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September 21-24, 2020
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Prat Ganapathy
Design Director at IDEO


Prat Ganapathy is a Design Director at IDEO living at the intersection of product design and health, he represents multiple centers of excellence in product development while nurturing key multi-year client relationships that showcase IDEO's capabilities. He has led and guided teams across IDEO's San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston and Chicago studios where he's focussed on projects that are technically complex as well as execution-focused. His IDEO portfolio includes work in the healthcare, consumer and wearable technology.

Prat's passion for the medical space has led to strong clients relationships with Medtronic, Abbott Vascular and Eli Lilly. He takes pride in a strong track record of stewarding products that go to market creating sustained impact, with a few public examples being the Verathon Glidescope Core, Mattel Viewmaster & Neurometrix Quell.

Before joining IDEO, Prat worked at Icarus and Design Continuum as a product designer. His projects included patient monitors for Criticare, medical and consumer products for Philips Medical, and a variety of hand-held drug administering devices for Sanofi.

Prat is a proud alum of Stanford's Joint Program in Design and continues to be involved with teaching at Stanford's D.School & BioDesign program.

Agenda Sessions

  • Drawing the Parallels of Innovation from Design Firms to Pharma - An IDEO Perspective