Meet The Speakers

Each year UX Riga gathers several of the finest people in the industry from all over the world!

UX Riga 2018 Arne van Osteron
Arne van Oosterom
Founder & Partner at DesignThinkers Academy

Arne is internationally recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in the emerging fields of service design and design thinking. Successfully merging business thinking and creative thinking. Arne has extensive experience in facilitating and developing service design thinking training sessions and master classes. He has worked with companies like Coca Cola, SAP, L’Oreal, Philips, Cartier and many more.

Arne van Oosterom
Founder & Partner at DesignThinkers Academy
UX Riga 2018 Wilbert Baan
Wilbert Baan
UX Manager at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Wilbert Baan is designer passionate about making things better. He has more than 10 years experience in design and strategy for mobile products and services.

Wilbert works as the UX Manager at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, responsible for the KLM Mobile apps. He is also the co-organizer of the Amsterdam Behavior Design Meetups.

Wilbert Baan
UX Manager at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
UX Riga 2018 Zsusza Kovacs
Zsuzsa Kovacs
UX Research Lead at Prezi

Zsuzsa is working in UX since 2008, although she started as a front-end developer at SAP. She is leading an amazing group of UX Researchers at Prezi at the moment, but did research herself on several topics, including collaboration, remote presentation, mobile experience and Prezi templates.

She is a Design Thinker, and a co-organiser of the Amuse UX Conference and the UX Budapest Meet-Up.

Zsuzsa Kovacs
UX Research Lead at Prezi
UX Riga 2018 Kair Kasper
Kair Käsper
Director of Product Marketing at Pipedrive

Kair is the Director of Product Marketing at Pipedrive, a sales management platform, where his team works on making users fall in love with the product. He’s also a cat enthusiast, an avid world-traveler and the co-founder of Qualitista - an x-ray machine for support conversations.

Kair Käsper
Director of Product Marketing at Pipedrive
UX Riga 2018 Can Kilicbay
Can Kilicbay
Product Design at Common Ground

Can ``pronounced as Djan`` Kilicbay is the Co-founder & Product Designer at Common Ground Design Studio. Can has been working with companies from Fintech to Telecom, such as Klarna, Nordnet, Atlas Copco, Tele2, and Rebtel. He helped to design their products and lead design teams. Now, he is running his own design studio, with his partners to inspire and help their clients.

Can Kilicbay
Product Design at Common Ground
UX Riga 2018 Chris den Arend
Chris den Arend
Chatbots Lead at Sogeti Labs

As Chatbot Lead Chris is responsible for the Chatbot practice in Sogeti Netherlands. Chris's goal is to stay close to our customers and bring value with high-quality Chatbot solutions. These solutions are built by our technology leaders and Chris keeps writing code with them every week.

Chris den Arend
Chatbots Lead at Sogeti Labs
UX Riga 2018 Greta Galubauskaite
Greta Galubauskaitė
UI/UX instructor

Greta is a UI/UX instructor. She has been working in UX fields at startups, e-commerce, and creative agencies. Lately, Greta has been working as the UI/UX instructor at 'Academy class' based in London.

Alongside with analytical and strategical thinking, Greta loves surprising and stimulating people's emotions with crazy, yet memorable and creative ideas. She is prone to tracking all the UX industry news trends and technologies.

Greta Galubauskaitė
UI/UX instructor
UX Riga 2018 Nika Aleksejeva
Nika Aleksejeva
The Head of the Data Literacy initiative

Nika is a passionate data storyteller. She is in charge of Infogram Ambassador Network (a popular data visualization service) that unites more than 100 data enthusiasts all over the world.

Nika's background originates at journalism. Seeing the future in digital journalism, she continues to work and share the knowledge that helps to develop new communication forms.

Nika Aleksejeva
The Head of the Data Literacy initiative
UX Riga 2018 Ieva Ilze CUBE
Ilze Tenase & Ieva Avotiņa
UX Specialists/Researchers at CUBE

Ieva is a UX Specialist/Researcher at CUBE Systems. Her digital product development, multimedia design and communication background have helped to build a solid foundation of practical and theoretical knowledge that is applied in UX projects.

Ilze is a UX specialist and Head of the client service at CUBE Agency. She is like a “universal soldier” with a strong technical background, UX experience and has worked together with big brands in Baltics over the last 10 years.

Ilze Tenase & Ieva Avotiņa
UX Specialists/Researchers at CUBE
UX Riga 2018 Amid Moradganjeh
Amid Moradganjeh
Design Lead at Velvet

Amid Moradganjeh is a designer who’s primarily interested in exploring ways to apply design to a broader range of disciplines. Previously at IDEO and Google, Amid is currently a design lead at Velvet and the leading professor of the newly established Interaction Design MA program at the Estonian Academy of Art.

Amid Moradganjeh
Design Lead at Velvet
UX Riga 2018 Laura Margit
Laura Leon & Margit Urva
UX Designers at Mobi Lab

Laura Leon is a UX designer and developer at Mobi Lab with a specialization for extended realities.

Margit Urva is a UX designer at Mobi Lab, designing experiences for various platforms from mobile to boat interfaces.

Mobi Lab is a design and development agency focusing on mobile and mixed reality experiences.

Laura Leon & Margit Urva
UX Designers at Mobi Lab
UX Riga 2018 Anete Nikiforova
Anete Nikiforova
Art Director at Accenture Latvia

Anete has more than 6 years of experience in the multimedia design industry in the USA and Europe. As the Art Director at Accenture, Anete makes sure that the marketing designs are top-notch quality and follows high standards, and consults the key clients about design.

Anete Nikiforova
Art Director at Accenture Latvia
Raitis Linde UX Riga 2018
Raitis Linde
Lead UX Designer at Lattelecom

Raitis Linde is a seasoned digital product designer who is passionate about creating products that are useful, usable and delightful. Now the Lead UX Designer at Lattelecom, previously Raitis was working at C.T.Co as the Lead UX/UI Designer, creating web and mobile productivity tools for Fortune Global 500 enterprises and start-ups. He applies co-creation and user-centered design approach as a means to exploring diverse ideas on solving messy and meaningful challenges.

Raitis Linde
Lead UX Designer at Lattelecom