MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Meet the Speakers: Kent Larson

Seminar-banner-2012-01 Continuing our little mini series on speakers of this 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.


Kent Larson

Director of Changing Places Research Group, MIT Media Lab
Head of House_n Research Consortium, MIT Dept. of Architecture

Personal Website

Kent Larson is the director of the Changing Places research group at the
MIT Media Lab. He also runs the MIT House_n Research Consortium at the MIT
Department of Architecture.

His current research focuses on strategies for
creating responsive places of living using new design/fabrication strategies, defining
system level standards for an open source approach to building design, new
urban vehicles, and developing ubiquitous sensing/computation technologies that
do useful things for people related to proactive health, energy conservation,
personal mobility, and learning.

Larson practiced architecture for nineteen
years in New York City with work published in Architectural Record, Progressive
Architecture, Global Architecture, A+U, and Architectural Digest.  His book, Louis I. Kahn: Unbuilt Masterworks
was selected as one of the Ten Best Books in Architecture 2000 by the New York
Times Review of Books.

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.