Agnis Stibe
Agnis Stibe
Transformational Designer

Session 1: Hear

9:30 - 11:00 AM

Agnis Stibe


Dr. Agnis Stibe is a Sociotech Designer at MIT Media Lab. Agnis envisions future Persuasive Cities that are encouraging healthy and sustainable routines. He believes that our world can become a better place through purposefully designed urban spaces that successfully blend technological advancements with human nature.

Agnis’ research is built upon socio-psychological theories to design Socially Influencing Systems (SIS) for health behavior change at scale. He is an active member of persuasive technology community, frequently speaking at annual conferences and effectively collaborating with industry. He has worked for a number of Fortune 100 companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Oracle.

Dr. Stibe has twice been recognized by the Minister of Education and Science of Latvia for his long-term creative work. He has received awards from the MIT Media Lab, Nokia Foundation, Dr. Theo and Friedl Schoeller Research Center for Business and Society, and the Latvian Fund for Education. Dr. Stibe holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Latvia, an MBA from the RTU Riga Business School, and a PhD on Socially Influencing Systems from the University of Oulu.