We have invited 20 top-notch speakers and recognized experts from all over the world to join us in Berlin on November 16 and November 17, 2012. Here they are in alphabetic order:
Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist and the founder of Geoloqi, Inc., a company bringing the future of location to the world. She has been featured in Forbes, WIRED, and many other publications, both in the United States and around the world.
Her main focus is mobile software, non-visual augmented reality, the future of location, and reducing the amount of time and space it takes for people to connect. Case has spoken at TED on technology and humans and was featured in Fast Company 2010 as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology. She’s worked with Fortune 500 companies at Wieden+Kennedy and on major applications at Vertigo Software.
She was named one of National Geographic’s 2012 Emerging Explorers. She is @caseorganic on Twitter.
Andrea is an information architect and a researcher at the University of Borås, Sweden. He is the current president of the Information Architecture Institute, a cross-channel piano player, and the author of Pervasive Information Architecture - Designing Cross-channel User Experiences for Morgan Kauffman.
He reads far too much for his own good.
Andrea is @resmini on Twitter.
After working in different fields of design, Andreas Wegner - a trained Graphic Designer - ended up in the mobile field by accident over nine years ago. He is now heading the UX department at iconmobile, a full service mobile agency that has provided its' design services for international clients across different industries since 2003.
As a renowned specialist in user interface design for the mobile channel, Andreas is mostly fascinated by the impact of mobile regarding our every day life and the rapid evolution of the mobile channel.
Cennydd Bowles is a product designer at Twitter. Over the past decade – including a stint at acclaimed consultancy Clearleft – he has advised dozens of companies on the benefits of customer-focused design.
Cennydd is an invited speaker at technology events across the globe, and a regular mentor of new design talent. He writes for his popular blog and influential design publications, and is author of the book Undercover User Experience Design. His second book, Designing the Future Web, will be published in 2013.
He is @cennydd on Twitter.
Claire heads up service design at AlertMe.com, a connected home platform provider. She has worked in UX design and research for 14 years for companies such as Razorfish, Flow Interactive and Fjord.
She remembers designing for graceful degradation in Netscape 2, and has cheered along as the web broke free of the desktop, screens got both smaller and bigger, and services emerged spanning multiple devices, some without screens at all.
She is excited about the quiet stealth with which mundane things are becoming connected and is looking forward to seeing the impact this has on everyday life.
Claire is @clurr on Twitter.
Chui Chui Tan
Chui Chui Tan is Director of International Research at cxpartners. She works with clients such as Marriott, British Standards Institution and Nokia to understand their customers in every corner of the World and is frequently invited to speak on international user research at conferences in China, the US and Europe. Her background is in product design, working with Panasonic in Malaysia, and she has a PhD in Human Computer Interaction from Queens University Belfast.
Chui Chui is @ChuiSquared on Twitter.
Since the late ‘90s, Evan Gerber has created innovated technology solutions for unique business problems. Evan is the Vice President of Mobile Design and Emerging Interactions at Fidelity Investments. An avid technophile and self proclaimed device geek, he is fascinated by the interplay of business, technology, and culture.
Evan's first engagement in the mobile space was over a decade ago, porting Lotus Notes over to the Palm IV platform. He has supported global brands in envisioning, designing, and implementing major mobile, social, and eCommerce campaigns, including clients such as Sprite, P&G, and Adidas. A frequent speaker and writer, Evan and has published on topics including social networking for millennials, the usability of content management, best practices in internationalization and localization, and how to create usable, relevant mobile experiences.
Evan graduated with honors in Anthropology from Brandeis University, and also received a DEUG +1 from Universite Paul Valery in Montpellier, France. An avid traveler and award-winning chef, Evan is happiest when there is great food involved or mountains to climb.
For over 12 years, Greg has been designing experiences that work for Fortune 500 companies. Greg is the author of Designing Search: UX Strategies for eCommerce Success (Wiley, 2011). Greg's second Wiley book on mobile and tablet design is due out later this year.
Greg Nudelman’s first experience with designing for mobile came when he joined the SkunkWorks team that created the original eBay mobile app that today generated over 5 Billion dollars in revenue.
Guilherme Schneider is a designer that passionately believes in Design as an integrated and holistic discipline, a belief that drives him to experience a wide range of projects from Branding, Typography and Art Direction to Editorial and Interaction Design.
He is currently the Visual Design Lead for Nokia Mobile Phones.
Hendrik has been researching interactive television for over 10 years. At Alcatel-Lucent he developed early prototypes of social and participative television.
He started working for the research department of the Flemish public broadcaster VRT in 2008, trying to bridge the gap between creative TV producers and web developers. He started working on second screen applications in 2010. With the introduction of usable tablet devices, his dreams to blend TV and the web finally became feasible.
In February 2012 Hendrik cofounded Small Town Heroes, a startup focusing on interactive second screen experiences, fully integrated with the TV program. Small Town Heroes is building a live data visualiser for television studio's. Their ultimate goal is to change the visual TV language.
Hendrik is passionate about social TV, user interfaces, accessibility, creativity, obscure folk records and - of course - Belgian Trappist beers. He can be found on Twitter at @studiomuscle.
Joel Sandström is a founder and CEO of Interaktionsbyrån. Working with interaction design for automotive industry, with double digit OEMs as customers he has solid experience of designing interfaces for the next generation vehicles.
Motivated to be part of and drive innovation within a business filled with emotional products, the automotive industry is subject to massive change as we've seen in the mobile world the last 5 years. Interaction design will have an impact of tomorrows vehicles and there is much to learn from the mobile industry, but there are also few other business with such control of the design process as the automotive industry.
Joel is a founder of and running both an interaction design agency and a mobile development company with offices in Gothenburg, Tallinn and New York and can be found on Twitter at @joelsandstrom.
Joni is Super Mega User Happy Experience Designer on the PhoneGap team at Adobe, currently living in San Francisco. With her background in UX design consulting, she has designed mobile apps and websites for everyone from airports to banks.
Joni spends her days practicing cross-platform mobile app design and working on improving the developer experience with the PhoneGap framework. She spends her nights working on keeping it real. Ms. Rustulka hasn't written any books, but she has the most organized bookshelf of anyone that the she knows and she intends to keep it that way.
You can find her on the internet as @jahoni.
Kristofer Layon lives in Minneapolis, MN. He currently focuses on mobile design for the web, and user experience and product design for iOS and Android applications.
On kristoferlayon.com he writes about design, he speaks about web and mobile design at conferences, and teaches workshops on mobile design (web, iOS, and Android). You can find Kris on Twitter at @klayon.
Lennart Hennigs is a Senior Interaction Designer at Deutsche Telekom AG, where he designs mobile and fixed-line User Experiences. He has worked for over ten years in the field – beginning with classic Usability Engineering, he shifted his focus to Conception and Interaction Design in 2003.
Over the last couple of years he has been using Axure extensively. He has enjoyed tinkering with it and pushing the tool to its limits when prototyping.
Martin Kaltenbrunner is Professor at the Interface Culture Lab at the University of Art and Design in Linz. Before his return to Austria he worked as researcher and lecturer at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, at the MIT Medialab Europe in Dublin, as well as further European universities.
As co-founder of Reactable Systems he had been mainly responsible for the interaction design concepts behind the Reactable, which has been successfully introduced by renowned artists such as Björk. The instrument has been shown at several international media art and music festivals, and was awarded with the Golden Nica for Digital Music, two D&AD Yellow Pencils and the Prize of the City of Barcelona.
Kaltenbrunner publishes in the context of human computer interaction conferences and his influential research on tangible interface tools has been employed for the realization of numerous artistic and scientific projects in that area.
Nick Finck is a user experience professional who has worked in the web industry for over a decade. He specializes in information architecture, interaction design, usability and user research for web and mobile.
Nick has created web and mobile experiences for Fortune 500 companies including Adobe, Intel, REI, Boeing, Google, and Oprah.com. He lives and plays in Seattle, Washington, where he’s the User Experience Director at Deloitte Digital, the leading digital agency specializing in mobile and emerging technologies.
Nick can be found on twitter at @nickf.
Priya Prakash is the Founder of Design for Social Change (D4SC) and ex- Head of Mobile Phones User Experience at Nokia.
Priya enjoys shipping change, especially disruptive products that have a purpose, touching billions of lives, opening new markets and revenue streams with lasting social impact. A board-level creative director of product, she was responsible for designing products like Nokia Asha Smartphones, iPlayer 1.0, Flirtomatic, and BBC mobile services.
Her designs have won awards, significantly increased sales and share prices, and converted billions into passionate brand advocates. She is an industry commentator, instigator and tutor, and is passionate about raising the craft of designing for mobile. Speaking regularly at SXSW, O'Reilly ETech, MEX, TEDx and Apple Computers to launching Mobile Design UK, The Mobile Academy with Mobile Monday and Design for Social Change (D4SC), Priya lives and breathes all things mobile and designing for social impact.
Prakash is an RSA fellow with an MA in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art and holds patents for iPlayer & Nokia Asha phones.
Priya can be found on Twitter at @priyascape.
Scott Jenson was the first member of the User Interface group at Apple in the late 80s, working on System 7, the Apple Human Interface guidelines and the Newton. After that, he was a freelance design consultant for many years, director of product design for Symbian, managed the mobile UX group at Google and is now a Creative Director at frog design.
Scott is the author of The Simplicity Shift: Innovative Design Tactics in a Corporate World. He tweets at @scottjenson.
Skip Allums is an interaction designer and product analyst at Monitise, where he designs next-generation mobile banking & payment apps.
Since leaving the world of library & information science in 2007, Skip has designed web and mobile experiences for clients like Visa, First Data, Seagate, TRESemme, Dolby, and Boost Mobile. He resides just outside foggy San Francisco.
Skip can be found on Twitter at @skippr.
Stephanie is a designer, researcher and closet anthropologist with a passion for the many ways people interact with technology. A mobile industry veteran with a keen eye on emerging technologies she has created web and mobile experiences for companies such as Nokia, Microsoft, Intel, Phillips and Vodafone. Stephanie speaks at conferences and teaches workshops on mobile design and strategy all over the world. She is also co-founder and one of the principals at Yiibu, a wee mobile design consultancy based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Theresa Neil is a User Experience consultant located in Austin, Texas. Since 2001 she has lead the design for over 100 web, desktop and mobile applications across various industries including: finance, airlines, patent law, digital marketing, finite element simulation, systems management and more.
Theresa is the author of Mobile Design Pattern Gallery and Designing Web Interfaces: Principles and Patterns for Rich Interactions (with Bill Scott).
Her favorite projects are those with data visualization challenges. Theresa also enjoys working with companies on design strategy, reference and showcase applications, and UX training and development.