Slava Kozlov

Slava Kozlov is a co-founder and director of Summ( )n. Before Summ( )n, Slava worked for 10+ years with the Strategic Future Design team of Philips Design, a design house of Philips Electronics in the Netherlands, where he participated in numerous future studies to explore the scenarios of possible developments of enterprises, industries and regions. These projects contributed to the creation of innovative products, services, and brands, for Philips and other clients.

Slava led and participated in a range of large-scale research projects, including design and development of ‘smart environments’ and intelligent interfaces’ (such Ambient Intelligence and the Internet of Things) and also in numerous design explorations, contributing Experience Design, Design Probes and Co-Design/Co-Creation practices.

He developed a range of novel methods and tools to conduct contextual research, future studies, cross-cultural and multi-stakeholder analysis, and to enable collaborative, participatory design (from co-research to co-creation). Slava was one of the pioneers of using 3D virtual worlds and MMORPGs in research, and actively employs serious games and social web for research, innovation and transformation.

Slava is one of the first members of the European Council of the IoT (Internet of Things), and worked as a mentor with the star-up accelerator TechPeaks (Trento, Italy), HighTech XL startup bootcamp in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and from 2015 the IT Innovation Cluster of the Skolkovo Foundation (Moscow, Russia).

Slava holds degrees in Psychology and Sociology (Studies of Societies in Transition).