About the Book
Paksy Plackis-Cheng is the founder of impactmania and the Senior Fellow of Research and Media at the Art, Design & Architecture (AD&A) Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She is a Dutch native who has lived in the United States since 2001. Her career spans from managing marketing and business development for software companies in a dozen countries to running a symphony orchestra. Paksy was named ‘Business Star’ by Computer Partner Magazine, an IDG publication. She has served on a half a dozen boards including as the President of the Board of the Santa Barbara Symphony. Paksy’s first book, Impact X, was published in 2015; a number of her interviews have been cited in global media outlets; and one of her video stories was featured at the United Nations (UN) in 2017.