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UX Development

Amit Pande

Director, User Experience and Front-End Design at HP R&D, Bangalore Karnataka India

At HP R&D in Bangalore, Amit leads a multidisciplinary User Experience and Front-End Design Studio. He has over 10 years of experience, including leadership roles in experience design, product innovation, and marketing at HP, Yahoo!, Oracle, PeopleSoft, and Spire, a Talent Intelligence startup. Amit has been instrumental in organizing various innovation and UX events in India, including the NASSCOM Product Conclave 2011, several World Usability Days, and Doors of Perception. He holds an MS in Engineering with a focus on HCI and Decision Support from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. MoreMore

Bartosz Olchówka

Head of Development at LiveChat, Wroclaw Poland

Bartosz OlchówkaBartosz is passionate about building simple yet powerful products. Since 2009, he has been working on LiveChat, a customer-service tool for businesses, and took part in redesigning a product that was already in use by 6000 companies. Following an effective migration process, LiveChat’s introduction to the public was successful. Bartosz received his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Wroclaw University of Technology. MoreMore

Chi-Pong Wong

Service Segment Manager V at Hewlett-Packard, Houston TX USA

Chi-Pong is a seasoned service manager, customer relations manager, supply-chain strategist, and program manager. An influencer in several LinkedIn groups, he has published articles in leading online magazines, including Customer Think, Service Director Business Review, Project Times, PM Hut, Supply Chain Brain, and other popular journals. He earned an MA in Economics at SUNY at Stony Brook and an MS in Computer Science at Duke University. He has previously worked at Arrow Electronics, IBM, STMicroelectronics, and NEC Electronics. MoreMore

Chloe Lloyd

Online Marketing and Blog Editor at twago, Berlin Germany

Chloe works for twago—a global online platform that helps professional designers, developers, and translators find work. At twago, she has written about freelancing in many different aspects of design, especially in relation to the fields of Web design and graphic design. Chloe writes for and edits the twago blog. MoreMore

Rich Blackwell

Art Director at Metia, Seattle WA USA

With 16 years of experience in marketing and advertising, Rich combines his extensive design skills with his ability to understand client objectives and develop effective strategies to meet their goals. He specializes in brand development, print and Web advertising campaigns, marketing collateral, and Web site design. Rich has delivered compelling designs for clients such as Microsoft, Expedia, LG Electronics, and Casio. MoreMore

Roberto Ostinelli

CTO at WideTag Inc, Milan Italy
Principal at e-undertown s.r.l.

Roberto is one of those multi-faceted personalities who is interested in finding the synergies between various fields. Musician, photographer, programmer, and MBA—class of 1997—Roberto became an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers to learn about the deep accounting mechanisms that regulate companies. He then led the marketing team at the broadband ISP company chello Belgium, where he was responsible for the ideation and launch of advertising campaigns, market analysis, and product definition. As his interests moved toward the technical aspects of running an IT business, he became systems integrator for chello in France. Then in 2002, Roberto started his own software company, e-undertown, with the goal of providing integrated Internet systems for utility networks. Now at Kallideas, in Italy, Roberto is Director of the LAB Technologies Division, dealing with research, development, and the integration of the many technologies behind the creation of intelligent virtual assistants. He is exploring artificial intelligence, with particular attention on human-like emotional software models, building complex and scalable software architectures, and integrating existing state-of-the-art technologies such as semantic engines and voice software. MoreMore

Ryan Bell

User Interface Software Team Lead at EffectiveUI, Denver CO USA

At EffectiveUI, Ryan leads development teams in creating custom applications that improve digital interactions and enhance engagement with a company and its brand. His teams build user experiences that delight both clients and their customers. He has more than eight years of experience in IT delivery and support. In addition to software development, Ryan has worked in information architecture, data visualization, and usability research. Ryan completed his B.A. at the University of Denver, with a double major in Digital Media Studies and Spanish. MoreMore

Uday M. Shankar

Front-End Architect and UX Prototyping Lead at HP R&D, Bangalore Karnataka India

Uday specializes in the art of managing expectations through prototyping and experimentation. He leads a Design Prototyping and Front-End Engineering group at HP’s User Experience Studio, where he works closely with UX designers, architects, and developers to create end-to-end experiences across the Web, tablets, and mobile devices. In his previous roles at Yahoo!, Nokia, Extreme Networks, and Zafin Labs, Uday has used various user interface technologies, including Java, Adobe Flex, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Node.JS, Handlebars/Mustache, and EJS to build rich Internet applications for the Web and mobile devices. Uday is a visiting faculty member at the National Institute of Design, India’s leading design school. MoreMore