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John Feland

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Board of Advisors, Serendipity Innovations AB and CEO and Founder, Argus Insights. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.

Board of Advisors, Serendipity Innovations AB and CEO and Founder, Argus Insights. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.

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Argus Insights


Ocean Observations
Serendipity Innovations AB
Cogswell Polytechnical College
Serendipity Innovations AB
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop
Ocean Observations


CEO and Founder Argus Insights July 2009 - present
Board of Advisors Serendipity Innovations AB September 2010 - present
Board Member Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop 2011 - 2016
Board Member Ocean Observations September 2010 - November 2012
Consulting Assistant Professor Stanford University January 2011 - September 2011
Executive Director of Global Design Innovation course and Consulting Assistant Professor Stanford University September 2009 - December 2010
Chief Technologist SK Telecom Americas September 2008 - September 2009
Lecturer in Design Division Stanford University January 2004 - April 2009
Human Interface Architect and Handheld Marketing Manager Synaptics August 2006 - September 2008
End User Research and Concept Prototyping Manager Synaptics December 2004 - August 2006
Senior Mechanical Engineer Symyx Technologies January 2004 - December 2004
Design Strategist Trusted Nomad January 2002 - January 2004
Assistant Professor at United States Air Force Academy United States Air Force August 1999 - September 2001
Operation Allied Force MASINT Collections Manager Joint Analysis Center March 1999 - July 1999
MASINT Acqusition Manager National Air Intelligence Center (Air Force) January 1997 - March 1999
Design Engineer IDEO Product Development 1995 - 1996
Design Engineer Dart Container Corporation 1991 - 1994


Stanford University Mechanical Engineering September 2001 - March 2005
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering September 1990 - June 1994

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  • • Consumer Products
  • • Big data
  • • Big Data Analysis
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Consumer Research
  • • Design Strategy
  • • Design Thinking
  • • Social Media
  • • Social Media Marketing
  • • User Experience Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Wearable Tech

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Zachi Baharav
We worked together  •  Professor, Director of Engineering, Cogswell Polytechnical College. Previously R&D Manager, Corning Incorporated.
John is super energetic, and have a lot of enthusiasm for new ideas. He is open to different thoughts, expanding on other’s ideas, and mak ... es the whole result so much more successful. John would be great as an adviser, helping others get their ideas into real world, while keeping design and the target customer in mind. He is not attached to one-way of doing things, and is very good at finding the essence of a new idea, and focusing on it. John combines strategic view, with business acumen, original ideas, and strong technological base. John is very motivating for the team, positive, and helps move things forward. John is well connected, very good with people, and can communicate very effectively. If you want to find a person in xyz company, John can get you there… All in all, I would recommend John full heartedly as an adviser to your new venture, or established company looking for new insights!
Sofia Svanteson
We worked together  •  Board member, Interactive Institute and Member of expert group, Committee for digitisation, Ministry of Enterprise, Swedish Government.
John is a splendid listener who has an ability to find out what's important and what matters in a particular situation, and from this can co ... me up with a strategy on how to reach goals and objectives.

Michel Floyd
They're my friends  •  Founder, CEO, Cloak Labs. MIT grad.
Michel has already proven to the world he is a great entrepreneur. A sharp mind matched by a sharp wit, he has a way of focusing attention ... and resources on the problems whose solutions generate the most value. Adept at managing distributed teams literally around the world, Michel is doing what he does best, starting successful companies.