Richard Tyson

Connected Places Strategy Director, Gensler Research Institute



Richard is a leader in innovation strategy. Richard’s practice has been focused on helping large, global enterprises around the world build their capacity for innovation. He holds a dual appointment to Gensler Consulting and the Gensler Research Institute focusing on the design of intelligent and connected places that learn and adapt--from human scale to urban scale.  Richard helps executives and organizations understand how the future of connected people, places, and things create new business opportunities through design. Prior to joining Gensler Consulting, he founded and ran the Helsinki Group, was a strategy director at the leadership and innovation firm Stone Yamashita Partners and a thought leader and global account manager at Doblin, Inc. and Monitor Group. His work is built on the idea that organizational success in a complex, uncertain world is more closely tied to ideas of resilience than to ideas of singular breakthrough success. He believes success is best understood in terms of the political and institutional economies in which it is situated. Richard was educated at Harvard, Whitman College and The New School for Social Research.

Harvard College, Whitman College, and The New School for Social Research

Systems, Scale and Consequence