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In these intimate sessions, User Experience and Business Strategy will be our key focus. Hear how industry leaders develop product strategies, ensure innovation and communicate their vision.

In this third edition of our UX Meetup, part of an extended year-long series of Meet the Experts planned for 2019, we’ll be gathering experienced professionals behind some of the most important organizations in the US. Discover how they oversee business strategy, people and the culture that drives a company’s approach to the digital path and consistent user experience. Learn how the experts achieve success!

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Intimate Sessions IV: Meet the Most Talented Leaders in the UX Field

General Assembly San Francisco

Join a new edition of UX Intimate Session and meet with the experts behind the most well-known companies in the Bay Area. In these intimate sessions, User Experience and Business Strategy will be our key focus. Hear how industry leaders develop product strategies, ensure innovation and communicate their vision. In this fourth edition of our UX Meetup, part of an extended year-long series of Meet the Experts planned for 2019, we’ll be gathering experienced professionals behind some of the most important organizations in the US. Discover how they oversee business strategy, people and the culture that drives a company’s approach to the digital path and consistent user experience. Learn how the experts achieve success! Meet the speakers Tianyu Wu Product Designer at Spotify Tianyu believes in the intersection between data and design. She worked on both the enterprise and consumer product in the past few years. She has been working for places like Spotify, Amazon, McKinsey and consulting startups. She strives to create simple and delightful products to help people solve problems. Melissa Schmidt Director of Research at Autodesk Melissa has spent the last 15 years practicing UX research, and the last 8 years leading research teams. At Autodesk, Melissa enjoys leading large, cross-functional projects that bring customer insights to drive business and product strategy. She is a strong believer in the power of design thinking to increase creativity and has taught it to over 250 coworkers as a certified LUMA instructor. As moderator Santiago Tribiani UX Director at Making Sense Designer with 10+ years currently performing as Team Manager and mentor. Responsible for setting the highest standards of a team by creating and scaling processes, methodologies, tools, and people. Data-Driven UX strategic thinker, passionate about understanding users and their needs, motivations, businesses, behaviors, and marketplaces. Key Takeaways: Recommendations on how to foster user experience beyond Design teams. Thoughts on how User Experience has a meaningful impact on business strategy and bottom line. Advice on how to lead teams and manage your professional growth opportunities. Thoughts on how to place the User Experience at the heart of your business. Lessons learned from the trenches.

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