SODA Social is a pioneering innovative networking event that brings together some of the brightest digital technology enthusiasts looking to socialise, expand their knowledge and discuss all things digital! SODA Social delivers innovative ways of thinking, distinguishes opportunities and threats within the industry and understands current and future trends.
This Meetup will give you the opportunity to engage with digital professionals across Design, Tech, and Marketing sectors. Giving you the chance to listen to some of the UK's leading digital practitioners across various sectors that ultimately carry the same message, Innovation!
With every new year, comes an array of new trends, ways of thinking and designing. Last night we discussed what design trends will be taking over 2019. From thinking of you as a designer, how design will impact businesses and society our incredible speakers had it covered to the T! It was clear the discussions uncovered how you can incorporate a modern edge in your creative design. On behalf of the entire SODA Squad, we'd like to say a very warm thank you to Rakhi from McKinsey & Company, Niharika Hariharan from McKinsey & Company, Anish Joshi from Shell and Jonah Jones from Facebook. Not forgetting you, our community, candidates and clients who attended and made the evening another spectacular event.
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Rakhi sits at the forefront of the intersection of psychology, emerging technology and design in businesses and organisations. She creates interdisciplinary R&D, Innovation and Skunkworks teams and labs for organisations that want to experiment, think forward and invent the future. Rakhi has extensive experience observing how people behave, monitoring the world for weak signals, patterns and change drivers, subsequently creating normative or exploratory futures that generate new products, services, businesses and experiences.
Jonah is a Product Design Manager who helps to create delightful and innovative products. Jonah has had the privilege to lead design for Google Maps and Facebook, two of the top five most used apps in the world today. Jonah advises and mentors startups around the world on product strategy, growth, user experience, scaling, and team management.
Niharika is Design Director at McKinsey & Company where she leads and directs design, consulting and client teams to shape business strategy, product propositions and operational process to create tangible impact. Prior to McKinsey, Niharika has worked in consultancies, agencies and client side for organisations such as Vodafone Global, Barclays, Boots, BT, Financial Times, Open University, O2, Nationwide and Fidelity, developing service strategy, directing business propositions and taking products to market.
Anish is Head of Design & Innovation for Shell (Global Commercial & Chemicals) where he is creating, from the ground up, a new worldwide innovation lab capability that sets out to develop products and services through design, lean innovation and agile methodologies, coupled with new technologies. To address opportunities across the business and solve wicked problems he champions a holistic human centred proposition from design thinking and service design, through to digital creation (UX & UI).
Our Meetups will give you the opportunity to listen and engage with Digital professionals across Design, Tech, and Marketing sectors. If you are a CTO, CEO, Designer, Developer, Project Manager, Marketeer etc, then our events will give you a great insight into the latest market trends whilst meeting some really cool people.