Speakers

Danyell Jones
Danyell Jones
User Experience Research Lead
ZS Associates
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.
Rocio Werner
Rocio Werner
Senior User Experience Researcher
ZS Associates
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.
David Gerding
David Gerding
Associate Professor
Columbia College
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 software development courses.
David Antognoli
David Antognoli
Assistant Professor of Game Design
Columbia College Chicago
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, 2K Games, and Nickelodeon.
Gabby Hon
Gabby Hon
User Experience Lead
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.
Gina DeConti
Gina DeConti
Senior Visual Designer
Allstate
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.
Alex W. Castellanos
Alex W. Castellanos
UX Vice President
Ipsos
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.
Wendy Johansson
Wendy Johansson
Co-Founder & Chief Product Experience Officer
Misalud Health
Wendy Johansson is a founder, entrepreneur, and Product Experience leader who has spent her career building equitable teams and products in tech.
Mags Hanley
Mags Hanley
Digital Management Coach, Mentor, & Teacher
Indepedent
Mags Hanley is a career and executive coach for UX designers. Using her over 25 years as a Designer and UX Leader, she works with designers at all stages of their careers.
Wil Reynolds
Wil Reynolds
Founder & VP of Innovation
Seer Interactive
Wil has been helping Fortune 500 companies develop brand marketing strategies since 1999. As Seer’s Vice President of Innovation, Wil develops strategies and innovations to help clients build traffic and make money.