Leah Kaufman - Senior UX Research Manager, Lenovo
Leah Kaufman's experience in UX research began at Microsoft in 1992, dipped into the dot.com frenzy of the early 2000's, paddled around design agency and consulting work and then in 2008, took a head first dive into eCommerce where she currently swims. Her work runs the gamut from enterprise software to children's toys, computer hardware, developer tools, apps, mobile phones, tablets, MS Surface, the websites of Getty Images, iStockphoto and as of 2015, managing UX research for Lenovo's global websites. Her two decades of UX research with a myriad of products and companies means a lot of tests, test methods, participants and a concurrent amount of recruiting. She says it helps to be a people person with an unlimited curiosity about what they do and why.
Kuldeep Kelkar - VP of UX Consulting & Professional Services, UserZoom
Kuldeep Kelkar has more than 15 years of UX research, design and engineering experience and joins UserZoom from TATA Consultancy Services (TCS), where he was Head of User Experience. Prior to that, he led UX Design and User Research at PayPal for nearly a decade. He also has led UX efforts at KLA-Tencor and Icon Medialab. Kuldeep is a renowned author and speaker, and he brings a BE in Industrial Engineering from Nagpur University and an Masters Degree in Human Computer Interaction from the Industrial Engineering department at Clemson University.