Kurt Ward

Kurt Ward

Kurt Ward

Senior Design Director, Philips


Kurt Ward is responsible to use design thinking to support strategic alliances and collaborations. By collaborating with public and private partners we hope to stimulate, inspire and explore new value spaces and innovation opportunities.

He is based at Philips in the Netherlands and has led global design teams for over fifteen years. He was previously the Director of research at Westwood One/CBS networks in New York.

Philips design is one of the largest design organizations in the world
with seven studios in Europe, Asia and North America. Their people centric approach combines deep insights from consumer propositions, lighting experiences and clinical settings. They have a creative force of over 600 professionals, representing over 35 different


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