Leadership By Design 2015

Leadership By Design 2015

Learn design leadership from the experts at Leadership by Design.

Leadership By Design is an online 2-day conference focused on all aspects of design leadership.

We’re hosting a two-day, single-track conference featuring inspiring keynote speakers, accomplished design leaders, and experienced professionals from major brands and organizations.

This event was previously titled “Prototypes, Process & Play.”

Speakers
Jesse James Garrett
Jesse James Garrett
Author & Executive Coach
Jesse James Garrett has been one of the most prominent voices in digital product design for more than 20 years.
Jason Kunesh
Jason Kunesh
Design Director
City of Chicago
Jason Kunesh finds simple solutions for gnarly problems wherever people meet technology.
Jen Myers
Jen Myers
Technologist, Speaker, and Educator
Pluralsight
Jen Myers is a technologist, speaker and educator, and currently a Curriculum Director of Software Developer Content at Pluralsight.
Peter Merholz
Peter Merholz
Design & Product Management Executive
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.
Chris Avore
Chris Avore
Vice President & Head of Design
Northwestern Mutual
Chris is a Vice President, Head of Design who leads teams, drives product strategy, and helps executives understand the value of design. He has championed design, research, and content strategy to improve the services people use every day in organizations of all sizes and industries around the globe.
Dr. Steve Julius
Dr. Steve Julius
Team Psychologist & Founder
Human Resource Consulting Group
Dr. Steve Julius is the founder and chief executive of HRCG, a Chicago based firm specializing in executive leadership, high performance teamwork, organizational effectiveness and strategic human capital solutions.
Andrea Mignolo
Andrea Mignolo
Executive Coach
Andrea is a designer who has been exploring interactions between humans and technology for the last fifteen years. Her research interests center around the role of reflective practices in organizational design and development.
Dr. Temple Grandin
Dr. Temple Grandin
Professor, Speaker, Author
Colorado State University
Dr. Temple Grandin, a world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor, has served as an inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique presentation, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers glimpses into her own childhood, with ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives.
Denise Jacobs
Denise Jacobs
Founder & Chief Creativity Evangelist
The Creative Dose
Denise Jacobs is a Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist who speaks at web conferences and consults with tech companies worldwide.
Braden Kowitz
Braden Kowitz
Design Partner
Google Ventures
Braden Kowitz is a product designer, prototyper, and storyteller. He’s also a Design Partner at Google Ventures and founded the team’s Design Studio.
Bridget Weis-Urbain
Bridget Weis-Urbain
Chef & Owner
Cook From Scratch
Bridget Weis-Urbain is the Chef and owner of Cook from Scratch, where she offers a variety of cooking classes as an opportunity to help broaden people’s horizons in the kitchen.
Hannah Donovan
Hannah Donovan
VP Product Design
Ripcord
Bridget Weis-Urbain is the Chef and owner of Cook from Scratch, where she offers a variety of cooking classes as an opportunity to help broaden people’s horizons in the kitchen.
Milissa Tarquini
Milissa Tarquini
VP, Product UX & Design
Scripps Networks Interactive
Milissa Tarquini is VP, Product UX and Design for Food Network, HGTV, DIY, and The Travel Channel — which are conveniently owned by one company that no one has heard of: Scripps Networks Interactive.
Clay Parker Jones
Clay Parker Jones
Managing Director
Undercurrent
Clay is the Managing Director of Undercurrent, an organizational design unit of Quirky, where he and his team work to restructure organizations for an uncertain world.
Hillary Hartley
Hillary Hartley
Wearer of Many Hats
18F
Hillary Hartley is co-founder and deputy executive director at 18F, a digital services consultancy inside the General Services Administration.
J Cornelius
J Cornelius
President
Nine Labs
J has been making websites and software for the web since 1998, and has been credited with creating several software features web designers and developers take for granted today.
Danny Schuman
Danny Schuman
President
Twist
Danny Schuman is a writer, thinker, and idea creator. He spent over 20 years writing memorable marketing campaigns that built iconic brands like Coors Light, Life Cereal, and Gatorade.
Carl Smith
Carl Smith
President
Twist
Carl Smith is an irreverent ditcher of the nine-to-five and mortal enemy of the overworked lifestyle.
Speaker To Be Announced
Stephen Strong
Director of Digital
Northwestern Medicine
Stephen brews his own beer and grows his own hops. Sometimes he shares. He remembers when GIFs started animating, when AOL's browser wouldn't read , when Netscape updates were an event, and waiting 15 minutes to download a Quicktime video about an exploding whale. He officially held the title Webmaster when it wasn't embarrassing.
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