It may be apparent from my lack of blog posts that I’ve been quite busy over the last couple of years and have not had the time necessary to update this site as I had wished. What was once a place to regularly share ideas on technology, design, and business, I now use this Web site as more of an archive of talks/lectures, interviews and occasional musings on things I find interesting.
For more than a decade, I’ve worked with the incredibly talented team of people at Isobar, a global digital agency. I serve as Chief Innovation Officer for the company and serve not just Isobar US, but also as a member of our global management team. As an SVP, my responsibilities include setting the overall innovation agenda for the organization, including how we deliver on the promise of experience-led digital transformation for our clients.
As part of this, I oversee our global innovation initiatives, including the Isobar NowLab, a series of 18 experience centers across the globe where we work to commercialize innovation for our clients, perform R&D on emerging technology and design concepts and trends and explore the art of the possible.
I spent most of the last 10 years managing a collaborative relationship with THE MIT Media Lab. I am regularly called upon help various client teams develop forward-thinking products and services. I oversee client relationships and accounts, act as a subject matter expert on experience design and how emerging technologies can play a role in solving business challenges (or creating new opportunities) and am key to helping to form the strategic direction of the agency’s services offerings and delivery capability.
I currently lead our global Innovation Services offering and help to manage our global transformation consulting practice. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to be able to consult on trends related to technology, consumer behavior, and business strategy. I work with analysts to share and validate these ideas. I work across our business to create thought leadership, do talks at conferences and client events and also oversee special projects and programs, such as our ongoing collaboration with WIRED magazine where we serve as their digital experience partner. My commercial clients have included Google, Adidas, NBC Universal, Facebook, HBO, Motorola, Samsung, Royal Caribbean and many others.
I tend to keep my LinkedIn profile updated with my professional background and information, should you be curious about any of that.
On a personal note, I’m a father and husband. I have three incredible kids. I am passionate about design. I dabble with making music and art and for a long time was involved in the world of electronic music. I even started the first live streaming and online electronic music magazine back in the 1990s. My professional responsibilities overlap nicely with my personal interests, specifically art, music and technology.
Have something to discuss? Want to talk shop? Share war stories? Embark on a new venture? Need advice? I’d love to hear from you.