John Allspaw has worked in software systems engineering and operations for twenty years in many different environments: biotech, government, online media, social networking, and e-commerce. He started out tuning parallel clusters running vehicle crash simulations for the U.S. government, and... Read More.
Irene Au is design partner at Khosla Ventures, where she works with early-, mid-, and late-stage startup CEOs. Irene has unprecedented experience elevating the strategic importance of design within internet companies, having built and led the entire User Experience and... Read More.
Leah Buley is a veteran of the experience design industry, a former Forrester analyst, and the author of The User Experience Team of One. Bridging the roles of practitioner and analyst, Leah helps companies evaluate where they stand competitively with... Read More.
The cofounder of Cooper, Alan Cooper is widely known for his role in humanizing technology through his groundbreaking work in software design. Alan is the author of the books About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design (editions 1–4) and The... Read More.
Dan Hill is an associate director at Arup and the head of Arup Digital Studio, a strategic and service design team that creates great user experiences for buildings, places, infrastructure, and cities. Dan is also a visiting professor at the... Read More.
Kat Holmes is the director of inclusive design across Microsoft’s leading products, including Windows, Xbox, and Office. Kat is best known for her thought leadership in reexamining disability and diversity as a source of innovation. Unlike traditional approaches to accessibility,... Read More.
Randy J. Hunt is vice president of design at Etsy, where he leads a team of designers, researchers, writers, and artists creating the end-to-end brand and product experience, both on- and offline. Etsy was honored with the National Design Award... Read More.
Barry Katz is consulting professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, professor of industrial and interaction design at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and a fellow at Silicon Valley-based design and innovation consultancy... Read More.
Dan Mall is the founder and executive director of SuperFriendly, a design collaborative that brings exquisite creative direction and design to the world’s most interesting and important organizations. Dan has a passion for playing matchmaker between surprising art direction and... Read More.
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America, a national nonprofit that believes that government can work for the people, by the people, if we all help. Jennifer recently served as the US deputy chief technology... Read More.
Doug Powell is a distinguished designer at IBM, directing the program to scale design and design thinking across the global tech company. A designer with more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of design disciplines, Doug... Read More.
Ivy Ross is the vice president of design and UX for the hardware product area at Google. Previously, Ivy was vice president of Project Aura (Glass and beyond) at Google and held executive positions ranging from head of product design... Read More.
Mary Treseler is vice president of content strategy at O’Reilly Media, where she leads an editorial team that covers a wide range of topics from DevOps to design, and the chair of O’Reilly’s Velocity Conference. Mary has been working on... Read More.
Julie Zhuo leads the design team at Facebook working on the Facebook app, where her responsibilities range from making News Feed the best place to get the news you care about to designing tools that help you share with the... Read More.
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