Douglas Ferguson


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Douglas Ferguson is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is president of Voltage Control, an Austin-based workshop agency that specializes in Design Sprints and innovation workshops.

Voltage Control helps companies solve tough problems using integrated decision-making methods. Their workshops are rooted in a philosophy that nobody is as smart as everybody. Layering a diverse set of methodologies including Lean, Agile, Design Sprints, Thinking Wrong, and Liberating Structures, Voltage Control guides companies through complex operating environments and equips them with the tools and structures critical for innovation transformation. Voltage Control has worked with a range of organizations including Capital Factory, US Air Force, Thomson Reuters, Fidelity Investments, Vrbo, and Dropbox.

Prior to Voltage Control, Douglas held CTO positions at numerous Austin start-ups where he led product and engineering teams using Agile, Lean, and human-centered design principles. Douglas is active in the Austin start-up community where he serves on the board of several non-profits, mentors start-ups, and advises early-stage ventures.

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