Meet Our Speakers

Ivy Ross is an accomplished artist, highly recognized leader and designer and CMO of Art.com—the world’s largest online retailer of art images.

An innately innovative entrepreneur and thinker, Ross practices the art of creation in everything she does. She has served as president and the head of product design for world-renowned companies such as Mattel, Calvin Klein, Swatch, Coach, Old Navy, Procter and Gamble and Gap. Among all, she has led teams through unique collaborations to create groundbreaking work, including Project Platypus, which has been adopted by Mattel.

Ross’s creative background also extends far beyond the office. Her acclaimed metal work in jewelry is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian in Washington D.C as well as 11 other international museums. She has also been a contributing author to numerous books such as Unstuck and The Ten Faces of Innovation.

Ross is no stranger to the stage, having previously starred as a keynote speaker at the Nokia World Design Conference and Fortune Magazine’s Women Conference. Audience members can look forward to the high-profile experience and perspective Ross will bring to Richmond.

See Ivy’s TEDxRVA 2013 talk here