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

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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Chris Schreiner

As Director of Syndicated Research within the Strategy Analytics UX Innovation Practice, Chris Schreiner is responsible for leading teams delivering in depth user experience analysis and insights for clients in the wireless, smart home, and automotive industries. Chris has 18 years of experience in UX and human factors research, and has successfully led projects globallyRead more

Gila Kamhi

Gila Kamhi is Research Lab Group Manager, User Experience Technologies at General Motors. She is currently leading a team with multi-disciplinary in-depth expertise covering human-factors, cognitive psychology, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, linguistics, speech and acoustics technologies. The team charter is R&D of user experience technologies covering a wide range of automotive HMI including autonomousRead more

Mark Boyadjis

Mark C. Boyadjis is a principal analyst and manager of Automotive User Experience. He leads the global HMI practice in both thought-leadership and daily operations. Mark has worked as a part of this Automotive Technology research practice at IHS Markit (and former acquired entities) for over 10 years. Mark’s responsibilities include management and analysis ofRead more

James Forbes

James Forbes has over twenty five years of automotive engineering experience delivering vehicle attributes globally.  A licensed Professional Engineer, he has BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  His current responsibilities include the implementation of UX content and delivery of the Interaction and Ergonomics attribute for North American programs along withRead more

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