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Svava María Atladóttir, Senior Partner

Svava brings a systems thinking perspective that balances opportunities with the realities of the medical device world, from finding the right materials and vendors to creating organizational change. Svava holds degrees in biomedical and manufacturing engineering, and brings experience from IDEO working with clients such as Kimberly-Clark, Genentech, Edwards Lifesciences and Dr. Reddys, as well as years working in industry as a medical device engineer for GE Medical Systems and Abbott Vascular. 

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Kara Harrington, Senior Partner

Kara has years of experience designing products and interactions aligned with the social dynamics of complex and critical health care environments, such as the OR and chronic disease management. Her passion for people drives her with laser-beam focus to what is meaningful to real users, keeping them always at the center of design development. Trained in industrial design, during her time at IDEO Kara created award-winning and patent-pending healthcare experiences for companies such as Medtronic, Life Technologies, Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Stanford Hospital and Clinics.

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Rob Lister, Senior Partner

Rob’s experience as a business leader at AT&T and IDEO informs his strategic and operational approach to health care innovation. Rob joined IDEO as a mechanical engineer and left as a designer: specializing in drug delivery and medical devices, he collaborated with companies including Eli Lilly, 3M Health Care, Janssen Biotech and Sonosite. Rob also established and led IDEO's global Medical Products group. In 2011, Rob joined AT&T to help establish their new international innovation center, The Foundry, serving as Director of Design.

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Lucie Richter, Senior Partner

Lucie leads healthcare innovation with deep system insights into population health management for risk-bearing organizations as well as the human needs and behaviors of patients and providers. With a background in anthropology and systems-oriented design, she excels at crafting solutions where each touchpoint delivers a meaningful experience while driving business success. During her time at IDEO and since, Lucie has led multidisciplinary design teams for Johns Hopkins Hospital, Proteus Digital Health, The California HealthCare Foundation and Epocrates.

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