/// Michael Lebowitz, Big Spaceship
Michael Lebowitz is Founder and CEO of Big Spaceship, globally-recognized innovation agency that creates connected experiences, products and services. Since launching Big Spaceship in 2000, he has defined the strategy and vision for Big Spaceship, while working closely with the agency’s clients, including Absolut, BMW, Chobani, Crayola, Fiji Water, Finish Line, Google, Mondelez, HP, ONE, Unilever, UNREAL and YouTube.
At Big Spaceship Michael has assembled “a crack team of digital inventors,” according to Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” list, and has led the company to be named among the Advertising Age and Crain’s New York Business Best Places to Work for the past four years. Big Spaceship’s multidisciplinary team structure and progressive culture have been profiled by Harvard Business School, with the case study now taught at business schools in 40 countries.
Speaking on creativity, innovation and the evolution of business, Michael speaks across the globe and has engaged audiences at AdAge and Adweek events, SXSW, Click:NY, ad:tech and OMMA, as well as at business schools including NYU Stern, Long Island University and SLU’s Institiute for Private Business. He frequently chairs and sits on juries for creative awards, and he has led the agency to win countless awards, including an Emmy Award nomination for the agency’s work with HBO Voyeur, Cannes Lions, Clios, Webbys and One Show Interactive Pencils. Michael was also named among the 2010 Creativity 50 and the 2008 OMMA Online All-Stars.
Michael is a member of Procter & Gamble’s Design Advisory Board and Google’s Creative Council, and he serves as Chairman of the IAB Agency Advisory Board. Michael is also a founder and an inaugural board member of the Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA).
Prior to starting Big Spaceship, Michael spent three years at Thoughtbubble in New York. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Stacie and two sons, Isaac and Oliver.