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You've heard of the creative director – but what's a DEO? That was the question enticing the audience into the first talk of TYPO Berlin 2016, Germany's world-class conference on all things design and typography, themed this year: beyond type.

It stands – since you ask – for 'design executive officer', and according to Autodesk's vice president of user experience Maria Giudice, refers to somebody who is a creative business leader.

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Julia Sagar
Editor-in-chief retail

Julia is editor-in-chief, retail at Future Ltd, where she works in e-commerce across a number of consumer lifestyle brands. A former editor of design website Creative Bloq, she’s also worked on a variety of print titles, and was part of the team that launched consumer tech website TechRadar. She's been writing about art, design and technology for over 15 years.