John F. Tyson

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

John Tyson is an industrial designer, inventor, angel investor, and author of Adventures in Innovation: Inside the Rise and Fall of Nortel, an engaging account of his 35 years with Bell-Northern Research (BNR), and Nortel Networks. John is an accomplished senior executive in product design, R&D, marketing, and advanced technology.

His principles on user-centered design, innovation, and design-based thinking have been detailed in numerous publications and his work has been featured in museums and galleries including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Art Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and the Toronto Design Exchange (DX). His work has also been featured on two Canadian postage stamps.

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