Dr. Elizabeth Churchill
UX Director, Google
Elizabeth Churchill is a Director of UX at Google, the Executive Vice President of the Association of Computing Machinery, a member of the ACM's CHI Academy, and an ACM Distinguished Scientist and Distinguished Speaker. With a background in psychology, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, she draws on social, computer, engineering and data sciences to create innovative end-user applications and services. She has built research teams at Google, eBay, Yahoo, PARC and FujiXerox. Elizabeth holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and honorary doctorates from the University of Sussex and the University of Stockholm.
Dr. Nick Fine
Lead User Researcher
Nick is a lead user experience researcher and designer with 20-years experience in Digital, both agency and client side. He was awarded his PhD in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) in 2009 from Brunel University for his work on personalisation and also holds MSc HCI from University College London (2004) and BSc Psychology (1996) from Portsmouth University. Nick’s areas of expertise are scientific UX, behavioural design, personalisation, personality psychology, conversion rate optimisation, remote user testing and transformation through user experience.
Product Strategy & UX Consultant
Joe helps big organisations and start ups do the right things in the right order for the right reasons in the right way. A recovering neuroscientist, then a spell as a elementary school teacher, Joe started his UX & product career 14 years ago. He has worked with big organisations like MoMa, Raspberry Pi, AO.com, Disney, eBay and Marriott as well as helping to supercharge high growth businesses and startup. He is also a director and shareholder for small portfolio of startups, as well as author of the book 'Psychology for Designers'.
Dr. Alexander Muir
CX & UX Research Leader
Alexander Muir PhD has been a senior design researcher at Microsoft - working on the Connected Car, HoloLens, MSN and the Microsoft Partner Network. As Principal CX/UX Researcher at John Lewis Ventures, he led “lean startup” research into a range of new propositions for John Lewis/Waitrose. Most recrntly he was a Principal UX Researcher at Skyscanner, conducting international customer research. Alexander has deep experience in supporting mental health, both in his own journey and in training as a counsellor and contemplative psychologist since the 1990s.
Dr. Susan Weinschenk
CEO and Chief Behavioural Scientist
Susan Weinschenk has a Ph.D. in Psychology and is the Chief Behavioral Scientist and the CEO at The Team W, Inc. She is a consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, start-ups, governments and non-profits. Dr. Weinschenk is the author of several books, including 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, 100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, and How to Get People to Do Stuff.
Dr. David Evans
Senior Manager of Customer Research, Microsoft
David Evans holds a Ph.D. in social psychology and is a Senior Manager of Customer Research at Microsoft. There he influences the design and brand strategy for Microsoft 365 and the Microsoft Graph. He teaches the psychology of UX at the University of Washington and is the author of a guide to behavioral design entitled Bottlenecks: Aligning UX Design with User Psychology published by Apress Media.
Principal User Researcher, Sainsburys
Genevieve Baijan holds a PhD in behavioral psychology & is a UX strategist & research specialist. She has spent over 10 years investigating peoples' needs and motivators and shaped research directions & strategy for agencies, government, corporate, education & consulting clients. Currently consulting at Sainsbury's, Genevieve applies her background in behavioural psychology, UX/CRO, analytics and research design, along with strong commercial acumen, stakeholder & project management skills to deliver great experiences.
Dr. Guido Beier
Founder & Managing Director, DE3P (also Deutsche Telekom)
Guido grew up in East Germany, where he worked as a steelworker and cook. After the fall of the iron curtain, he studied physics, philosophy and psychology. He began his career as a business psychologist in the research department of Daimler, and earned his PhD on the subject of control beliefs in the use of technology. After teaching applied Psychology at Humboldt University Berlin and Leipzig University Guido joined the design department of Deutsche Telekom. During his function as responsible for customer research, Deutsche Telekom was awarded with 162 design prizes. Since October 2017 Guido works in the HR Digital & Innovation team of Deutsche Telekom and drives the employee experience in the digital age.
CEO & Co-Founder, TestingTime
Test early and often is Reto's mantra for great user experience. He discovered his passion for UX when VP Product at Doodle.com in Zurich, Switzerland. He lovd making things radically simple. He wanted to improve the world as an interaction design freelancer with knowledge in the area of user centered design. He didn't last very long as a freelancer, because the idea of an international and digital marketplace for test users was born. He launched his startup TestingTime in 2015. As the CEO & Co-founder, he leads the vision and mission of the startup.
Hayley Camille Morgan
Head of User Research, WorldRemit
Hayley Camille Morgan is a Behavioural Scientist leading the research team at WorldRemit. With a background in the field of Psychology, her areas of expertise include cognitive science, behavioural design and data sciences. She focuses on humanising the digital experience through customer understanding across all business levels, feuling positive transformations with long lasting impact. Her passion for the craft stems from designing and building products within the digital space, and applying scientific rigor to the process.
Head of Behavioural Science, Morningstar
Dr. Wendel is a behavioral scientist who studies financial behavior and how digital products can help individuals manage their money more effectively. He serves as Head of Behavioral Science at Morningstar, where he leads a team of behavioral scientists and practitioners to conduct original research on saving and investment behavior. Stephen has authored three books on applied behavioral science (Designing for Behavior Change, Improving Employee Benefits, and Spiritual Design) and he founded the non-profit Action Design Network: educating the public on how to apply behavioral research to product development with monthly events in twelve cities. He has two wonderful kids, who don’t care about behavioral science at all.