Innovation podcast: A designer’s route to the boardroom

Published: May 14, 2020
Innovation Podcast: A Designer's Route to the Boardroom

Designers have gradually risen in corporate org charts as companies started to recognize the concrete contribution that design can make to innovation agendas.

Many companies now even describe themselves as “Design Led” and a handful of companies have even appointed Chief Design Officers, reinforcing the centrality of design to their success. Aon is one of these trailblazers and, in this podcast, xLabs’ Stephen Wood talks to Aon’s CDO Lyle Sandler.

They talk about Lyle’s route from film school into founding design practices in investment banks, his pioneering Service Design work, and ultimately his journey to becoming CDO and the lessons he learned on the way.

Lyle is an expert raconteur as well as being an accomplished designer. Sit back, listen, and enjoy.

This podcast was recorded under COVID conditions and audio quality may vary at points.

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