• Thank you Colombia!

    After an overwhelmingly successful conference in Bogota, Cali and Medellin (Colombia), we still color the colors of care! Thanks everybody who helped making this possible!
  • An amazing experience!

    Part of the D&E2014 delegates posing during one of the engaging breaks.

Stefano Marzano

Stefano Marzano is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Director of Philips Design since 1991. He holds a doctorate in Architecture from the Milan Polytechnic Institute. In 1978 he joined Philips Design in The Netherlands, as Design Leader for Data Systems and Telecommunication products. He returned to Italy in 1982 to direct the Philips-Ire Design Centre. Became Vice President of Corporate Industrial Design for Whirlpool International (a joint venture with Philips) in 1989. Professional affiliations: Until 2001: Professor at the Politecnico di Milano. Until 1998: Professor at the Domus Academy in Milan. Chairman of the Supervisory Board for the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Technical University in Eindhoven. Member of the Design Management Institute (Boston) Advisory Council. Member of the Design Management Advisory Panel of the University of Westminster, UK.

Rosalind Picard

Rosalind Picard is Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences. She is founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Laboratory and is co-director of the Things That Think Consortium, the largest industrial sponsorship organization at the lab. She holds a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Masters and Doctorate degrees, both in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Picard is known internationally for pioneering research in affective computing and, prior to that, for pioneering research in content-based image and video retrieval. Her award-winning book, Affective Computing, (MIT Press, 1997) lays the groundwork for giving machines the skills of emotional intelligence.

Victor Lo

Victor Lo is the Chairman & Chief Executive of Hong Kong-listed Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Limited. Established in 1964, Gold Peak Group is an Asian multinational group with a portfolio of industrial and technology investments in the electrical and electronics industries. Its three major member companies, GP Industries Limited, GP Batteries International Limited and CIH Limited, are independently listed in Singapore. The Group has manufacturing, research & development, marketing and distribution operations in more than ten countries around the world and employs over 20,000 people worldwide. Mr Lo is currently Chairman of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Council Chairman of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Design Centre. He is a member of the Steering Committee on Innovation and Technology, the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council and the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee. He was Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Industries from July 2001 to July 2003. He was also one of the three Hong Kong Representatives to the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Business Advisory Council from 1996 to 1999.

Donald Norman

Donald Norman is Prof. of Computer Science and Psychology at Northwestern University and Prof. Emeritus of both Cognitive Science and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, former Vice President of Apple Computer’s Advanced Technology Group, and an executive at Hewlett Packard and at UNext, a distance education company. He has received an honorary degree from the University of Padua (Italy). He is the author of “The Design of Everyday Things,” “Things That Make Us Smart” and, “The Invisible Computer,” a book that Business Week called “the bible of the “post PC thinking.” His 2004 book “Emotional Design: Why we love (or hate) everyday things” emphasizes the role of emotions in product design. Don Norman’s goal is to help companies make products that appeal to the emotions as well as to reason. “The well-rounded product,” says Norman, “will enhance the heart as well as the mind, being a joy to behold, to use, and to own.”

Kun-Pyo Lee

Kun-Pyo Lee is professor and head of the department of Industrial design at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea. He is also director of Human-Centered Interaction Design Lab. He studied at Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, US and Tsukuba University, Japan (PhD). He was visiting professor at Illinois Institute of Technology, Tsukuba University and University of Art and Design Helsinki. Professional experience includes appointments as vice president of Korean Society of Design Science (KSDS); vice president for Ergonomic Society of Korea; vice president of Korea Society for Emotion and Sensibility (KSES). He consulted design planning and interface design for Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, and Johnson & Johnson. Major areas of research interests include design methodology, human-centered design, and cultural user-interface design.

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