Meet Your Design Thinking Leaders

Our dynamic and diverse speaker faculty gathers a mix of the many organizational functions leveraging design thinking in some capacity: design, UX/CX, innovation, industrial design, human factors engineering and strategy. Their expertise delivers design thinking implementation benchmarks at both the functional and organizational levels.

2019 Featured Keynotes


Mauro Porcini
Mauro Porcini
Chief Design Officer
PepsiCo
Michael Brown
Michael Brown
Chief Design Officer
Dick's Sporting Goods
Catherine Courage
Catherine Courage
VP Ads & Commerce UX
Google
Meriah Garrett
Meriah Garrett
Chief Design Officer
USAA
Shawn Johnson
Shawn Johnson
Group VP Product & Design
Discovery Inc.
Federico Casalegno
Federico Casalegno
Chief Design and Innovation Officer, Samsung Design Innovation Center
Samsung Electronics
Suzanne Mehta
Suzanne Mehta
Chief Experience Officer
Cushman Wakefield
Dan Kraemer
Dan Kraemer
Chief Design Officer
IA Collaborative
Adam Connor
Adam Connor
VP Organizational Design & Training
Mad*Pow
Chi Ryan
Chi Ryan
Head of Studio Idean New York
Idean

2019 Speakers


Agnete Oernsholt
Agnete Oernsholt
Group Design Director
Disney Yellow Shoes
Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster
VP of Transformation
ExperiencePoint
Andy Vitale
Andy Vitale
Director, UX -Whole Sale Banking
Sun Trust
Ben Judy
Ben Judy
Head of UX
7-Eleven
Brandon Linn
Brandon Linn
Manager, Talent Management
Accolade
Brian Barclay
Brian Barclay
Director, Digital Product Development
TrunkClub
Bruce Gay
Bruce Gay
Senior Program Manager
UPMC
Caitlin Silverstein
Caitlin Silverstein
Senior Program Director
LUMA Institute
Chris Finlay
Chris Finlay
Senior Director of Member Experience
UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement,
Coonoor Behal
Coonoor Behal
Founder
Mindhatch
Deanna Dial
Deanna Dial
Principle, Product Design
Praxent
Drew Deal
Drew Deal
Digital Product Owner
Charles Schwab
Hasan Elkomey
Hasan Elkomey
Chairman, Design Thinking Board
Rutgers
Jessica Barnes
Jessica Barnes
Service Design Principle
Walgreens
Jeremy Bailey
Jeremy Bailey
Head of Experience Design
Freshbooks
Jon Campbell
Jon Campbell
Head of Experience & Service Design
Continuum
Joseph Smiley
Joseph Smiley
Design, Experience, and Service Principal
E*trade
Kathy Emsoff
Kathy Emsoff
Managing Director, UX
Charles Schwab
Kerry Renna
Kerry Renna
Director of Consumer Insights
SharkNinja
Krista Siniscarco
Krista Siniscarco
Principle UX Designer
Cantina
Lisanne Norman
Lisanne Norman
Director of Design Thinking
Visa
Lily Bather
Lily Bather
Interaction Designer
7-Eleven
Luke Hydrick
Luke Hydrick
Designer
Continuum
Maggie McKosky
Maggie McKosky
Head of Design
Shutterstock
Mason West
Mason West
Principle, Experience Design
Point B
Mariano Suarez-Battan
Mariano Suarez-Battan
Chief Executive Officer
MURAL
Megan  Welker
Megan Welker
Design Strategist
Continuum
Megan Wimmer
Megan Wimmer
Design Thinking Lead-Global Design
GE Healthcare
Monte Gibbs
Monte Gibbs
Former VP Of Fan Engagement
LiveNation
Pankaj Jain
Pankaj Jain
VP, Technology Owner, Digital Accelerator
Charles Schwab
Paul Strike
Paul Strike
VP, Head of Design
Prudential
Pradeep Nayar
Pradeep Nayar
Director of User Experience
Allstate Insurance Company
Rick Menchaca
Rick Menchaca
Facilitator
ExperiencePoint
Ryan Spanswick
Ryan Spanswick
Director, Product Design
Praxent
Sacha Weinberg
Sacha Weinberg
Director, Digital Customer Experience
Starbucks
Sally Grisedale
Sally Grisedale
Former Product Design Director
Facebook
Shaun Gummere
Shaun Gummere
VP Service Design
Cantina
Slavko Eror
Slavko Eror
Principle Experience Designer
Intuit
Stefania Mereu
Stefania Mereu
Director, User Experience & Design
HID

Advisory Board


Joni Saylor
Joni Saylor
Design Principal
IBM Design Practice
Cindy Chastain
Cindy Chastain
SVP, Customer Experience & Design
MasterCard
Robin Beers PhD
Robin Beers PhD
Head of Digital Design & Customer Insights
Wells Fargo
Jose De Francisco Lopez
Jose De Francisco Lopez
Sr. Studio Director, Solutions Engineering
Nokia
David Schell
David Schell
VP, Global Experience and Design
Pearson
Shawn Johnson
Shawn Johnson
Group VP Product & Design
Discovery Inc.
Laura Hahn
Laura Hahn
Head of Design
Priceline.com
Patrick Bach
Patrick Bach
Director, Service Design
CIBC
Bryan Taylor
Bryan Taylor
Founder and Creative Director
Drawn
Albert Whitley
Albert Whitley
Director of Experience Design and Voice of Customer
The Hartford
Andrew Ohm
Andrew Ohm
Senior Manager, Global Whitespace Innovation
Starbucks
Brian Roderman
Brian Roderman
President, Chief Innovation Officer
IN2 Innovation
Monica Tisminesky
Monica Tisminesky
Design Leader, Restaurant Design Innovation
Chick-fil-A Corporate
Bryan Jacquot
Bryan Jacquot
Chief Design Officer
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Quasar Hamarini
Quasar Hamarini
Head of People Operations
AirBnb