Harun is a senior consultant, product design director and a UX generalist. For the past several years Harun has been leading design initiatives for major financial services companies including Goldman Sachs, Tradeweb, UBS and Citi, guiding global teams to deliver successful B2C, B2B enterprise products and strategies. Harun is also an educator. He has drafted and taught design curriculums at Boston University and at his alma mater, Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Innovation Strategist and Design Researcher who strongly believes in the power of solid research and visual storytelling techniques. She has helped companies from the Tribune Companies, AT&T, to McDonald’s and now at Facebook shape their future landscape by taking the research from just abstract numbers to involving company stakeholders in the world of their customers. She is currently an Experience Researcher and Strategist at Facebook working on projects and topics at the 40,000-foot level. She lives to understand users and to design beautiful and useful experiences, services and products, and has a thorough understanding of the value visual storytelling has to build a brand within a business and consumer context.
Tonja brings with her 25 years of experience in user-centered design. Her career has spanned both client and agency side, with a focus over the past 8 years in telecom (Rogers) and financial (TD Bank) OMNI channel experiences. She has a fierce passion for getting the experience right and is focused on transforming the way her teams approach product design, consistently looking for ways to innovate through applying Design Thinking methodologies.
In her spare time pre-covid, Tonja loves to travel, visiting over 36 countries.
Christian Rudolph - Product Design Manager, HSBC Commercial Banking Asia Pacific Christian started off as a designer 15 years ago - he holds a degree from the university of Hertfordshire. He has an array of varied experience, initially, as a co-founder of a successful software start-up in 2010, years as an independent freelance design consultant and lastly working for a large multinational giving him a broad scope on internal and external, large and small scale industry operations. His experience encompasses multiple sectors such as FMCG, Telematics, Blockchain, Fintech, Banking and Payments in locations spanning from South Africa, Botswana, England and China. He is passionate about design, design thinking, customer experience, user experience, technology and how these all fuse together.
Sridhar is a Sr. Technology Leader, a change alchemist and strategist. Over last 18+ years he has led cross functional teams and built complex enterprise scale applications for Corporate Banking and Capital Markets and successfully delivered enterprise scale technology transformation. Over the years he has been associated with multiple top tier financial institutions including Emirates Bank, Morgan Stanley, Natwest, Citi.
BigData, ML and Cloud Enthusiast. A big proponent of data driven decision making and hence have always been finding ways and means to uncover the hidden value of this assets residing within our technology platforms.
He has built high performing teams and managed cross regional platforms with great success. He has been part of multi-year workforce transformation with strong focus on embedding customer centric approaches to business problem solving.
A lifelong optimist, with undying passion for customer’s success, Ravi's professional journey comprises two decades of global experience across multiple verticals in payments and finance. As an integral part of Mastercard Product Delivery, Ravi is responsible for managing implementations of payment products for banks, financial institutions, FinTechs and merchants. He is best known for his work on digital transformation programs that have proven to create delightful customer experience.
Over a decade in Customer Insight and Marketing experience, with a reputation for meeting and exceeding challenging organizational goals and objectives.
She is now thriving in the intersection of Design Thinking, Digital Innovation, and Research. An experienced leader of projects and programs focused on innovation, digital transformation, design thinking, and process improvement. Experienced in global business management with a proven track record of collaborating with large cross functional, high performance teams.
Arvind Radhakrishnen has 16+ years of product management and strategy experience, spanning across multiple Fortune 100 financial services and insurance organizations globally. He has been leading strategy and transformation efforts in Wells Fargo with focus on technology products that enable and empower software engineers across Wells Fargo. He has held leadership roles across US, India and Mexico. He holds 3 patents and has been recognized for his leadership by Madras Management Association (MMA), Top Innovator by Ratan Tata.
Rachel is a Design Director for the Experience Strategy team, a part of the Experience Design organization at Capital One. She is responsible for defining how we do design here, and ensuring our designers are equipped with the information and tools to do great design work. She has 16 years of experience in the design field and has been leading design teams for much of that time. Her expertise is in Information Architecture, Design Strategy, Systems Thinking, and Design Leader.
As Smaply’s Head of Partnerships and Sales, Michael is in close contact with customers and business partners and knows what makes them tick. He helps them define their challenges and evaluate different approaches on how to best tackle them with service design methods and tools. He also teaches service design at business schools in France and Austria and has a passion for maps of all kinds - not only journey maps.
Graham is Creative Director at Somo and leads the whole design function at Somo. Graham has worked with brands across retail, automotive & financial services to deliver great digital brand experiences that span touchpoints & add value to both customers & businesses. From launching digital in-store payments & loyalty for Tesco to creating a brand new challenger bank to creating ways for customers to buy a new car online, Graham enjoys taking projects from concepts & ideas through to a finished product in the hands of customers at an accelerated pace. He is also big into comic books.