Vaughn Tan
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Vaughn Tan

Vaughn Tan has studied innovators and innovation for over a decade. He is currently an assistant professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at University College London’s School of Management. His research, teaching, and advisory practice all focus on understanding how people and organizations can design themselves to respond to true uncertainty with grace and facility instead of panic or denial—and become innovative and adaptable in the process. Vaughn is currently on the executive board of Rethink Food, a diversity and inclusion advisor to the Wellcome Collection in London, and an advisory board member for two stealth-mode startups in food technology and privacy compliance. Previously, he worked at Google in California on Earth, Maps, Ads, and special projects including structured data infrastructure and lunar exploration. He has also worked with the Anderson Ranch Art Foundation, the Área de Conservación Guanacaste, the Encyclopedia of Life, the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, the Fat Duck group of restaurants, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, the Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund, Hewlett-Packard, the Institute for Data-driven Design, the MAD Foundation, Postcard Teas, Second Home, the Singapore Management University, Subculture, the Singapore Army, and the XPRIZE Foundation. Vaughn received a PhD in Organizational Behavior and Sociology from Harvard University and Harvard Business School in 2013.
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