The Idean UX Summit is a groundbreaking event series where we discuss the broader impact of UX design. This time we will take a deep dive into how design translates into value, both monetary and intangible assets, for any organization.
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Speakers

Top Industry Experts

At the UX Summit, you will hear from practitioners and experts sharing inspirational real-world case studies and the latest  industry perspective on how design can create scalable impact in your organization. 
Liya James, Head of Studio of Idean Austin
UX Designer with 12 years of industry experience. Working at Idean and leading the effort to further establish our Austin and Midwest presence. Over the last decade we have successfully created a large number of internationally renowned and recognizable digital services.
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UX Designer with 12 years of industry experience. Working at Idean and leading the effort to further establish our Austin and Midwest presence. Over the last decade we have successfully created a large number of internationally renowned and recognizable digital services. Our customers are a mix of European, American and Asian companies - some are already the world’s leading brands, others will be the success stories of the future. 
Tim Hough, SVP of Solutions at Inspirus
Tim is currently the SVP of Solutions at Inspirus, a leader in workforce recognition and engagement, serving clients like Southwest, Hyatt, GEICO, Michael's, American Airlines. He is a recognized leader in business process transformation, large system deployment and the management of the SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) method of software deployment.
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Tim is currently the SVP of Solutions at Inspirus, a leader in workforce recognition and engagement, serving clients like Southwest, Hyatt, GEICO, Michael's, American Airlines. He is a recognized leader in business process transformation, large system deployment and the management of the SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) method of software deployment. In his 25 years as a technology leader and CIO, Tim has focused on making technology work for people. He recently led a major effort to design and build Inspirus' next generation engagement platform from inception to launch in little over 6 months. Tim will be sharing a case study of how Inspirus truly harnessed the power of UX and unveil the new engagement platform at the UX Summit.
Jimmy Ball, Director UX and Design, Mobile Services at Sirius XM Radio
Jimmy is an award-winning Creative Director, Designer and Photographer with experience in wide range of projects in mobile, digital, and print, across an equally wide range of markets and media. He's currently a Director of User Experience and Design for Mobile at SiriusXM.
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Jimmy is an award-winning Creative Director, Designer and Photographer with experience in wide range of projects in mobile, digital, and print, across an equally wide range of markets and media. He's currently a Director of User Experience and Design for Mobile at SiriusXM. His done work for Alliance Data Systems, American Airlines, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Brinker, Cider Mill Press, Club Corp, Easter Seals, Ericsson, Frito Lay, FW YWCA, McIntosh, Neiman Marcus, Nokia, Procter&Gamble, Sabre, Samsung GVI, The Image Bank, UNT Press, Verizon, several associations and non-profits, and many others.
John Reese, User Experience Strategy and Design Director, One Technologies
John is currently the Director of User Experience Design at One Technologies. In the last 20 years, John has led design at companies such as General Motors, Amazon.com, Ebay/Paypal, Capital One Bank, EA Games, and Nokia (Razorfish). He has helped numerous brands direct their UX needs, managing projects, teams and often speaks about the value of good UX at conferences and events. 
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John is currently the Director of User Experience Design at One Technologies. In the last 20 years, John has led design at companies such as General Motors, Amazon.com, Ebay/Paypal, Capital One Bank, EA Games, and Nokia (Razorfish). He has helped numerous brands direct their UX needs, managing projects, teams and often speaks about the value of good UX at conferences and events.  UX Strategy: What your value proposition? Your market segmentation? Lets get out there and validate your assumptions and get to work making some great experiences! I help these companies with their UX needs, leading web teams, and managing projects. I’ve been doing UX under different titles since 1995 when I worked at a small startup outside Houston.
Brian Sullivan, Manager of UX at Sabre
Brian Sullivan is the Manager of UX Operations at Sabre, where he oversees user research, UX training, usability, and recruiting.  Brian is actively involved in the design and usability community--Founder of Big Design Conference, Chair of World Usability Day (2007-11), and President of DFW-UXPA (2006-present).  
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Brian Sullivan is the Manager of UX Operations at Sabre, where he oversees user research, UX training, usability, and recruiting.  Brian is actively involved in the design and usability community--Founder of Big Design Conference, Chair of World Usability Day (2007-11), and President of DFW-UXPA (2006-present).   Brian has worked with AT&T, IBM, Burger King, American Airlines, SkyChefs, United Airlines, and Carter Blood Center.  Brian is publishing his first booked, The Design Studio Method (2015). Brian is also an internationally recognized speaker, which includes speaking engagements at SxSW, Big Design Conference, IA Summit, UXPA-I, User Friendly, CPSI, and UXPA Boston. Brian has written his first book, The Design Studio Method (Focal Press). He wrote the cover article for UX Magazine. Brian has been featured in Texas CEO Magazine, Big Design Magazine, uxmag, and more. He has created the UX Certification program at Southern Methodist University. Brian lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, son, and two cats (who run the house).
Steve Holland, Sr Director of UX at Match.com
Steve is currently the Director of User Experience at Match.com. Since 1994, Steve has worked within the intersection of strategy, design, and technology. He has led design projects and teams for small start-ups, such as Broadcast.com and Bottle Rocket Apps, and for Fortune 100 companies such as Citi, Nokia, and Verizon.
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Steve is currently the Director of User Experience at Match.com. Since 1994, Steve has worked within the intersection of strategy, design, and technology. He has led design projects and teams for small start-ups, such as Broadcast.com and Bottle Rocket Apps, and for Fortune 100 companies such as Citi, Nokia, and Verizon. While working in the agency world, Steve's clients have included ABC, GM, P&G, IBM, Lilly, Food Network, Schwab, Cartoon Network, Whole Foods, Yahoo! and Apple

About

Our Awesome Event

There’s no question that good design is good business. Actually it’s great business. We are witnessing a new period where companies are investing more and more in User Experience. We know that focusing on design will generate winners and companies overlooking UX will fail. But can we actually prove it? This elusive question is the topic of our newest UX Summit.

Schedule

Upcoming December 3rd Schedule

12:00 pm
Registration & Lunch
1:00 pm
Welcoming Remarks
Liya James, Head of Studio, Idean Austin
1:30 pm
Jimmy Ball
Director UX and Design, Mobile Services at SiriusXM Radio
2:15 pm
Tim Hough
SVP of Solutions at Inspirus
2:45 pm
Coffee and Networking Break
3:30 pm
Brian Sullivan
Manager of UX at Sabre
4:15 pm
Panel: Managing an Impactful Design Capability
Steve Holland, Sr. Director of User Experience, Match.com Jimmy Ball, Director UX and Design, Mobile Services, SiriusXM Radio John Reese, User Experience Strategy and Design Director, One Technologies Brian Sullivan, Manager of UX, Sabre Moderator: Liya James, Head of Studio, Idean Austin
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour

After the Summit Speaker presentations, we relax over a Cocktail Hour at the Pool side at Nylo

Preview

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Venue

Hotel NYLO in Plano, Texas

Blending chic industrial style with comfort, the boutique Plano, TX hotel near Frisco is the perfect destination for a eye-opening discussions and valuable networking.
NYLO Plano
8201 Preston Road
Plano, TX 75024

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Idean

Idean is a global design agency dedicated to delivering the best possible User Experience. Since 1999, we have helped thousands of clients around the world to maximize the value of their digital solutions.
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