Pivot!: An ILN Event
With the inherent need to succeed, convention creates a culture of “no.” It lowers risk taking and encourages the quickest route to the finish line. Making pivots in the innovation journey is essential. Let’s embrace the twirls, tugs, and veers—the time to “Pivot!” is here!
Over two days, you’ll hear stories and learn insights from a diverse group of innovators sharing their #pivot experiences. We’re curating a lineup of speakers and activities that include Pecha-Kucha-style talks, salons, and workshops—and giving you the ability to pick the sessions most meaningful to you. Whether building a prototype, finalizing a product, or leading an organization, you’ll learn that building your pivot capacity can transform your innovation initiatives—and hit back at the low-risk, “no” world we live in along the way.
- Karyn GeorgilisStrategist
Striving to bridge consumer insights with their commercial counterparts, Karyn approaches healthcare problems holistically to help clients create relevant connections both inside and outside of their organization.
Karyn has crafted products and services that strike a balance between what is personal and what is profitable. Previously she’s designed mobile optometry devices for an MIT Media Lab start up, physical therapy solutions for European markets, and patient powered treatment plans at the Mayo Clinic.
Karyn graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s in industrial design and minor in psychology.
- Sandra HwangDesign Strategist, Healthcare
Sandra is a design strategist specializing in healthcare and qualitative research. Through human-centered design, she believes in building better products, services, systems, and spaces that give people a better chance at the health and wellness they deserve.
Previously at Johns Hopkins, Sandra worked with patients, providers, startups, and hospital administration to design for pressing challenges across the healthcare system. Her prior experience includes working with the World Health Organization on health systems, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) on access to vaccines, and the Group Health Research Institute on health policy.
Sandra holds a MSPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a BS in Biology and Society from Cornell University, and an EDAC accreditation in evidence-based design of healthcare facilities.