Speakers and Team


The DesignOps Summit 2018 speakers lead and scale design and research at some of the world’s most innovative design organizations. Our keynote speakers are IBM Design’s Doug Powell and Atlassian’s Leisa Reichelt.

Keynotes

Leisa Reichelt

Leisa Reichelt

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Head of Research and Insights, Atlassian

Doug Powell

Doug Powell

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Distinguished Designer, IBM Design

Speakers

Megan Blocker

Megan Blocker

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Senior User Research Manager, McKinsey & Company

Mark Boulton

Mark Boulton

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Head of Digital, European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Holly Cole

Holly Cole

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Senior User Research Analyst, iCIMS

Jacqui Frey

Jacqui Frey

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Director of Design Operations, MailChimp

Brennan Hartich

Brennan Hartich

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Design Ops Leader, Intuit

Alëna Iouguina

Alëna Iouguina

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Senior Lead Systems Research, Shopify

Jennifer Kanyamibwa

Jennifer Kanyamibwa

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Senior Design Program Manager (Design and Research), Twitter

Courtney Kaplan

Courtney Kaplan

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Director, Design Program Management, Facebook

Neema Mahdavi

Neema Mahdavi

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Manager, Design Operations & Technology, Workday

Jason Mesut

Jason Mesut

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Director, Resonant Design and Innovation

Chris Moses

Chris Moses

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Director of Product Management, athenahealth

Hana Nagel

Hana Nagel

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Lead UX Researcher, SAP Customer Experience

Maria Skaaden

Maria Skaaden

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Continuous Design Practice Lead, Bekk Consulting

Dan Willis

Dan Willis

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Consultant, U.S. Digital Service

Workshop Leaders

Kevin M. Hoffman

Kevin M. Hoffman

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Author, Meeting Design for Makers, Managers, and Everyone

Harry Max

Harry Max

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Chief People Officer, SpoonRead Inc.

Peter Merholz

Peter Merholz

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Co-author, Org Design for Design Orgs

Kristin Skinner

Kristin Skinner

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Executive Design Management Champion, Chase

Kate Towsey

Kate Towsey

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Research Operations Lead, Atlassian

Program Curators and Staff

Abby Covert

Abby Covert

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Staff Information Architect, Etsy

Lou Rosenfeld

Lou Rosenfeld

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Principal, Rosenfeld Media

Kristin Skinner

Kristin Skinner

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Executive Design Management Champion, Chase

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