Speaker: William Evans

Chief Design Officer & Design Semantic Foundry

Will Evans explores the convergence of practice and theory using Lean, Design Thinking, Theory of Constraints, and Service Design with global enterprises from NYC to Berlin to Singapore. He works with a select group of clients undergoing Lean and Agile transformations across the entire organization. He is currently authoring the book "Designing Resilience: The Strategy, Structure, and Spirit of Enterprise Agility due this fall. 

Will earned his Jonah® from AGI, and serves on the Board of Advisors for Rutgers CX (Customer Experience). Formerly, he was Design Thinker-In-Residence at NYU Stern.

Will was previously the Managing Director of TLCLabs, the world's leading Lean Design Innovation consultancy where he brought Agile, Lean Thinking and Kanban to enterprise media, finance, and healthcare companies.

Will is passionate about coffee, so much so that he started his own brand of organic single-origin coffee beans. He Co-Founded and Co-Chaired the LeanUXNYC conference, Founded the AgileUX NYC conference, and was also the User Experience track chair for the Agile 2013/2014 conferences. 

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Tracks

  • Blameless Culture

    Absorb the lessons learned from failures and outages in a human-centric process.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Learn how companies are applying recent CS research to tackle concurrency, distributed data, and coordination.

  • Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About

    Next-gen architectures from the most admired companies in software.

  • Bare Knuckle Performance

    Learn from practitioners on the challenges and benefits of architecting for performance and much more.

  • Java - The Interesting Bits

    Learn the new features in the recent and near-future releases of Java and the JVM and what they offer.

  • Ethical Considerations in Consciously Designed Software

    Design considerations for various contexts, locations, security and privacy requirements.

  • Operating Microservices

    Learn from practitioners operating and evolving systems in performance demanding environments.

  • Security

    Learn how to make security an inherent part of the software development process.

  • Native Compilation Is Back (A Look at Non-Vm Compilation Targets)

    Issues with native compilation for in browser-based and server-side environments

  • Trouble-Shooting in Production

    Learn debugging strategies for complex and high stakes environments where standard debuggers and profilers fail.

  • Predictive Architectures and ML

    Explore the systems and designs covering the full loop from machine learning to inferencing.

  • Data Engineering on the Bleeding Edge

    Explore the latest trends in data engineering that help improve the life of the developer

  • Production Readiness

    Observability, emergency response, capacity planning, release processes, and SLOs for availability and latency.

  • Humane Leadership

    A look at leadership with an emphasis on empathy, taking chances and building other leaders within organizations and teams

  • Devex & Teams

    Explore how to reduce developer friction between teams and stakeholders.