David Townsend

David Townsend is Vice President of Design and UX. He leads the global design organization at Anaplan including user-experience and product design, with responsibility for defining and delivering consistent, high-quality experience to Anaplan customers and partners.
Prior to Anaplan, David led IBM’s Design for Data and AI. At IBM, he launched and developed four world class design studios across the US, Asia and Europe to design the future of IBM products & human interaction. David and his team won numerous international design awards including the prestigious Red Dot and iF Awards for Best User Experience.
In his early career, David led design for major companies in the telecom and automotive industries, including General Motors, Samsung, and Motorola.
David earned his BS from Art Center College of Design in Automotive and Industrial Design. He received a full scholarship from Toyota.
Creating a minimal, holistic eco-system that encompasses both the digital and physical into one user experience is what drives his passion.