First V2V Keynote Announced: John Maeda

Written by Christine Auten | January 21, 2014

Photo Courtesy of John Maeda John Maeda, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, is set take the SXSW V2V Keynote Stage on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. As one of the three daily Keynote Presentations of the event, John's hour-long talk will kick off the day's activities and set the tone for the sessions to follow.

As a Design Partner at KPCB, John Maeda works with entrepreneurs and portfolio companies to build design into their company cultures. He served as the 16th president of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) from 2008 through 2013, during which time RISD saw increased applications, fundraising, and career placements. Prior to RISD, Maeda spent 13 years at the MIT Media Lab as a professor and head of research. His career bridging graphic design, computer science, art, education, and leadership earned him the distinction of being named one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century by Esquire. It also makes him the perfect fit for SXSW V2V's stated purpose of highlighting the intersection between creativity and entrepreneurial innovation. Click here to read John's full bio.

Register now to see John Maeda and 100+ other amazing speakers and mentors at SXSW V2V 2014 in Las Vegas, July 13-16. Save $455 off the walk-up rate by registering before January 31, 2014.

Photo Courtesy of John Maeda