Ilise Benun

Ilise Benun is a national speaker on the business of creativity, the author of 7 business books for the “creatively self-employed,” and founder of Marketing-Mentor.com. During her almost 30 years in business, she has developed and delivered programming for creative professionals, notably as co-founder/host of the Creative Business/Design Entrepreneurship program of HOW Design Live and through her popular online courses for […]

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Jill DaSilva

Jill is a Global User Experience Strategist, Educator, Mentor, Speaker, and Consultant. In addition to being the Head of UX Strategy and CEO of Digital Karma, Jill also serves as an IxD Advisory Board Member for Santa Monica College and served as the Lead UXDI Instructor + Global Education Strategy Team Member at General Assembly. […]

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Kavitha Krishnan

Kavitha Krishnan aka lifelong champion for UX is a passionate UX professional who enjoys solving problems, organizing information and designing interactions. Currently, she is a Senior UX Strategist with Mattel, Inc., at Madison, WI after working for companies like EMC Corporation and Dell. Kavitha has a Masters in Computer Applications from India and worked as a software programmer before entering the magical […]

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Laura Van Doore

Laura is a Senior Product Designer at Fathom, a B2B SaaS product in the fintech domain. Over the last 9 years, she has worked in & led design teams from small agencies to corporate giants, across travel, government, SaaS, health, fintech, real estate, & ecommerce. Laura’s passion for solving ‘people problems’ makes her an unflinching […]

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Amanda Wybolt

With 9 years of strategy and human-centered design experience, Amanda is an entrepreneur with a knack for helping brands and companies solve problems across sectors and global markets. She is fascinated by the “messy middle” – the part of a problem with so many conflicting variables and diverse needs that it feels impossible – yet […]

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Janaki Kumar

Janaki is a thought-leader in design-led innovation in the enterprise. She is committed to delivering award-winning products and services that help businesses transform the way they work. She is a proven leader in building, coaching and inspiring high performance design teams, leveraging design-thinking, customer empathy, and co-innovation. Janaki was named a Women of Influence by […]

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Samihah Azim

Samihah is a Product Designer at Lyft where she sits at the intersection of business goals and crafting experiences impacting local communities. Prior to Lyft, she was designing for local commerce at Postmates and crafting high quality patient-facing healthcare experiences at One Medical. Outside of design, she mentors for the State Department’s TechWomen program, enjoys powerlifting […]

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Tomomi Sasaki

Tomomi is a partner at the Tokyo and Paris based design studio AQ, in charge of maintaining structure in the creative process and clarity in communications. Tomomi like building tools that help people accomplish things in effective and meaningful ways. Past projects include tools that empower people to train for marathons (ASICS), gain skills in […]

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Katerina Skroumpelou

Katerina is a front-end developer at Upstream. In the past she worked with web maps at the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”. In her free time she is all web, speaking at conferences, experimenting with web maps and co-organizing the AngularAthens meetup. She likes to mix and match web technologies. Before diving into web […]

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Courtney Kaplan

After joining Facebook in 2013, Courtney started the Design Program Management discipline to help build the rapidly growing business design team. Today, she is the Director of Design Program Management supporting a team in the Ads and Business Platform at Facebook. Her team manages programs in onboarding, industry education, customer understanding as well as specific […]

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