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Tom Wujec

New disruptive technologies are permanently changing the way we conceive, design, manufacture, and sell products. To renowned innovator TOM WUJEC, this massive revolution to the model of process isn’t intimidating, but an exciting opportunity. As each industry is forced to adapt, learn new skills, and embrace this changing landscape, they’ll need a guide—and Tom Wujec is our most valuable.

Wujec is celebrated for his talks on innovation: why it matters, why it is a vital engine of economic growth (especially today), and how to foster it within any organization—from plucky startups to billion-dollar legacy companies. Wujec works closely with Fortune 100s to create innovation practices at all stages, from strategic planning to design and implementation. Now, Wujec brings his vision of disruptive innovation to global audiences, demonstrating how the entire process of imagining, iterating, constructing, manufacturing, distributing, and selling products has changed—unprecendentedly. He’s also been a leading advocate of making work visible within a company, of transforming ideas into images that enhance clarity and engagement, leading to intelligent and successful new products, services, and processes.

Thanks to Wujec, revolutionary companies unafraid of the disruptive landscape are creating profound new ways of understanding their employees, customers, markets, channels, and products. As Chief Disruptor at Autodesk—the Oscar-winning industry leader in 3D computer animation technology, and one of the world’s largest software companies—Wujec has worked with a diverse range of clients, from the largest automotive and consumer product manufacturers to the visual effects and gaming companies. He has brought several award-winning products to market, and has published a number of influential books, including The Future of Making, Return on Imagination, Five Star Mind, and Pumping Ions—works which have been translated into over a dozen languages. Wujec’s newest book, Imagine Design Create, was released at TED 2011 to rave reviews.

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