About the speaker
Georg Petschnigg is the Co-Founder and CEO of FiftyThree, Inc. Georg connects the dots between engineering, design and business. Before starting FiftyThree, he co-founded the Pioneer Studios, a design venture fund, where he led the incubation of Microsoft Courier and other mobile products. He shipped graphic tools in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and started a photo frame business with Samsung. While at Microsoft Research he published seminal work on computational photography. He learned his best lessons from teaching, modern dance, and preserving historic sites in Germany. He holds a B.S. from Columbia in Computer Engineering and Economics, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Product Design from Stanford.
About FiftyThree: People are at their best when they create, and the mission of FiftyThree is to put the essential tools for creation within arm’s reach. FiftyThree are the makers of the breakthrough app Paper, Pencil, the top selling digital stylus, and Mix, a platform for open collaboration. With offices in New York and Seattle, FiftyThree brings together the crafts of software, hardware and service design. FiftyThree is the space to create.
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