Owen Rogers | TEDxTokyo 2010
A partner at renowned design firm IDEO and the co-leader of both IDEO’s Bay Area operation and its Asia initiative, Owen Rogers stands squarely at the intersection of design and business thinking. He guides IDEO’s leaders in devising offerings in areas as diverse as food and beverage, energy, mobility, financial services, and media and entertainment. Owen was instrumental in establishing IDEO’s presence in Asian markets, including Japan, Korea and China. As a strategic adviser, he has helped clients such as HBO, Snap-on and Amway shape their brand vision. Owen also co-founded Cleanwell—a company he developed internally at IDEO whose patented natural cleaning products are sold throughout North America also co-branded with other national cleaning brands. He is on Cleanwell’s board and in addition serves in an advisory role to the great management team. He is also on the board of Allen Edmonds, a publicly-traded North American shoe company. A native of the UK, Owen earned his master’s degree in industrial design at the Royal College of Art in London.
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