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Sean Carney

Chief Design Officer, Philips Design








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Session Description:


Royal Philips is a 21+ billion euro, 125 year old, multinational enterprise that’s striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. CDO Sean Carney will  focus on:

  • The role of design as a catalyst for innovation
  • Co-creation that drives results
  • The enduring importance of the craft of design
  • Attracting the brightest talent



Sean Carney’s personal mission is to improve lives through meaningful, relevant design and he is perfectly poised to do so as the Chief Design Officer for Philips. Over the last four years leading a team of 400+ designers he has created empathic and data-connected solutions that open up real opportunities of value not only for the company, but most importantly for people, positively impacting the lives of millions of users, clinicians and their patients. His success is widely recognized by the 130+ top design awards already won in 2015, spread across Philips’ diverse product offerings, spanning Healthcare, Lighting, Personal Care and Health & Wellness products and services.


Prior to Philips, Sean has led Design teams across U.S, Europe and Asia for corporations including HP, Assa-Abloy and Electrolux.


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