The 2016 User Experience and Intelligence Summit is a two-day, multi-track, professional education and development event, featuring vendor-free learning, intimate, high-level networking and interactive and engaging topics. Experience Design, UX Strategy Insights and Innovation all play large roles in the success and growth of today’s products. Hear best practices and lesson’s learned from successful experts and practitioners currently succeeding in these areas. Gain insight from case studies and motivation from leading experts. Ask questions, expand your knowledge and attain un-biased recommendations in group discussions. Acquire and test new skills in interactive workshops. Attendees can pick and choose from all sessions and workshops to customize their own summit experience. Geared towards practitioners, this is event will help you lead your design and product teams, grow and innovate your products and gain a new understanding of your design process, products, users and market.
Below is a working schedule of topics and learning objectives at the summit. Attendees are able to attend any session they wish.
Kal De – Vice President, R&D, Cloud Automation Product Engineering at VMware
Roy Barnes – President Blue Space Consulting
Customer Experience and Performance Management Expert; Former SVP at Marriott Vacation Club International; Author of "Customer Experience 365"
Roy has more than 25 years of experience leading work teams and delivering world class results in both the profit and non-profit sectors.
During Roy's executive committee role at Marriott Vacation Club International, the company's revenue grew from $400M to $2.5B over six years. As Senior Vice President for Customer Experience Development, Roy managed the introduction and execution of multiple process and strategy management tools that focused MVCI on building a sustainable operating and strategic infrastructure.
In the non-profit sector, Roy helped several of the nation's oldest conservation organizations with operation and development strategic planning, leadership team alignment and goal setting. Visit LinkedIn for more detailed experience and professional profile on Roy.
Kelly Goto – CEO, Founder at gotoresearchKelly Goto is the CEO and founder of gotoresearch, the global leader in research-driven strategy and solutions for digital products and connected experiences. Kelly’s 20 years on the digital frontier includes working with Samsung, Hyundai, Sony, Target, Verizon, and Pearson Education.
As a motivational and educational speaker, Kelly’s contagious enthusiasm and keen insights have galvanized audiences around the world. Bizzabo recently named her to its list of 100 Speakers Who Should Be Seen More at Tech Conferences.
Find Kelly on Twitter at @go2girl and @gotoresearch.
Laura Garcia-Manrique – Chief Product Officer – Stealth Startup in Authentication SecurityLaura Garcia-Manrique is a product management leader with more than 15 years of executive level experience in global product organizations, driving innovation across product roadmaps and the end to end customer experience. Passionate about Design Thinking and the Kano model and how radical collaboration, relentless customer focus and a broad understanding of what creates customer satisfaction and dissatisfaction energizes product teams, drives innovation and can create sustained strategic differentiation. Former Vice President of Product Management for the Norton brand and currently Chief Product Officer for a stealth mode startup in authentication security.
Sarah Bernard – Product Executive & StrategistSarah Bernard has previously held positions as General Manager, SVP and VP of Global Product Development in companies within Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett-Packard, Expedia Inc., and Vantiv. Ms. Bernard leads her companies and specifically Product, User Experience, Analytics, and Technology in comprehensive transformations that accelerate growth with innovative organizational design, process implementation with product discovery & development, and talent curating. She has enabled her companies to respond quickly to market disruptions and create disruptions themselves. Ms. Bernard holds a BA in Cognitive Science (the study of Artificial and Human Intelligence) from Brown University.
Laura Barncard – UX Designer, Researcher, and Content Strategist at LBUX & ResearchLaura is a UX Designer and Researcher with a diverse background in psychology, health, and eCommerce. She thrives on creating designs that solve user and business goals with delightful solutions. Passionate about UX in the transportation and education sectors, Laura’s recent projects include Caruma, a connected car camera device, and Tize, an innovative mobile application for instructing song creation for non-musicians.
Paige Bennett – Senior UX Researcher at Weight WatchersPaige Bennett currently leads User Research for Weight Watchers/Wello. Paige began her career as a TV Journalist for ABC New Orleans. After leaving the newsroom, she moved abroad to Oman to conduct user research and content strategy throughout the Middle East. After Oman, she moved to Austin to work for Dell, where she led strategy for Dell's Corporate Social Responsibility program, "Powering the Possible."
Paige moved to San Francisco in 2013 and has spent the past two years consulting for startups throughout the Bay Area. She is originally from the New Orleans area and loves a good shrimp po'boy.
Amanda Linden – Head of Design at AsanaAmanda is responsible for product and marketing design at Asana, 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.
Nadeem Firasta – Founder, Managing Partner at Amalfi Consulting, LLCNadeem Firasta is a strategy specialist whose forte' is sensing market trends in Internet of Things, Semiconductors and Mobile Computing industries. His ability to synthesize information from business, technology, finance and marketing analyses has been instrumental in developing strategies for success for a broad spectrum of companies in the Technology, Finance and Management Consulting sectors. He is a former product strategist with Intel and is currently founder and managing director at Amalfi Consulting, LLC.
Laurie Kahn, Product Leader & Strategist at Kahn ConsultingLaurie is a product management executive with over 18 years of industry experience. She is passionate about the user experience and excellent design. She has worked with companies including 23andMe, ShopWell (IDEO spin out), Oodle, Excite@Home, and Apple. Laurie has built award winning mobile apps which have been featured by People Magazine, The Today Show and Apple. Laurie holds and MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a BA from the University of Illinois - Urbana
Chris Painter – Director of Product, Software and Services at GoProChris is an entrepreneurial product leader with over 17 years of experience in product development and management, launching numerous successful products at Sony, his own startup GlideTV, Amazon and now GoPro. He loves being at the intersection of hardware and software products, focusing on an end to end experience that delights customers and drives business value.
Bill Rus – Analytics Team Lead at Apollo Education Group
Andy Markov – Director User Experience Sony at PlayStation Network
Barbara Anderson – Former VP Operations, Product & Innovation at Les Mills USBarbara Anderson is a supply chain executive with more than 15 years of executive level experience in supply chain operations, planning and forecasting.
Having led several projects to design and launch forecasting systems and processes, Barbara has extensive hands on experience identifying the critical inputs to both creating and analyzing forecasts in collaborative teams.
Barbara’s experience includes eight years at Mattel where she launched the Latin America Planning division in 2001. In her role as Director, she was responsible for Operations Planning for the $500 million region. Also in this role, she implemented a new forecasting process as well as spearheaded the design of an internal global forecasting system.
Barbara spent eight years living in New Zealand where she co-founded an etailer fashion line before joining Les Mills to lead their clothing and equipment design and production teams. Barbara moved to back to San Francisco in 2013 where she launched the US Equipment business for Les Mills.
Barbara currently lives in Marin.
Nadine Schaeffer – UX Director, Co-Owner at Cloudforest DesignNadine Schaeffer has worked in the technology sector for over 20 years, with 15 years of experience as a UX designer and director. She has worked with industry leaders including Apple, Yahoo, Oracle, Intuit, SAP, Disney, Citrix and dozens of start ups to craft outstanding experiences and successful software initiatives.
Currently, Nadine is the co-owner of the boutique design firm Cloudforest Design, which specializes in building successful user interface designs and flexible information architecture systems that integrate cloud technologies, responsive design across platforms and screen sizes, and community initiatives. Cloudforest Design clients cover a broad spectrum of industries from traditional to digital media, high tech hardware and software manufacturers, power utilities as well as banking, healthcare and finance. Regardless of the vertical industry, Cloudforest Design applies hands-on experience and the universal principles of usability and user centric design to create engaging and intuitive user interfaces.
When not designing, Nadine lives on and manages an organic farm in Santa Cruz, CA with her pack of family, creatures and hundreds of fruit trees.
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Arik Johnson – Founder and Chairman at Aurora WDCArik Johnson is Chairman of Aurora WDC, the intelligence advisory firm he founded in 1995. After stepping aside as CEO in late 2009, today Arik serves as Managing Director and lead architect at Aurora’s R&D lab, think tank network and intelligence policy institute, the Center for Organizational Reconnaissance (COR). Arik is a Fellow of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals society and has chaired SCIP’s annual international conference (2006), served on SCIP’s board of directors (2004 – 2006), won SCIP’s Catalyst award (2005), and served as a chapter coordinator, as well as, trustee and development committee chair of the CI Foundation.
Alliant Credit Union
Belcan Engineering Group, Inc.
Best Buy Canada
Canadian Diabetes Association
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Mars Chocolate North America
Mission Produce, Inc.
Nestle Purina Petcare
The Nielsen Company
University of Washington
As well as many other small and medium sized organizations…
Attendee Participation Rates
Early registration and group discounts below:
||Early Registration Rate Until 12/31/15