GK VanPatter is a Founding Partner in the innovation architecture consultancy; Humantific and Co-Founder of NextDesign Leadership Institute in New York. An internationally recognized innovation advisor and next design visionary he was an early advocate of extending designs' reach into the realms of strategy development, business transformation, knowledge creation and organizational innovation. NextD Journal / ReReThinking Design has thousands of subscribers in forty countries. Journal conversations are widely used as thought leader reference materials in graduate design education around the world. He is presently working on the creation of Next Academy a new international innovation leadership school in Madrid.