Advocates

Vanessa Cho

Senior Director of User Experience at WalmartLabs

Diversity of ideas breeds design innovation. Push yourself to keep your mind open to allow for rapid growth of not only beautiful but also smart products.

Vanessa has 14 years of experience delivering user experience solutions for eCommerce across web, kiosk, mobile and interactive television platforms. For 11 of these years she has experience in managing teams of User Experience professionals including Information Architects, User Interface Designers, User Interface Writers and User Researchers.

Vanessa has vast experience in increasing the strategic value of in-house resources by leveraging off-shore User Experience organisations for lower ROI tasks. Whilst at the same time establishing strong cross-organisational partnerships to ensure that the right products are built in a collaborative, and user-centric way.

Apart from her work @WalmartLabs, Vanessa is an advisor at several startups and is a frequent speaker at design conferences presenting how to build and motivate high-performing design teams.