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Insights from the inside - The evolution of UX and Product design
Please take a ticket here: Join us for a dinner at Xero wherein we explore the evolution of UX and Product Design over recent times. You will hear from three women with amazing careers in design talk about their journey and there will be lots of opportunity for networking with peers in tech space. This will be our final dinner for the year and we would love to see you there to celebrate the year that has gone by, with us. Agenda for the event: 5:45 - 6:45 pm Networking/Dinner 6:45 - 7:45 pm Panel + Q&A 7:45 - 8:15 pm Networking and Drinks Speakers of the night: Remya Ramesh, Senior Manager Design, REA Group An outspoken advocate for inclusive design, Remya is passionate about building diverse design teams to deliver outstanding business results. Currently, she is the Senior Manager Design at REA Group where she leads a multidisciplinary design team changing the way the world experiences property. Featured as one of GovInsider's ‘Women in GovTech’, Remya was the recipient of 2017 #TechDiversity award and 2015 Gold Disruptor Award for the Young ICT Professional (Female under 30) category of the ACS Digital Disruptor Awards. She also co-runs the Ladies That UX and Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design meetup groups in Melbourne. Outside of work, you can find her performing Indian classical dance, climbing mount "tsundoku" and discovering new food joints. Amy Sheppard, Executive General Manager of Design, Xero Amy Sheppard is Executive General Manager of Design at Xero. She leads a 50+ global team of product designers, researchers and writers focused on creating beautiful accounting software to help change the game for small business. As a systems thinker who excels at problem solving, Amy is passionate about helping organisations maximise their potential through design. Amy creates coherent experiences across large portfolios of work using scalable design frameworks and effective process. To Amy, good design solves problems but also fosters love and trust in a brand. Amy holds an MFA in Media Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where she built her chops in strategy, design research and brand systems. Following this, she was Design Director at Johnson & Johnson, where she led the creation of brand experiences for J&J, Neutrogena, Acuvue, FIFA World Cup sponsorship and OneTouch. Amy is a proud mum of 2 boys. She has lived the “lean-in” movement, changing jobs and companies while pregnant to advance her career and has learned a few things along the way to help support others in their journey. Gemma Mooney, UX Manager, Intrepid Group Gemma Mooney (previously Gemma Sherwood) leads a UX team at the world's largest adventure travel company, Intrepid Group, where she moved up from graphic design into UX. Studied a degree in Graphic Design at the University of East Anglia in England. In 2005, Gemma begun her design career in print media designing health, fitness and bridal magazines for a number of publishers in England and Australia. Gemma has an extensive career in graphic design and UX, starting with Intrepid Travel in 2010 and working her way up to a senior position at the Intrepid Group through almost a decade of hard work. At Travel Weekly’s Women in Travel 2017 awards Gemma took home the Technology category, and she was awarded ‘Outstanding achievement’ chosen by Intrepid Group’s CEO at the company’s annual awards night last year. Follow her on Twitter at @gem_sherwood. MC for the evening: Lucy Oldridge, Content Strategy Lead, Xero Thank you Xero team and James O'Reilly for hosting us and sponsoring the food and drinks for the night. Please take a ticket here:


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