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Mickey McManus


Visiting Research Fellow at Autodesk, Principal and Chairman of the Board at MAYA Design


Mickey McManus is a visiting research fellow at Autodesk's Office of the CTO, Future of Learning, and senior advisor at BCG. He is a pioneer in pervasive computing, collaborative innovation, human-centered design and education. Mickey holds ten patents in the area of connected products, vehicles and services.
 
He was the president, CEO, and chairman of MAYA Design, a design consultancy and innovation lab. During Mickey’s tenure as CEO at MAYA the company won numerous Consumer Electronic Association (CEA) awards for product innovation, was selected multiple times as a top 20 “best small company to work for” in America by Fortune, Inc, and Entrepreneur magazines and spun-out, launched, or incubated five new MAYA organizations. The educational organization he started, LUMA Institute, was called "The Taxonomy of Innovation" by the Harvard Business Review and has taught over 50,000 leaders worldwide about the value and methods of design thinking.

He is the co-author of the the award-winning book Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology. Trillions serves as a field guide to the future, where devices outnumber people and computing will be freely accessible in the ambient environment. John C. Abell, former New York Bureau Chief of Wired and founding editor of Reuter.com noted that, “With Trillions authors Lucas, Ballay and McManus belly up to the bar alongside futurists Alvin Toffler, Kevin Kelly and Arthur C. Clark, offering a vision so compellingly argued you’ll only be surprised if it doesn’t happen.” For more info on Trillions go here: http://trillions.maya.com