Oliver Sykes

Senior Lead, Global Talent Strategy Boeing

Oliver contributes design and product development expertise to improve the experience of people in the talent lifecycle at Boeing. He consistently relies on design as an enabler to look beyond convention and find significant opportunities to affect company culture.

Other work at Boeing includes systems engineering and development of machine learning capabilities to improve manufacturing and design. He has experienced the factory floor, the development cycle, and strategic business initiatives across the enterprise.

Prior to Boeing, Oliver spent time as a business and brand strategy consultant developing disruptive business models and solutions to product challenges. He also spent several years as a visual communication professor and university administrator at BYU-Idaho. There he worked alongside experts in manufacturing and innovation to disrupt the higher education model.

Oliver has trained in Systems Engineering with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holds a Master of Science degree in Creative Brand Management from the VCU Brandcenter in Richmond, Virginia, and a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Organizational Communication from Brigham Young University – Idaho.   

Design Thinking Day

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020


HR is increasingly called on to play a key role in enterprise growth. This requires them to be full

partner in the strategic planning and decision-making process for better work performance, productivity,

and employee experience. Using human-centered design is a way for HR to achieve these goals – but

how can it be maintained if your organization is hesitant to change?

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Oliver.

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