The Big Emerging Trends You Need to Know About

Every year, Fjord–Accenture Interactive’s design and innovation practice–crowdsources Trends for the year ahead. The over-arching theme for Fjord Trends 2020 is a major realignment of the fundamentals – as the world grapples with climate change, political upheaval and civil unrest the way in which we conduct business and live our lives is changing. It is tempting to misinterpret this as a gloomy picture: instead we think this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to innovate in business models, services and products around new definitions of value. Join us for an interactive and immersive experience which explores the latest Trends affecting the constantly changing social and digital landscapes.

13th May

The Catalyst, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TG

14:00 – 17:00


Connor Upton is the Group Design Director for Fjord Dublin. Fjord, design and innovation from Accenture Interactive, is an international design agency with 28 studios worldwide. Fjord Dublin sits at the heart of Accenture’s multidisciplinary innovation hub, the Dock. The venue fosters collaboration between designers, data scientists and software engineers under the mission of pioneering conscientious innovation. Connor applies human centric approaches to the design of complex work environments and has published and spoken widely on this topic. His projects cover multiple domains including public safety, manufacturing and sustainability. He is keenly interested in how interactive visualizations can support collaboration between human and artificial intelligence.

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