Vera Rhoads

Successful IT, web professional with a proven record of managing highly complex IT business implementations in large-scale web properties. Proven expertise in developing and executing performance driven strategic plans, knowledge of emerging e-business trends and technologies in concert with clear comprehension of company business processes. Superb analytical and conceptual abilities as well as solid project management and communication skills. Ability to lead multi-disciplined teams in applying new technologies, skills and approaches. Experience with multilingual web properties and wireless devices.

Specialties: Intranets
Enterprise Architecture
Usability, User Interaction
Managing Mission Critical Large Scale Web Site

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Keynote: Design Thinking and Agile - From Insights to Implementation - FULL DAY WORKSHOP 


Design Thinking and Agile - friends or foes?
How do they map to each other and work together?

Participate in this highly interactive workshop to develop personas and empathy maps, then deliver a playback by acting out these personas. Develop hills (statements of intent) ''as is'' and ''to be scenarios'' user stories and prioritize all this. Play the Candy game to figure out how to in increase your team's velocity.

Develop a greater understanding of how to think from a user perspective from concept to completion.