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Thursday, May 10 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Mentoring Session #2

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Need a little advice? Another perspective? Whether you are moving into user experience (UX) or have been there for years, we all have points in our career when talking to someone with a neutral perspective can help.
  • Are you looking for a way to re-tool your skill set? 
  • Are you trying to break into the field of user experience? 
  • Maybe you’re dealing with a difficult boss, colleague, employer, client, or company. 
Our group-mentoring sessions will give you another angle on how to advance your career or move beyond a difficult situation. You may think your issue is unique, but don’t worry: our mentors just may have a similar story to share. Our sessions will include mentors who have years of experience as UX directors, managers, designers, developers, and researchers – many of whom had to make that leap from a different career into the user experience field.

Mentoring will take place in groups of 2 mentors to 5-10 mentees. Mentoring groups will form on a first-come first-serve basis, so please show up on time to get mentored!

Each table will have its own focus, to meet your mentoring needs. Choose from "New to UX/Career Changers" or "UX Career Development." 


Speakers
avatar for KD Singh Arneja

KD Singh Arneja

Director, UX / Product Manager
KD Singh Arneja has been in the Agile landscape since 2006. While working with large and small companies, he has built delightful products that have been the culmination of Agile Product Management and Design Thinking, all while working in and building high EQ teams. He is also a... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Bloomer

Sarah Bloomer

Principal, Sarah Bloomer & Co
avatar for Astrid Chow

Astrid Chow

Senior UX Design & Research Lead, IBM Watson Health
avatar for Ger Joyce

Ger Joyce

Senior Manager, UX Research, TripAdvisor
avatar for Nawaz Kamthewala

Nawaz Kamthewala

Senior UX Designer, Oracle, Health Sciences
avatar for Kenny Kutney

Kenny Kutney

Consultant
Enterprise UX, agile, healthcare, research, robotics, UX careers...
avatar for Mary Lee

Mary Lee

UX Manager, NetApp Inc.
As a UX Manager at NetApp, I lead a team of UX professionals focused on software that enables companies throughout the world to manage mission-critical data that helps their businesses to thrive. I previously served as a Product Manager and User Experience Researcher at Pearson, designing... Read More →
avatar for Jen McGinn

Jen McGinn

Head of User Experience, Veracode
Jen McGinn is the Head of UX+UA at Veracode, a 700-person cyber-security company, where she leads a 15-person team of UX designers, researchers, and writers. She has spent the last 15 years working as a UX leader, designer, and user researcher at companies including Oracle, Nokia... Read More →
JR

Jason Reynolds

UX Design Instructor, General Assembly
avatar for Susie Robson

Susie Robson

CA Technologies
Susie Robson is a Senior UX Architect at CA Technologies. Her previous positions include Robson Consulting, a usability consultancy, and MathWorks where she was responsible for the usability of internal business systems and web applications. She has over 20 years experience in interface... Read More →
avatar for Bob Thomas

Bob Thomas

Director, User Research, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Bob Thomas is Director of User Research at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he has worked for the last 11 years expanding usability best practices and building out a user experience team. His background includes user research, usability testing, graphic design, and product management... Read More →
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Timothy Merrill

UX Consultant, Self-employed
avatar for Rui Wang

Rui Wang

Sr. Experience Designer, NetApp Inc.
人生困境的挑战给了我们机会去表达,并藉此更深入认识自己就是爱的许多不同面向:同理心、宽恕、耐心、不批判、勇气、平衡、接受,以及信任.


Thursday May 10, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Liberty B/C

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