With a background in user experience design and technology R&D, Sands has 20 years of experience inventing, designing and envisioning next generation software solutions.
Leadership experience includes launching major v1 products/services, the founding of multiple organizations and companies, and collaborations with major global brands to define what comes next.
Ian works as a strategic advisor to Fortune 100 companies and thought-leadership institutions worldwide, participating on advisory boards, forums, and future think-tank initiatives. His education includes the University of California, Davis and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he graduated with honors and holds a bachelor of science in Industrial Design.
Founder / Managing Partner
Jan 1, 2014 - Current (almost 3 years)
BS, Industrial Design1995
|Aug 27, 2013||Fast Company - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's Legacy: A Salesman Without Product Vision|
|Dec 9, 2010||Wired News - Design Fiction: MADE UP at Art Center|
|Feb 27, 2009||CNet - Microsoft's glimpse of the future - CNET|
|Oct 8, 2008||TechCrunch - Microsoft Office Labs Releases "Touchless" Multi-Touch Software As An Open-Source SDK|
|May 14, 2008||TechCrunch - Touchwall: Microsoft’s Inexpensive Wall-Based Multi-Touch Interface|
|May 14, 2008||TechCrunch - Microsoft TouchWall can inexpensively turn any flat surface into a multi-touch display|