Please a moment to fill out the conference survey. It will help us make 2019’s conference even better!
Thursday, May 10 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Mentoring Session #2

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

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." 

avatar for Kanwaldeep 'KD' Singh Arneja

Kanwaldeep 'KD' Singh Arneja

Senior Director, User Experience, Intelligent Medical Objects
KD Singh Arneja has been in the industry since 2003. While working with startups and mature companies, he has designed and delivered delightful products that have been the culmination of UX, Agile practices, and Design Thinking while working with high-performing teams.KD is currently... 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 Nawaz Kamthewala

Nawaz Kamthewala

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

Kenny Kutney

Product Design Architect, Imprivata
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

Director of Cloud Management Product Design, VMware
Jen McGinn just started a new role leading a 45-person product design organization for the Cloud Management business unit of VMware. She is on two panels at this year's conference - one on the state of Agile UX and another debating the benefits of high-fidelity design (on the side... Read More →
avatar for Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds

Lead Instructor - UX Design, General Assembly
Jason Reynolds is a UX leader, consultant, and educator. For the last five years he has taught the User Experience Design Immersive (UXDI) Program at General Assembly. In recognition of his exemplary service in the classroom, Jason has been selected as a member of General Assembly's... Read More →
avatar for Susie Robson

Susie Robson

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

President, UXPA Boston
Bob Thomas runs his own user research consultancy. Previously, he was Director of User Research at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he worked for 12 years building a user research practice and managing a team of 10 user researchers and interns. His background includes user experience... Read More →
avatar for Timothy	Merrill

Timothy Merrill

UX Consultant, Self-employed
avatar for Rui Wang

Rui Wang

Sr. UX Researcher, NetApp Inc.

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