Marcus Hammonds is a Fortune 100 innovation strategist and Christian educator. As R & D director of innovation for PepsiCo, he created long-term product-design strategies for the devices we use every day, such as vending machines and fountain dispensers. An accomplished inventor and engineer, Hammonds has designed everything from home appliances to mobile phones, and has been awarded seven U.S. patents. His inventions have been featured at important industry events, such as the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas.

As a Christian educator, Hammonds has taught both children and adults the power of God’s Word for the better part of a decade. He attended Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York, and is the founder of bytesandbelief.com, a blog that discusses the impact of technology on faith.

Marcus Hammonds was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He and his wife Tracy currently live and work in New York.