Speaker Maria Giudice


CEO & Founder of Hot Studio

Innovator, artist, protagonist, activist, and positive provocateur, Maria Giudice has pursued a vision of intelligent, elegant, people-centered design throughout her professional life. Under Maria’s leadership, Hot Studio, the award-winning experience design firm she founded in 1997, grew into a full-service creative agency with an impressive list of Fortune 500 clients. In 2013, Facebook acquired the talent behind Hot Studio, where Maria worked as a Director of Product Design. From 2015 to 2017, Maria led a global team of designers as Autodesk’s first VP of Experience Design. Maria is the author of Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design, among other books.

Learn about the importance of executive sponsorship, how to break the silos, ruthless prioritization and and importance of small wins

Talk: Lessons from the Battlefield: The Life of a Changemaker