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

Thank you to our 2018 Speakers


Jarrod Tredway
Jarrod Tredway
Client Strategist
Beyond
Matt Iliffe
Matt Iliffe
Partner
Beyond
Mike Kornacki
Mike Kornacki
Director of UX Design
Johnson Controls
Peter Antonelli
Peter Antonelli
Design Director
Orange
Harlan Kennedy
Harlan Kennedy
Founder, Director of Strategy
Orange
Raksa Ouk
Raksa Ouk
Senior Director for Digital Traveler Experience
American Express Global Business Travel
Adam  Siegel
Adam Siegel
Head of Projects
Amazon
Alli Beane
Alli Beane
Senior Director Design & Development
Marriott International
Brian Burke
Brian Burke
Chief Executive Officer
Smashing Ideas
Chris Hodge
Chris Hodge
Product Manager
Intuit
Coe Leta Stafford
Coe Leta Stafford
Co-Managing Director
IDEO U
Dan Kraemer
Dan Kraemer
Founder & Chief Design Officer
IA Collaborative
Daniel Ruszkiewicz
Daniel Ruszkiewicz
Director of Value Management
LegalZoom
Danielle Galmore
Danielle Galmore
Director of New Business Innovation
Steelcase
David Schell
David Schell
VP Innovation & Design
Pearson
Dawn Riordan
Dawn Riordan
Marketing Director
IDEO U
Douglass  Pace
Douglass Pace
President & CEO
Stonehill
Dr. Aleksandro Grabulov
Dr. Aleksandro Grabulov
Senior Director, Digital & Connected Solutions Venture Leader
Philips Oral Healthcare
Eliel  Johnson
Eliel Johnson
VP of User Experience & Design
Charles Schwab
Eric Quint
Eric Quint
Chief Design Officer
3M
Geoff Donegan
Geoff Donegan
Creative Director & Partner
Tank Design
Janice  Cho
Janice Cho
Head of Design
DevMynd
JC Grubbs
JC Grubbs
Founder & CEO
Devmynd
Jennifer McLennan
Jennifer McLennan
Senior Director Design & Development
Marriott International
Joel Kashuba
Joel Kashuba
SVP of Design & Innovation
Fifth Third Bank
Jon West
Jon West
Executive Director, Business Growth
LUMA Institute
Jon Kolko
Jon Kolko
Partner
Modernist Studio
Joni Saylor
Joni Saylor
Design Principal
IBM Design Practice
Jose de Francisco Lopez
Jose de Francisco Lopez
Design Director, Human Factors Engineering
Nokia
Justin Daab
Justin Daab
Principal & President
Magnani
Kevin  Wick
Kevin Wick
Executive Creative Director
Smashing Ideas
Krista Siniscarco
Krista Siniscarco
Principal Designer
Cantina
Lindsay  Kenzig
Lindsay Kenzig
Lead Design and User Experience Researcher
eBay
Luke Hydrick
Luke Hydrick
Associate Designer
Continuum
Mariano Suarez-Battan
Mariano Suarez-Battan
Chief Executive Officer
MURAL
Maryanne Lee
Maryanne Lee
Design Strategy Manager
LegalZoom
Megan Welker
Megan Welker
Design Strategist
Continuum
Meriah  Garrett
Meriah Garrett
Chief Design Officer
USAA
Ravi Sawhney
Ravi Sawhney
Founder and CEO
RKS Design
Ryan Shafer
Ryan Shafer
Human-Centered Design Director
UnitedHealth Group
Shalu Manan
Shalu Manan
Talent Development Leader for CFO Services & Consulting
Genpact
Shaun Gummere
Shaun Gummere
Vice President of Service Design
Cantina
Shawn Johnson
Shawn Johnson
VP Experience Design & Innovation
NBC Universal
Teresa Brazen
Teresa Brazen
Senior Director of Professional Education
DesignIt
Toby Bottorf
Toby Bottorf
VP, Service & Experience Design
CONTINUUM
Tucker Fort
Tucker Fort
Partner
Smart Design
Vinod Varma
Vinod Varma
VP Customer Experience & Product Strategy
American Express Global Business Travel
Wilson Smith
Wilson Smith
Senior Design Director
Nike
Xavi Cortadellas
Xavi Cortadellas
Head of Innovation
Gatorade