Philip Thompson

Philip Thompson
Sr. Director, Product Design
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Philip Thompson is passionate about shaping and leading great design organizations that utilize best practices and deliver best in class results. In his current role, Thompson is the senior director of design at Intuitive Surgical. Prior to this role, he held senior design management positions at Newell, Masco, Whirlpool and Electrolux.  Originally from the UK, Thompson earned industrial design degrees from Teesside University (BA) and the Royal College of Art (MDesRCA).


How Robotics Has Forever Changed Surgery

How has robotically-assisted surgery changed the operating room? What does it look like and how is it different? Phlip Thompson and Kate Knudsen take a closer look at robotically-assisted surgery, where it fits, how it has impacted the OR and what unique design and human factors considerations it brings.