Introducing the Judges and Mentors for Lexus Design Award 2020

John Maeda

John Maeda (Judge)

John Maeda is an American technologist, designer, engineer, artist, investor, author and teacher who was recently appointed Chief Experience Officer at Publicis Sapinet, the technology consulting and delivery arm of the communications and marketing conglomerate Publicis.

Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design.

He has held positions with Automattic, the parent company of and the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. He has led the research at the MIT Media Lab and served as president of the Rhode Island School of Design. Named as one of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century by Esquire, Maeda draws on his diverse background as an MIT-trained engineer, award-winning designer and executive leader to bring people and ideas together at scale.

Leading with Light, Lexus Design Award 2019.
Leading with Light, Lexus Design Award 2019.

He is the author of several celebrated books, including The Laws of Simplicity and Redesigning Leadership. His upcoming book How to Speak Machine will be available during November 2019. He has appeared as a speaker all over the world, from Davos to Beijing to Sao Paolo to New York. His talks for TED have received millions of views.

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