2018 Arizona World Usability Day Event

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Date(s) - November 8, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

GoDaddy Scottsdale
14455 N Hayden Road, #219 (Building C)
Scottsdale , Arizona , United States


UPDATE: Presentations are now available!


2018 Arizona World Usability Day Event
November 8, 2018 from 6-9 p.m.
GoDaddy Scottsdale

The event is FREE, but registration is required!
Register at arizona-world-usability-day-2018.eventbrite.com

This year’s event will feature networking, an invited presentation, group workshop and our keynote presentation.

Food, beer and wine will be provided!

Valuable door prizes will be awarded and there also will be giveaways to all attendees.


6:00 – 7:00 p.m.:   Food, drink, beer and wine. NETWORKING!
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.:   Invited Presentation, Workshop Activity, Keynote Presentation
8:30 – 9:00 p.m.:   Raffle for over $2,500 worth of products!


Keynote Presentation – “The Paradox of Personalization: Too much data, not enough relevant personalization

Jon Reily

Vice President of Commerce Strategy for Publicis.Sapient

Publicis.Sapient is one of the world’s largest marketing agencies with more than 80,000 employees in more than 120 countries. An internet commerce and design veteran, Jon founded and sold two successful dot-coms in the 1990s before moving back to the private sector to help brands such as Scholastic, Prudential, GoDaddy.com, and Guitar Center realize their digital identities.

Before joining Publicis.Sapient, Jon was the Head of User Experience and Commerce for Amazon.com’s Kindle division. Jon is a regular speaker at conferences, has been published in numerous magazines and has written two books on technology. He holds two patents for internet shopping which are in wide use today across the World Wide Web.


Good or Evil Workshop


Invited Presentation – “Are Robots Killing Our Humanity”

Matthew Schafman
Director of Ideation & Design (IDX) for Neudesic

Neudesic is a business innovation consultancy headquartered in Irvine, CA, with offices throughout the US and India. After Matthew’s 4-year stint in the Navy, he completed his Bachelor of Electronic Imaging and Digital Photography degree from the University of Massachusetts. He worked for Avante Development as their Principal UX Lead. In this role, he provided leadership in Information Architecture, and Visual Design, as well as front-end UI development, for over 50 local Arizona and regional companies.

In 2010, he joined Neudesic, where he grew the Ideation & Design Group in Phoenix from $0-$4M of UX services with +30% growth year over year. Phoenix IDX resources are currently cresting well above double digits, which makes it the biggest and fastest growing group in Neudesic history.


For further information, call Theo Mandel, PhD at (480) 220-5157