Keynote Speakers

Patrick Baudisch is a professor in Computer Science at Hasso Plattner Institute in Berlin/Potsdam and chair of the Human Computer Interaction Lab, as well as an Affiliate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Washington. Previously, he worked as a research scientist in the Adaptive Systems and Interaction Research Group at Microsoft Research. His research focus is on interaction with small screen devices, which evolved from a series of research projects on interaction with wall displays he started at Xerox PARC. While at Fraunhofer-IPSI and during his stay as a guest researcher at the GroupLens project at the University on Minnesota, Baudisch worked on user interfaces for information filtering systems. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.

Keynote: Wednesday, 8th September: 9h30-10h30 (Conference Room I)

Josh Ulm is the head of User Experience at Vodafone. He is a renowned user experience design professional with 15+ years experience in interaction design, software development, rich-media production and ubiquitous computing. Josh has created award-winning work for numerous clients including the International Olympic Committee and Microsoft. As an independent consultant his clients have included top companies such as Samsung and Sony. For four years Josh built and lead Adobe System's experience design team before moving on to his current role directing Vodafone's global user experience team of 70+ design professionals. He has been personally profiled by Wired magazine and his work has appeared in Communications Arts several times; he presents frequently at industry events; and he's contributed to numerous design and Internet books including a recent contribution to Mobile Persuasion, a collection of perspectives on mobile design from Stanford University. Early on, Josh gained international recognition for his pioneering work establishing The Remedi Project - a first of it's kind, award-winning, online gallery for interactive art. 

Keynote: Thursday, 9th September: 9h00-10h00 (Conference Room I)

Scott Jenson has been doing user interface design and strategic planning for over 20 years. He was the first member of the User Interface group at Apple in the late 80s, working on System 7 and the Apple Human Interface guidelines. He then joined the Newton group as a programmer/designer. After Apple, Scott was a freelance design consultant, doing work for Netscape, Mayo Clinic, American Express, and several web startups. For 3 years, he was director of product design for Symbian. He's now lead UI designer for Mobile at Google.

Keynote: Friday, 10th September: 15h30-16h30 (Conference Room I)