26 World-Class Designers to Headline Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2015 in San Francisco on April 28

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26 World-Class Designers to Headline Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2015 in San Francisco on April 28

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Today Bloomberg Businessweek named the final lineup of speakers for Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2015, its third annual design conference, to be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Added to the illustrious group previously announced is designer Selvaggia Armani, Ammunition’s Robert Brunner, Shinola’s Daniel Caudill, fashion designer Rachel Comey, Framestore’s Mike McGee, Elevate’s Jesse Pickard, Lippincott’s Gordon Rudow and Cyber illusionist Marco Tempest. Bloomberg Businessweek also announced that conference ticket holders will have exclusive access to five design studio tours and an opening night reception at the Autodesk Gallery on April 27.

At Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2015 26 of the world’s most forward-thinking design professionals will take the stage to explore how design and technology are changing the way we live, work, and play. These innovators from the fields of architecture, industrial design, home design, robotics, operating system design, app development, graphic design, fashion, film special effects, Virtual Reality, and more will discuss how they are leading their companies to overcome some of society’s most challenging problems, and helping clients and consumers reimagine how we experience the world.

The all-star presenters at Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2015 will be:

  • SELVAGGIA ARMANI Designer of textiles, clothing, jewelry, leather, home accessories, and ceramics
  • AYAH BDEIR Founder and CEO, littleBits – leader of the open-source hardware movement @ayahbdeir
  • MICHAEL BIERUT Partner, Pentagram – legendary graphic designer @michaelbierut
  • TIM BROWN CEO and President, IDEO – globally recognized business adviser teaching the value of design thinking @tceb62
  • ROBERT BRUNNER Founding Partner, Ammunition – award-winning industrial designer @rdbrunner
  • DANIEL CAUDILL Creative Director, Shinola – leader in the creative arenas of apparel and accessory design; styling and brand consulting @Shinola
  • ALON COHEN & ADI TATARKO Co-Founders, Houzz –eminent home remodeling and design platform @houzz
  • RACHEL COMEY Founder, Rachel Comey – fashion designer of women’s and men’s collections @rachel_comey
  • STEVE COUSINS Founder and CEO, Savioke – building robotic technology to help people @Savioke
  • NICOLE DOSSO Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill – expert in the technical challenges of high-rise building design
  • SHAWN DOUGLAS Professor, UCSF – runs a lab inventing new methods to construct and manipulate biological molecules at the nanometer scale @smd4
  • MATIAS DUARTE VP for Design, Android – leads the Android design team @MatiasDuarte
  • BJARKE INGELS Founding Partner & Creative Director, BIG – designs buildings that are programmatically and technically innovative, as well as cost- and resource-conscious @BjarkeIngels
  • SUSAN KARE Partner, Susan Kare Design – designed fonts and icons for Apple, Microsoft and Facebook @SusanKare
  • CHIP KIDD Designer and Writer, Alfred A. Knopf – renowned book jacket designer @chipkidd
  • JAKE KNAPP Design Partner, Google Ventures – created Google Ventures’ design sprint process @jakek
  • ROGER MARTIN Director, Martin Prosperity Institute – influential global business thinker @RogerLMartin
  • MIKE McGEE Co-founder and Creative Director, Framestore – celebrated live-action director and VFX supervisor for some of the U.K.’s most well-known brands @Framestore
  • JESSE PICKARD CEO, Elevate Labs – Elevate app is a “personal brain trainer” named by Apple as the best free iPhone app of 2014 @jessepickard
  • GORDON RUDOW Senior Partner, Lippincott – expert on organizational communications and strategy implementation @lippincottbrand
  • EVAN SHARP Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Pinterest – leads all Pinterest design efforts @eshp
  • DOLLY SINGH Founder and CEO, Thesis Couture – reinventing the stiletto with technology @dollysingh
  • SCOTT SNIBBE CEO and Founder, Eyegroove – pioneering digital artist whose collaboration with Björk was the first app to be acquired by the Museum of Modern Art @snibbe
  • MARCO TEMPEST Cyber Illusionist – explores the boundaries between technology and magic @virtualmagician
  • EVAN WILLIAMS CEO, Medium – also co-founded Blogger and Twitter @ev

They will appear along with Bloomberg’s: EMMA ROSENBLUM Editor, Bloomberg Pursuits @EmmaRosenblum; BRAD STONE Senior Writer, Bloomberg Businessweek @BradStone; JOSHUA TOPOLSKY Chief Digital Content Officer, Bloomberg Media @joshuatopolsky; JOSH TYRANGIEL Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg LP and Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek @Tyrangiel; and ASHLEE VANCE Technology Writer, Bloomberg Businessweek @valleyhack

On April 27, Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2015 ticket holders are invited to attend one of five exclusive design studio tours:

  • Bloomberg’s R&D office in SoMA and a conversation with Lippincott Senior Partner Gordon Rudow
  • Designer Fund with a presentation from Director Enrique Allen
  • Autodesk Workshop at Pier 9 and tour of the new robotics lab
  • fuseproject with a presentation from CEO and Founder Yves Behar
  • AT&T Park a conversation about innovation, technology, and its impact on the fan experience led by Gregg Heard, AT&T’s Vice President, Brand Identity and Design, and representatives from the San Francisco Giants Clubhouse.

On April 28, as the morning session comes to a close, cyber illusionist and inventor Marco Tempest will perform a cutting edge techno-illusion demonstration. Developed in conjunction with Qualcomm Incorporated and its subsidiaries, the performance combines digital media and magic plus the Qualcomm® Vuforia™ technology to blur the lines between reality and illusion. Throughout the conference day, Qualcomm invites conference attendees to interact with Marco and Vuforia to learn how they can also invent and discover new experiences through Qualcomm® technologies.

For information about Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2015’s speakers, schedule and ticket purchases visit bloombergbusinessweekdesign.com. Follow conference developments at #BWDESIGN2015 (@BW, @business). A special Design Issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, devoted to ideas and discoveries generated at the conference will be available in print, online, on tablet, and on mobile devices on May 7.

For press inquiries please contact Bloomberg Businessweek Communications:
Rachel Nagler
212-617-7187; rnagler@bloomberg.com

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