DesignOps Summit is the first conference dedicated to showing design leaders how to create design capacity that keeps pace with change. Our first conference (November, 2017 in New York City) sold out. In 2018, we returned to New York, November 7-9 for another sold out event. View the program from last year’s conference here. Visit our YouTube channel for recordings of all presentations.
The third DesignOps Summit will take place in Brooklyn in late October—typically lovely, crisp fall days in New York City. We’ll convene for the main conference (October 23-24) at the brand new auditorium in CityTech’s New Academic Complex in Downtown Brooklyn. The conference venue is accessible to Manhattan via subway or taxi, and walkable from the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridge. The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge—a five-minute walk from the conference venue—is the official DesignOps Summit Hotel. We’ve arranged a discounted rate for a limited number of guest rooms (first come, first served). We’ve also arranged for a block of rooms at the nearby Sheraton Brooklyn, also at a discounted rate. Book by September 30, 2019.
A variety of sponsors will host our day-long workshops in various New York locations on October 25. Interested in being a host sponsor? We’d love to talk.
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Who’s behind the DesignOps Summit
The Rosenfeld Media team produces the DesignOps Summit, with Karen Corbett, Michelle Kaplan, and Ed Rosenfeld taking the lead on making sure our attendees, speakers, and sponsors enjoy a great conference experience. Abby Covert, Dave Malouf, Kristin Skinner, and Lou Rosenfeld make up our program committee.
specializes in delivering a collaborative information architecture process and teaching those that she works with along the way. She speaks and writes under the pseudonym Abby the IA, focusing on sharing information architecture content with those working within the design and technology communities. She is the author of How to Make Sense of Any Mess,
a book about information architecture for everybody. She is past president of the Information Architecture Institute, a global non-profit membership organization focused on empowering IA leadership, currently serving members in 73 countries.
is passionate about how technology can help people connect to each other and help them achieve their personal and organizational goals. As a veteran design leader, strategist, facilitator, researcher, and educator he has worked with some of the largest and fastest growing organizations globally. He is taking that experience and passion and helping organizations amplify the value they get from their investment in design. Dave is a writer, teacher, and facilitator sought after around the globe for speaking and workshop engagements helping to teach designers how to build strategic, visionary, empathetic, and creative organizations.
is Rosenfeld Media’s founder and publisher. Like many user experience folk, Lou started somewhere (library science), made his way somewhere else (information architecture), and has ended up in an entirely different place (publishing). Lou spent most of his career in information architecture consulting, first as founder of Argus Associates and later as an independent consultant. He co-founded the Information Architecture Institute
and the IA Summit
, the user experience network. And he does know something about publishing, having edited or co-authored five books, including the IA “bible,” Information Architecture for the World Wide Web
, and Search Analytics for Your Site
is an author, speaker, workshop teacher, and organization design leader. She is currently Head of Design Management at Capital One, leading the practice and team of Design Managers who coordinate the design organization’s efforts, guide cross-functional collaboration, and enable the design team to deliver outcomes with measurable impact. Kristin has extensive experience recruiting, hiring, and managing designers and design practice managers, and shaping design organizations and operations for optimal effectiveness, in both consulting and in-house contexts, and in companies of various sizes. Previously at Adaptive Path, Kristin was Managing Director where she established and lead the Design Management practice, guided sales and operations, co-led the portfolio, and scoped and co-led over 40 of the firm’s most strategic and complex projects and programs. Prior to Adaptive Path, Kristin shaped the Design Manager role for Entertainment and Devices at Microsoft’s Pioneer Studios. Kristin programs and co-hosts the LX Conference (formerly MX) and is a keynote speaker and frequent workshop teacher on organizational design and design management. Kristin is co-author of Org Design for Design Orgs: Building and Managing In-House Design Teams,
the first book dedicated to the organization, management, and operations of in-house design teams. Keep up with Kristin at orgdesignfordesignorgs.com
, adaptivepath.com, or @bettay.
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