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Top 10 LinkedIn Influencer John Maeda, VP of AI and Design at Microsoft, Keynotes ITX Product + Design Conference

March 25, 2024

Guest post from Greater Rochester Chamber member ITX Corp

The annual ITX Product + Design Conference returns June 27-28 as product managers and user experience designers come together in Rochester, NY for two full days of in-person workshops, keynotes, and conversation with industry thought leaders.

John Maeda headlines this year’s event. Currently the Vice President of Artificial Intelligence and Design at Microsoft, he is also a LinkedIn Top 10 US Influencer, and was named one of the most influential people of the 21st century by Forbes. John served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at the Rhode Island School of Design; he’s been on advisory boards at eBay and Google, and he also served on the board at Wieden + Kennedy and Sonos.

His CV paints a picture of a brilliant mind, teeming with knowledge. Imagine learning from an authority with his depth of experience and unique way of looking at our world. John Maeda is driven by a passionate commitment to elevate the experiences of others by sharing what he has learned, from others. Clearly evident through his notable accomplishments at the Rhode Island School of Design and his annual creation of the comprehensive Design in Tech Report, John Maeda gathers information and finds innovative and impactful ways to share it with others.

As a leading provider of custom software development, ITX is thrilled to bring a thought leader of his caliber to our community, opening a world of possibilities for local product and design professionals. The ability to learn and connect with others eager to absorb as much as possible from John Maeda and our other invited speakers is an opportunity that doesn’t come often. While much of our work in the technology space spans across the globe, that doesn’t mean we can’t connect with those who celebrate the power of these two disciplines locally.

John Maeda is speaking on Friday, June 28 at the ITX Product +Design Conference’s Keynote Day. Visit to learn more about this year’s event, read what happened in previous years, and stay informed about what’s to come. Tickets are now available for both our Keynote Day and our Keynote + Workshop, which includes an extra in-depth experience on Thursday, June 27.


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