Brought to you by The Center for Design + Innovation


Sharing ideas. Making change.

February 17th 2012 Alter Hall, Temple University 1801 Liacouras Walk Philadelphia, PA 19122

inciteXchange is an annual gathering for sharing big ideas and an infectious passion for positive change.

All programs are free of charge and open to the public. Limited seating.

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1 day. 15 speakers. Infinite possibilities.

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About inciteXchange

inciteXchange is about the magic that happens when people share ideas. It is about bringing together different voices, different perspectives and different disciplines to inspire, to connect, and to incite change. inciteXchange crosses boundaries, defies limits, and expands horizons. It operates at the intersection of design, management and technology.

About the event

inciteXchange is an annual conference organized by the Center for Design+Innovation at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Each year, a roster of international leaders in the fields of design, innovation, management and technology gather in Philadelphia to exchange ideas about their work, their thoughts and observations. A series of rapid-fire short individual presentations, coordinated dialogues and moderated panel discussions combine to encourage participants to talk, share and spontaneously collaborate.

Hosted in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Fox School of Business’ Alter Hall, inciteXchange builds upon the Fox School’s groundbreaking initiatives to integrate a design perspective into the culture of management education. As the first major business school to integrate design into its required MBA curriculum, this conference reflects the goals to break down barriers and cross boundaries to generate innovative ideas.

Boundaries: Re-imagined, Re-shaped, and Re-defined

The theme of inciteXchange 2011 is "Boundaries: Re-imagined, Re-shaped, and Re-defined". Our world is divided by boundaries between disciplines, entities and ideologies. Boundaries between Art and Science, Government and its Citizens and Business and Consumers. Breaching these boundaries is where real change occurs. This year we will explore a range of ideas from the emerging possibilities for technology to redefine urban experiences to the way a design perspective is reshaping management education across the country and around the world.

The Venue

Alter Hall, Temple University
1801 Liacouras Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122

James Moustafellos

James is the Associate Director for the cD+I and co-planner for inciteXchange. Do you have any questions about the event? Ask James.

The Schedule

8:00 AM - Breakfast & Registration

Opening Welcome: Dean Porat Fox School of Business 9:00AM - 9:10AM
Youngjin Yoo Fox School of Business 9:10AM - 9:20AM
INCITE 1 Morning Presentations 9:20AM - 11:50AM
Mark Headd Developer Evangelist, Voxeo Labs 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Drew Becher President, Pennsylvania Horticulture Society 9:40AM - 10:00AM
Kangrim Choi LG CNS 10:00AM - 10:20AM

10 Minute Break

Abhi Nemani Director of Strategy and Communications
Code for America
10:30AM - 10:50AM
Jonathan Jarvis Design Director, Google Creative Lab 10:50AM - 11:10AM
Edwin Chan Architect, former Design Partner, Frank O. Gehry & Associates 11:10AM - 11:30AM
Brigitte Daniel Wilco Electronics Systems 11:30AM - 11:50AM
EXCHANGE 1 Morning Dialogue 11:50AM - 12:00AM

1.5 Hour Lunch

Design Challenge
Award Ceremony
Seiichiro Yonekura
Innovation Professor
INCITE 2 Afternoon Presentations 1:30PM - 3:30PM
J Meejin Yoon Associate Professor, MIT
MY Studio / Howeler + Yoon Architecture, LLP
1:30PM - 1:50PM
Gary Steuer Chief Cultural Officer, City of Philadelphia
Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
1:50PM - 2:10PM
Youngmoo Kim Director, Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory
Drexel University College of Engineering
2:10PM - 2:30PM
Jasmaine "Minista Jazz" Cook Positive Minds 2:30PM - 2:50PM
Lancelot Coar Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba 2:50PM - 3:10PM
James Moustafellos Associate Director, Center for Design + Innovation
Fox School of Business
3:10PM - 3:30PM
EXCHANGE 2 Afternoon Dialogue 3:30PM - 3:40PM

Closing & Reception

Our Sponsors

Center for Design + Innovation Temple University Fox School of Business LG CNS Electronic Ink Institute for Business and Information Technology Department of Strategic Management The Office of Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education Temple University Computer Services Shadowfax Digital

More Info

For more information about the event contact James Moustafellos via telephone or email.


The Speakers

Drew Becher

Drew Becher became the 36th President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in June 2010. Under his leadership, PHS has initiated the Plant One Million campaign to restore the region’s tree canopy; expanded the City Harvest program, which provides fresh produce to more than 1,000 families in need each week during the growing season; initiated the PHS Pop-Up projects; and introduced exciting new features at the Philadelphia International Flower Show.

Becher had been Executive Director of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), which was founded by entertainer and environmentalist Bette Midler in 1995. He led the non-profit NYRP since 2006, and during his tenure was a respected leader in the city’s greening and beautification initiatives.

In 2007, Becher and NYRP partnered with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to launch MillionTreesNYC, which has led to the planting of more than 375,000 trees in New York City’s five boroughs to date. Becher was also responsible for raising millions in revenue for capital projects; revamping NYRP’s environmental educational programs for more than 10,000 children in underserved communities; and expanding the organization’s programs for community gardeners and volunteers.

He previously served as Deputy Director of Washington, D.C.’s Office of Planning (2004-06), where he led the creation of the Department of Environment. He also served as Chief of Staff for the Chicago Park District (1996-2004) and Assistant to Mayor. He helped forge Mayor Richard M. Daley’s acclaimed environmental and beautification agenda that contributed to Chicago’s recent placement on the Forbes list of the world’s most beautiful cities. Becher created and led many of the initiatives that are now hallmarks of Chicago’s urban renaissance.

Brigitte Daniel

Ms. Daniel is the Executive Vice President of Wilco Electronics Systems, Inc. (Wilco). Wilco is an African-American privately owned cable operator and has provided quality and affordable cable services, telecommunication services, and remote surveillance and security system networks throughout the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware Valley area for the last 33 years.

As Executive Vice President of Wilco, Ms. Daniel takes on a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including corporate communications, government affairs, regulatory affairs, public affairs, and corporate administration.

Most recently, Ms. Daniel was awarded a 2011 Eisenhower Fellowship where she traveled to India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia to explore and cultivate global relationships in emerging technologies that will benefit her unique marketplace here in Philadelphia. In addition, Ms. Daniel was appointed to the newly re-chartered Federal Communications Commission Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity in the Digital Age by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. In this role, Ms. Daniel will help recommend policies and practices that will further enhance diversity in the industries the FCC regulates, and focus on issues regarding lowering barriers to entry for minority businesses and exploring ways to ensure universal access and adoption of broadband.

Ms. Daniel graduated from Spelman College in1999 and additionally received her JD from Georgetown University Law School. In 2006, Ms. Daniel attended and participated in Dartmouth University’s Tuck School of Business Minority Business Executive program administered by the national offices of the Minority Business Development Agency. Currently, she is a Board Director of the Philadelphia Theatre Company and the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition (GPUAC).

Edwin Chan

Edwin Chan received his Bachelor of Arts from the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley, and Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. After graduation, Edwin joined Frank O. Gehry & Associates in Los Angeles; and has collaborated with Mr. Gehry as Design Partner on many of the firm’s most significant architectural projects, including the Nationale-Nederlanden Building in Prague, an office building for Novartis International in Basel, Switzerland, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Beginning in January 2012, Mr. Chan launched his independent practice with a trans-disciplinary approach to architecture and design. Edwin Chan has lectured both in the US and internationally, and has served as visiting professor of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Edwin has been recognized with many awards and distinctions, most recently he received the honor “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” from the Republic of France.

Lancelot Coar

Lancelot Coar is an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, and is also a researcher at the Center for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST). At CAST, Lancelot creates new architectural and structural systems that embrace and are defined by the dynamic nature of the building materials he uses. Lancelot’s research examines a design and building method that creates an active dialogue between the physical and social forces that shape all structures.

Lancelot Coar received Bachelor of Science degrees in both Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering from Drexel University, and later received his Masters in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. His work has been featured in a wide range of publications and exhibited in museums and galleries in Europe, The United States, and Canada. He is also a founding partner in CoRe Collaborative and a member of the performance art collective The Abzurbs.

Jasmaine "Minista Jazz" Cook

Jasmaine "Minista Jazz" Cook is an award-winning educator, facilitator, and consultant. As the Co-Director of Positive Minds, a compassionate communication organization run by 3 young women known as The Cook Sisters, Minista Jazz specializes in utilizing value-based principles to increase productivity in businesses, schools, and organizations worldwide. Minista Jazz is a loving mother, sister, and wife, as well as a diligent community leader. Her out-of-the-box methodology of encouraging intimate and authentic human connections continues to be highlighted in several publications and national media outlets. She lectures extensively on the link between design and spirituality most recently sharing in Washington D.C. with the Children's Defense Fund and One Common Unity.

Mark Headd

Mark is a writer, speaker and thought leader on communication technologies and open government. He currently works as a Developer Evangelist for Voxeo Labs. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and is a former adjunct instructor at the University of Delaware teaching a course in electronic government.

He served for three years as the chief policy and budget advisor for the State of Delaware’s Department of Technology and Information. He has also served as Director of the Delaware Government Information Center and as Technology Adviser to former Delaware Governor Thomas Carper.

Mark has built open government applications for the District of Columbia, the Sunlight Foundation, the New York State Senate, and the cities of New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Baltimore and Philadelphia. He most recently organized civic hacking events in Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Jonathan Jarvis

Jonathan Jarvis is a designer specializing in expository design. His work takes complex social and financial concepts and distills them into digestible videos, interfaces, and applications. In 2009 he created the short film The Crisis of Credit Visualized, which laid out the financial crisis is simple terms for anyone not versed in finance. His work on the financial crisis has gone on to be used in classrooms around the world, from high schools in Brazil to lecture halls at Harvard. Jonathan is currently Design Director at Google's Creative Lab, where he created campaigns for Google Search, Chrome, and Android. In 2011 he moved from talking about products to building them, and now develops new product designs for Google.

Youngmoo Kim

Youngmoo Kim is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Assistant Dean of Engineering for Media Technologies at Drexel University. He received his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab and also holds Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Music (Vocal Performance Practice) from Stanford University as well undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Music from Swarthmore College. His research group, the Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab) explores machine understanding of sound, interfaces and robotics for expressive interaction, and K-12 outreach for engineering education. He co-chaired the 2008 International Conference on Music Information Retrieval and was invited by the National Academy of Engineering to co-organize the “Engineering and Music” session for the 2010 Frontiers of Engineering conference. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation, including an NSF CAREER award in 2007, and the Knight Foundation. Youngmoo is a former member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and has performed in productions at American Musical Theater of San Jose and SpeakEasy Stage Company (Boston).

Gary Steuer

Gary Steuer has headed Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy since 2008. The Office’s mission is to support and promote arts, culture and creative industries, and to develop partnerships and coordinate efforts that weave arts, culture and creativity into the economic and social fabric of the City. As Chief Cultural Officer, he serves as a member of the Mayor’s Cabinet, advising the Mayor and all City agencies on cultural and creative economy issues. Recent major accomplishments including creating the City’s first arts and creative industry-targeted Community Development Block Grant capital funding initiative, completing a new study on Philadelphia’s Creative Vitality, and initiating a new arts and creative economy data mapping project. Before joining the Nutter administration, Mr. Steuer was the Vice President for Private-Sector Affairs at Americans for the Arts, and had the additional title of Executive Director of the Art and Business Council of Americans for the Arts. He was responsible for leading efforts to stimulate more private sector support for the arts, including promoting partnerships between the arts and business sectors. Mr. Steuer served for ten years as the President and CEO of the Arts & Business Council Inc. before and during its merger with Americans for the Arts. Earlier in his career he was a theatre producer, both in the commercial and nonprofit theatre, served as Capital Funding program director for the New York State Council on the Arts, and was an aide to a United States Congressman. He has written, lectured and taught extensively on arts management and policy issues and has served on many boards of directors and funding and advisory panels for local, statewide and national organizations. He blogs at

Seiichiro Yonekura

Seiichiro Yonekura is Director and Professor of Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. He received his B.As and M.A. from Hitotsubashi University. He acquired his Ph.D. (History) from Harvard University in 1990. Dr. Yonekura is also Dean of Nippon Genki-juku at Academy Hills in Roppongi-hills since 2001. He has been a chief editor of Hitotsubashi Business Review since 1994.

Dr. Yonekura’s current research interests are focused on (a) relationships between business development and innovation, (b) innovation and entrepreneurship including social entrepreneurship perspective, and (c) industrial policy and government-business relations.

He is a prolific author of numerous titles on a wide range of subjects from innovation theory, history of business strategy and structure, and management and organization of the Japanese steel, computer, and automobile industries, to entrepreneurship, music and business-economic issues.

He loves tennis, golf and rock’n roll music.

J. Meejin Yoon

J. Meejin Yoon, RA, FAAR (b. Seoul, Korea) is an architect, designer, and educator. She is the founder of MY Studio, co-founder of Höweler + Yoon Architecture, LLP and an Associate Professor with Tenure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the recipient of the United States Artist Award in Architecture/Design, the Athena RISD/Target Emerging Designer Award, the Rome Prize in Design, the Young Architects Award from the Architectural League, and a Fulbright Scholar. She is the co-author of Public Works: Unsolicted Small Projects for the Big Dig (MAP Book Publishers 2009), Expanded Practice, Höweler + Yoon Architecture / MY Studio (Princeton Architectural Press 2009) and author/designer of Absence (Printed Matter and the Whitney Museum of American Art 2003). She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University with the AIA Henry Adams Medal and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University.

Abhi Nemani

Abhi Nemani is the Director of Strategy and Communications at Code for America. For the past two years, he has led Code for America's national outreach and awareness campaigns, which were featured in the New York Times and Mashable, as well as spearheading new program development, such as the launch of a civic startup accelerator. Prior to CfA, Abhi managed the research teams at the Rose Institute to increase transparency in local government using technology, and with Google, he pioneered an innovative strategy to leverage social media for consumer engagement. As a designer, editor, and developer, Abhi has extensive experience creating popular and award-winning websites, magazines, graphics, and publications. He graduated magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a honors degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE).

James Moustafellos

James Moustafellos is Associate Director of the Center for Design + Innovation and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Information Systems at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. James is engaged in design, production, research and entrepreneurship. As a designer operating within a business culture, he focuses on integrating design process into the culture of management. In this role, he is exploring the difference between quantitative and qualitative thought and shifting the perception of design from objects to objectives, from products to thought process and methods of production. Through his teaching and as co-founder of the Fox School’s Center for Design+Innovation, his goal is to expand the domain of design beyond its traditional borders. James also practices design as a founding partner of EnA/ Elements and Alloys, a luxury jewelry brand, and Intellectual Property, an architecture and design studio.