Dr. Joseph Press


Dr. Joseph Press brings over 16 years experience as an innovation and digital transformation consultant. As the Director of Deloitte Digital Switzerland, he worked with global clients on digital transformation and innovation initiatives to achieve business results and accelerate organizational evolution. He was also responsible for designing the Deloitte Switzerland Greenhouse, an innovation space for exploring business challenges with clients.

Prior to his business consulting career, Joseph practiced as an architect and designer in the USA, Germany, France and Israel, focusing on a range of public and private projects. Most notably, he led the workplace design of the headquarters of AOL Time Warner in Paris, France.

Current Role

Joseph is the Global Innovator & Strategic Advisor to the Center for Creative Leadership©’s President and CEO. Collaborating with leadership across CCL© globally, he champions innovation, digital transformation and creative leadership with our clients, in support of delivering engaging and innovative experiences that accelerate personal and organizational impact. As an experienced business consultant and passionate digital innovator, he is deeply  committed to co-creating meaningful experiences that transform people, organizations and society.

Joseph’s creative mindset helps unleash client creativity to co-design innovative business models, products, and services in design thinking-inspired workshops. With over five years of online teaching experience, he also designs and delivers high-impact developmental experiences in synchronous and asynchronous virtual environments.

Educational Background

Joseph completed a B.S. in Managerial Economics with a minor in Architecture at Carnegie Mellon. He completed a SM in Architectural Studies and Ph.D. in Design Technology at MIT. His Master’s thesis focused on pedagogies in design education, and this Ph.D. research entitled Building Community, focused on how collaboration, cognition and innovation in the design process build collective understanding.

Joseph is a passionate educator as well. He is a guest lecturer at IMD, Parsons The New School For Design in the Strategic Design & Management Masters Program, and the Design Thinking program at St. Gallen, where he teaches graduate courses on design, digital business models and innovation. He previously held teaching and research positions at MIT, Delft Technical University, and Bezalel Design Academy.

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