Speakers

Melinda Kilner
Melinda Kilner Melinda is a Senior Product Designer at Gem, helping teams nurture top talent. With a background in front-end development, she also has extensive experience designing for the learning and training space, and helping worldwide organizations build their digital...
Emily Parcell
Emily Parcell Driven by a passion to make the workplace more human, Emily’s work as a leadership coach and facilitator focuses on how strong leadership, process, and culture support teams to do their best work. She specializes in helping leaders...
Tutti Taygerly
Tutti Taygerly Tutti coaches cofounders and tech leaders to embrace their unique leadership style to achieve professional impact and a sustainable company culture. She focuses on working with women, people of color, and immigrants. Previously she was a design leader at design...
Elizabeth Goodman
Elizabeth Goodman Elizabeth’s writing, design and research focus on product, service, and interaction design for organizationally complex products and services. Currently, she is the acting Director of Design at 18F, a technology consultancy within the US Government’s General Services Administration....
Bennett King
Bennett King Ben is the Managing Partner of Konrad+King, a San Diego based human-centered design studio that focuses on enterprise, healthcare, mobility and smart cities. Equal parts studio leader, design researcher and design technologist, Ben has over 20 years of...
Peter Merholz
Peter Merholz Peter Merholz has been active in digital design and product for 25 years, most notably in building Adaptive Path, and now a design executive and product leader. He is VP of Design at Snagajob and has co-written a...
Kara DeFrias
Kara DeFrias Kara served as Director of Experience Design in the Obama White House, working on the Cancer Moonshot. Her background is a mix of private and public sector leadership experience, including TurboTax and the inaugural class of White House...
Snigdha Sah
Snigdha Sah I combine my passion for user-centered qualitative research with my ability to work effectively in collaborative spaces to propel my commitment to enhance the everyday experience of users. In doing so, I adopt creative, strategic and collaborative approaches...
Kim Goodwin
Kim Goodwin You may know Kim Goodwin from her bestselling book, Designing for the Digital Age. Kim is a consultant who helps organizations build their UX capabilities. She has served as VP of Product & UX at PatientsLikeMe and as...
Tanner Christensen
Tanner Christensen Tanner Christensen is the Head of design at Gem.com, where they’re building the platform for the future of recruiting. Previously Tanner was a lead product designer at Lyft, Atlassian, and Facebook. He’s also co-host of the New Layer...