ExperiencePoint co-founder Greg Warman believes every organization has the ability to innovate if they can awaken the problem-solving capabilities that exist in their people. He believes that design thinking — a human-centered approach to innovation that leverages empathy and experimentation to arrive at breakthrough solutions — is the key to making that happen.
Warman has dedicated the past two decades of his career teaching leaders and people at Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global non-profits how to leverage human-centered thinking to unlock innovation capabilities, drive transformation and customer-centricity, and to imagine new solutions to complex problems. He’s introduced this mission-critical approach and toolkit to teams at Google, Ford Motor Company, Habitat for Humanity, the U.S. Air Force and many more of the world’s leading and most innovative companies.
Warman’s passion for teaching design thinking began early in his career. After receiving his bachelors of commerce honours from Queen’s University in Canada, he pursued courses in design thinking at Stanford University’s renowned d.school and earned a master’s degree in Learning Design and Technology from its Graduate School of Education.
The d.school was founded by David Kelley — a global leader in design thinking — who also founded the global design and innovation company, IDEO. While at Stanford, Warman landed an internship at IDEO, and later developed a partnership between ExperiencePoint and IDEO that continues to this day.
When he’s not teaching, Warman spends his time brainstorming how to get people to Mars with his wife, a NASA Mars researcher, or how to get their children to and from their many sports activities in the San Francisco Bay Area where they live.