Advisory Board

Caterina Falleni, MSc

Caterina Falleni, MSc is Interaction Designer at Samsung Research America and Cofounder of Design for X.
At the Samsung Mobile Experience Division they function like a startup within a large global company. As a small team of UX designers they are redefining the future of online and offline payment systems with Samsung Pay.
Design for X is a nonprofit connecting designers and social entrepreneurs to improve the lives of people everywhere. They believe in harnessing the transformative power of design to support our communities and drive social change.
Caterina is an Italian Strategist and Service Designer, technology lover and sailor currently based in San Francisco. She is a multi-awarded designer in national and international design contests, her projects are based on the desire to craft new futures and by a concern for practical human demands in favor of natural and healthy ways of living. Her aim is to create global-scale, disruptive, emotionally impactful solutions at the intersection between personal habits and emerging technologies.
She is an experienced speaker having presented at conferences around the world including TEDx and Ciudad De las Ideas in Mexico and in corporation sessions as at CISCO, IBM, and Nokia.
Caterina has sailed all her life. She was in the Italian national team for 3 years and she sailed for national and international regattas around the world. Her latest sailing adventure brought her to cross the Atlantic Ocean as Expedition and Ocean explorer and advocate.
Caterina earned her Bachelor in Product & Communication Design at ISIA Firenze in 2010. She earned her Master in Product Design at ISIA Firenze in 2012. She graduated Singularity University in 2012.
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