Co-founder and CEO at Catapult Design
Keynotes by Heather Fleming focus on creative global development by combining designers and engineers together to instill social change. As the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Catapult Design, Fleming works to combine design with humanitarian initiatives all over the world. Previous to this position, Fleming worked as a product design consultant for D2M Inc and from there went on to form a volunteer group partnered with Engineers Without Borders (EWB).
Although formely an Adjunt Lecturer at Stanford University, Fleming is currently a Senior Lecturer at California College of the Arts and holds a B.S. in Product Design from Stanford University. She has been named a Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellow and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader as a result of her developmental initiatives all over the world. Fleming also serves on the ASME's Engineering for Global Development committee and sits as a member on the Board of Directors for the Navajo Chamber of Commerce.
Fleming's writing has been featured in various publications including PRI's The World, ABC News, WIRED.com and newsweek and she is also a contributing writer for NextBillion.net. With the issues of global development and bridging societal gaps more relevant today than ever, keynotes by Heather Fleming discuss important issues and initiatives that need to be executed.