John Maeda

John Maeda
  • Design Partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers (KPCB), USA

Formerly: 13 years as Professor and Head of Research, MIT Media Lab. 2008-13, President, Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, Design Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, working with entrepreneurs and portfolio companies to build design into their company cultures. Chair, eBay Design Advisory Council. Member, Board: Sonos; Wieden+Kennedy. Member, Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, World Economic Forum. Author of books, incl.: The Laws of Simplicity; Redesigning Leadership. Named one of 75 most influential people of the 21st century, Esquire. Recipient of i awards for creative work, incl. induction to the Art Director's Club Hall of Fame and the White House's National Design Award.