Meet Your Design 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.

2018 Advisory Board Members


Joni Saylor - Advisory Board Chair
Joni Saylor - Advisory Board Chair
Design Principal
IBM Design Practice
Wendy Castleman
Wendy Castleman
Founder
Developeople UX
Kathy  Davies
Kathy Davies
Lecturer & Managing Director
Stanford University d.life Lab
Jose de Francisco Lopez
Jose de Francisco Lopez
Design Director, Human Factors Engineering
Nokia
Jennifer McLennan
Jennifer McLennan
Senior Director Design & Development
Marriott International
David Schell
David Schell
VP Innovation & Design
Pearson
Coe Leta Stafford
Coe Leta Stafford
Co-Managing Director
IDEO U
Vinod Varma
Vinod Varma
VP Customer Experience & Product Strategy
American Express Global Business Travel
Kevin Wick
Kevin Wick
Executive Creative Director
Smashing Ideas

2018 Speakers


Jon Kolko
Jon Kolko
Partner
Modernist Studio
Joni Saylor
Joni Saylor
Design Principal
IBM Design Practice
Eric Quint
Eric Quint
Chief Design Officer
3M
Joel Kashuba
Joel Kashuba
VP of Innovation
Fifth Third Bank
Tucker Fort
Tucker Fort
Partner
Smart Design
Xavi Cortadellas
Xavi Cortadellas
Head of Innovation
Gatorade
Danielle Galmore
Danielle Galmore
Director of New Business Innovation
Steelcase
Shawn Johnson
Shawn Johnson
VP Experience Design & Innovation
NBC Universal
Alli Beane
Alli Beane
Senior Director Design & Development
Marriott International
Jon  Campbell
Jon Campbell
Senior VP Experience & Service Design
Continuum
Janice  Cho
Janice Cho
Chief Design Officer
DevMynd
Rob  Dickins
Rob Dickins
Senior Director & Chief of Staff
Autodesk
Geoff Donegan
Geoff Donegan
Creative Director & Partner
Tank Design
Meriah  Garrett
Meriah Garrett
Chief Design Officer
USAA
Dr. Aleksandro Grabulov
Dr. Aleksandro Grabulov
Senior Director - Philips Oral Healthcare Venture Lead
OHC Digital & Connected Solutions and Services
Shaun Gummere
Shaun Gummere
Vice President of Service Design
Cantina
Chris Hodge
Chris Hodge
Product Manager
Intuit
Luke Hydrick
Luke Hydrick
Associate Designer
Continuum
Eliel  Johnson
Eliel Johnson
VP of User Experience & Design
Charles Schwab
Lindsay  Kenzig
Lindsay Kenzig
Lead Design and User Experience Researcher
eBay
Dan Kraemer
Dan Kraemer
Founder & Chief Design Officer
IA Collaborative
Maryanne Lee
Maryanne Lee
Design Strategy Manager
LegalZoom
Jose de Francisco Lopez
Jose de Francisco Lopez
Design Director, Human Factors Engineering
Nokia
Pete  Maher
Pete Maher
Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer
LUMA Institute
Jennifer McLennan
Jennifer McLennan
Senior Director Design & Development
Marriott International
Douglass  Pace
Douglass Pace
President & CEO
Stonehill
Dawn Riordan
Dawn Riordan
Marketing Director
IDEO U
Daniel Ruszkiewicz
Daniel Ruszkiewicz
Director of Value Management
LegalZoom
David Schell
David Schell
VP Innovation & Design
Pearson
Ryan Shafer
Ryan Shafer
Human-Centered Design Director
UnitedHealth Group
Adam  Siegel
Adam Siegel
Head of Projects
Amazon
Krista Siniscarco
Krista Siniscarco
Principal Designer
Cantina
Wilson Smith
Wilson Smith
Senior Design Director
Nike
Coe Leta Stafford
Coe Leta Stafford
Co-Managing Director
IDEO U
Mariano Suarez-Battan
Mariano Suarez-Battan
Chief Executive Officer
MURAL
Vinod Varma
Vinod Varma
VP Customer Experience & Product Strategy
American Express Global Business Travel
Megan  Welker
Megan Welker
Design Strategist
Continuum
Kevin  Wick
Kevin Wick
Executive Creative Director
Smashing Ideas