Past roles: speaker
Dan Roam is the founder of Digital Roam Inc., a management consulting company that helps business executives solve complex problems through visual thinking. His business book, The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures, has become an international bestseller.
Through consulting projects and lectures, Dan has used his unique visual thinking approach to resolve challenges at Microsoft, Wal-Mart, eBay, Wells Fargo, Infosys Consulting, The Thomson Corporation, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the US Navy, among many others.
Dan received two degrees at the University of California, Santa Cruz: one in fine art and the second in biology. This combination of art and science began Dan’s cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving that is the backbone of his work and lectures. Dan is also a licensed pilot, a skill that demands constant practice in understanding visual information displays. Dan has applied his business-oriented visual thinking skills while living and working in Switzerland, Russia, Thailand, France, Holland, and the US. He lives in San Francisco.