MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Meet the Speakers: Kaustuv De Bisvas

Seminar-banner-2012-01 Continuing our little mini series on speakers ofthis year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar, here is some more information on who will be there on stage to share his expert knowledge with you.

DebiswasKaustuv De Bisvas

Co-Founder & CEO /
TED Fellow

Personal Website

Kaustuv De Biswas is a TED Fellow (2011) and Co-founder/CEO at, a cloud based 3D design platform to collect and deliver micro-innovations through a low barrier and ubiquitous channel for designers across the globe.

His core expertise is in design computation and his PhD dissertation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigates computational frameworks for large distributed systems and the economics of collaboration.

Leveraging his expertise in technology, Kaustuv has previously been a consultant/advisor to several international architectural practices, and has been a research associate at Bentley Systems.

Kaustuv has also taught numerous workshops and seminars in leading universities/schools such as MIT, Harvard, Architectural Association (London), Columbia, and Georgia Tech introducing advanced computational techniques.


You can download this year's Smart Customization Seminar's agenda here!

For more up-to-date information and registration please head to or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!

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About the Author:

Frank T. Piller is a Co-Director of the MIT Smart Customization Group at the MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and a chair professor of management at the Technology & Innovation Management Group of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe’s leading institutes of technology. Before entering his recent position in Aachen, he worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management (2004-2007) and has been an associate professor of management at TUM Business School, Technische Universitaet Muenchen. Frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Economist, and Business Week, amongst others, Frank is regarded as one of the leading experts on strategies for customer-centric value creation, like mass customization, personalization, and innovation co-creation. His recent analysis of the crowdsourcing business model “Threadless” (co-authored with Susumu Ogawa), an innovative crowdsourcing business model in the fashion industry, has been elected as one of the Top-20 articles in MIT Sloan Management Review.