CEO and Founder, Idean
Based in Palo Alto, CA, Risto Lahdesmaki leads the worlds fastest growing design company, Idean. He started the company in 1999 in Finland, and has since transformed the company from digital services to a global UX design and strategy focused agency now headquartered in Silicon Valley. In just few years, he has grown the company from 10 US staff to over 150, in 5 major cities in the US and works now with over 20 Fortune 100 companies. In 2015 Risto was selected as PwC Finland's Most Valuable Entrepreneur.