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PD+I 2015

PD+I 2015 will take place at the America Square Conference Centre, in Tower Hill, London.

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Co founder, director
Assa Studio ltd & Digital Forming ltd
Assa Ashuach was born in Israel in 1969, completed his BA at the Betzalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem and his MA at the Royal College of Art at Ron Arad’s Design Products department in London 2003. Assa Ashuach studio was established in London, focusing on Research and Consultancy within the progressive design and manufacturing. Assa has exhibited in different galleries and museums around the world; his work is included in permanent exhibitions and public collections...more
Head of Design and Commercial Products
The Foundry
David Atkinson works closely with The Foundry’s leadership team to deliver creative software that solves real-world challenges of the design industry. Prior to joining The Foundry, Atkinson served as creative director at Saddington Baynes, where he worked on campaigns for Honda, Infiniti and Dyson, as well as with advertising agencies such as Wieden&Kennedy, TBWA and Saatchi & Saatchi. Prior to Saddington Baynes, Atkinson worked in product design at Autodesk (formerly Alias) ...more
Head of High Performance Design Facility
McLaren Technology Centre
Duncan is a hybrid product designer and engineer by education and has spent his career within the sports, consumer, medical, automotive, defence and FMCG sectors over an 18 year period, working with start-ups and an enviable list of global brands in strategic and commercial product innovation.    As a founding member of McLaren Applied Technologies, Design Director and Head of High Performance Design, Duncan works with the world’s very best teams and brands in high...more
BAC co-founder and Director of Design
BAC Mono/Briggs Automotive
Ian is an accomplished designer with a reputation for innovative and radical concepts that have won him awards and accolades in diverse fields including aviation, luxury yachts and the automotive sector. He and his brother Neill formed the consulting venture Adaptive Space in 2000 and have worked with major OEMs (primarily Porsche, Mercedes and Audi) for over a decade, along with clients such as Lufthansa and its Airbus A380 fleet. As co-founder of BAC Ltd alongside his brother, his remit ...more
Head of Technology Ventures
Williams Advanced Engineering
Matthew Burke is Head of Technology Ventures at Williams Advanced Engineering. He joined Williams in 2011 and spent his first three years at Williams Technology Centre Qatar leading their stationary energy storage commercialisation programme. He returned to the UK in 2014 to take on wider technology commercialisation responsibilities at Williams Advanced Engineering. Prior to Williams he has held engineering positions at Tata Motors, Torotrak, Rover Group and Ford Motor Company. He holds a...more
Creative Director
Chauhan Studio
Tej Chauhan was born in London in 1972 and graduated from Central St Martins School of Art and Design in 1995. He is the Creative Director of ChauhanStudio in London. His award winning practice specializes in product design, working across a range of disciplines from technology to eyewear. ChauhanStudio’s client list varies from global blue chip brands to high-end niche manufacturers. Prior to setting up the studio in 2005, Tej was a Senior Designer at Nokia, from 2000 onwards. He le...more
Chief Creative Officer/Partner
elemental8
Benjamin is an experienced and multi-faceted industrial designer capable in all phases of the design process. As CCO, he directs the creative staff and develops new business potentials. Benjamin was a design manager at designafairs USA in the Silicon Valley studio. Previously he was at Pentagram Design as senior industrial designer/ project lead. Benjamin also worked with a number of other leading design firms in US and Asia before that. Benjamin's design has been recognized by IDEA, C...more
Designer & Operations Manager
BRUISE
Elena Maxine Dieckmann, born in Germany, 1987 studied Cultural Engineering in Germany and Korea and is now a Student in the Double-Masters course, Innovation Design Engineering, at Imperial College and the Royal College of Art. She has previously worked for IBM, BMW and Volkswagen in Germany, Russia and Dubai and London, most recently working for the Design Strategy Group at Volkswagen’s Design Center Potsdam, Germany. She is part of the BRUISE team together with Dan Garrett, Lucy Ju...more
Reader in Industrial Design
Loughborough Design School
Dr Mark Evans is a Reader in Industrial Design and leader of Loughborough University’s Design Practice Research Group. Prior to joining Loughborough he was a corporate and consultant designer, with clients that include British Airways, Bosch, Honda and Boots. A PhD supervisor and examiner for 24 candidates with over 100 publications, research activity focuses on supporting design practice through the development of tools/resources and understanding the impact of emerging digital tech...more
Zero Waste Scotland
Maurice Golden leads the Circular Economy Programme for Zero Waste Scotland and joined the organisation in 2011. In academia, in addition to lecturing, he led research into sustainable water use and his thesis focussed on resolving the dispute between Hungary and Slovakia over use of the Danube. He has ten years’ experience working in the waste and energy sectors previously working for Ofgem and Consumer Focus as well as with Local Authorities advising on kerbside collections. H...more
Kinneir Dufort
Merle has been with Kinneir Dufort since 2009, bringing a wealth of design consultancy knowledge in Strategy, Branding across Product and Pack focusing on FMCG and Consumer sectors. Merle combines her 16 years consultancy experience alongside best practice in strategically creating, challenging and developing brands to deliver genuine differentiation, optimization and insight-driven commercial results, working with clients such as Beiersdorf, Unilever, Coca Cola and Mars.
Consultant - Technical Design
PDD group Ltd
I am currently a Consultant in Technical Design at PDD Group in London. I gained this position after receiving a placement as a prize for placing in the ‘Design Innovation in Plastics Award 2013’ competition. The work submitted to the competition was part of my final year project on the Industrial Design course at Loughborough University. This work also gained me the award for ‘Young Designer of the Year’ at the Plastics Industry Awards 2014.
President/CEO/Principal Designer
Whipsaw Inc.
Dan is President, CEO, Principal Designer and cofounder of Whipsaw Inc., a highly acclaimed design firm in Silicon Valley, California (offices in San Jose and San Francisco). Whipsaw designs products and experiences for companies around the world including Google, Cisco, GE, Haier, Intel, Leitz, Merck, Motorola, Nike, Olympus, Samsung and TP-Link, plus many exciting startups including Apnicure, Dropcam, Highfive, Livescribe, Nod Labs, and Yubo. Dan is a hands-on designer and directs the st...more
Engineering Manager
Speedo Aqualab
Ben is a product designer at heart, with a meandering career through design, engineering and innovation.  His current position within the Speedo Aqualab® challenges the role that technical innovation has within a global sportswear brand, and how it can inspire people to swim.  Ben has a passion for the human element of what he does - tapping into the emotions and making a connection with people through their interaction with a product and the experience that creates.
President
Teams Design
Paul Hatch graduated from Northumbria University in 1993 and worked at design consultancies in Germany before going to the US in 1998, where he opened the Chicago branch of TEAMS Design. The company now has five branches across the world, 100 industrial designers and has received well over 1000 Design awards. The firm is known for designing entire product lines for its clients and creating Visual Brand Languages that help reposition brands. In 2014 he co-founded the non-profit organiza...more
Marketing Director
Global Closure Systems
After gaining a HNC Polymer Engineering and B-Eng Polymer Engineering at the University of North London, Derek Hindle held positions of Product Designer and Senior Product Designer at Massmould Ltd where he was responsible for the design of new closures.  In 2001, he moved to Rand Worldwide as an Applications Engineer where he ran training classes for large companies like Visteon and TRW. In 2004, Derek moved to Global Closure Systems (GCS) as the Design and Project Manager. GCS is a ...more
Twig Design
To be ahead of the competition, every business has to come up with new and interesting products which have commercial appeal. It is this business focus that makes me different to the crowd. I bring a level of pragmatism to innovation that is a rare quality in the design community. I am a qualified and experienced design engineer with the experience and ability to identify problems, formulate ideas and turn those concepts into commercially viable products with the minimum of fuss. One of my...more
Design Engineer
Invibio
Drew is a Senior Design Engineer with ten years’ experience working across industries including Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, FMCG, Architectural and Most prevalently, Medical Devices. Since the start of 2014, Drew has been the lead design engineer developing implantable Medical Devices for Invibio ltd, part of Victrex Plc., Spearheading the Engineering Design input to the company’s shift from material supplier to design led, product leader business model. With a diverse indust...more
Chris Lefteri Design Ltd
Recognized throughout the world as a leading authority on materials and their application in design, Chris Lefteri is one of the most instrumental materials experts working in his field. For over a decade his studio work and publications have been pivotal in the way designers and the materials industry consider materials. In 2001 he published the first of eight books on materials and the application in design, which have been translated into six languages. These books have led the change i...more
Design Manager
Lenovo
Daniel Liden is an industrial designer whose former clients include Samsung, Nokia, LG, BMW and New Balance. He is currently the design lead for material innovation at Lenovo in Shanghai .
Owner
Paolo Lorini Studio
Paolo Lorini is independent consultant in design strategy, management, communication. He works as a cultural mediator between the two domains of business and design. His activity is focused on structuring, coordinating and delivering design, branding and innovation projects that involve his global network of designers, businessmen and media to create value for companies, organizations and institutions. In 2014 he published his first free e-book DESIGN MATTERS, a design storytelling too...more
Vice President of Design
Smart Design
Heather Martin, Vice President of Design at Smart Design, leads multidisciplinary global teams on large-scale digital projects across all industry sectors from Smart’s London studio. She has worked in design for 18 years throughout Europe and is recognized as one of the leading authorities in interaction design. In her early career, she worked as a product designer at Tangerine where she became increasingly interested in the convergence of hardware and software. She has work...more
Founder
Plan
Kevin is founder of Plan a consultancy based in London that focuses on product-service strategy. While at Plan and at his previous role as a director at Seymour Powell, his clients have included: Samsung, Ford, HP, Lenovo, Mars, Nokia, Orange, 02, P&G, Shell, Toyota, Unilever and Yamaha. His background spans design, marketing, engineering and social forecasting. Never short of an opinion or three, he writes, speaks, and curates and chairs conferences on design, business, and society. H...more
CEO & Creative Director
Mormedi
Jaime started Architecture at the Madrid Polytechnic and then moved to Switzerland where he received a Degree in Transportation Design at the Art Center College of Design. Afterwards he upgraded his studies taking seminars at Harvard, IESE, IE and Saint Louis University Business School. Jaime started his career as a design consultant for Philips at the Domestic Appliances department in Holland. After founding Mormedi in 1997 he has grown his company with high level national and internation...more
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Territory Technical Manager
SOLIDWORKS INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Managing Director
JPA Design
Ben Orson, Managing Director (since 2013) of JPA Design London: Ben studied industrial design at Loughborough University and went on to complete an MA in the subject at Central Saint Martin's. He originally joined JPA Design in 2002 and has since been responsible for the development of a number of airlines’ first and business class offers and the now industry-standard Cirrus seat as well as lounges, aircraft livery, uniforms and brand development. In 2010, Ben was invit...more
Global Creative Director
Bacardi Global Brands
Katie trained as a Product Designer at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design and began her career agency side in London, before being recruited as head of design for Russian Standard in Moscow.  After 5 years guiding design across the Vodka, Banking & President’s Office divisions, she was recruited by Diageo as Design Director for the Americas working on global brands such as Smirnoff & Captain Morgan as well as a wide range of Innovation for the regio...more
Specialist IP Litagator
Rouse
I am a specialist IP litigator at Rouse, a global IP firm. I have acted in several leading cases during the last 18 years, many of which are still cited today as leading authorities on various aspects of UK IP law. I lead Rouse’s UK tech and media practice, supporting innovative businesses in protecting and enforcing their IP, and addressing IP claims from third parties. Who’s Who Legal 2014 described me as “one of the top disputes lawyers in the UK”. I've helpe...more
Head of Food, Beverage & Hospitality
Stylus
Mandy heads the content strategy for Food, Beverage and Hospitality at Stylus. With more than eight years’ experience charting global developments across the retail, hospitality and leisure industries, she distils best-in-market innovation and extracts useful insights for consumer brands. Mandy was previously executive editor of Global Innovation Reports at insights consultancy GDR Creative Intelligence, where she produced trend reports and presentations for cross-sector clients incl...more
RSA The Great Recovery
Mark Shayler changes the way businesses think and work. Part environmental crusader, part executive coach (i know, i know), part creative director (again, i know). He’s been working on green stuff and innovation, developing better products and improving business since 1989. He works with massive clients like Nike, Coca Cola, Proctor and Gamble, Samsung, Colgate, Mars, RS Components and some really small clients too. He has used eco-design to save his clients over £120 million. ...more
Founder - Office for Industrial Design & Fashion Accessories
Max Steffen
Max was born in Luxembourg in 1982 and studied industrial design at the HFG Pforzheim in Germany. Prior to starting his own company, Max was part of Ora-Ito's studio in Paris, and later worked as an in-house industrial designer for Vodafone in Düsseldorf and Paris-based fashion Group Paperrain (Damir Doma®, Cote&Ciel@). As a freelance designer, Max has been booked by international brands and agencies including Paco Rabanne, Ogilvy&Mather, THULE and Swaro...more
Creative Director
TEAGUE
Philipp Steiner is a Creative Director at Seattle-based design consultancy TEAGUE where he leads a large multidisciplinary creative team responsible for defining next generation aircraft interiors, and shaping the future of travel. Over the past fifteen years Philipp has led creative and strategic teams working across a broad range of industries: transportation, consumer electronics, software/technology and healthcare/wellness; his past clients include Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Starbucks...more
Creative Director
TEAGUE
Philipp Steiner is a Creative Director at Seattle-based design consultancy TEAGUE where he leads a large multidisciplinary creative team responsible for defining next generation aircraft interiors, and shaping the future of travel. Over the past fifteen years Philipp has led creative and strategic teams working across a broad range of industries: transportation, consumer electronics, software/technology and healthcare/wellness; his past clients include Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Starbucks...more
Co founder, CEO
Design Partners
Brian Stephens is co founder and CEO of Design Partners, a product design and strategy consultancy with studios in Dublin, San Francisco and Eindhoven. Design Partners working approach is all about building clarity of intent and a relentless focus on execution and delivery. Brian and his team design for major brands including: San Disk, Cricut, Philips, Corning, LG, Logitech and Panasonic and for ambitious start up companies such as: Game of Drones, Catapult One and Seed Labs. Imme...more
MA Service Design student
Royal College of Art
Craig’s had his fair share of design education, starting with Product Design at A-Level, followed up with a BA in Transport Design. We now find him on the verge of finishing his MA in Service Design at the Royal College of Art and at a point where he’s reflecting on his 8 years of design education. Throughout this time he’s been exposed to healthy doses of experience with projects for major clients including Transport for London and Land Rover and is now ready to make his...more
Chief Tinkerer
Watch Me Think
Once upon a time two colleagues went to an Innovation conference and heard Dr Nancy Snyder from Whirlpool talk about how she took the board out to people’s homes to watch them fill washing machines – the insight gathered led to the washing machine that stands on a plinth (so you don’t have to bend down to fill it up). Observation. Buy in. A spark was created which, when combined with the video capability of smartphones, led to the idea of Watch Me Think. In a time whe...more
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Business Development Manager
PolyOne Corporation
John Voyce is the Marketing Manager in Europe for PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers. Voyce has worked at PolyOne for ten years in a variety of roles which include Area Sales Manager, Key Account Manager and Business Development Manager. Prior to joining PolyOne, Voyce served as a product development technologist for rigid PVC for injection molding and extrusion and PVC Plastisols. Voyce has also spent several years in sales for rigid and flexible PVCs and TPEs.
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