Speaker - Georg Petschnigg

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Georg Petschnigg connects the dots between engineering, design and business at FiftyThree – a
New York City- and Seattle-based startup that builds tools for mobile creation.

Before FiftyThree, Mr. Petschnigg co-founded the Pioneer Studios, a design venture fund, where
he led the incubation of new mobile devices and television services. He shipped graphic tools in
PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and started a photo frame business with Samsung.

While at Microsoft Research, Mr. Petschnigg published seminal work on computational photography. He learned his best lessons from teaching, modern dance, and preserving historic sites in Germany.

Mr. Petschnigg holds a B.S. from Columbia in computer engineering and economics, and a M.S. in electrical engineering with a concentration in product design from Stanford.

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