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Dr Bo Stjerne Thomsen Vice-President & Chair, Learning through Play, LEGO Foundation

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Dr Bo Stjerne Thomsen is the Vice-President and Chair of Learning through Play in the LEGO Foundation. The function of the Chair is to be the expert at the highest level to the executive leadership on how children and adults learn through play, and providing consultation at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels to international partners, leaders and advocacy. He is a spokesperson representing the LEGO Foundation and the LEGO Brand Group at international fora’s, and advising leadership teams across the LEGO entities, in order to attain the overall LEGO Brand Vision of Learning through Play. Dr Thomsen has a master’s degree in design, architecture and engineering, and a PhD on performative learning environments. He has worked 10 years developing learning environments and technology applications across four continents. He has been a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab in Boston through an elite research scholarship, studied research management and leadership at Copenhagen Business School and IMD in Switzerland, and an advisor to various international research organizations, including the University of Cambridge PEDAL Research Centre, the Torrance Centre for Creativity, Design for Play in Denmark and the Lifelong Learning Lab at Tsinghua University.

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