Stephen is founder of DTIA, a leading evangelist, corporate practitioner, and educator of Design Thinking in Asia. Also a frequent speaker and mentor in the startup and innovation communities.

He is currently the Co-founder and CEO of Dory Network Technology. A company that focus on using technology and design to create social impact.


Richard was the Managing Director of IDEO Asia Pacific. Based in Shanghai, his role was to work with clients to identify, create and realize new opportunities, and build innovation capabilities. Clients include Huawei, TCL, Coca-Cola, VF

He is currently working with the Fung Group as the Chief Catalyst.


Executive Director, DTIA, is an experienced Design & Innovation Consultant with extensive experience in practicing Design Thinking around the world, and amongst the first practitioners to introduce Service Design to Greater China.

He currently divides his time operating Quo Vadis Innovation & Design Consulting and developing Design Thinking training and practices for leading organisations and institutions in the region.



Design Thinking in Action (DTIA)

Started in 2016, DTIA is Asia’s first platform that brings together thought leaders, educators and practitioners in Design Thinking as a community.

Each year in an invite-only event, DTIA brings together the world’s best design thinkers in personal capacity over a weekend, to discuss critical trends and challenges in the field across multiple dimensions, and envision the future of Design Thinking in Asia.

DTIA Academy has also been formed in 2018 to support the education of Design Thinking and promotion of its application. 

Who We Are
community of Design Thinking practitioners to sharelearngrow, and create value together 

Our Mission
To create value for businesses and public services through the promotioneducation and application of Design Thinking.


2020 DTIA Practitioner Get Together

Hong Kong, Q1 2020 - Please stay tuned for announcement of new date in February/March 2020.

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Design Thinking in Business

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Emergent Trends in Design Thinking

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Design Thinking for Social Impact

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Facilitated Topics Discussions and Design Thinking Mastery Unpanel Sessions

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Event fees: 

2020 DTIA Practitioner Get Together

Hong Kong, Q1 2020 - Please stay tuned for announcement of new date in February/March 2020.


2018 Supporters and Sponsorship

Supported by Design Singapore Council

Master Class Sponsor


2017 Supporters and Sponsorship

Venue & Facilitation Sponsors

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Catering Sponsor


Supporting Partners

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2016 Supporters and Sponsors