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Idean Summit: The Power of Design Systems

How to ignite growth with design systems

Design system is a powerful platform that enables better communication across the organizations through shared principles and tools.

At our event on Thursday, September 12th we will discuss how and why various global organizations have built their design systems – how did they start their journey, and what is the impact that they’ve already seen. We will have top design leaders telling their organization’s story, challenges, and ways to evolve a successful design system.

In June, we released the book Hack the Design System together with Adobe. Backed by industry research, best practices, and real-world challenges, the book gathers insights from over 20 design leaders from companies such as AT&T, Dell, Airbnb, Cisco, IBM, and Microsoft. In this event, each attendee will receive a book as well as have a chance them signed by the authors.



  • Scott Belsky

    Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Adobe

    As the chief product officer and executive vice president, Creative Cloud, Scott leads product management and engineering for Creative Cloud products and services; Adobe Spark, and Behance, Adobe’s community of 10 million creatives. Scott also oversees Adobe’s Design team, which is responsible for experience design across all Adobe products.

    Prior to joining Adobe in December 2017, Scott was a venture investor at Benchmark in San Francisco. This is Scott’s second tenure at Adobe. He originally joined the company after it acquired Behance in 2012. At that time, he led Adobe’s mobile strategy for Creative Cloud. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006 and served as its CEO for six years.

  • Risto Lähdesmäki

    Chief Executive Officer, Founder, Idean

    CEO and Founder of Idean, Risto is an entrepreneurially spirited, jack-of-all-trades Creative Director. He has a special talent for identifying business opportunities for his client companies and is somewhat allergic to the phrase: “This is not possible”. Risto is an entrepreneur and designer at heart, who has been leading the growth of Idean for the past 20 years and since 2017, Idean has been part of the Capgemini Invent.

  • Sampo Jalasto

    Head of Design, Idean

    Sampo Jalasto is the Head of Design for Idean, and oversees the overall development and growth of the design teams in Palo Alto, and San Francisco as well as most projects that pass through these offices.

    Sampo is a true hybrid designer with equal skills in UX, strategy and visual design. He is seasoned by a multitude of projects for different platforms, designing solutions from enterprise to consumer, and from concept to production.


  1. 12:00

    Registration & Lunch

  2. 13:00

    Welcome words by Risto Lähdesmäki, Idean

  3. 13:30

    Speaker to be announced

  4. 14:00

    Speaker to be annouced

  5. 14:30

    Coffee Break

  6. 15:00

    Keynote by Scott Belsky, Chief Product Officer at Adobe

  7. 15:45

    Executive Panel Debate

  8. 16:15–18:30

    Cocktail Hour