Join our global community in an online festival of learning, career development, networking, and social events. Programming is scheduled for time zones around the world. 50 sessions are FREE for EPIC Members! Tutorials are the only sessions that require pre-registration and a fee ($100 for members).
All events are shown in US Pacific Time (UTC -7).
(Time in CEST: 8–9:00 pm)
Rich Radka, Founder of Fuse Foresight
Rebekah Park, Partner at Gemic
Career Pivot sessions help us open doors to new roles and domains in which ethnographers thrive.
In this Career Pivot we’ll learn about strategy and foresight consulting with two innovative EPIC Members in the field: Rich Radka, Founder of Fuse Foresight, and Rebekah Park, Partner at Gemic. Rebekah and Rich will introduce key principles and aspects of this work, then we’ll do an extensive “group informational interview” so you can ask all of your nitty gritty questions about the domain. Meanwhile, we’ll take collaborative notes. And finally, we will synthesize an understanding of service design as a space of opportunity for ethnographic work and impact.
Rich Radka is Founder of Fuse Foresight. Previously leadership roles have included Founder of Claro Partners, Partner at NEST, and Director of User Experience at Sapient. For more than 20 years Rich has provided deep human insights to corporate, scale-up and public sector clients to feed innovation, customer experience development and critical business decisions. He brings inspired design thinking, and a practical human-centred approach to co-create solutions that involve customers, employees, partners and other stakeholders. His current areas of focus are enabling organisational change, delivering strategic foresight, and empowering individuals to gain greater agency and satisfaction in how they make their livings.
Rebekah Park is a Partner at Gemic, where she co-leads the Tech and Health practices. Over two decades she has worked across business, academia, and NGOs, including ReD Associates, Marlboro College, Poverty and Race Research Action Council, and African American Policy Forum. Her background in anthropology, race studies, and ethics enables her to work across global contexts and different topical areas around what it means to be human and how tech continuously changes how we live today.