Zafar Razzacki

Zafar has led the design, development, and launch of a variety of innovative products and services. His experience spans over 15 years of product, marketing, and strategy roles at companies including Google, General Motors, and multiple technology start-ups. He describes himself as a hybrid strategist, designer, and product manager who is obsessive about delivering greatRead more

Oliver Rumpf-Steppat

Head of Product Requirements, Development and Connected Drive US, BMW of North America, LLC, August 2015 – Today • Head of Product Cost Optimization Interieur and Electric/Electronics, BMW Group, December 2014 – July 2015 • Head of technical product management electrics/electronics and driver environment, BMW Group, November 2013 – November 2014 • Head of instrumentRead more

Nikhil Gowda

Nikhil is currently an Innovation Project Manager at Renault-Nissan in Silicon Valley. Still true to his design research experience, his approach to collaborations with academia and beyond is user-centered, human factors oriented and empirical research driven. His favorite project right now is a Chatbot for Wellbeing being developed at the Human Computer Interaction lab atRead more

Pamela Pavliscak

Pamela is a futurist of feelings. Obsessed by our conflicted emotional relationship with technology, her work is part deep dive research and part design. As founder of Change Sciences, she’s collaborated with teams at Google, IKEA, 3DS, Prudential, and Virgin. Her insights have appeared in the LA Times, NPR, Slate, CBC, Quartz and her recent O’ReillyRead more

Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus

Dave has made his career designing products to fit people. He has designed physical, visual, and auditory user interfaces for hand-helds, kiosks, web sites, production machines, and automobiles, and has conducted user research in the lab, on the web, in the field, in cars, and in the homes of consumers. Dave has worked for aRead more

Laura Rosenbaun

2016 PhD – Linguistics and Video-Mediated Communication University of Haifa, Israel 2004 MA – Linguistics National University of Córdoba, Argentina 2000 BA – Linguistics National University of Córdoba, Argentina Professional Experience 2015-Present Speech Interaction Designer. General Motors. 2013-2014 Speech Consultant, Technical Transcriber. IGMI, Israel. Research Assistant, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel 2009-2010 Member of theRead more

Michael Andrews

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Christopher Nowakowski

Christopher Nowakowski is a UX Project Manager at Valeo working to define the next generation of intuitive driving experiences as the automotive industry navigates revolutions in automation, connectivity, and electrification. My role at Valeo is to facilitate creativity and problem solving in multidisciplinary teams composed of engineers, programmers, and designers. I’ve been fortunate to workRead more

Arthur S. Brown

Arthur Brown is a Concept Designer with a focus on instrumentation and driver HMI within Continental’s Interior Division in North America. In this role, Brown supports research, design and development for future products and technologies that enable improved and holistic human-machine interactions. Joining Continental in 2009, Brown has contributed to the development of several productionRead more

Jacek Spiewla

Jacek Spiewla is the User Experience Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. He leads advanced development projects with a key focus on interactive technologies, such as speech recognition, biometrics, and multi-modal interfaces. Jacek has worked in the automotive industry for 14 years. He joined Mitsubishi Electric in 2015 and has an extensive background inRead more

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