Speakers

Danyell Jones
Danyell Jones Danyell is the UX Research Lead at ZS Associates in Evanston, IL, where she oversees and conducts research across 5 different verticals in the Software Development group that helps teams develop software applications that support pharmaceutical clients. She...
Rocio Werner
Rocio Werner Rocio is a Senior User Experience Researcher at ZS Associates, conducting studies and collaborating on strategic initiatives across 5 product verticals in the Software Development Group. What excites her about her role is implementing UX benchmarking to inform...
David Gerding
David Gerding Dave Gerding has been called a “gifted motivational speaker” and “energizer bunny” by his consulting clients. Dave is an Associate Professor in Interactive Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago where he teaches both media theory and advanced...
David Antognoli
David Antognoli David Antognoli is a game developer and professor of game design at Columbia College Chicago. A game industry veteran with experience in both programming and game design roles, he has worked on projects with companies like Microsoft, Sega,...
Gabby Hon
Gabby Hon With 20+ years experience in UX, and having worked with Fortune 100 companies and top agencies, Gabby has seen things you people wouldn’t believe. She’s chosen making enterprise software less of a nightmare as her professional focus. In...
Gina DeConti
Gina DeConti Gina started her art training early in life when her mother taught her to draw before she could barely hold a pencil. Since then she’s continued to love all things related to art and design. Her formal education...
Alex W. Castellanos
Alex W. Castellanos Alex is a veteran political strategist turned UX researcher who has a love for technology and design. He has deep experience in project management, qualitative research and loves the opportunity to empathize with User stories. He is...
Wendy Johansson
Wendy Johansson Wendy Johansson is a founder, entrepreneur, and Product Experience leader who has spent her career building equitable teams and products in tech. Wendy has previously co-founded and exited Wizeline a global product development company, built a diverse and...
Wil Reynolds
Wil Reynolds A former teacher with a knack for advising, Wil has been helping companies develop brand marketing strategies since 1999. As the industry evolved, so has Wil’s approach. In recent years, Wil has been leading the charge in leveraging...
Anne Hjortshøj
Anne Hjortshøj Anne Hjortshoj is a product design leader with an accidental specialty in spinning up new teams. During her 20+ year career, she’s successfully led design and product teams in industries as disparate as automotive, cybersecurity, online education, financial...