Stephan Clambaneva is a design & innovation leader with comprehensive global experience in areas of digital transformation, design and innovation management, and holistic closed loop systems thinking. He is well versed in providing cross-functional leadership and overseeing associated functions to include strategic planning and partnerships, experience design, product lifecycle management, large-scale project management, new business development, global marketing, team building, manufacturing operations and stakeholder engagement.
A thinker and a doer, Stephan has 20 years of experience working for tech giant IBM and enterprise software leader Dassault Systemes leading experience design and innovation project for clients around the world. In addition, he is a strong communicator experienced in directing large teams and managing relationships with diverse clients, colleagues, and international stakeholders at all levels. He has also been accountable for securing and retaining high-level clients and Fortune 500 companies in numerous sectors, spearheading design and innovation services across multiple channels and executing global sales, research, and marketing strategies to facilitate sustainable business growth in highly competitive markets. Further, Stephan is a multifaceted professional capable of leveraging extensive industry experience and executive management skills to drive the continued achievement of organizational objectives. He is known as a versatile contributor with experience in all design and innovation management functions, has exceptional communication and leadership skills, and a continued commitment to implementing industry best practices fueled by an emphasis on sustainability.
Stephan has an active public speaking schedule around the world at conferences including SxSW, Design Management Institute, International Design Conference, Augmented Reality Expo and the Innovation Summit, evangelizing on the strategic value of design and circularity. He was most recently the co-developer and co-EmCee of the Inaugural Sustainability Deep Dive Conference this June. He has published multiple papers on the subjects of Augmented Reality, Design Thinking, Innovation, Product Lifecycle Mgmt., ID, Eco-Design, Environmental Management Systems and Sustainability.
Stephan has been elected Member of the Board & Vice President for the North East District for the Industrial Designers Society of America and Chair of IDSA for New York City since 2010. He serves on the advisory board of numerous startups and on the executive committee for New York Design Week and is a permanent start-up mentor for 3 global accelerators.
He lives in New York with his wife and son.