Second Keynote revealed!

We are thrilled to announce our second keynote - Ame Elliott!

Ame is Design Director at nonprofit Simply Secure, which empowers practitioners to build trustworthy technology through professional education and research. A Silicon Valley veteran, Ame lead tech strategy projects for Global 500 clients such as Acer and Samsung at IDEO San Francisco. Prior to IDEO, she was a Research Scientist in the Computing Science Lab at Xerox PARC and Ricoh Innovations working on Internet of Things applications. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University Colorado, Boulder.

In her keynote "Designing for Trust: User Experience + Privacy" Ame will explore the changing concept of privacy in the IoT. Here's an abstract from her upcoming talk:

As mobile apps move software into more areas of our lives, there are new privacy risks. Historically, security has been treated as an engineering topic, with user experience separated from the technical implementation. The fast-changing landscape of mobile and IoT applications demand new approaches to the user experience of privacy. By exploring short-comings and successful cross-platform experiences from a security point of view, this talk describes ways designers and developers can partner to create User Experiences people trust. From messaging apps and chatbots, to connected homes, to drones, this an exciting era for UX design, and as a community we’re up to the challenge of privacy preservation.