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Philips Design, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Sean Carney is the Chief Design Officer of Philips. Leading a team of more than 400 designers, he has created empathic and data-connected solutions with added value for millions of users – medical professionals and their patients. His success is widely recognized by the 158 top design awards won by Philips in 25 key global design competitions in 2016. He has over 25 years of experience as a creative visionary and, among other things, leads multi-disciplinary design teams in the US, Europe and Asia. Sean pioneered a user-centred approach to brand design while working with Electrolux and subsequently applied his approach to brands such as iittala, Assa Abloy and Hewlett-Packard. (December 2017)