showsite Behavior to Improve Your Show.”

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Healthcare Design ’08 - Keynote

Nov 09 2008

HEALTHCARE DESIGN 08 is the premier conference devoted to how the design of responsibly built environments directly impacts the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities now and into the future. Mickey McManus discussed the power of true Human-Centered Design as practiced in a deeply collaborative environment.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

Nov 07 2008

Mickey McManus spoke to business school students about how the key principles of design thinking can be applied to business challenges, and how MAYA is using them not only to create more satisfying user experiences but also to drive change in traditional, product-centered organizations.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal