Global Head of Computational Design & Inclusion
John Maeda is an American executive spearheading a new convergence across the design + technology industries. He is the global head of computational design and inclusion at Automattic and previously served as design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), a world-leading venture capital firm. An internationally recognized speaker and author, his books include The Laws of Simplicity, Creative Code and Redesigning Leadership. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, an MBA from Arizona State, and a Ph.D. from the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Maeda draws on his diverse background as an MIT-trained engineer, award-winning designer, and executive leader to help businesses and creatives push the boundaries of innovation in their markets and fields. He has appeared as a speaker all over the world, from Davos to Beijing to São Paulo to New York, and his talks for TED.com have received cumulative views of over 2 million to date.