Phil Balagtas

Phil is a design leader based in San Francisco, CA and has been a practicing designer for over 20 years. He has experience working across a variety of devices and platforms within non-profit, retail, advertising, and enterprise software organizations.

Most recently, Balagtas served as a Design Director at GE Aviation and McKinsey & Company working across industries to transform and enhance their digital businesses and strategies. He is also the founder of the Design Futures Initiative, which organizes the international Speculative Futures meetups and their annual PRIMER conference. Today he is a part-time design teacher at Tecnológico de Monterey in Mexico City and leads his own consulting practice called HABITAT as principal and executive design director training organizations on Futures Thinking and leading teams on strategic initiatives.

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