• Speakers

    • Reza_Ali640x474NEW
      Symmetry Labs
      New Media Artist and Researcher

      Reza is a Artist / Designer / Hacker / Engineer / Researcher. His work is centered around computational design, dynamical systems, new interfaces, software studios, and product design (hardware + software + form). His works manifest themselves as either visual

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    • Shalin_Amin640x474
      Uber
      Creative Director

      Formerly the Head of Design, Shalin helped Uber scale the design discipline from one to over 50 in just over two years.

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    • Gadi_Amit640x474
      NewDealDesign
      Founder and Principal Designer

      Gadi Amit is a San Francisco-based designer behind some of the most iconic technology devices created over the last decade, including the Fitbit line, Whistle, Sproutling, Structure Sensor, Lytro Camera and Google’s modular Ara phone.

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    • Mladen_Barbaric640x474
      Pearl Studios
      Founder and CEO

      Mladen Barbaric is a brand and product craftsman. He is the Founder and CEO of Pearl Studios, an award winning brand and product development firm, headquartered in Montreal, and known for elegantly disruptive brands and products such as Misfit SHINE.

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    • KK_Barrett640x474
      Production Designer

      K.K. BARRETT has production designed a number of diversely styled films. For Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette.

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    • Yves_Behar640x474
      fuseproject
      Founder and CEO

      Yves Béhar is a design entrepreneur who believes that holistic product, digital, and brand design are cornerstones of any business.

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    • Mia_Blume640x474
      Pinterest
      Product Design Manager

      Mia manages the product design team at Pinterest.

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    • Josh_Brewer640x474NEW
      Designer Fund
      Advisor and Mentor

      Josh Brewer is a digital product designer living and working in San Francisco.

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    • Signe_Brewster640x474
      Gigaom
      Staff Writer

      Signe covers emerging science and technology, with a focus on 3D printing, robotics, material science, medicine and space.

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    • Robert_Brunner640x474
      Ammunition
      Founder and Partner

      Robert Brunner founded San Francisco-based design studio Ammunition in 2007 to communicate ideas through products, brands, and their surrounding experiences.

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    • Adrian_Canoso640x474
      Savioke
      Co-Founder, Design Lead

      Adrian is obsessed with fusing the craft of product design & user experience to make technology meaningful and accessible to everyday people.

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    • Valerie_Casey640x474
      Samsung
      GM, Accelerator and VP of Innovation, Open Innovation Center

      Valerie Casey is VP of Innovation and head of the Samsung Accelerator in Palo Alto.

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    • AlsenCaro_Chacin640x474NEW
      Parsons, The New School
      Artist and Technologist

      Aisen Caro Chacin received an MFA from the Design and Technology Program at Parsons in 2013, where she is now a Post-Graduate Fellow and Lecturer of Physical and Creative computing in the school of Art Media and Technology.

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    • Dantley_Davis640x474NEW
      Netflix
      Director of Design

      Dantley Davis is the Director of Design for the mobile and tablet design team at Netflix.

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    • Carmel_Deamicis640x474
      Gigaom
      Staff Writer

      Carmel DeAmicis writes about the stories people tell through new technologies. In other words, she covers social media and parts of the consumer web for Gigaom.

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    • Tony_Fadell640x474
      Nest Labs
      Founder and CEO

      Tony is Founder and CEO of Nest, creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat.

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    • Katie_FehrenbacherNEW640x474
      Gigaom
      Senior Writer

      Katie Fehrenbacher has been covering cutting-edge technology, startups and entrepreneurs for a decade.

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    • Ryan_Freitas640x474
      about.me
      Co-Founder

      Ryan Freitas is the Co-Founder of about.me and serves as Chief Product Officer.

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    • Dayna_GraysonNEW640x474
      NEA
      Partner

      Dayna Grayson is a partner at NEA and focuses on investments in business-to-business and early stage consumer internet companies.

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    • Parrish_Hanna640x474
      Ford Motor Company
      Global Director, Human Machine Interface

      Parrish Hanna is Global Director of Human Machine Interface (HMI) at Ford Motor Company.

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    • Jessica_Hische640x474
      Letterer and Type Designer

      Jessica Hische is a letterer and illustrator working in San Francisco and Brooklyn.

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    • Kat_Holmes640x474NEW
      Microsoft
      Principal Designer

      Kat Holmes is a Principal Designer at Microsoft, focused on making new connections between design, cultural insights and human behavior.

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    • Mark_Kawano640x474
      Storehouse
      Co-Founder and CEO

      Mark Kawano is CEO and Co-Founder of Storehouse, the visual storytelling app that won Apple’s 2014 Design Awards.

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    • Rachael_King640x474
      The Wall Street Journal
      Reporter

      Rachael King is a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, a position she has held since March 2012.

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    • Erica_Kochi640x474
      UNICEF
      Co-Founder and Co-Lead, UNICEF Innovation Unit

      Erica co-founded and co-leads UNICEF’s Innovation Unit, a group tasked with identifying, prototyping and scaling technologies and practices that improve UNICEF’s work on the ground.

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    • Cliff_Kuang640x474
      WIRED
      Design Editor

      Cliff Kuang is an articles editor at WIRED, where he oversees its design coverage and helps lead its new-product initiatives.

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    • Stephen_Lake640x474
      Thalmic Labs
      Co-Founder and CEO

      Stephen Lake was named one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 in 2007 and one of the Next 36 entrepreneurial leaders of Canada in 2011.

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    • Elle_Luna640x474
      Artist and Designer

      Elle works out of her studio in San Francisco where she paints, designs, and writes.

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    • John_MaedaNEW640x474
      Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
      Design Partner

      John Maeda is Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, working with KPCB’s entrepreneurs and portfolio companies to build design into their company cultures.

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    • Om_MalickNEW640x474
      Founder, Gigaom
      Partner, True Ventures

      Om Malik has more than 15 years of experience as a journalist covering technology and business news. He was part of the founding team of Forbes.com as a Senior Editor.

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    • Stephane_Marceau640x474
      OMsignal
      Co-Founder and CEO

      Stephane has been building technology and communication businesses for more than 15 years.

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    • Tim_McCoy640x474
      Pivotal Labs
      Director of Product Design

      Tim McCoy leads the Product Design practice at Pivotal Labs.

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    • Craig_ModNEWEST640x474
      Writer and Designer

      Writer, designer, startup advisor, and Investor focused mainly on books and publishing.

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    • Hayes_Raffle640x474
      Google [x]
      Interaction Researcher

      Hayes Raffle is an award-winning product and interaction designer working to combine the simplicity of traditional object-design with the flexibility of digital systems.

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    • Tim_Roberts640x474
      Fitbit
      VP, Interactive & Design

      Tim Roberts is responsible for Fitbit interactive, including mobile applications, web, device ux, desktop software and APIs.

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    • Janko_Roettgers640x474
      Gigaom
      Senior Writer

      Janko writes about the future of TV and music, as well as consumer electronics and other technologies that make that future happen.

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    • Simon_Rogers640x474NEW
      Twitter
      Data Editor

      Simon Rogers is a data journalist, writer, speaker, and author.

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    • Mark_Rolston640x474
      argodesign
      Founder and Chief Creative

      Mark Rolston, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of argodesign, is a renowned designer with a 25-year career of creating for the world’s largest and most innovative companies.

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    • Phillip_Rosedale640x474
      High Fidelity
      Co-Founder

      In 1995, Philip Rosedale created an innovative Internet video conferencing product (called “FreeVue”), which was later acquired by RealNetworks where (in 1996) he went on to become Vice President and CTO.

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    • Fabio_Sergio640x474
      frog
      VP, Creative

      Fabio is the global lead of frog’s Social Impact practice, bringing human-centered innovation to collaborations with organizations such as Unicef and the World Economic Forum.

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    • Peter_Skillman640x474NEW
      HERE
      Head of Design

      According to Engadget, “Peter Skillman knows a thing or two about making beautiful devices” and Forbes states that he is “widely hailed as a guru in both the cellphone and design industries.”

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    • Kevin_Tofel640x474
      Gigaom
      Senior Writer

      After spending 15 years in IT at Fortune 100 companies, Kevin turned a hobby into a career and began covering mobile technology in 2003.

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    • Jeff_Veen640x474
      Adobe
      VP Product

      I’m the Vice President of products for Adobe, where I run product development for their Creative Cloud service.

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    • Brant_Ward640x474
      Human Machine Interactions
      Founder & CEO

      Brant Ward was at Nuance from 2009-2014, where he was Senior Director, Advanced Speech Design & Development.

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    • Evan_WilliamsNEWEST640x474
      Medium
      CEO

      Evan Williams is an American entrepreneur who has co-founded two of the biggest services on the Internet—Blogger, which he ran for four years before selling to Google in 2003, and Twitter, where he was CEO for two years and now serves on the board of directors.

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    • Josh_Williams640x474
      The Last Guide Company
      Co-Founder and CEO

      A graphic designer by trade, Josh is currently co-founder and CEO of The Last Guide Company, a creator of smarter products to find and share things to do for every occasion.

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    • Julie_Zhuo640x474
      Facebook
      Director of Product Design

      Julie Zhuo leads the design team focused on engagement and core experiences at Facebook, including News Feed and Facebook Creative Labs.

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