Chris leads the product design efforts at Nasdaq, where his team designs the vision of a more elegant, useful, and profitable portfolio of software products for the global stock exchange.
In less than five years he has successfully positioned design and its methods as the primary competitive differentiator to Nasdaq's customers, colleagues and partners, and the executive team. His distributed team of generalists and specialists build what they design after they've researched the viability, desirability, and usefulness of a feature or product.
Prior to Nasdaq, Chris was an indpendent design practitioner for startups, agencies, enterprise customers, and the federal government for more than 10 years.
He's recently spoken at Adaptive Path's MX Conference and UX Week in San Francisco, and led the Pro/Design Conference at Nasdaq's Marketsite in Times Square. Chris is the co-author of a design management book to be published by Rosenfeld Media in early 2017.
Chief Marketing Officer, Wrap Media
Anne Driscoll is the Chief Marketing Officer of San Francisco-based Wrap Media. She leads the development and execution of Wrap’s marketing, advertising and communications strategies, ensuring the three tracks are aligned with the brand positioning and larger company vision.
Indhira Rojas is a visual and interaction designer working in the fields of brand strategy, user experience and product design. In her practice she focuses on crafting engaging and meaningful experiences that are both beautiful and delightful to use.
Uday Gajendar is a proven design leader focused on new product innovation & guiding start-ups on UX fundamentals. Uday has 15 years of versatile expertise at Frogdesign, Citrix, Peel, Netflix, Adobe, CloudPhysics and others, spanning enterprise to consumer, web to mobile domains.
Product Strategy and Design Consultant
Pamela Castillo is a technology entrepreneur, product strategist and designer, with a focus on consumer lifestyle, ecommerce and publishing. She has consulted for clients such as The Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, Estée Lauder and more. Additionally, her third startup, Finale, was acquired last year by Bloglovin'.
Peter Merholz is a design and product management executive. He was most recently a Sr. Director in Product Experience at Jawbone, the company behind UP fitness trackers. He helped OpenTable launch their redesigned website, and before that was VP of Design at Groupon. He was one of the founders of Adaptive Path, and helped it grow from 7 to 50 people. He’s been writing about design and technology (among other things) at http://peterme.com for 17 years.