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Connecting the Dots Between Business and Design

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Dr Jonathan Antonio Edelman 

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Jonathan Antonio Edelman

is the founder and executive director of the Center for Advanced Design Studies. My work focuses on understanding and creating innovative cultures that make impact in diverse cultural settings.

He has PhD in Mechanical Engineering (New Product Development and Design Theory & Methodology) from Stanford University, an MFA in Art and Design from Stanford University, a BA in Historical Mathematics and Philosophy from St John's College, Annapolis.

His professional and academic experience includes working with, facilitating and teaching teams from the around the globe in a wide spectrum of domains including Product Service System Design, Customer Experience, Interaction Design, Business Innovation, Digital Transformation, FinTech, and Digital Health Design.


Babajide Owoyele

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Babajide Owoyele

completed his Masters in Global Production Engineering (Solar Technology) from Technical University Berlin in 2017. In parallel with his masters, he gained a degree program on Climate Knowledge and Systemic Innovation at European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). He has also worked in research positions at Wuppertal Institute, ESA BIC  and as a product engineer at several startups. Babajide graduated from Covenant University, Ota in Nigeria, with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.


Joaquìn Santuber

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Joaquín Santuber

is a postdoctoral researcher on the topic of designing for posthuman legalities —

human-nature-machine relations. His doctoral research in Design and Digital Technologies at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute focused on designing for digital justice, studying innovation, law, and technologies in Chilean courts. Previously he has been affiliated with the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program, the Center for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, Portugal, the Humboldt’s Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany, the HPI Digital Health Design Lab, Potsdam, Germany and the Neurodesign Research initiative at Stanford University. Joaquín is also co-founder of This is Legal Design, Berlin, and the Center for Advanced Design Studies, Palo Alto, USA. He holds a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. 

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