Speaker Josh Silverman(US)
Designer, entrepreneur, educator, advisor, optimist
For 25 years, Josh Silverman has created successful relationships through design. He speaks and hosts workshops globally, teaches and guest critiques nationally, and is always connecting people and communities. Currently, Josh Silverman is consulting in design operations for Salesforce and Blend, and advising startups. Most recently, he advised and designed for the portfolio of companies with Sequoia Design Lab, served as Twitter’s first hire in design operations, and was one of the founding designers of the IBM Cloud Garage. In 1997 he founded Schwadesign, a lean, holacratic-model business, where he managed diverse teams and scaled the business for 18 years. His wide range of clients have included startups (iRobot, Buildium, Trinity Pharma), educational institutions (MIT, Harvard Medical School, Brown University), global corporations (UBS, Wells Fargo, Accenture), cities (Providence, RI, and Bethesda, MD) and non-profits (American Heart Association, Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute).
It’s the context of work that makes all the difference: design operations, design systems, socio-cultural programs, the end-to-end employee experience