The goal of the advisory board is to enhance the development of our EvolveUX programs. Our members are actively engaged in helping shape EvolveUX into a premier event that provides the most valuable learning experience for the design community.

Kelly Goto

Founder, Gotoresearch

Kelly Goto founded gotoresearch to create global digital products and services that are both research-driven and people-friendly. She also pioneered the field of design ethnography to study context across multiple devices. Goto is a frequent speaker on iterative Lean processes and Emotional UX. Her acclaimed book, Workflow that Works, is an industry standard on user experience design. It’s been translated into 22 languages–so far.

Patrick Neeman

Director of Product Design, Apptio

Patrick Neeman lives in Seattle, Washington and is currently the Director of Product Design at Apptio, an IT Spend Management platform for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to that he was Director of User Experience at Jobvite, a social recruiting and applicant tracking platform where his team performed over 100 user interviews and recruiter visits to understand the hiring process. After a complete redesign of the application, Jobvite received a Webby award for employment, and the Deloitte What Works award.

Previous companies he’s has worked with include Microsoft, MySpace, Orbitz, NewsCorp, Paramount, Comcast, Disney, Amgen, and eBay. Patrick is best known for UX Drinking Game ( His blog, Usability Counts (, has an extensive UX Career Guide and is a valuable resource for any designer.

Jonathan Lupo

VP, Experience Design, EPAM

Jonathan oversees EPAM's global user experience, visual design, and content strategy practice. He believes that understanding the needs, motivations, and frustrations of end-users is key to designing intuitive and engaging product experiences but he also believes that products are only a fraction of a larger service ecosystem of interactions that must be designed. To that end, he consults with brands to understand their unique value proposition and examines their ecosystem of interactions to make sure that their value is being delivered consistently across every interaction and touch point. Prior to joining EPAM, Jonathan was co-founder of Empathy Lab, a digital strategy and experience design company.

Guy Jenkins

Senior Director (VP), Business Change & Strategic Design, EPAM Systems

I'm a executive design leader and strategist with more than 17 years professional experience in product strategy, proposition development, design, engineering and brand experience. 

I’m a big believer in the collaboration of product leadership, design and engineering playing a significant role in informing business decisions together and put an emphasis on delivering often, learning fast and responding to customer needs.

During my career I've been responsible for conceptualising, creating and delivering strategies and products & services across diverse platforms in a multitude of industries including; financial services, software development, communication services, music & entertainment, education and health.

Highly competent, working at all levels from senior executive peers, engineering teams, hardware manufacturers and a wide variety of other service partners; I've developed sound programme and P&L management skills, building studios in London, San Francisco and New York grounding every innovation in line with business goals.