Iain Roberts

As COO of IDEO, I collaborate with leaders across the firm to ensure that IDEO delivers excellence to our clients today, and invests in the right platforms for a sustainable, remarkable tomorrow.

I'm a designer and engineer who has always sought to understand how things work—and how we might make them better. I see IDEO as a rich ecosystem of interdependent elements, and I believe my role as COO is to help our designers and businesses navigate that complexity so that they have the creative agency they need to make a positive impact in the world. I apply this mindset to IDEO’s increasingly divergent business models, including multiple consulting arms across the globe, and a number of new product and service engagement models.

Why did you join kyu?

I've long embraced the idea that we’re smarter together. Being part of the collective ensures that we have the diversity of thought, experience, and craft that sets us up to accomplish amazing things.

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