CEO and President, IDEO
Tim Brown is the CEO of the global design company IDEO, which takes a human-centered approach to design. He frequently speaks about the value of design thinking and innovation to diverse audiences around the world. An industrial designer by training, Tim has earned numerous awards and has exhibited work at the Axis Gallery in Tokyo, the Design Museum in London, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He takes special interest in the convergence of technology and the arts, as well as the ways in which design can be used to promote the well-being of people living in emerging economies. His book on how design thinking transforms organizations, Change by Design, was released by HarperBusiness in September 2009.