Tom Eich

Partner, IDEO

Courtesy of IDEOTom Eich leads IDEO’s information systems and digital tools practice. As a partner, his past roles have included heading up the New York office and the consumer experience design practice (CXd). He’s also served as chief build officer for IDEO’s development across all locations and practices.

Since joining IDEO in 1996, Eich has served as a portfolio leader, project manager, and lead engineer in the design of consumer electronics, technology product and service concepts, furniture and furniture systems, office and airline seating products, and home appliances. His work resides at the intersection of technology and the built world, from large- to small-scale interactions and behaviors.

An engineer by training, Eich developed advanced electronic products in Silicon Valley for MicroUnity, Applied Signal Technology, ArgoSystems, and ROLM before joining IDEO.

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