Our next UX Summit in August will centre around how content and storytelling shapes the process of effective design and product management.

Speakers

Top Industry Experts

Los Angeles Summit Speakers
Michael Doyle, VP of Interactive at Fox
Michael Doyle is responsible for the Fox Interactive group. This includes product acquisition, license negotiation, 3rd party diligence and production oversight.
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Michael Doyle is responsible for the Fox Interactive group. This includes product acquisition, license negotiation, 3rd party diligence and production oversight.
Thorben Neu, Design Director at Belkin International
Thorben Neu leads the industrial design of Wemo, Linksys, and Belkin Networking brands. He provides the strategic and creative direction in a vertically integrated product development team to create user-centric designs for Belkin. 
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Thorben Neu leads the industrial design of Wemo, Linksys, and Belkin Networking brands. He provides the strategic and creative direction in a vertically integrated product development team to create user-centric designs for Belkin. Fast Company Magazine recognized Belkin in “The Internet of Things” as one of the world’s most innovative companies for the Wemo product line.
John Linden, CEO of Grue Games
After 15 years as the CEO and CTO of venture-backed Internet technology companies, John Linden joined Activision Blizzard as the Studio Head of Beachhead, an Activision owned game studio.
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After 15 years as the CEO and CTO of venture-backed Internet technology companies, John Linden joined Activision Blizzard as the Studio Head of Beachhead, an Activision owned game studio. John was responsible for Call of Duty: Elite and expanding the Call of Duty franchise into mobile as a second screen experience, resulting in over 22 million player accounts that integrated into Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Ghosts and Advanced Warfare. John also created the very popular Clan Wars game mode, played by over 2.4 million teams.  Most recently, John has created Skylanders Battlecast, a free to play strategic mobile card game that ties physical trading cards into a 3D digital battle game using cutting edge augmented reality and a patent pending card recognition technology.  John is passionate about next-generation mobile gaming, the future of mixed reality media and bringing emerging technologies to the mass market.
John Canning, VP of Interactive Experiences at NBC Universal
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Shawn Johnson, VP of Design and User Experience at NBC Universal
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James Knight, Virtual Production Director at AMD
James Knight is an LA based virtual production director at AMD.
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James Knight is an LA based virtual production director at AMD. He specializes in onset realtime visual effects and VR. He has managed performance capture for films such as Aviator, I Am Legend, Hulk, and Prince Caspian.
Risto Lahdesmaki, CEO of Idean
CEO and founder at Idean, Risto is an entrepreneurially spirited, jack-of-all-trades Creative Director.
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CEO and founder at Idean, Risto is an entrepreneurially spirited, jack-of-all-trades Creative Director. He has a special talent for identifying business opportunities for his client companies and is somewhat allergic to the phrase: "This is not possible."

About

Our Awesome Event

Design is all about storytelling, and content has never been as important as it is in business of UX and CX today. How do you translate your vision to your stakeholders in your organization? This intriguing yet highly important question will be discussed at our next UX Summit!

Schedule

Upcoming August 19th Schedule

12:00 pm
Registration & Lunch
1:00 pm
Welcoming Remarks
Risto Lahdesmaki, CEO of Idean
1:15 pm
Schedule to be confirmed

1:45 pm
Schedule to be confirmed

2:15-2:45 pm
Coffee and Networking Break
2:45 pm
Schedule to be confirmed

3:15 pm
Schedule to be confirmed

3:45 pm
Schedule to be confirmed
4:15-5 pm
Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour

Continue the event at the Happy Hour at Idean Los Angeles Studio at 5-8pm

Preview

What Happened Last Time

Venue

HYDE Sunset

HYDE Sunset is located in West Hollywood, next to Chateau Marmont
HYDE Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails
8117 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Organized By

Idean

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