Announcing The User Experience Team of One (2nd edition)!

DesignOps Summit 2022 Program

Thursday, September 8

Accessibility: An Opportunity to Innovate [Sponsor Session] with Sam Proulx, Accessibility Evangelist, Fable

Welcome with Lou Rosenfeld, Principal, Rosenfeld Media and Bria Alexander, Sr. Design Program Manager, Adobe

Theme One: Growing Successful DesignOps Practices and Practitioners

The Most Exciting Time for DesignOps is Now with Dominique Ward, Head of Design Ops, Atlassian

From Zero to Hero with Jose Coronado, Executive Director, Head of DesignOps, JPMorgan

Introduction to Collaborative DesignOps using Cubyts [Sponsor Session] with Aurobinda Pradhan, CEO & Co-Founder, Cubyts and Shashank Deshpande, Chief Business Officer at Cubyts & Managing Partner at Pentathlon Ventures

Mobile Accessibility: Why Moving Accessibility Beyond the Desktop is Critical in a Mobile-first World [Sponsor Session] with Sam Proulx, Accessibility Evangelist, Fable

The Many Paths Of Design Operations with Rachel Radway, Design Ops Lead, MGM Resorts International, Katie Bingham, Manager, Design Operations, H. E. B., and Joe Wiertel, Manager, Design Program Management, Meta

Expand DesignOps Leadership as a Chief of Staff with Isaac Heyveld, Chief of Staff, Customer 360 Platform UX, Salesforce

Design Teams Need Psychological Safety: Here’s How to Create It [Sponsor Session] with Alla Weinberg, CEO, Spoke & Wheel

A Salesforce Panel Discussion on Values-Driven DesignOps [Sponsor Session] with Kim Holt, Director, Product Design Lead, Salesforce, Emma Wylds, Lead Design Program Manager, Salesforce, Pearl Koppenhaver. Senior Manager, Design Operations, Salesforce, and Maisee Xiong, Lead Design Program Manager, Salesforce

Theme Two: Scaling Design Organizations

Design ROI: Cover a Little, Get a Lot with Gonzalo Goyanes, Global DesignOps Manager, Banco Santander

Teamwork: Strategies for Effective Collaboration with Other Program Management Teams with Alnie Figueroa, Head of Product and Design Operations, Netflix

Scale Your Organization and Grow Your Designers with Courtney Maya George, Head of Design Data, Amplitude

How to Crush the Talent Crunch with Dante Guintu, DesignOps, IBM Sustainability Software

Friday, September 9

To Boldly Go: The New Frontiers of Accessibility [Sponsor Session] with Sam Proulx Accessibility Evangelist, Fable

Opening Remarks with Bria Alexander, Sr. Design Program Manager, Adobe

Theme Three: Building an Inclusive DesignOps Practice

Drawing from Feminist Practice to Make Inclusive Design Operational with Mansi Gupta, Founder, Unconform

Pushing DesignOps’ Influence into New Global Markets with Patrizia Bertini, Head of XD Operations, TrueLayer (UK) and Alexandra Mengoni León, DesignOps Manager, HUGE (LATAM)

Pro-level UI Tips for Beginners [Sponsor Session] with Billy Carlson, Design Educator, Balsamiq

Introduction to Collaborative DesignOps using Cubyts [Sponsor Session] with Aurobinda Pradhan, CEO & Co-Founder, Cubyts and Shashank Deshpande, Chief Business Officer at Cubyts & Managing Partner at Pentathlon Ventures

DesignOps: A Conduit for Inclusion with Laura Schaefer, Director of Design Operations, Loblaw Digital

ADHD: A DesignOps Superpower with Jessica Norris, Design Enablement Coordinator, Atlassian

Design Teams Need Psychological Safety: Here’s How to Create It [Sponsor Session] with Alla Weinberg, CEO, Spoke & Wheel

Carving a Path for Early Career DesignOps Practitioners [Sponsor Session] with Laine Riley Prokay, Lead Design Program Manager, Salesforce and Lisa Gordon, Lead Design Program Manager, Salesforce

Theme Four: Visiting the Future of Design Operations

Scaling Learning for the Future with Kate Stern, Director, Design Program Management, Meta

Standardizing Design at Scale with Candace Myers, Design Operations Leader, Netflix StudioXD

From Passion to Execution: A Story of Evolving Research Maturity at LinkedIn with Sarah Sgarlato Pierini, Sr. Research Program Manager, LinkedIn and Kevin Newton, Manager, UXR Practice & Programs, LinkedIn

Connecting the Ops: Plenary Panel and Closing Circle with Deanna Washington, Technical Program Manager for Adobe Design, Bria Alexander, Sr. Design Program Manager, Adobe, Jon Fukuda, Co-founder, Limina.co, Saara Kamppari-Miller, Inclusive DesignOps Program Manager, Intel, and Farid Sabitov, DesignOps Consultant, EPAM Continuum