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Update 12/10/14: Thank you to all the attendees for their part in making our summit an amazing success! In the Presentations section below, you will find links to the speaker's slides as they become available.

Presentations

What Happened

Itai Vonshak & Liron Damir Pebble

Kevin Lee Visa

Pierre-Henri Clouin IBM Design

Ian Swinson Speakeasy

Speakers

Top Industry Experts

Our cast of amazing speakers are pioneering leaders in their individual fields with unique insights from years of experience at their current companies like IBM, Visa, Pebble, and Speakeasy and their previous experiences as helmsmen at firms such as LG, Samsung, Paypal, eBay, GE, and Salesforce.
Itai Vonshak
Itai is currently the Head of Product & UX at Pebble but has long been in the product design and management world. He has done amazing work at LG Electronics as their Head of Design & Product Management, delivering the spectacularly well-received webOS smart TV which debuted at last year's CES and won multiple awards.
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Itai is currently the Head of Product & UX at Pebble but has long been in the product design and management world. He has done amazing work at LG Electronics as their Head of Design & Product Management, delivering the spectacularly well-received webOS smart TV which debuted at last year's CES and won multiple awards. Before that, he was also the VP of Design and Product Management at Gram (formerly Palm/webOS) as well as the Director of Human Interface at HP, leading a team of interaction designers, visual designers, user researchers, prototypers, and front-end developers for their product, Palm. He graduated from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv, Yaffo with a BA in Computer Science and holds an astounding 13 patents, ranging from design-based properties all the way to actual hardware.
Kevin Lee
Currently, Kevin is Vice President and Head of Design at Visa, Inc, responsible for the overall design and user experience of all digital products. Kevin is also a part of the executive committee driving several key strategic initiatives.
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Currently, Kevin is Vice President and Head of Design at Visa, Inc, responsible for the overall design and user experience of all digital products. Kevin is also a part of the executive committee driving several key strategic initiatives. Previously, Kevin led the SF design studio at Samsung responsible for launching Gear Fit wearable product which was the industry¹s first wearable with curved display. Before Samsung, Kevin was at eBay and Paypal leading the global design team and launched several key products such as checkout, shopping cart, and shopping showcase which provides the integrated product vision at eBay Inc. Prior to eBay and Paypal, Kevin was responsible for managing the UX design studio at Whirlpool Corporation in Milan, Italy. Before his stint in Italy, Kevin and his team launched the company's first digital touch screen consumer products with several CES awards. Before Whirlpool Corporation, Kevin led 35+ cross-functional team of designers and engineers at GE Healthcare responsible for driving initiatives and launching key award-winning software and hardware products, one of which is called Vscan where it was named by TIME magazine as The 50 Best Inventions of 2009. He has also appeared in multiple Fast Company published interviews and speaks at some of the largest conferences in the world. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with an MS in Human-Computer Interaction and from Mercer University with a BS in Technical Communication/Ergonomics.
Pierre-Henri Clouin
Pierre-Henri currently serves as the Head of Strategy at IBM Design. In this role, he leads strategy, products and operations for IBM Design. Furthermore, he’s been driving IBM’s investment in design from its inception in 2012 – from bringing hundreds of designers to IBM, to fostering a design-first approach across 100 strategic IBM products, to delivering iconic product outcomes.
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Pierre-Henri currently serves as the Head of Strategy at IBM Design. In this role, he leads strategy, products and operations for IBM Design. Furthermore, he’s been driving IBM’s investment in design from its inception in 2012 – from bringing hundreds of designers to IBM, to fostering a design-first approach across 100 strategic IBM products, to delivering iconic product outcomes. IBM Design is IBM's corporate transformation initiative to establish a world-class design thinking and User Experience (UX) design competency at IBM and deliver delightful user experiences across IBM’s products. In just a couple of years, the IBM Design program has become the fastest-growing and largest program of its kind, with hundreds of designers, adoption across IBM's software product portfolio and studios in Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, the UK and the US.  Pierre-Henri has 15 years of experience leading strategy, product management, and design in the enterprise software space, from new ventures to half-billion dollars businesses.
Ian Swinson
Ian Swinson was the Senior Director of User Experience at Salesforce.com for the Platform and Analytics teams for the past decade. Before that, he spent an additional decade and more exploring design-focused roles at startups, design agencies, and enterprise software companies. Now, he is the VP of Design at Speakeasy, a voice communication tech start-up.
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Ian Swinson was the Senior Director of User Experience at Salesforce.com for the Platform and Analytics teams for the past decade. Before that, he spent an additional decade and more exploring design-focused roles at startups, design agencies, and enterprise software companies. Now, he is the VP of Design at Speakeasy, a voice communication tech start-up. Ian and his team look at current and emerging design, technology and cultural trends with the goal of making enterprise software as easy to use as consumer web sites. As the future of work is defined Salesforce.com seeks to lead the next phase by empowering all businesses and users with the tools they need to get their work done as efficiently and effectively as possible - and with a real sense of joy and accomplishment. As a manager Ian is blessed with an extremely talented, well-rounded and wildly enthusiastic team of 30 managers, designers and researchers. Ian is a graduate of McGill University’s Film and Communications program, an ex-hardcore musician, and currently a Category 3 road racer, amateur photographer and hopeless optimist.
Risto Lahdesmaki
CEO and founder at Idean, Risto is an entrepreneur-spirited-jack-of-all-trades-creative-director. He has a special talent for identifying business opportunities for his client companies and is somewhat water-resistant to the phrase: "this is not possible”.
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CEO and founder at Idean, Risto is an entrepreneur-spirited-jack-of-all-trades-creative-director. He has a special talent for identifying business opportunities for his client companies and is somewhat water-resistant to the phrase: "this is not possible". With over ten years background in User Interface and User Experience design, he has been involved in hundreds of design projects and is shaping the future of branding through UX/UI. Currently, Risto is growing the Idean business in the US at a rapid rate and as Chairman of the company he oversees their global business development. Risto is an entrepreneur and designer at heart and has worked with start-ups as well as big enterprises his entire professional career.
Jan Luukkonen
Jan recently joined Idean as its Chief Strategy Officer, bringing over 20 years of experience in the realm of business development across a variety of industries. Prior to joining the Idean team, Jan served as the VP of Business Development, Europe for Fjord, helping many leading companies like Adidas, Nokia, IBM, VTB24, PSB, Gazprom-Media, Telenor, Telia-Sonera, and TDC achieve market goals and expand their spheres of influence.
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Jan recently joined Idean as its Chief Strategy Officer, bringing over 20 years of experience in the realm of business development across a variety of industries. Prior to joining the Idean team, Jan served as the VP of Business Development, Europe for Fjord, helping many leading companies like Adidas, Nokia, IBM, VTB24, PSB, Gazprom-Media, Telenor, Telia-Sonera, and TDC achieve market goals and expand their spheres of influence. At Fjord, Jan developed highly successful strategic account plans for existing key accounts, devised new client acquisition plans for high priority targets, worked with cross-functional teams to identify new client needs and secure RFPs, and led the market effort in his region. He also mentored, trained, and established success with a variety of Business Development Managers to hunt, close and farm opportunities. Before Fjord, Jan also spent time at Xerox, DHL and the European Business Institute on the account management side. Additionally, he was also the Co-Founder of Business Game Factory in Helsinki and a Sales Manager at QPR Software. He graduated from Mercuria Business School, Vantaa with a BA in Business Administration.
Sampo Jalasto
Having worked as a designer for Idean over the last 8 years, Sampo Jalasto has a comprehensive background ranging from startups to healthcare, transportation, banking, finance, industrial solutions and media companies.
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Having worked as a designer for Idean over the last 7 years, Sampo Jalasto has a comprehensive background ranging from startups to healthcare, transportation, banking, finance, industrial solutions and media companies. Jalasto currently works in interaction design, concepting and feature mapping, prototyping, and oversees multiple design projects at Idean. He has worked on a variety of platforms and his detailed work has been awarded multiple times for its exceptional quality from RE: Media OY, a top Finnish design award.

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Our Awesome Event

Everyone knows great design means great business. Especially in the product world, the winning philosophies always center upon the keystones of responsiveness, usability, and simplicity. Sometimes, however, it can be hard to convince key decision makers of the immense value that accompanies brilliant design when there are often few quantifiable measures. This summit will serve to highlight the concrete effects of a strong, user-centric approach and show how a design-aligned leadership strategy will lead to success.

Schedule

Agenda: December 5th

8:30 am
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am
Welcoming Remarks
Risto Lahdesmaki, CEO, Idean
9:10 am
The Experience of Experiences
Itai Vonshak, Head of Product & UX, Pebble
9:50 am
CAPS: The 4 Secrets to Grooming Design Leaders
Kevin Lee, Head of Design, Visa
10:30 am
Coffee & Networking
10:50 am
Delightful Experiences at Scale
Pierre-Henri Clouin, Head of Strategy, IBM Design
11:30 am
Branding from Within
Ian Swinson, VP of Design, Speakeasy
12:00 noon
Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm
Workshop
Service design innovation workshop

Workshop

Service design innovation workshop

Unleash your inner designer. Go through the user-centered design process and create a workable solution to an actual problem under an hour.

Preview

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Venue

Bluxome Street Winery in San Francisco

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Bluxome Street Winery
53 Bluxome Street
San Francisco, 94107

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Idean

Idean is a global design agency dedicated to delivering the best possible user experiences. Since 1999, we have helped thousands of clients around the world to maximize the value of their digital solutions.
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