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Phil Balagtas is a design leader who has been a practising designer for over 20 years. He has experience working across a variety of devices and platforms for nonprofit, retail, advertising, and enterprise software organisations. Within the last decade, he served as Design Director at General Electric’s Digital Aviation group and as Experience Design Director at McKinsey & Company, working across industries to transform and enhance their digital businesses and strategies.

Phil is also an experienced practitioner in foresight and speculative design and the founder of the Design Futures Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement and education of futures thinking. Today, he is a visiting design professor at Tecnológico de Monterey in Mexico City and leads his own futures consulting practice called Habitat, training organisations on futures thinking and leading teams on strategic initiatives.

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