North American Chapter

Danielle Marie Barisic

North America Chapter Lead

Danielle is a design thinker and strategist with a focus on user experience in enterprise technology and business processes. With a background in graphic design, user interface design and co-founding a technology start-up, Danielle is very passionate about applying design to all aspects of business. She has a Master’s in Design Management and is a Senior UX Designer at SAP AppHaus. Creative and curious by nature, empathetic and open-minded by experience, Danielle whole-heartedly believes that applying a human-centered approach to innovation, is the only way to discover the power of information, be inclusive and enable co-creation in order to solve complex, real world problems. Danielle is also a design thinking facilitator and an active Art Docent for the Los Altos Public Schools where she volunteer as an art teacher for grades K – 6th.

Sally Lawler Kennedy

Community Management 

Sally is a design thinker and creative problem solver working in the User Experience field. She started her career as a Mechanical Engineer designing handheld and laptop computers. Along the way, she fell in love with user experience design. Sally has spent 20 years improving people's lives by creating delightful experiences that humanize design. She is the Sr. Director of Innovation and Customer Experience at SAP AppHaus. The AppHaus team is responsible for delivering amazing and unforgettable customer experiences which contribute to the growth of SAP. As an Innovation Coach, Sally leads SAP customers out of their comfort zones into innovative design-led organizations. It was at SAP where she was trained and immersed in design thinking methodologies. Sally has taught and led design thinking workshops for some of the largest global companies, in a variety of industries. As a mom of two girls, Sally is passionate about introducing young girls to STEM and Women in Tech



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