Nick Warren is a patented inventor and the Founder/CEO of MetaSensor, a venture-backed R&D organization located in Silicon Valley that is advancing a new generation of IoT devices to significantly improve individuals’ and organizations’ ability to monitor, protect, and track their important assets. He is also a consulting Product Designer at the Center for Advanced Hindsight (with Dan Ariely et al.), which leverages behavioral insights to address important global issues. Previously, as Director of Program Technologies for the Carnegie Foundation at Stanford, Nick led the development and implementation of the Foundation’s digital systems and platforms, ultimately improving educational outcomes for students nationwide.

Additionally, Nick regularly speaks on issues pertaining to design, technology, cybersecurity, and the internet of things. He has worked with leaders in the defense, intelligence, and tech communities and has been featured in Popular Science, TechCrunch, The Verge, Mashable, The Next Web, and The Week. His product and portrait photography has appeared in publications ranging from Forbes to Women’s Health.

Nick specializes in product design, technical leadership, and systems thinking. He has a background in physics, computer science, and embedded systems, and has created and bootstrapped several software startups. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his son and spouse, Danielle Harlan, advising startups focused on high-leverage problems, logging hours as pilot-in-command, exploring new cultures, and capturing the world with his trusty Canon camera.

Personal Leadership Identity

Inspired by chapter six of the excellent leadership book, The New Alpha.

“Driven by love, empathy, and a passion for adventure, I use my design sensibilities and technical fluency to create lasting positive change in the lives of others.” —Nick Warren