IDEO’s Tim Brown Joins Cleveland Clinic’s Virtual Speaker Series

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Tim Brown, Chair of IDEO, a global design company, will join Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., Cleveland Clinic CEO and President, in a virtual conversation as part of the speaker series, Ideas for Tomorrow.

The free and virtual event will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21.

Click here to register for the virtual event.

The one-on-one conversation will be live-streamed on Cleveland Clinic’s Facebook page, Cleveland Clinic YouTube Live and on our event page.

Brown frequently speaks about the value of design thinking, creative leadership and innovation to business leaders and designers around the world. He participates in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and his talks Serious Play and Change by Design appear on

An industrial designer by training, Brown has earned numerous design awards and has exhibited work at the Axis Gallery in Tokyo, the Design Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He takes special interest in the convergence of technology and the arts, as well as the ways in which design can be used to promote the well-being of people living in emerging economies.

Brown advises senior executives and boards of global Fortune 100 companies. He serves on the board of directors of Steelcase Inc. and is a member of the board of trustees of In addition, he is a member of the Board of Advisors for the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and writes for the Harvard Business Review, The Economist, and other prominent publications. His book on how design thinking transforms organizations, Change by Design, was released by Harper Business in September 2009, and revised and updated in 2019.

Brown holds honorary doctorates from The Royal College of Art in London, Keio University in Tokyo, Claremont McKenna Graduate University in Los Angeles, and Art Center College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

One of LinkedIn’s original top 150 influencers, Brown also is an instructor for the IDEO U Leading for Creativity course.


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