John Maeda

Chief Experience Officer
Publicis Sapient

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John Maeda is an American technologist, designer, engineer, artist,
investor, author, and teacher. He is Chief Experience Officer at
Publicis Sapient, the technology consulting and delivery arm of
communications and marketing conglomerate Publicis. He has held
positions with Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com; the
venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins; served as president of the Rhode
Island School of Design; and began his early career at the MIT Media
Lab at the intersection of computer science and visual art. 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 MBA-community translator to
bring people and ideas together at scale. He is the author of several
celebrated books, including The Laws of Simplicity and Redesigning
Leadership. 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 have
received millions of views.

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