On Tuesday 25th October I was up high in Ocean's Eleven, Google's top floor event space in their Dublin HQ for an executive summit. It was a meeting of Google's fastest growing customers to support their development. It was organised by the Sales and Marketing EMEA team. I was involved in designing and supporting a discussion element and graphic recording of the keynote speaker.
I confess I had never heard of the keynote speaker, Jonas Kjelberg, co-founder of Skype but when I did my research I realised he had written a top-notch business book ALL IN PICTURES. So he must be awesome. And he was- he is an excellent speaker, irreverent, provocative and insightful. See the shots below of me trying (and failing) to be cool while he takes a pic on his phone of the graphic recording.
I really enjoyed working with Aisling and Jackie, two of the Sales and Marketing team, on visuals and process design. They used lots of my doodles throughout the day in their slides to illustrate their ideas. We also co-designed an hour of discussion for which I prepared 4 templates to support discussions at tables and harvest ideas. Added to this I also captured the plenary feedback in 4 circles. These were all used to feed into the rest of the day. Delegates subsequently had presentations and Q&As with experts in each of the 4 key areas, so the discussion hour primed them to make the most of those.
Thank you to the excellent conference photographer, Alan Rowlette, for sharing his photographs with me.