M. Pell
Envisioneer The Microsoft Garage
Bold, insightful, and uncompromising, M. Pell is recognized as a world-class designer and industry thought leader. Pell’s first design book “Envisioning Holograms” is considered a must-have for tomorrow’s most influential storytellers and explorers. His new book “The Age of Smart Information” details how the fundamental nature of information is transforming due to combination of AI + XR. As a lifelong Designer/Coder, he has consistently been on the leading edge of design and innovation over his thirty-years in high-technology. Career highlights include creating the original Adobe Acrobat and PDF, working with Pixar to pioneer 3D type generation with RenderMan, developing a rapid design methodology called Fast Design, and being the inventor on over a dozen U.S. Patents. Pell’s evolution from intrepid entrepreneur, to VC-backed startup veteran, to corporate man for Adobe and Microsoft has given him a unique perspective on how to combine business, experience, and technology to create breakthrough experience. Pell currently leads Design for The Microsoft Garage, the company’s official outlet for curiosity-fueled project explorations, worldwide. More about M. Pell at


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