Our event programme will consist of a single track of sessions from the world's leading experts on product innovation.

Jeff Gothelf

With a 16 year career as an interaction designer, Agile practitioner, user experience team leader and blogger, he is one of the leading voices on the topic of Agile UX and Lean UX.

In addition, Jeff is the author of the O'Reilly book, Lean UX: Applying lean principles to improve user experience.

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Melissa Perri

Melissa Perri is a product development and process consultant.

An experienced Product Manager and UX Designer from New York City, she is passionate about helping teams find the right processes to make better products.

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Johanna Kollmann

Johanna is a product strategist, information architect, and researcher with 11 years experience in UX.

She applies agile and lean thinking to helping clients launch new products, and is dedicated to insights-driven product development.

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Tendayi Viki

Tendayi is an author and consultant with a PhD in Psychology and an MBA.

He works as a strategy and innovation consultant to help large organizations develop their innovation capabilities so that they can innovate like startups.

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Jared Spool

Jared M. Spool is the founder of User Interface Engineering and a co-founder of Center Centre.

He spends his time working with the research teams at User Interface Engineering, helps clients understand how to solve their design problems, explains to reporters and industry analysts what the current state of design is all about, and is a top-rated speaker at more than 20 conferences every year.

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Sophie Freiermuth

Sophie is a lean startup, product management, UX and Agile expert, and director of London-based UX consultancy Baguette UX.

Working with product teams all over the world, Sophie's input helps teams find their focus, smooth their dynamics and engage in high performance behaviours and processes.

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Umesh Pandya

Umesh has been working as a designer for over 15 years and is passionate about helping organisations make “inclusive not exclusive” digital products.

He is co-founder & CEO of a non-profit startup called Wayfindr and a senior member of staff at ustwo’s London studio.

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Roman Pichler

Roman is a leading product management expert specialising in agile and lean practices. He teaches product managers and product owners and helps companies establish an effective product management organisation.

Roman is also the author of Agile Product Management with Scrum; he has created several product management tools; and he writes a popular blog for product people

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Cennydd Bowles

Cennydd Bowles is a digital product designer and writer. He has a decade of experience helping companies realise the benefits of good design, most recently as design lead at Twitter.

He writes for A List Apart and is author of the book Undercover User Experience Design.

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Jane Austin

Jane is a Glaswegian. She went to London for the summer many years ago and never came back.

Since then she has worked as a UX in The City, in start ups, at agencies, in government at GDS and is now Head of UX at The Telegraph.

She is particularly interested in how design fits works with Agile, with research, and at scale in large organisations.

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Chris Matts

Chris Matts has over 10 years of experience in investment banking including strategy work as a practitioner rather than as a consultant.

His specialist areas are real options, IT risk management, business value and agile analysis. He has been working in exotic credit derivatives for the past few years.

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Josh Seiden

Josh Seiden is a designer, author, coach, and product leader. He works with startups and large companies to create new digitally-enabled products and services. He is an expert in applying Lean methods to product development and strategy. (He believes that Niels Bohr was correct when he said, "An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.")

Josh is the co-author (with Jeff Gothelf) of Lean UX and the forthcoming Sense and Respond, which explores the relationship between Lean teams and the larger organizations in which they work.

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Ben Yoskovitz

Ben Yoskovitz is an entrepreneur, angel investor and author. He co-wrote Lean Analytics in 2013 with Alistair Croll, a book designed to help people use data to build companies faster.

Ben has worked at several startups as VP Product, including VarageSale (a venture-backed startup building a community-focused marketplace) and GoInstant, which was acquired by Salesforce.

Ben also co-founded Year One Labs, an early stage startup accelerator that invested in 5 companies, one of which, Localmind, was acquired by Airbnb. Personally, Ben has invested in over 15 companies.

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Jiri Jerabek

Jiri leads UX across Telegraph’s mobile apps. He is responsible for improving the current applications, but also explores crucial questions: what new mobile experiences should the Telegraph Media Group develop? How will these propositions fit into people’s daily lives?

Before joining the Telegraph, Jiri was part of the BBC Research & Development team, where he researched, designed and prototyped new content discovery experiences. Jiri also worked on a range of consumer and corporate products for National Rail Enquiries, Freesat, Canon and American Express.

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Dana Chisnell

Dana Chisnell is a UX research nerd (her words) and an elections geek who has trained thousands of people, including government workers, to test their designs.

But what she really loves is giving design literacy to the world. She’s the lead on a project to develop a series of Field Guides To Ensuring Voter Intent.

The Field Guides, originally funded by a Kickstarter project, are designed to be quick, easy, accessible help for American election officials to do the best possible design.

She won 2 MacArthur grants to expand the Field Guides Series. She wrote Handbook of Usability Testing, Second Edition with Jeff Rubin.

She’s a co-founder of the Center for Civic Design with Whitney Quesenbery, which has loaned her to the United States Digital Service.

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Cindy Alvarez

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