Our North American Executive Member

Sally Lawler Kennedy
Deputy Chairperson
Chapter Lead NA

„If you think research takes too long, you should look at the cost of not doing it“


What are you most passionate about?

I am passionate about human-centered design, crafting delightful customer experiences, and leveraging technology and data to drive innovation.


What qualities makes you unique?

Focus on bringing together the problem and human experience together with technology.


Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

There are many great ideas, but only a few make it to innovations. Make Innovations Real is about turning ideas into innovations that create better CX. Design at Business focuses on how to make innovation real.


What is your commitment to enable DatB?

Contributing to establishing and then building the Design at Business Association.


Danielle Barisic

 

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What are you most passionate about?

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Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

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Virginia Hamilton

 


What are you most passionate about?

Public sector innovation

 


What qualities makes you unique?

I have a background in facilitation, process tools and methods in addition to HCD.


Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

I thrive when I have a network of peers and friends who care about the same work.


What is your commitment to enable DatB?

We need to develop with the community.


Jose dos Santos

Program Lead
Skill-Up

We need more designers at the helm!


What are you most passionate about?

Design leadership in large corporations.

 


What qualities makes you unique?

>30 years of experience, passionate and deliberate.


Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

DatB provides a unique forum for innovation because of its focus and global reach.


What is your commitment to enable DatB?

Grow the knowledge on design leadership in large corporations, engage those at the heart of it and discuss ways to improve, document and share within 12 months.


Deepa Iyer

 

„Connect + share + learn“


What are you most passionate about?
  • Design-led organization transformation
  • Connecting with HCD facilitators
  • Learning programs created using a Design approach 

What qualities makes you unique?
  • Leader
  • Collaborator & co-creator
  • Sharing knowledge, experience and best practices

Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

I am passionate about designing learning experiences and spearheading and amplifying communities of practices. DatB provides the environment for doing just that and learning from others on how they lead those efforts.


What is your commitment to enable DatB?
  • Participate and share my lessons learned and experiences
  • Co-create content that support innovation, Design Thinking and design-led transformation in organizations
  • Co-innovate new ways of working across companies

Shane Picciotto

Chief Secretary

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What are you most passionate about?

What qualities makes you unique?

Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

What is your commitment to enable DatB?