About Ian Beacraft:
Ian Beacraft Is a sought after digital strategist with a keen interest in technological anthropology and the co-manager of the New Technologies lab at Leo Burnett. His work across a multitude of blue-chip brands non-profits has garnered him international recognition and dozens of industry awards, including multiple Best In Show awards, and accolades for innovation. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a guest lecturer at universities throughout Chicago. Ian has lectured on mobile and emerging technologies at Northwestern, Loyola, IIT, DePaul, and INSEEC, among others. He is passionate about providing students and professionals alike with the tools necessary to navigate the challenging landscape of digital media. A former tech entrepreneur and professional musician, his approach to problem solving is greatly influenced by his experiences in the arts and sciences.