Keynote – John Maeda
From STEM to STEAM to Startups and Dreams
After working in venture capital for three years in Silicon Valley, John Maeda will explain why he’s recently moved to a technology startup, Automattic, to advance design AND inclusion at a global scale. What does he do? What will he do? These questions, among others, will be touched upon with the WordCamp RI audience.
He is an American executive spearheading a new convergence across the design + technology industries. He recently joined Automattic as Global Head of Computational Design + Inclusion and previously served as Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, 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 + Computer Science from MIT, an MBA from Arizona State U, and a PhD from University of Tsukuba in Japan.