Chris pacione sx 2014

As a Co-Founder and CEO of LUMA Institute, Chris leads a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team of practitioners located around the world who are passionate about preparing organizations to be more innovative. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of design and innovation in the US, Europe, and Asia and is co-author of the book “Innovating for People.”

Prior to LUMA Institute, Chris co-founded BodyMedia, Inc., one of the pioneers in wearable health monitoring, and headed up their experience design and customer marketing groups. BodyMedia was recently acquired by Jawbone.

Chris’s work has been cited in numerous national and international publications including Business Week, The New York Times, Wired Magazine, and Fast Company as well as several popular books about design and innovation including “In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World” and “The Design of Things to Come: How Ordinary People Create Extraordinary Products.”

Chris has also served as an assistant professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University and is a frequent guest lecturer at Harvard Business School. He holds several IDEA Gold Medal Awards sponsored by Business Week and the Industrial Designers Society of America and has been awarded numerous US and EU patents for his work.

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