Byron facilitates innovation from a strategic design perspective. He brings broad and deep multidisciplinary experience from both academic and professional project work within the scope of technology-based research and development. Byron has a background in biological and medical sciences, education and industrial design and is most interested in the cross section between human-centered design and science as relates to the healthcare sector. Consequently, Byron has led large innovation projects from early concept design, research, and through implementation. His work has centered in-house and as owner of Empty Set, a design consultancy for the world’s leading healthcare organizations and leading R&D labs. Byron studied Biology and Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an undergrad, Biological Medical Sciences at Harvard University as post-bac in route to DMD and ultimately Graduate Industrial Design (gradID) at Art Center College of Design.