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Sean Hughes


Vice President of Philips Design

“Successful design is driven by a deep understanding of people—what do they need, what do they want and what do they desire? Our global design efforts are driven by the challenge to answer this apparently simple question and it’s how we deliver innovation to Philips.


Solutions that respond to the needs of the patient, the caregiver, the clinician and the administrator are what we strive for. Ease of use, efficiency in workflow and seamless interoperability are the goals we set for ourselves.”
 
As Vice President of Philips Design, Sean leads the global Design Consulting practice; this team is tasked with developing a broad range of solutions for healthcare providers merging products, software, digital services as well as architectural concepts to shape the future of healthcare delivery. Leveraging design thinking and engaging directly with Healthcare organizations to transform care provision in meaningful ways.
 
Over a 25-year career across 3 continents and multiple business categories Sean has built and led multidisciplinary, award winning design teams that deliver business results whilst maximizing the role of design as a key element of sustainable competitive advantage.