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Caroline Baumann
Caroline Baumann is the Director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design, Cooper Hewitt’s special exhibitions and educational programs tell design’s story, raise awareness of design’s universal value, and demonstrate design’s power to make a difference. To transform the nation’s design museum...
Keith Kirkland
Keith Kirkland is the CEO and Cofounder of WearWorks, a haptic design company. The company’s first product, Wayband, is a wearable tactile navigation device that guides blind and visually impaired users to an end-destination, using only vibration. Keith is a mechanical engineer, accessories designer, and industrial designer with experience developing innovation based concepts and experiences....
Mike Milley
Mike Milley is the Director of Creative Consulting at BMW Group Designworks in Los Angeles. He leads a cross-disciplinary team that brings the future to life at the intersection of Research, Strategy, and Foresight. Mike has been an enthusiastic catalyst for change for over 20 years. He was the Founding Director of Samsung’s Lifestyle Research...
Eleanor Morgan
Eleanor Morgan is SVP of Experience at Casper, where she is responsible for the design and development of Casper’s end-to-end customer experience across digital and retail touchpoints. She believes design and brand can make bedtime cool again, and leads teams to create customer experiences that make shopping for sleep and the routine around it joyful....
Elise Roy
Elise Roy is a deaf, inclusive design strategist who helps companies analyze products, services, and programs from the vantage point of people with disabilities. She believes that the unique experiences of people with disabilities help us uncover hidden needs, wherein lie the most profound solutions for everyone. Elise draws on her 15+ years of working...
Davin Stowell
Davin Stowell is the founder and CEO of Smart Design, one of the world’s premier strategic design companies that helps people live better and work smarter. An expert in consumer product and experience innovation, Davin has steered design directions for a broad range of clients, including OXO, HP, and Corning. The OXO Good Grips line...
Todd Waterbury
Todd Waterbury is Chief Creative Officer at Target, where he establishes the creative direction of Target’s marketing efforts, leading an internal team of art directors, designers, developers, writers, and producers, as well as its external agency and design partners, who, together, craft creative content for the Target brand. Todd has extensive experience in creating strategic,...
Caroline Baumann
Caroline Baumann is the Director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. To transform the nation’s design museum into a dynamic, global resource for the public understanding of design, Caroline spearheaded the museum’s most ambitious capital campaign to date, which raised nearly $91 million, and led the recent renovation and expansion of the museum’s home in...
Katherine Darnstadt
Katherine Darnstadt is the founder and principal architect of Latent Design, a progressive architecture, urbanism, and interiors firm leveraging civic innovation and social impact to design more equitable spaces and systems. Since founding her practice in 2010, Katherine and her firm have been published, exhibited, and featured widely, most notably at the International Venice Architecture...