John Maeda

Global Head, Computational Design and Inclusion, Automattic

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. 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.