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Julia Whitney

Leadership Coach, Whitney and Associates

Julia Whitney is a leadership coach. She helps individuals and teams, in design and software development, to iterate to leadership excellence, increasing their self-awareness, constructive behaviour, and resourcefulness along the way.

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Lisa Kay Solomon

Managing Director, Transformational Practices, Singularity University

Lisa Kay Solomon is a well-known thought leader in design innovation with a focus on building the leadership skills required to ignite change and create lasting impact.

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Emi Kolawole

CEO & Founder, Dexign LLC

Emi Kolawole is a multi-media professional with over a decade of experience and the founder of Dexign LLC based in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Prianka Advani

Assistant Vice President of Daily Experiences , USAA Bank

Prianka Advani is Assistant Vice President of Daily Experiences at USAA Bank.

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John Devanney

Managing Director, Moment

John is a Managing Director at Moment, a transformative design consultancy headquartered in New York City.

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Catherine Courage

VP, Product Design, Ads and Commerce, Google

Catherine’s passion is delivering world-class products and services that drive customer delight, adoption and loyalty.

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Eric Hellweg

Managing Director, Product Management and Digital Strategy, Harvard Business Review

Eric Hellweg leads the strategic direction and product management for all of Harvard Business Review’s digital offerings, including HBR.org, the iPad app, smartphone apps, for-sale products, and others.

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Christina Wodtke

Author, Radical Focus, Wodtke Consulting

Christina Wodtke is an author, speaker, and teacher in Silicon Valley with deep insight into human innovation and high-performing teams.

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Jon Plutte

Senior Media Producer, Director of Media, Computer History Museum

Jon Plutte is an award-winning filmmaker, media creator, and exhibit designer who is the Director of Media at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

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Miles Orkin

Chief of Staff, SIMux, Google

Miles Orkin helps lead SIMux, a full-stack UX team of over 400 people, driving all aspects of user experience research, strategy, and design for Search, Identity, and Maps -- the products that made Google a verb.

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Karen Pascoe

SVP - Experience Design, Mastercard

Karen is the Senior Vice President, Experience Design for Digital Payments & Labs, leading the design of key consumer & customer facing experiences in MasterCard’s broader transition to digital.

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Janaki Kumar

VP, Head of Design & Co-Innovation Center, America, SAP Labs, Palo Alto

Janaki Kumar is the VP and Head of Design and Co-Innovation Center at SAP Labs Palo Alto. Janaki is a thought-leader in design-led innovation in the enterprise.

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Josh Seiden

Author, Sense & Respond, Fifty2

Josh Seiden is a designer, product leader, coach and author who has been creating great technology products for more than 20 years.

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Tomer Sharon

Head of UX at WeWork & Author, WeWork

Tomer is VP, Head of UX at WeWork in New York City leading a team that designs work and living spaces, communities, and services around the world.

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Kevin M. Hoffman

Founder, Author, and Consultant, Seven Heads Design

Kevin M. Hoffman connects people, ideas, and solutions in order solve our industry’s pressing design challenges

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Matthew Manos

Founder & Managing Director, verynice

Named one of seven millennials changing the world by The Huffington Post, Matthew Manos is an educator, essayist, and design strategist.

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Jake Dunagan

Director, Design Futures , verynice

Jake Dunagan is an experiential futurist, governance designer, and teacher.

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Kristin Skinner

Managing Director / Head of Design Management, Adaptive Path / Capital One

Kristin Skinner is Head of Design Management at Capital One, an emerging function to address rapid growth in the design organization and deliver end-to-end customer experiences that improve people’s lives.

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Justin Lokitz

Managing Director, Strategy Designer, and Author, Business Models Inc.

Justin is the co-author of Design A Better Business: New Tools, Skills, and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation, a frequent blogger and contributing writer, as well as an experienced strategy designer and managing director...

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Peter Merholz

VP of Design, Snagajob

Peter Merholz co-founded Adaptive Path in 2001. He is also perhaps most (in)famous for coining the word “blog” in 1999.

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Richard Dalton

VP, Head of Design, Capital One Commercial Bank

Richard has been involved in design since graduating from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in 1994 with a degree in Software Engineering that he didn't know what to do with.