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An experienced educator and creative leader specializing in organizational culture, Justin Ferrell has led innovation engagements for Global 500 and other prominent organizations including Boehringer Ingelheim, Colgate-Palmolive, Deutsche Telekom, Dow Jones, EY, Fidelity Investments, Google, HP, HSBC, Humana, KPMG, NPR, Nokia, SAP, The New York Times, The United Nations, the U.S. Department of State and the World Economic Forum. He also teaches executives at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and globally with Duke Corporate Education, and has worked with executive programs at Aalto University (Finland), EGADE Business School (Mexico) and Massey University (New Zealand).
Justin is the founder of the professional fellowship program at the Institute of Design at Stanford University (the d.school), where he now leads strategic partnerships. He is also the head of customer experience at Actual, an enterprise software platform for ESG strategy and reporting. Prior to joining Stanford, Justin was a career journalist specializing in organizational change and creative culture. He is the former founding director of digital, mobile & new product design at The Washington Post, where he designed the investigative series “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency,” winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, as well as four other Pulitzer Prize finalists. Justin has spoken on creative culture in many venues, from the Norwegian Research Council in Oslo; to the U.S. Embassy in Dublin; to the World Business Forum in Monterrey, Mexico; to Education City in Doha, Qatar.