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Doug Dietz

GE Healthcare
Innovation Architect


Doug graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design and the University of Illinois with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design/ Human Factors.


Doug began his career at Texas Instruments as part of their Corporate Innovation Team. While at Texas Instruments he earned numerous patents for his work on advanced concepts including the first flatbed scanner, laptop computer, and the TI/90 calculator line.


Doug joined GE in 1989. Over the past 27 years Doug has designed products in all of the healthcare imaging modalities: MRI, CT, X-Ray and Ultrasound. He received an EDISON Innovation Award for Social Impact and the Children’s National Medical Center Innovation award for his work on the GE Pediatric Adventure Series TM- transforming the traumatic scan room into a child friendly experience- CT/Pirate adventure, MRI/ Space odyssey, X-Ray/ Submarine expedition. He also has received numerous IDSA Product Design Awards. During his time at GE Doug has compiled 8 Utility Patents and 23 Design Patents.


Doug is currently Lead Innovation Architect for two key GE design incubators: GE Menlo Innovation Lab and Patient Experience. He facilitates creative workshops (design thinking), immersing GE staff in a co-collaboration experience with customers.

Doug is an instructor at Stanford University for executive education d.school courses.



Doug’s TED talk on ‘Designing with a Purpose’


My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, April 19

10:20am EDT