25 World-Class Designers Headline Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016 In San Francisco On April 11

Limited Number of Tickets Available for Bloomberg Businessweek's Fourth Annual Design Conference and Studio Tours

NEW YORK, April 4, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —  Today Bloomberg Businessweek released the final lineup of speakers for Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016, its fourth annual design conference, on Monday, April 11, 2016, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Added to the illustrious group previously announced are Miguel McKelvey (WeWork's co-founder and chief creative officer), Ignazio Moresco (Ericsson TV's head of design), and David Belo (McLaren Applied Technologies' simulation engineer).

Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016, sponsored by Ericsson, highlights the intersection of design, technology and business, and draws attendees from every industry that relies on design to help clients and consumers reimagine how we experience the world —app development, ecommerce, graphic design, data visualization, genomics, art, architecture, fashion, cuisine, urban planning and more.

The full list of all-star speakers at Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016 will be:

VICKI DOBBS BECK Executive in Charge, ILMxLAB (immersive entertainment experiences) @ILMVFX 
YVES BÉHAR CEO, fuseproject (brand and product experiences) and Co-founder, August (digital keyless door locks) @yvesbehar 
DAVID BELO Simulation Engineer, McLaren Applied Technologies @dmbelo 
IDA C. BENEDETTO Co-founder, Sextantworks (known for experiential events such as the Night Heron Speakeasy held in an abandoned Manhattan water tower) @idamantium
NEAL BENEZRA Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art @SFMOMA
JANINE BENYUS Co-founder, Biomimicry 3.8 (the world's first bio-inspired consultancy) @JanineBenyus
BAIJU BHATT Co-founder, Robinhood (the world's fastest-growing brokerage offering free stock trading) @bprafulkumar
STEPHEN BURKS Principal/Creative Director, Stephen Burks Man Made (2015 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award winner)
STEWART BUTTERFIELD Co-founder and CEO, Slack and Co-founder, Flickr @stewart
JANE CHEN Co-founder and CEO, Embrace (a social enterprise startup that aims to help the 20 million premature and low birth-weight babies born every year) @embracewarmer
JAMES CORNER, Founder and Director, James Corner Field Operations (leading-edge urban design, landscape architecture and public realm practice) @fieldoperations
DOMINIQUE CRENN Chef and Co-owner, Atelier Crenn (the first U.S. female chef to win two Michelin stars) @dominiquecrenn
CRAIG DYKERS Founding Partner and Executive Director, Snøhetta (international architecture, landscape, interior, branding and design firm) @snohetta
MARIA GIUDICE Vice President, Autodesk (3D Design, Engineering and Entertainment Software) @mgiudice
President and CEO, Community Solutions (a non-profit social services organization) @cmtysolutions
GEORGE HOTZ Hacker and Founder of Comma.ai (autonomous-driving software company)
DANIEL LIBESKIND Principal Design Architect, Studio Libeskind @DanielLibeskind
HELEN MARRIAGE Co-founder and Artistic Director, Artichoke (large-scale events company) @artichoketrust
IGNAZIO MORESCO Head of Design, Ericsson TV @EricssonTV
MICHAEL ROCK Founding Partner and Creative Director, 2x4 (global design consultancy) @2x4
Founder, Campaign (a vertically integrated online furniture brand) @campaign_living
CEO, Impossible Project (the future of analog instant photography) @Impossible_HQ
PAUL TAZEWELL Award-winning Costume Designer for Hamilton, NBC's The Wiz, A Streetcar Named Desire, and more  @paulgtazewell
KEN WONG Lead Designer at ustwo (designed mobile games Monument Valley and Land's End) @kenwongart

Bloomberg Businessweek also announced that conference ticket holders will have exclusive access to four design studio tours on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

  • Ammunition (with partner Matt Rolandson)
  • NewDealDesign (with founder Gadi Amit)
  • Bloomberg R&D Office
  • Autodesk Workshop at Pier 9 (with Heather Kerrick, Autodesk senior research engineer)

The April 11, 2016 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek – available in print, online, and on tablet and mobile devices – will be a special double Design Issue devoted to the presenters and ideas that will come to life at the conference. Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016 will be covered across various Bloomberg platforms, including Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Radio, Facebook, Twitter (@BW, #BWDesign2016), and the Bloomberg Businessweek+ app. 

Information about Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016's speakers, schedule and ticket purchases can be found at: www.bloombergbusinessweekdesign.com/ #BWDESIGN2016.

About Bloomberg Businessweek:

Bloomberg Businessweek offers a global perspective, timely insights, and unique stories to a new breed of business leader who has an original vision for the future and a willingness to think differently. Founded in 1929, the magazine is a trusted market leader with a global circulation of over 980,000 each week and is available in more than 150 countries. Bloomberg Businessweek covers the business world like no one else can by drawing on more than 2,400 journalists in 150 bureaus across 73 countries. The award-winning Bloomberg Businessweek+ app is available on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Samsung devices.

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