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.
He has held positions with Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com 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.
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.