Speakers

20 top experts and leaders from companies like Intuit, HP Enterprise, SAP, IBM, Groupon, Asana, and more.

Irene Au

Irene Au

Design Partner at Khosla Ventures

Irene Au is Design Partner at Khosla Ventures, where she works with early-, mid-, and late-stage startup CEOs.

Irene has unprecedented experience elevating the strategic importance of design within internet companies, having built and led the entire User Experience and Design teams at Google (2006-2012), Yahoo! (1998-2006), and Udacity (2012-2014). She began her career as an interaction designer at Netscape Communications, where she worked on the design of the internet’s first commercial web browser.

Irene graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina in Electrical and Computer Engineering and received her Master's Degree from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Irene also teaches yoga at Avalon Yoga Center in Palo Alto where she is part of the teacher training program faculty and is a frequent author and speaker on the relationship between mindfulness practices, design, and creativity.

Crossing the Culture Chasm: How Google and Nutanix Became Design-First Enterprises

1:16h
Jeff Veen

Jeff Veen

Design Partner at True Ventures

As a Design Partner at True Ventures, Jeff helps companies create better products. Jeff advises companies like about.me, Medium and WordPress.

Previously, Jeff was VP of Design at Adobe after they acquired Typekit, which he co-founded and ran as CEO.

Jeff also co-founded Adaptive Path. While there, he lead Measure Map, which was acquired by Google. At Google, he redesigned Google Analytics and lead their apps UX team.

The State of Enterprise Products: Q&A Session

1:07h
Lou Rosenfeld

Lou Rosenfeld

Founder of Rosenfeld Media

Lou Rosenfeld consults on IA strategy, and manages Rosenfeld Media, which he founded to publish UX books and provide UX training and consulting. Every year he hosts the Enterprise UX conference.

Over the past 25 years, he has been instrumental in helping establish the fields of IA and UX, and in articulating the role and value of librarianship within those fields.

With Peter Morville, Lou co-authored the best-selling book,Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (O'Reilly, 1998; second edition, 2002; third edition, 2006), Amazon.com's "Best Internet Book of 1998." With over 250,000 in sales, it has been acclaimed as a classic and is used as a standard text in many graduate-level classes.

The State of Enterprise Products: Q&A Session

1:07h
Leslie Witt

Leslie Witt

VP of Experience Design, Small Business Products at Intuit

Leslie is a design leader focused on re-imagining the products, services and institutions that shape our financial lives. As the head of experience design for small business products at Intuit, she shapes product strategy, as well as the careers and content of a global crew of 180+ product designers.

Prior to IDEO, she was an architect and academic. She continues her involvement in these spheres through a commitment to teaching and an unfortunate commitment to renovating her house. When not at work, you can find her cooking, gardening, and playing piano with her twins.

Beautiful Seams: Creating a Coherent Experience Across Products

1:02h
Satish Ramachandran

Satish Ramachandran

Global Head of Design at Nutanix

Satish Ramachandran is the Global head of design at Nutanix where he is dedicated to applying design to reimagine enterprise computing. In this role, he ensures the products being built serve the user’s intent, with very minimal, simple and delightful interactions. Additionally, he focuses on scaling the design organization across geos and implementing processes to keep pace with rapid growth.

Prior to Nutanix, Satish held a variety of management and technical leadership roles over the past two decades at computing infrastructure companies such as DataDomain (EMC), Andiamo (Cisco), and Tandem (HP). A deep background in engineering coupled with a long standing interest in literature, music, cognition, human behavior and philosophy enables him to bridge the twin worlds of design and engineering effectively.

Satish also holds an M.S. in computer science.

Crossing the Culture Chasm: How Google and Nutanix Became Design-First Enterprises

1:16h
Rian van der Merwe

Rian van der Merwe

Product Manager at Wildbit

Prior to joining Wildbit, Rian was a Product Design Director at Jive Software. He also wrote a book about product design called Making It Right.

His nearly 15 years of UX and product management experience includes roles in Silicon Valley and South Africa. He blogs and tweets regularly about design, technology, and software development. He is also a columnist for A List Apart.

Practical User Research for the Enterprise

1:00h
Andrew Sandler

Andrew Sandler

Director of Product Design at Groupon Merchant

Andrew is a UX leader with a strong record of effectively crafting and communicating a compelling vision of the future for companies.

He has almost 20 years of experience in designing solutions for Consumer, Enterprise, SaaS, and internal tool initiatives. Prior to Groupon, Andrew served in design manager roles at Walmart, Salesforce, and eBay. He currently holds 9 U.S. patents and a B.S. in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego.

Seismic Change: When to Blow Up Your Legacy System and Start from Scratch

1:07h
Julia Zorzanello Byron

Julia Zorzanello Byron

UX Researcher and Designer at IBM

Julia Z Byron is a Design, Technology and Innovation Fellow for the City of Austin.

As a fellow, she is bringing the principles, values and practices of user-centered design to government.

Previously she was at IBM Design where she practiced user research and UX design, and worked to establish user centered practices in the company culture.

Julia has a degree in Industrial and Interaction design from Syracuse

Team Personas for Enterprise Contexts

1:03h
Omkar Chandgadkar

Omkar Chandgadkar

UX Designer at IBM

Omkar Chandgadkar is a user experience designer and researcher.

At IBM, he advises teams on research planning and workshop facilitation to make research insights communication more immersive and effective. Originally from Pune, India, Omkar has a background in Computer Engineering and Information Sciences and is an alumni of the University of Mumbai and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Team Personas for Enterprise Contexts

1:03h
Amanda Linden

Amanda Linden

Head of Design at Asana

At Asana, Amanda is responsible for product and marketing design, and also the Asana brand.

Prior to Asana, she was the Design Director for Intuit’s small business division. There, she led the redesign of Intuit Quickbooks web and mobile products, and also managed their payroll and payments experiences.

She was previously a Director of Design at Yahoo! on the platform team. Amanda has an MBA and a BS in visual communication from UC Davis.

The Future of Enterprise Design

1:03h
Ben Judy

Ben Judy

Design Manager at Saxony Partners

Ben Judy is passionate about human-centered design strategy.

He currently brings veteran experience design skills and thought leadership to clients via Saxony Partners, a consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas. Ben previously worked with innovative design teams at Intuit, Novation, CBRE, and Sabre. Ben has presented at such venues as UX STRAT, SXSW, Big Design—and also talks to himself a lot.

His not-so-secret superhero identity Captain Clarity (the ‘Ambiguity Assassin’) helps organizations prioritize design opportunities collaboratively in the midst of complexity and chaos. Ben is a happily converted Texan, but only says “y’all” ironically.

Mission-Based Experience Strategy

1:03h
Brian McLaughlin

Brian McLaughlin

Chief Experience Officer at Bottomline Technologies

At Bottomline Technologies, Brian has built a global team of 48 UX designers, developers, and mobile professionals to support and grow a $180 million business to a $330 million business.

Prior to Bottomline, Brian was a Director of UX at Cashstar. He spearheaded the product design for consumer systems, B2B systems, as well as internal support applications and onboarding tools.

He has nearly 30 years of design and UX experience.

Creating and Scaling Enterprise Design Systems

1:08h
Mark Figueiredo

Mark Figueiredo

Sr. UX Designer at T. Rowe Price

As a Sr. UX Designer at T. Rowe Price, Mark is responsible for practicing user-centered design and scaling successful processes.

Prior to T.Rowe Price, Mark was a Sr. Designer at Stanley Black & Decker.

He has over 12 years of design experience across consumer and enterprise products.

Designing a Sustainable Enterprise UX Process

1:14h
Chris Rivard

Chris Rivard

Senior Product Designer at Cloudability

Chris is a product designer with a focus on data product design. He’s based in Portland, Oregon and is currently designing cost accounting software for cloud computing at Cloudability.

Previously he was a Design Director at Cozy and Design Manager at Jive Software. His 16 years of experience spans UX, development, and project management.

Designing Meaningful Data Products

1:00h
Dylan Wilbanks

Dylan Wilbanks

Senior UX Architect

Dylan Wilbanks is a Seattle-based leader in user experience design, most recently as a Sr. UX Architect at HP Enterprise.

He has a proven track record in enterprise and higher education, and his work has improved the health of thousands of lives around the world, saved companies billions of dollars in IT spending, and reduced power consumption by utilities. He believes in data-driven design, smart information architecture, and continuously iterating towards a more usable, accessible web.

As a leader and mentor in the design field, Dylan helps great designers find their true potential. People look to him for strategic insight, tactical planning, and design leadership in their organizations. He has presented on user experience and accessibility at conferences such as SXSW and Webvisions.

Enterprise Usability: The Olive Garden Principle

1:05h
Rana Chakrabarti

Rana Chakrabarti

Senior Designer at SAP

Rana is a self-taught designer. In his previous lives he has handled turnkey projects for Siemens, written code for SAP, handled events for a friend and deejayed professionally. His experience in software spans automotive, aerospace and defense, manufacturing and supply chain management.

As a designer at SAP, he currently spans design research, systems thinking, narrative craft and interaction design, apart from facilitation. He strives to be known simply as a designer without any suffix. His role models are Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Dieter Rams and Jonathan Ive. He's married, renting, and has two cats.

Surviving the Hype: An Experimental Model for Scaling Design Thinking

1:14h
Louis Elfman

Louis Elfman

Lead Designer at Core Logic

Louis Elfman is a UX designer and strategist with over a decade of experience eliminating unnecessary friction from users lives. He’s driven by the singular belief that software should always empower users, if only by eliminating BS and cruft that prevent a simple and intuitive engagement with a product.

Most recently, Louis has been helping establish and grow a design discipline in Enterprise at Core Logic. His past employer and client list includes Riot Games, Toyota, Verizon, TNT/NBC and others. When not pushing back on stakeholders or fighting organizational product inefficiency, you can find him waxing poetic on Designer Hangout

Walk Not Run: Incrementally Improving Enterprise Products

1:02h
Sunita Reddy

Sunita Reddy

VP Product Design at UXPin

As VP of Product at UXPin, Sunita leads the UX and product management teams.

Her nearly 20 years of product and engineering experience includes VP Product roles at Accellion, TBD Networks, and developer roles at Oracle.

She also holds 4 U.S. patents for mobile enterprise products. She earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.

The State of Enterprise Products: Q&A Session

1:07h
Marcin Treder

Marcin Treder

Cofounder and CEO of UXPin

Since co-founding UXPin in 2010, he has helped build and lead product teams in the Poland and Silicon Valley office.

Previously, he was a UX Manager at Grupa Nokaut, an enterprise ecommerce platform.

He holds an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Gdansk.

The State of Enterprise Products: Q&A Session

1:07h
Jack Moffett

Jack Moffett

UX Manager at Inmedius, a Boeing company

Jack manages the UX group at Inmedius, a Boeing company.

With a Masters in Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon, he has been designing web, desktop, and mobile applications for over 15 years in both research and industry environments. Jack has designed software tools for Lockheed Martin, Shell, DaimlerChrysler, Eaton, and many organizations within the U.S. military. He teaches design part-time at WVU, authored Bridging UX and Web Development, co-founded and leads IxDA Pittsburgh, chaired Midwest UX 2015, and writes about design on designaday.tumblr.com.

Managing Design Debt

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