John SanGiovanni has more than 15 years of experience as a mobile
strategist and user interface architect. As the Cofounder and Vice
President of Product Design at Zumobi, John directs product innovation
strategy and manages Zumobiís in-house creative studio. Prior to
founding Zumobi, John was a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Research,
where he led external academic research funding in the areas of mobile
technologies and user interfaces.
Recently named as the one of the most creative people in mobile
advertising by Business Insider, John has authored and co-authored more
than 20 patents in the areas of mobile advertising, hardware interfaces,
and interaction techniques for next-generation mobile devices.
As an influential thought leader and mobile industry expert, Johnís
articles have appeared in numerous publications including VentureBeat
and GigaOM, and he has presented at industry conferences around the
globe including: Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity,
ad:tech, Microsoft PDC, IAB Mobile Marketplace, MIT Venture Capital
Summit, and TEDxSeattle.
A vocal advocate for hybrid left-brain/right-brain learning, John was
once in the opening cast of Disneyís Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle stage
show, where he learned the timeless insights of showmanship and the
importance of always focusing on the customer experience.
John has a Bachelor of Science in Advertising with a concentration on
Computing from the University of Florida.