Stephan Clambaneva, IDSA

Stephan Clambaneva, IDSA, MMM, B-Eng
Twitter & IG  @CLAMBANET

Chapter Chair NYC: 2010-2012
District Vice President, North East District: 2012-2015 
NYCxDESIGN Steering Committee representative for IDSA: Current
IDSA Board of Directors, Sections Director: Current

Stephan Clambaneva is a design and innovation leader with comprehensive global experience in the areas of digital transformation, design and innovation management, and holistic design thinking. He is well versed in providing cross-functional leadership and overseeing associated functions to include strategic planning and partnerships, experience design, product lifecycle management, large-scale project management, new business development, global marketing, team building, manufacturing operations, and stakeholder engagement.

A thinker and a doer, Clambaneva has 20 years of experience working for tech giant IBM and enterprise software leader Dassault Systemes, leading experience design and innovation projects for clients around the world. In addition, he is a strong communicator, experienced in directing large teams and managing relationships with diverse clients, colleagues, and international stakeholders at all levels. He also has been accountable for securing and retaining high-level clients and Fortune 500 companies in numerous sectors. He has spearheaded design and innovation services across multiple channels, and executed global sales, research, and marketing strategies to facilitate sustainable business growth in highly competitive markets. 

Further, Clambaneva is a multifaceted professional, capable of leveraging extensive industry experience and executive management skills to drive the continued achievement of organizational objectives. He is known as a versatile contributor with experience in all design and innovation management functions. He has exceptional communication and leadership skills, and has demonstrated a consistent commitment to implementing industry best practices.

Clambaneva has an active public speaking schedule around the world. He has presented at conferences including the International Design Conference (IDC), DMI, and the Innovation Summit, evangelizing on the strategic value of design. He has published multiple papers on the subjects of Design Thinking, Innovation, Product Lifecycle Management, ID, Eco-Design, Environmental Management Systems, and Sustainability.

He was elected Member of the Board and Vice President for the Northeast District for the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) in 2012, and as Chair of IDSA’s New York City Chapter in 2010. Currently, he serves on the advisory board of numerous startups and on the executive committee for New York Design Week (NYCxDesign). He lives in New York with his wife and son.



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