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Alesha Arp is a senior UX research leader, and catalyst of human-centered change. She’s turned a research lens on organizations, cross-functional teams, processes, digital & physical places and products to create human-centered, desirable, usable, impactful experiences. She is a speaker, writer, and mentor in this community of people and practice. She’s been dubbed a “polar bear wrangler” for her work with the information architecture conference, and “insights wolf” for her ability to hunt and nurture the insights that lead to impactful change for organizations and teams.
Amy Jiménez Márquez has been a design practitioner and leader for over 20 years. She is VP of Product Design at Zillow leading the Agent Experience and AI design teams, and previously led the Amazon Alexa Personality Design team. She’s also the owner and publisher of Boxes and Arrows,
Amy has led cross-disciplinary design teams including information architects, conversational designers, product designers, UX designers, UX researchers, and VUI designers. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.
Ren is the Chief Enterprise Architect for the State of California. In this capacity, he is the executive that leads the Ofiice of Enterprise Architecture for the California Department of Technology. Ren is responsible for the state’s architectural framework that describes California’s technology and business activities. He drives digital transformation and evaluates the adoption of new technology for the state to ensure that it meets the needs of the state government and the citizens of California.
Ren has 30 years of experience in the information and technology professions. He has held leadership positions in the federal and state governments as well as industry. Ren is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as a commissioned officer. He held several positions in the Air Force, to include commanding two Squadron Sections, and the Operations Officer for the Nation’s Warfighting Network.