Maria giudice mx2015
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Maria Giudice

Product Design Director, Facebook

In March 2013, Facebook acquired the talent behind Hot Studio where Maria now works as Director of Product Design. Her latest book, Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design, is published by New Riders.

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John Maeda

Design Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

John Maeda is a world-renowned artist, graphic designer, computer scientist, and educator whose career reflects his philosophy of humanizing technology.

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Keynote Speaker

Scott Berkun

Author, The Year Without Pants

Scott Berkun is a popular writer on creativity, philosophy, culture, business and many subjects. He’s the author of six books, including The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, The Year Without Pants and other fine books.

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Lisa Kay Solomon

Managing Director, Transformational Practices, Singularity University

Lisa Kay Solomon is a well-known thought leader in design innovation with a focus on building the leadership skills required to ignite change and create lasting impact.

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Gretchen Anderson

VP of Product, GreatSchools

Gretchen has never met a wicked design problem she didn't like. As the head of product development for a large non-profit she's found one she really loves – designing the organization itself.

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Russ Unger

Director, Experience Design, 18F: U.S. Government Digital Service Delivery Agency | GSA

Russ Unger is an Experience Design Director in Chicago where he leads teams and projects in design and research. He is co-author of the books A Project Guide to UX Design, Designing the Conversation, and Speaker Camp for New Riders.

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Katie M. Dill

Head of Experience Design, Airbnb

As the Head ​of Experience Design​ at Airbnb, Katie leads the interaction and visual design​ers​ defining Airbnb’s digital products and services.

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David VanEsselstyn

Director of User Experience, MakerBot

Dave is the Director of User Experience at MakerBot where he leads a dynamic multi-disciplinary team that is working to bring 3D printing to professionals, educators, and everyday makers.

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D'Wayne Edwards

Founder, PENSOLE

In 2010 D’Wayne founded PENSOLE––the first academy in the U.S. dedicated to Footwear Design.

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Kim Erwin

Assistant Professor, IIT Institute of Design

Kim Erwin is an assistant professor at the IIT Institute of Design, focused on helping teams explore, build and diffuse critical knowledge inside organizations throughout the design process.

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Ian Swinson

VP of Design,

After 10 years at Ian is back to basics at Speakeasy - an early stage startup in SF.

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Dia J. Penning

Director of Curriculum, World Trust Educational Services

Dia Penning challenges established institutions to bring those at the margins into the center, through equity learning, social justice and creative transformation.

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Greg Petroff

Chief Experience Officer, GE

Greg Petroff is the Chief Experience Officer at GE Software and General Manager of the User Experience Center of 
Excellence (UX CoE) for GE.

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Sara Ortloff Khoury

VP, User Experience Design & Research, Walmart Labs

For over 15 years Sara has built high performance teams that leverage design thinking to deliver a customer-centered future state vision.

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Margaret Gould Stewart

Director of Product Design, Facebook

Margaret Gould Stewart currently serves as Director of Product Design at Facebook.

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Catherine Courage

VP, Product Design, Ads and Commerce, Google

Catherine’s passion is delivering world-class products and services that drive customer delight, adoption and loyalty.

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Sarah B. Nelson

Chief Instigator and Igniter of Passions, Radically Human

Sarah B. Nelson founded Radically Human to help creative leaders develop thriving teams — so they can focus on designing inspired products and services. Her super power? Turning a frustrated group of co-workers into a creative group of colleagues.

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Tracey Varnell

Lead Experience Designer, Adaptive Path

Tracey has fifteen years of hands-on experience building digital products and services in agency, start-up, and traditional product development environments.

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Evelyn Huang

VP, Design Thinking and Strategy, Capital One

Evelyn has spent over a decade leading change and innovation in financial services. As the Head of Design Thinking and Strategy at Capital One, she helped catalyze the growth of design as a discipline and creativity as culture.

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Brandon Schauer

Head of Adaptive Path, Adaptive Path

Brandon's passion for understanding the needs of customers has taken him everywhere from homes of cancer patients to the tunnels beneath Disney World.

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Laura Kirkwood-Datta

General Manager, Adaptive Path

Laura is the co-host of MX 2015. Laura joined Adaptive Path in 2002 as the company's first client relations manager.