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Founded by a team of engineers and educators from Stanford University, design4X has unparalleled access to top experts in engineering, design and learning. As a result, design4X is dedicated to improving the work of both individual engineers and entire organizations by offering world-class education and information that boosts productivity and improves quality.

Advisory Board
David Kelley    - Founder, IDEO
Don Petersen  - CEO Emeritus, Ford
Karl Ulrich       - Professor, Wharton

Mark Martin - Chief Executive Officer

As a project manager in industry, then as an acting assistant professor at Stanford University, Mark has been involved in the management, research, and teaching of product development. He spent six years in industry working in quality assurance at TI and product development at Marlow Industries. During his masters and Ph.D. studies he worked with GM, Boeing, HP, Sun, Nortel, Ford, Canon, Sony, Printronix and others through sponsored projects and research. He has authored research papers on various product development methods and has taught one of the largest online classes at Stanford. During his time at Stanford, he consulted with HP, Sun, Cisco, ABB and Toshiba. His Ph.D. research focused on methods to aid product development teams. Mark earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Stanford, his SM in management and SM in mechanical engineering at MIT and his BSME at the University of Oklahoma (go Sooners!).
Chris Walsh - Education Advisor
Chris has designed and deployed a wide range of products that have one central theme: learning. Chris has a diverse background that includes a number of years as a classroom teacher, an education technology coordinator, an e-business and e-learning consultant, a web designer, and a summer camp director. In recent years, Chris has worked with a number of Silicon Valley startups and has become passionate about the power of the Internet to transform education. Before working with design4X, Chris held executive positions at two Internet startups, including TABNet - an early pioneer in domain registration and web hosting. Most recently, Chris served as vice president of business development at Angel Engineers - a web-consulting firm where he guided business operations in sales, marketing, and partnerships. Chris earned his MA in Learning, Design, and Technology from Stanford University, and he earned his Masters in Education and his BA in history from UCLA (go Bruins!).

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