Chris Hosmer, IDSA

Chris Hosmer, IDSA
Co-founder | Aetheris
Partner | Tipping Point
Chair, IDSA Jinhua, China Chapter | 2020-2021

Chris Hosmer, IDSA is co-founder of Aetheris, a digital health company pioneering the innovation of air wearables for personal and public health, and formerly Managing Director at Continuum Innovation, the global innovation design consultancy. Chris founded Continuum Shanghai and led the firm’s Asia-Pacific portfolio as part of its global leadership team.

Named one of the “Top 50 Innovators in China” by China Business News Weekly, Chris has been recognized by international design awards including IF, Good Design, Fast Company, Red Dot and IDEA. He is a member of Design Management Institute (DMI)’s Board of Advisors, and he has taught as a Professor of Design Research at Massachusetts College of Art & Design and at the Design Strategy Practice Lab at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. Chris speaks often about dynamic market innovation, designing humane technology and consumer consumption trends. He lives in San Francisco and Shanghai.


Statement of Candidacy

I have 20 years of general management and strategy experience in creative services, entrepreneurship, corporate governance and board advisory roles. I also have a global perspective in operating companies for private startup, non-profit and governmental partnerships. Designomics is a key discipline I lecture and speak about at the undergrad, grad and corporate levels, involving the financial implication of design decisions within businesses. I also very much want to be part of expanding IDSA’s financial horizons in terms of new offerings for its membership.