Virgil Wong founded the interactive media division for New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College. Over 15 years, he led the design and development of over 200 web sites in patient care, research, and education. He was co-chair of the CTSC Web Portal Group, which was dedicated to leveraging new technologies in the rapid development of advanced biomedical research. Over the last 10 years, he has also exhibited art works exploring the future of medicine and technology at major venues around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
As the EHR implementation expert for Weill Cornell Medical College and UBMD, a 500-physician practice group, Akshay Kapur transitioned 17 individual medical practices from paper to electronic systems in the last 6 years. He increased efficiency in all aspects of the medical practice using the EHR, enhanced physician interaction with patients in and out of the office, and improved quality of care through data trending and medical error alerts. Akshay’s implementation and managerial expertise led to revenue increases upwards of $2-$4 million per practice, reduced physician documentation time by 32%, and improved patient satisfaction ratings from 70% to over 90%.
Lis is an independent consultant in the User Experience field with extensive experience in website strategy design, interaction design and information architecture. She works with clients on many different levels ranging from Fortune 500 businesses to startups. Most recently Lis had the opportunity to work with Moment Design on the creation of a high profile sports and entertainment iPad application, redesign of their sports & entertainment client, as well as additional site redesigns and updates. In order to stay active and contribute to the user experience community, Lis volunteers as a local leader for the IxDA New York City chapter.
Jason Brush teaches at UCLA and Art Center College of Design, and is EVP of User Experience Design at Possible Worldwide, an Emmy and IDEA award-winning marketing and design firm. His recent work includes leading the interaction design of Google's Cannes Lions Gold–winning Google Art Project, Sony’s Xperia X10, interactive installations for the BIll & Melinda Gates Foundation, and interfaces for BMW, Comcast and Disney. He holds an MFA in Film Directing from UCLA.
Angel Anderson has 10+ years of experience humanizing digital products and services for clients such as Old Navy, Microsoft, Fox, Pepsi, and Mattel. Much of her work has flourished as part of the social web and has helped her formulate clear guidelines for creating rich social frameworks. Angel is active in the Los Angeles design community as the founding IxDA Los Angeles local leader and as a guest lecturer at USC, UCLA, and The Arts Institute of California.
Ryan Betts is an interaction designer at Nitobi Software, creators of PhoneGap. He holds a BSc in Interaction Design from Simon Fraser University, where he is still involved as a guest lecturer and mentor. Presently focused on designing and developing for mobile phones and tablets, he is very excited about the future of urban computing. He is also a regular contributor to UX Mag and co-coordinator of the mapping work group for the Vancouver Public Space Network.
In his spare time, he really loves to drum; his favorite groove is the Purdie shuffle.