New York City, New York

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
9am – 4pm

Mattel
675 Avenue of the Americas – 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10010

GUEST SPEAKERS

Aarron Walter

Aarron Walter

Vice President of Design Education for InVision

Aarron Walter is the Vice President of Design Education for InVision, a division dedicated to promoting design education worldwide. Drawing upon 15 years of experience running product teams and teaching design, Aarron works closely with the creative community, business leaders, and our two million customers to extol how to build
better design-driven products focused on what users want and need.

Previously, Aarron founded the UX practice at MailChimp and helped grow the product from a few thousand users to more than 10 million over eight years. He’s offered design guidance to the White House, the US Department of State, dozens of startups and venture capitalists and students at design colleges throughout the U.S. and Europe.

He is the author of the best selling book
Designing for Emotion from A Book Apart. You’ll find @aarron on Twitter sharing thoughts on design.

Giovanni Fortezza

Giovanni Fortezza

Director, Head of Innovation Design Infor

For the last 3 years, I have led a multi-disciplinary UX team for web and mobile initiatives at the IBM Studio for THINK Leaders, a c-suite knowledge exchange, and prototypes that avail themselves of the Watson platform. My focus has been on the full lifecycle of the product design, with an emphasis on end-to-end user experience, user research, management and design leadership.

I am a customer experience professional with over 18 years experience leading departments and teams through strategic planning, design and development of products and services for multi-channel experiences.

Product management focus utilizing SCRUM methodology and Jira MX Studio Agile PM tool.

Extensive experience leading complex engagements with cross functional teams with a focus on the delivery of a product that aligns business goals with customer needs and implementable in an agile execution framework.

Envisioned and implemented strategies and roadmaps for transactional, content management, e-commerce and digital applications for clients like IBM, UPS, SAP, Time Warner Cable, Audi of America, Ziff Davis publications, IHG and Sony.

Strong collaborator, manager and mentor. Highly skilled in framing complex engagements and identifying immediate MVPs. Well versed in both waterfall project management as well as the more result driven agile SCRUM methodology.


The Program

xCHANGE is an interactive, high-impact, one-day conference. Everyone in the room is a thought-leader.

This experience includes a rich, dense program, focused on connecting our audience and providing high-value content. Roundtable discussions, main-stage speakers, and immersive workshops are on the agenda, with plenty of breakout networking components.

For this xCHANGE, we will be gathering the top creative leaders in New York at Mattel in New York, NY.

Here is a Peak At The Program:

8:00am Registration + Breakfast
9:00 Welcome Remarks + Opening Workshop
9:30 Opening Keynote + Roundtable Discussions
12:00pm Lunch
1:00 Creative Labs
2:00 Keynote Speaker + Roundtable Discussion
4:00 Happy Hour sponsored by InVision