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  • Roger Martin

    Dean of the Rotman School of Management

    Roger Martin has served as dean of the Rotman School of Management since September 1, 1998. Previously, he spent 13 years as a Director of Monitor Company, a global strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he served as co-head of the firm for two years. His research work is in Integra...
  • Elaine Ann

    President/CEO of Kaizor Innovation

    Elaine Ann is the founder of Kaizor Innovation, a strategic innovation consultancy based in Hong Kong/China that helps companies strategize, research and design innovative products and services. Her clients are an impressive list ranging from top multi-nationals to world-class design firms/consultancies. Elai...
  • Julia Chiu

    Executive Director, Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization

    Leimei Julia Chiu has spent most of her adult life working to help designers and students of design promote their work across national and cultural barriers, thus helping them achieve true cross-cultural experiences that will add to their lives and enrich their output as professionals.Prior to her current app...
  • Brian Walker

    President and Chief Executive Officer of Herman Miller, Inc.

    Brian Walker is President and CEO of Herman Miller, Inc. In March 2003, Mr. Walker was named President and COO of the company and assumed the title of CEO in July 2004. Brian serves on the Board of Directors for The Federal Reserve Bank of Detroit and also Briggs & Stratton Corporation. He also serves on th...
  • Igor Peraza Curiel

    Architect

    Born in Caracas (Venezuela), Igor graduated from the CentralUniversity (U.C.V), completed his Master and Doctorate (PhD) in Japan (Sapporo-Hokkaido y Kumamoto-Kyushu) where he resided for 10 years collaborating with Arata Isozaki, he went to Spain to direct the Domus (the House of Man) project in La Coruña, w...
  • Cai Jun

    Professor, PhD Supervisor of Department of Industrial Design, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University

    Since the 1980s, Cai Jun has been one of the pioneering industrial designers and educators in China. As professor and head of department of Industrial Design, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Cai Jun has contributed to making the department one of the best in China. His concentration is in desig...
  • Larry Keeley

    President and co-founder of Doblin Inc.

    Larry Keeley is a strategist who has worked for thirty years to develop more effective innovation methods. Larry is President and co-founder of Doblin Inc, an innovation strategy firm known for pioneering comprehensive innovation systems that materially improve innovation success rates. Doblin is now a member...
  • Geoff Vuleta

    CEO of Fahrenheit 212

    Fahrenheit 212 is a New York based innovation consultancy that invents and brings to market new products, services, and business for Fortune 500 companies. Geoff co-founded Fahrenheit 212 based on a truism about the pursuit of growth through innovation and the market gap that lies between them. Geoff, a nat...
  • Thomas Lockwood

    President and member of the Board of DMI

    Thomas Lockwood is the President and member of the Board of DMI, the Design Management Institute, a non-profit educational organization based in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the public sector 5 years ago he directed design at StorageTek and Sun Microsystems, and ran his own design firm for a numb...
  • Cathy Huang

    Founder and President of CBi China Bridge

    Cathy is a respected thought leader in the design industry. Under her guidance, CBI has become the primary design research and innovation strategy consultancy in China. She was the first Marketing Director of GE/Fitch China, and the former Project Manager of Haier Design Centre, where she acquired practical d...
  • Lou Yong Qi

    Vice Dean of College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University

    Professor Lou holds a PhD on urban design theory and practice from Tongji University; he is the professor and Vice Dean of College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University. He focuses on interdisciplinary sustainable design education, research and practice.He is the Scientific Committee member of The Alta...
  • Lyndon Neri

    Founding Partner of NHDRO

    Lyndon Neri is a Founding Partner of NHDRO (Neri&Hu Design and Research Office), a multi-disciplinary international architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China, which was selected as one of the ten firms for Design Vanguard 2009 by Architectural Record, USA.  Mr. Neri received a Master of Archite...
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