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Doug Solomon is an IDEO Fellow focused on the domain of Health & Wellness.
From 2007 to 2011, Doug was Chief Technology Officer at IDEO, working with clients to leverage technologies that create both business and social value. With more than 25 years of leadership experience in the IT industry, Doug has a particular interest in and knack for collaborative technologies that enable greater community engagement and participation.
Prior to joining IDEO, he was vice president of investments at Omidyar Network, where he helped pioneer a new approach to socially responsible investing. He was also senior vice president of corporate development and chief strategy officer at both Apple and Palm, and he held leadership positions at Interval Research and several technology start-ups. Doug began his career by applying marketing and other business concepts to public health programs in Asia, where he learned the importance of cultural awareness and community involvement in achieving meaningful social change.
Doug is a volunteer chaplain at Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Northern California, serves on the Board of Industry Advisors of the Consumer Electronics Association, and is an adviser to GAVI, the global initiative to vaccinate all the world’s children. He has three children and a fabulous wife, who all continually teach him how to be a mensch. He earned a master’s degree from the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii and a Ph.D. in communication research from Stanford University.