Sean Carney’s personal mission is to improve lives through meaningful, relevant design and he is perfectly placed to do so as the Chief Design Officer for Philips. Leading a team of 400+ designers, he has created empathic and data-connected solutions that open up real opportunities of value – not only for the company but most importantly for people – positively impacting the lives of millions of users, clinicians, and their patients.

Sean has more than 25 years of experience as an international creative thought leader in design and management, focused on brand and user insight. He has a proven track record in building, leading and inspiring multi-disciplinary, award-winning design teams across the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

His success is widely recognized by the 165 top design awards won by Philips in 25 key global design competitions in 2017.