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Valerie Casey

Founder and Executive Director, The Designers Accord

BA, Swarthmore College; Master’s degree, Yale. Internationally recognized innovator. Has worked with organizations across the world on identifying, building, and launching breakout software and services. Has held executive leadership positions at IDEO, frog, and Pentagram. Founded Necessary Projects, an international think tank, and the Designers Accord, a global design coalition focused on social impact. Currently, Chief Product Officer, Samsung Global Innovation Center, providing strategic product guidance for start-ups across Samsung’s accelerators, and investment and acquisition portfolios. Henry Crown Fellow, Aspen Institute. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Named: Guru of the year, Fortune magazine; Hero of the Environment, TIME magazine; Master of Design, Fast Company; one of the World’s Most Influential Designers, Businessweek.