Ed Bakos is the managing director of design studio Champalimaud. Ed's extensive luxury hospitality and restaurant experience, spanning 26 years, has positioned him as a leader in the design industry. His past projects have included the first W Hotel, the Belvedere Hotel in Mykonos and the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
As Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer, Jonathan represents Pearlfisher on the global design stage. Never one to simply accept the status quo, Jonathan continually provokes and questions the world, inspiring Pearlfisher to create design that makes the future better. Jonathan has recently launched a podcast series of interviews with Challenger and Iconic brand champions including Seth Goldman of Honest Tea, Richard Fine of Help Remedies and Jamie Oliver, amongst others. Jonathan champions the art of brand design through all aspects of his career, including his roles as Director of the Design Business Association (DBA), and Trustee of the Haller Foundation. A continuous advocate of the power of a good idea, Jonathan speaks regularly on the brand, design and innovation conference circuit, with recent appointments including the PSFK London conference and the World Future Trends Summit in Miami amongst others.
At PSFK CONFERENCE LONDON, designer Katrin Baumgarten shared her interest in anthropomorphized objects and machines.
Stalnaker presents his own digital currency Ven at PSFK CONFERENCE LONDON and explains how a new monetary system could help remedy our current financial woes.