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John Maeda is Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he works with KPCB’s entrepreneurs and portfolio companies to accelerate the impact of design in the high technology industry. He served as 16th president of Rhode Island School of Design from 2008-2013 and spent 13 years at MIT Media Lab as a professor and head of research. His career bridging the intersections of graphic design, computer science, art, education, and leadership earned him the distinction of being named one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century by Esquire.

Maeda chairs the eBay Design Advisory Council, serves on the boards of Sonos and Wieden+Kennedy, and is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on New Growth Models. His books include The Laws of Simplicity, Creative Code, and Redesigning Leadership, which expands on his Twitter feed @johnmaeda, one of TIME Magazine’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds. He has received a variety of international awards for his creative work, including induction to the Art Director's Club Hall of Fame and the White House's National Design Award.



Tuesday, May 5 • 3:00 – 3:45pm

In the inaugural Design and Technology Trends Report, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Design Partner John Maeda will provide a data-driven examination of the intersection of design and technology, its implications and manifestations, providing insights and best practices on how to harness the power of both great design and powerful engineering. Maeda will draw on examples from his past experiences as the President of Rhode Island School of Design and the head of research at the MIT Media Lab, as well as his current role as Design Partner at venture capital firm KPCB.