Chief Innovation Officer
Maga Design Group
A true thought leader and seasoned change agent with over 20 years of US and global innovation experience, specializing in the technology, defense, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and real estate sectors.Her strategy work and integrated communications techniques have resulted in successful organization-wide initiatives that meet the world's changing demands.One of the keys to her success has been a focus on harnessing the collective energy of the organization to switch on teams to drive innovation and business growth.
She has created products, services, environments and tools for a wide range of clients, working closely with architects, designers and employee teams, including AT&T, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Chanel, Equity Office Properties, Fidelity, Glaxo Smith Kline, Fidelity, First American Data Systems, Morgans Hotel Group, P&G, Raytheon, and Anixter Inc.
She is a pioneer in the use of visual information maps by organizations,and helped launch Maga Design Group's proprietary approach to creating physical and virtual representations of collective strategic thinking.She's always created maps, including in her prior roles as CMO for Brand-image,Desgrippes Laga,Managing Director of R&D for Tom Peters, and Chief Learning Officer for Anixter International.
Julie is a proponent of building organizational capacity through leveraging the emotional energy, creativity and intellectual capital inside of organizations to achieve results;she frequently writes and speaks on these elements of creating remarkable organizations.
She is contributing author to books including The Big Moo with Seth Godin, The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching with Phil Harkin, and Beyond Branding with Nicholas Ind. She is writing a book on Translating Creativity in the Workplace.Julie holds two degrees: a M.S. from Northwestern University in the Learning Sciences, and an MFA from University of San Francisco.
Julie actively supports the Think Remarkable community and awards (http://www.thinkremarkable.com) to honor remarkable thinking in the world.