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Emotion Tech Forum’s Interview Recording

“The Conference on the Future of Europe is a unique and timely opportunity for European citizens to debate on Europe’s challenges and priorities. The Conference is placed under the authority of the three institutions, represented by the President of the European Parliament, the President of the Council and the President of the European Commission, acting as its Joint Presidency.”

“The Emotion Tech Forum contributes to the discussion on Technology for People in the Digital Transformation category. This year’s agenda features the Head of the Nokia Chicago Innovation Center, Jose de Francisco, a recent recipient of a Design & Innovation Global Award, who will join speakers from Microsoft, Cisco, Adobe, EY, UK Government, City of Helsinki and ONCE.”

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Online interview for Emotion Tech Forum 2021 – 25 Minutes, English Captions

Interview sections:

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:48 – Digital Technologies
  • 03:27 – The Experience Economy and X as a Service
  • 09:16 – A Designer’s Perspective
  • 11:40 – QXbD, Quality eXperiences by Design
  • 14:52 – HC AI, Human Centered Artificial Intelligence
  • 18:41 – Emotion Technology
  • 22:22 – Artificial Intelligence: Concerns and Opportunities

The following full-length 5 hour recording of the Forum features captions in Spanish. My interview follows a brief commentary by the journalist Carmen Vilches. Note that it is already bookmarked to start at minute 45.

Full length event recording – 45 minute bookmark – Spanish captions

Welcoming remarks:

  • Fernando López Miras, President of the Region of Murcia
  • Tobias Wiesenthal, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology – European Commission

Speakers:

  • Matthias Ostermann, EY
  • José de Francisco, Nokia
  • Ángel Pérez Puletti, Baufest
  • Paloma Hernández Esteve, Adobe
  • Jeremy Yun, UK Government Digital Service
  • Viivi Lähteenoja, City of Helsinki
  • María Comín Mayordomo, Microsoft
  • Jesús Hernández Galán, ONCE
  • Xavier Azemar, Cisco

I would like to thank Alfonso José García López and the team at Fundación Integra for all of their support and flexibility. It was my pleasure to be involved in this year’s Emotion Tech Forum and I look forward to learning about the new initiatives that will be rolled out soon.


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Discussing QXbD @ II Emotion Tech Forum 2021


Making Tech Human with QXbD

Quality eXperiences by Design

Wednesday, December 1, 10:00 am CET – UTC/GMT +1 hour

II Foro de TECNOLOGÍA EMOCIONAL


Digital solutions are fueling today’s experience economy at a global scale in a constantly evolving landscape with unprecedented speed. The professional design craft is re-emerging not only as an outcome of societal dynamics but, most critically, as a change agent that shapes culture by placing people’s values and quality considerations at the forefront. In this session we will discuss how to innovate with QXbD, Quality eXperiences by Design, jointly with HCAI, Human Centered Artificial Intelligence and Affective Computing for ‘as a Service’ models.

Las soluciones digitales están impulsando la economía de la experiencia actual a escala global en un panorama en constante evolución con una velocidad sin precedentes. El arte del diseño profesional está resurgiendo no solo como resultado de la dinámica social sino, lo que es más crítico, como un agente de cambio que da forma a la cultura al colocar los valores de las personas y las consideraciones de calidad en primer plano. En esta sesión discutiremos cómo innovar con QXbD, Quality eXperiences by Design, junto con HCAI, Human Centered Artificial Intelligence y Affective Computing para modelos “as a Service”.

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Jose de Francisco is the Chief Designer at Nokia Cloud & Network Services, the software leader in the global telecommunications sector, and Head of Nokia’s Chicago Innovation Center, an interdisciplinary R&D facility involving all of the company’s business groups. His professional experience encompasses leadership responsibilities in strategy, design, product management, research, new ventures and marketing. Jose is an award-winning designer and a Distinguished Member (DMTS) of Bell Labs for work on next generation mobile platforms, operations and applications.

José de Francisco es Chief Designer at Nokia Cloud & Network Services, el líder de software en el sector global de las telecomunicaciones, y Head of Nokia´s Chicago Innovation Center, una instalación de I+D interdisciplinaria que involucra a todos los grupos comerciales de la empresa. Su experiencia profesional abarca responsabilidades de liderazgo en estrategia, diseño, gestión de productos, investigación, nuevas empresas y marketing. José es un diseñador galardonado y miembro distinguido (DMTS) de Bell Labs por su trabajo en plataformas, operaciones y aplicaciones móviles de próxima generación.

Design Thinking 2021: Driving AI/ML with QXbD, Quality eXperiences by Design


Join me on Conference Day: Tuesday, September 21 at 1:15 pm.


ABSTRACT

At the time of writhing this, we happen to be immersed in the makings of a brave next normal where everything can be revisited and rethought to be better delivered as a seamless service. The ‘experience economy’ is finally taking hold. This means that a ‘customer-first’ mindset and an unwavering commitment to ‘outstanding quality’ are essential to win hearts and minds because what ‘value’ is (and is not) at any given point of time remains a human consideration informed by our experiences.

Digitalization has not only accelerated beyond expectations during the recent pandemic, but has also furthered the relentless adoption of pervasive communication technologies and AI, Artificial Intelligence, across industries. Given the exponential rise of autonomous systems that can enable on-demand self-service coupled with instant mass customization… the more we digitize, the greater the reach and, therefore, the more pressing the need to excel at Human Centered AI with moral imagination and creative confidence.


BIO

Jose de Francisco is the Chief Designer at Nokia CNS, Cloud & Network Services, and Co-Head of Nokia’s Chicago Innovation Center, a leading R&D facility integrating all of the company’s business groups. His professional experience encompasses interdisciplinary leadership responsibilities in strategy, product management, research, design, new ventures and marketing.

Award-winning designer and a Distinguished Member (DMTS) of Bell Labs for work on next generation mobile platforms and applications, Jose holds several active patents and an extensive design portfolio featuring 20+ brands. He has served with the Advisory Boards for MIT’s Institute of Data, Systems and Society (IDSS) and Illinois Tech’s Entrepreneurship Center. Jose is currently engaged with Design & Innovation Global, the think tank behind the premier Design Thinking conference series in the United States and is a core team member of TM Forum’s DMM (Digital Maturity Model) and DOT (Digital Organizational Transformation) projects.

Holds several professional certificates in Design and Data Science from MIT, earned an MBA in International Marketing and Finance from Chicago’s DePaul University as a Honeywell Europe Be Brilliant Scholar, and is the recipient of postgraduate degrees in Human Factors Engineering and Business Administration from BarcelonaTech (UPC) and Ireland’s University College Dublin (UCD) respectively. He started his academic life in the Industrial Design program of Barcelona’s Massana Art & Design Center as an Epson Scholar.

Passionate about innovating to create new value, Jose co-authored the ‘Human Factors Engineering Manifesto’ and believes in the exceptional value that comes with consistently delivering ‘Quality Experiences by Design’ (QXbD.) His endeavors can be followed on innovarista.org.