Bran Ferren

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Applied Minds

Bran Ferren is co-founder, co-chairman, and chief creative officer of Applied Minds, which provides advanced technology, invention, creative design, and consulting services. He was previously president of Walt Disney Imagineering R&D and has served as technical and senior leadership advisor to eleven US government agencies and organizations. A prolific inventor with over 500 patents, his latest vehicle project, the KiraVan, has been featured in Wired and other publications. He received an Academy Award for technical achievement and is one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. Ferren’s 2014 TED talk about combining art and engineering has been viewed nearly one million times. (Presenting on behalf of Genworth)

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