Mike Pell

Envisioneer, The Microsoft Garage

Bold, insightful, and uncompromising, M. Pell is recognized as a thought leader in the fields of Holographic Envisioning and Smart Information. Pell’s book “Envisioning Holograms” is considered a must-have for tomorrow’s most influential storytellers and explorers.

Pell currently leads Design for The Microsoft Garage, the company’s outlet for experimental projects and curiosity-fueled explorations worldwide.

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 experiences.

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My Sessions

The Age of Smart Information

Room B5

Led by Author and Envisioneer, M. Pell of The Microsoft Garage, this session takes you through real-world examples of how common collections of content can be transformed into Smart Information (powered by XR). The session also serves as a launch point for a movement that will revolutionize the very nature of information.

Life Track