About

Jose de Francisco

Chief Designer, Nokia CNS (Cloud & Network Services) and former NSW (Nokia Software)
Head, Nokia Chicago Innovation Center, Naperville Campus
Distinguished Member of Bell Labs (DMTS)
Advisory Board Member of Design & Innovation Global at IQPC (International Quality & Productivity Center)


WHAT IS INNOVARISTA?

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The term “innovarista” is a neologism, which I came up with to involve not only inventors and innovators, but also devoted early adopters and anyone knowledgeable or passionate about innovation, technological solutions and digital transformation.


MEETINGS, WORKSHOPS AND SPEAKING REQUESTS

See current and past commitments on the “events” section of this blog. 
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AFFILIATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS (4)

 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
Since 2017
 
 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Systems, Man & Cybernetics (SMC) Society
Since 2016
 
 Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Since 2016
.
 TM Forum (TMF)
Since 2021

ENGAGEMENT RECORD (7)

Advisory Board Member
Design & Innovation Global and Design Thinking Conference
International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC)
2016 to Date
.
 Advisory Board Member
Institute for Data Systems and Society (IDSS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 
2015 to 2018
.
 Advisory Board Member
Knapp Entrepreneurship Center (KEC)
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) 
2014 to 2016
 
 Advisory Board Member
Engineering Systems Division (ESD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 
2014 to 2015
. 
 Member
Communications Society (COMSOC)
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 
2014 to 2016
 
 Co-chair
Cloud Computing at Real Time Communications Conference
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
2014 to 2015
 . 
 Chicago Chapter Member
Enterprise Forum (MIT EF)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2012 to 2015
  

BIO

Jose de Francisco is the Chief Designer at Nokia CNS (Cloud & Network Services) and the former NSW (Nokia Software) the software leaders in the global telecommunications sector. Performs double responsibilities as Head of the Chicago Innovation Center, an interdisciplinary R&D facility involving all of the company’s business groups and corporate functions. His professional experience encompasses interdisciplinary leadership responsibilities in strategy, design, product management, research, new ventures and marketing.

Award-winning designer and a Distinguished Member (DMTS) of Bell Labs for work on next generation mobile platforms, operations and applications. Jose holds several active patents and an extensive design portfolio featuring 20+ brands. He has served with the Advisory Boards for MIT’s Institute of Data, Systems and Society (IDSS) and Illinois Tech’s Entrepreneurship Center. Jose is currently engaged with Design & Innovation Global, the think tank behind the premier Design Thinking and Service Design conference series in the United States.

Jose holds several professional certificates in Design and Data Science from MIT, earned an MBA in International Marketing and Finance from Chicago’s DePaul University as a Honeywell Europe Be Brilliant Scholar, and is the recipient of postgraduate degrees in Human Factors Engineering and Business Administration from BarcelonaTech (UPC) and Ireland’s University College Dublin (UCD) respectively. He started his academic life in the Industrial Design program of Barcelona’s Massana Art & Design Center as an Epson Scholar.

Passionate about effective problem solving by making tech human, Jose operates at the leading edge to create new genuine value and innovate in the process. He co-authored the ‘Human Factors Engineering Manifesto’ and believes in the exceptional value that comes with consistently delivering Quality Experiences by Design (QXbD). Jose has been featured in 50+ speaking engagements, industry reports and interviews, and his endeavors can be followed on innovarista.org


PATENTS

ACTIVE (3)

 Method and Apparatus To Enhance Security And/Or Surveillance Information in A Communications Network
United States, US8775816
 . 
 Multicasting High-Definition Video Content To Consumer Storage
Japan, JP5525619
 . 
 Multicasting High-Definition Video Content To Consumer Storage
South Korea, KR101353103
  

FILED (2)

 Cross-Domain Privacy Management Service For Social Networking Sites
 . 
 A Method And Apparatus For Secure Payment Using A Network Connectable Device
  

See all abstracts on patents.justia.com


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS (24)

DESIGN & INNOVATION GLOBAL AWARDS, DESIGN LEADERSHIP, 2021
.
DESIGN & INNOVATION GLOBAL AWARDS, DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FINALIST, 2021
.
NOKIA TECH CENTER DEVELOPMENT – 5G ECOSYSTEM AWARD, 2020
.
NOKIA TECH CENTER DEVELOPMENT – ONE TEAM AWARD, 2020
..
.NOKIA SOFTWARE PRESIDENT AWARD, 2020
..
 BELL LABS DISTINGUISHED MEMBER OF TECHNICAL STAFF, 2018
..
 NOKIA INNOVATION FIRST PRIZE, 2017
 . .
 NOKIA APPLICATIONS & ANALYTICS INTRAPRENEURSHIP, FINALIST, 2017
 . 
 CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS (CPS) SCIENCE FAIR, FIVE YEAR SERVICE ANNIVERSARY, 2017
 
 BELL LABS PRESIDENT AWARD – FINALIST, 2015
 
INTEL DEVELOPERS FORUM (IDF) BEST IN SHOW, 2014
..
 BELL LABS ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAM (EBC) AWARD, 2012
 
 BELL LABS ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAM (EBC) FINALIST, 2009
 . 
 LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES GLOBAL SERVICE PROVIDERS (GSP) LEADERSHIP AWARD, 2000
.
  LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES GLOBAL SERVICE PROVIDERS (GSP) CUSTOMER FOUNDATION AWARD, 1999
.
 LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES MICROELECTRONICS DIVISION E2E AWARD, 1997
 . 
 DUBLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (DIT) RESEARCH SCHOLAR, 1995
 . 
 HONEYWELL EUROPE FUTURIST AWARD, 1993
 . 
 NIKE CONVERSE SPAIN, DESIGN AWARD, 1992
 . 
 GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE) PLASTICS, DESIGN COMPETITION, EUROPE FINALIST, 1991
.
GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE) PLASTICS, DESIGN COMPETITION, SPAIN WINNER, 1991
 . 
 EPSON IBERICA INFORMATICS DIVULGATION AWARD, 1991
 . 
 EPSON IBERICA INFORMATICS DIVULGATION AWARD, 1990
  

EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES (9)

 DESIGN
 Designing and Building AI Products and Services, 2022
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 
.
DESIGN
Human Computer Interaction for User Experience Design, 2020
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 
.
 DATA SCIENCE
 From Data to Insights, 2016
Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 
.
DATA SCIENCE
 Big Data & Social Analytics, 2016
Media Lab, Human Dynamics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 
.
 LEADERSHIP
 Stretch Program, 2011
Corporate University
Alcatel-Lucent
.
 PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
 Leading Product Innovation (LPI), 2009
Harvard Business School (HBS)
.
 BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM & PARTNERSHIPS
 Creating and Managing Strategic Alliances, 2004
School of Management
Northwestern University
.
 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES MANAGEMENT
 Strategic Integration of Technology and Business Solutions, 2001
Graham School
University of Chicago
.
 MARKETING
 Global Marketing, 1999
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
.

GRADUATE DEGREES (3)

 MARKETING AND FINANCE
 Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Marketing and Finance (IMF), 1998
Honeywell Scholar
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
DePaul University.
.
 MANAGEMENT
 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies (DBS), 1996
European Fund Scholar
Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business
University College Dublin (UCD)
.
 ENGINEERING
 Postgraduate Degree in Industrial Ergonomics / Human Factors Engineering, 1991
Mutual General Scholar
BarcelonaTECH / Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)
.

UNDERGRADUATE (1)

DESIGN
Industrial Design, 1991
Epson Scholar
Massana Art & Design Center

TESTIMONIALS (22)

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