Driving Innovation in IoT Ecosystems through Human-Centered Design
Innovation isn't about your title: My journey as an engineer, strategist, venture capitalist, and IT leader
Ryan Larcom, VP Customer and Digital Strategy, Allegion
Thursday, December 5 at 5 p.m. in IT 355
Ryan Larcom loves bringing ideas into reality. In his current role as VP, Customer & Digital Strategy at Allegion, Ryan combines his passion for human-centric design with his strategic skills to lead the company to a more holistic understanding of customers, ultimately aligning people, products, and operations to delight customers.
Ryan began his career as an engineer and industrial designer at Honda and Cummins, where he developed concept designs into Acura's line of luxury vehicles and Cummins' Hedgehog, the largest high-speed diesel engine in the world. Later, as a Cummins business strategist, he developed executives' business aspirations into growth strategies and partnerships for each business unit of the Fortune 120 company. While in tech startups and venture capital, Ryan helped High Alpha pioneer the venture studio model while partnering with entrepreneurs and corporations to launch and invest in over 12 new startups in 3 years.
Originally from Connecticut, Ryan is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with an M.Eng and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design, where he was an Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar. Ryan lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two children.
About the Industry Lecture Series
The Industry Lecture Series explores the impact of human-centered design on the rapid evolution of the Internet of Things. Just as human-centered design and design thinking methodologies are transforming traditional businesses and business models, these same processes are accelerating the deployment of innovative new IoT ecosystems across a broad spectrum of industry verticals. This lecture series will feature design leaders from major national corporations describing how human-centered design practices are integral to the development of forward-thinking IoT business strategies. Each semester, these leaders work with graduate students in INFO-H 567 Internet-of-Things Interface Design for Business Innovation on IoT design projects.
All lectures are free and open to the IUPUI campus and the community.
Questions about the Industry Lecture Series can be directed to Lou Lenzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.