Andy Vitale – Polaris Industries

Designing software is one thing. Understanding the needs,  of people buying a physical product is entirely different. Or is it? Today I’m talking to Andy Vi-tally about designing experiences at 3M, and his new role at Polaris where they make motorcycles and ATVs. Andy Vitale is the Director of User Experience at Polaris Industries, a…

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Arin Bhowmick- IBM

Making software on a global scale is really hard. You have to know what each person is trying to do and how to tailor the experience to their specific needs. In today’s chat with Arin Bowmick we’ll look at how IBM uses design thinking to do just that. Arin is Vice President, Design at IBM…

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Matthew Marshall – New Story

Matthew Marshall is Co-founder and Head of Product at New Story – a nonprofit startup that transforms slums into sustainable communities around the world. Matthew is a Y-Combinator graduate, World Economic Forum Global Shaper, University of Georgia alum, and Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur. Follow Matthew on Twitter Follow New Story on Twitter  …

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Jeremy Haile – Sideqik

Jeremy is co-founder and CEO at Sideqik, a platform that helps brands develop impactful relationships with great influencers and get their products in front of the right consumers. Sideqik works with some of the world’s top brands like Logitech, CBS, HTC, and Coca-Cola. He is passionate about building great products, teams, and technology. Before he…

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Jeff Kao – Riot Games

Hi! My name is Jeff Kao and I am a UX designer working for Riot Games based in Los Angeles, CA. I feel very fortunate that I discovered experience design in college and have spent the last 10+ years in the design field split between working in agencies and in-house. Some of my more memorable…

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Brian Hull – The Weather Company, An IBM Business

Brian Hull is a creative leader with over 15 years experience in driving award-winning solutions for some of the world’s largest advertising agencies, marketers and brands. With executive creative posts at New York’s Grey, Organic, and G2, Brian has amassed a variety of B2B and B2C category experience across multiple marketing channels. Be it Times…

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Nikhil Deshpande – GeorgiaGov Interactive

As Director of GeorgiaGov Interactive at the Georgia Technology Authority, Nikhil Deshpande leads the team responsible for managing Georgia.gov, the official online portal to Georgia state government, and a web-publishing platform for state agencies and elected officials. Nikhil envisioned and led state government’s transition to an enterprise web-publishing platform based on Drupal, an open source…

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Laura Thelen – McAfee

Currently a Sr. UX Designer in McAfee’s Enterprise User Experience group, Laura has over 20 years of experience as a designer and user experience practitioner. Prior to joining McAfee in early 2016, Laura worked at Intel on wireless display technology. She has worked in corporate in-house, consulting and agency environments, and considers herself incredibly lucky…

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Marco Suarez – Etsy

Marco Suarez is a Staff Product Designer at Etsy where he supports their products through design systems. Marco is also the owner of Methodical Coffee, a specialty coffee shop and roaster. He lives in the small but not too small city of Greenville, SC with his wife and two daughters. Follow Marco on Twitter  …

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