“Meet the Innovators” from the D3 Innovation Summit, moderated by Joshua Marcuse

When you think of government, “creativity” and “collaboration” probably aren’t the first two words that come to mind.  

But on March 2, 2016 the Department of State, Department of Defense and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host the Diplomacy, Defense and Development (D3) Innovation Summit, an event to encourage greater innovation and collaboration on foreign policy issues critical to our national security and prosperity. The D3 Summit will highlight revolutionary technologies and new concepts that will benefit from joint collaboration among the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and USAID and aim to strengthen our national security, enhance diplomacy, and improve the lives of people around the globe.

Please join the DT:DC Leadership Team for a round-table discussion offering a look "behind the scenes look"  of this ground-breaking event, moderated by Joshua Marcuse, founder of the Design and Innovation Practice at the Department of Defense.  Participants will include the Leadership Team behind the D3 Innovation Summit from the Department of State, Department of Defense and USAID. 

Find out how human-centered design and design thinking tools were used to innovate the decision-making process, what worked and what didn't when trying to innovate across multiple bureaucratic agencies, how the Team sought to encourage valuable innovative breakthroughs from the "end users" – the warfighters in the field, field service personnel and civilians - where innovation happens. 

About Joshua Marcuse

Josh Marcuse works to develop leaders, foster organizational change and innovate policies to make government organizations more collaborative and efficient. Using human-centered design and design thinking tools, Marcuse is innovating the decision-making process at the Department of Defense, and he wants to do the same for all of the public sector.



Patrick Buchan, Australian Exchange Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy) 

Matt Corso, Senior Communications Management and Engagement Advisor, USAID

Kat Faley, representing OSD Policy Leadership and Organization Development, Department of Defense

Travis Glynn, Special Advisor, Office of Strategy, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Zvika Krieger, Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation, U.S. State Department

Merin Rajadurai, Chairman, Secretary of State Open Forum at U.S. State Department



6:30 – Networking
7:00 – 8:15 – “Meet the Innovators” Discussion moderated by Joshua Marcuse
8:15 – 8:30 – Q & A with Panel Members
8:30 – End

More details about this event are available through the Design Thinking DC MeetUp.

YPFP members may register for this event free through YPFP by submitting their RSVP below.

March 02, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
1133 15th St NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
United States
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