Marco Righetto

Position and Company: Design and Innovation Specialist
Country: Italy

Marco Righetto is a design and innovation specialist. His purpose is to affect how people think, feel and behave for positive change, and his approach to design and product challenges is driven by curiosity and built on data and empathy.

He has been designing, launching, and iterating digital products, services and ventures since 2010 in a variety of settings: from global design consultancies Fjord and IDEO to early-stage startup SumAll, from boutique design studio Hanzo to his own social impact organization Streetlives.

Before taking a parental sabbatical, he was Global Director of Innovation for IED – Istituto Europeo di Design, a design school with presence in 11 cities across Italy, Spain and Brazil.

He is a frequent speaker at design and innovation conferences – Interaction18, RadicalNetworks, Interaction13, Ambience11 among others – and he’s always honored to share his perspective with students – at Columbia University and Miami Ad School among others. His work has been awarded by FastCompany, IxDA, Adobe, and EYA – as the 2012 winner in the category Power2Women with his project Aura.

Marco is honored to be a member of EYA 2019 jury.