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Uncovering Innovative Ideas Through Design

PJ Bickett, President of Chicago design firm MU/DAI, sits down to talk about the importance of design in the Chicago business landscape. The digital experience is paving the way for the success of businesses and their brands. Watch to see how this innovative firm helps businesses across a broad spectrum of industries thrive.

Pony Tools Featured on HGTV Ellen’s Design Challenge Product Design And Functionality Basic to Honey-Can-Do’s Success

Steve Greenspon, CEO, talks about how this company works with leading retailers to be a “full-house” solution, providing everything from closet organizational tools to kitchen products. This company is continuing to grow with speed thanks to acquisition targets, new product roll-outs and a warehouse in Asia

Sandstorm Design

Sandstorm Design is a Chicago-based user experience agency that leverages strategic marketing, emerging technologies and usability to create high impact and compelling brand experiences. With 1500+ in-depth user research interviews and usability studies under our belt, we’ve mastered the art of uncovering insights to reveal your untapped intrinsic value and transform organizations.

Marquee Development

A real estate development firm specializing in urban mixed-use entertainment and professional sports districts. As a principal developer, born out of professional sports ownership, we are neighborhood place makers. We bring a hands on approach to creating world-class experiences in entertainment, hospitality, and sports. We bridge the gap between professional sports organizations and traditional developers, […]

Timothy Pickett

Founded Encompass AV in 1999 while still an undergrad at Columbia College, where he majored in architectural acoustics. Laid the foundation and grew EAV to 27 employees, built on technical excellence, ability to design and integrate complex systems and be incredibly responsive to GCs, architects and all project stakeholders. Tim is involved with several charities, […]

Intelligent Buildings Spaces & WiredScore

The costs related to a build-out that becomes technologically obsolete are enormous — with significant disruption risk associated with all moves, adds and changes needed in today’s building IT and cabling systems. The resources, expertise and design decisions needed early on are crucial to ensuring your development or redevelopment is always ahead of the IT […]

Encompass AV

GC’s, architects and developers turn to Encompass AV when cutting-edge building AV/IT, cabling and connectivity solutions must be designed thoughtfully, installed correctly and run predictably. We are where passionate research meets hardcore technical ability meets ROI and dependability. No other founding team can claim our technical daring, track record and project management skills. Our average […]

Lars Haus Olsen

I love technology, and I love real estate. Separately and together. That’s why I love helping developers and owners of real estate understand what’s important to think of when designing and managing their assets from a technology perspective. You’ve heard the real estate term “good bones” before I’m sure. Now, more than ever, it’s becoming […]

Achieving a Competitive Advantage: Performance from Packaging

In today’s crowded marketplace, brands that deliver packaged goods emerge every day — and loyalty is thin. To achieve a competitive advantage, companies must remember that their packaging contains far more than the product. It holds the potential to serve as an organizing principle for business and springboard for value creation. Joining me today is […]