Michael Held is Director Design Global at the Steelcase Learning and Innovation Center in Munich. Previously, he was Director Design Management at Phillips Electronics in Hong Kong and Singapore.
After graduating in Industrial Design from the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt (Germany), Michael received his Executive Master in DesignCulture from the University of Art and Design Zurich (Switzerland). Following his studies, Michael worked for design consultancies in Germany and Switzerland before joining Asus Computer in Taiwan, where he designed Mobile Phones, Notebook/Desktop Computer and led Advanced Design Research programs.
Michael frequently speaks at conferences and universities on the topic of human centered design, the future of work and the impact of new technologies. His wo