is a leading design and technology executive and UX strategist based in
Chicago. Chris has 15+ years as a leader applying design thinking principals to
organizational change, emerging technology, digital transformation, devices,
software, and technical platforms. Chris is current the Head of Customer &
User Experience for CDK Global. Previously Chris led innovation studio Truth
Labs before it’s acquisition by Perficient Digital. Chris has also held UX and
strategy roles at Microsoft and IBM.
has spoken on design thinking, user experience and innovation at numerous
global conferences including IxDA Interactive, TEDx Penn Quarter, The AIGA
Design Conference and SxSW. He’s co-author of a book on lean UX principles
called Dynamic Prototyping (With an introduction written by Bill Buxton) and
has written on innovation in International Design Magazine and the Journal of
has taught as an adjunct at the Institute of Design and lectured at Ringling
College of Art & Design, Kellogg School of Management, The University of
Chicago Booth School of Business, School of the Art Institute Chicago and the
Savannah College of Art & Design.
has a Masters in Design Methods from the Institute of Design, a Masters of
Science in Communication from The Stuart School of Business at the Illinois
Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Communications from The
University of Iowa.
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