You’re invited to Clearleft’s fourth event in our series of Design Leadership panels, now virtual. Our panel will feature renowned industry voices including Lloyd's, Accenture, Wellcome Trust, MoneySuperMarket Group and Gumtree.
27th May 2020, 15:30 – 17:00 BST
London Transport Museum

The new normal we find ourselves in has changed the way we run design teams, prioritise and measure success.

Aimed at design leaders, Clearleft will be conducting this event remotely. So grab a cuppa of your choice, get comfortable and prepare to hear real-life experiences, engaging discussions, insights and recommendations from industry leaders — from the comfort of your own home.

This event is now sold out. Register for our next panel in September here.

Our panel

Managing people and process through significant change

We’ll explore the challenges that come with managing teams that have been forced to go remote. What’s been easy, and what’s come as a complete surprise? We’ll also dive into tools and processes used by teams that make collaboration and teamwork possible, to get the job done.

Dan Cordor

Head of UX & Design


Dan is a Head of User Experience at Gumtree UK. His experiences have varied through the years working for large corporations and many startups on both sides of the fence - agency & in-house. He’s passionate about people, unlocking opportunities, solving problems and crafting meaningful products that serve a purpose in people’s lives.

When Dan’s not snowboarding or writing music, he’s being a first time dad and trying not to gain a typical dad-bod!

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Stuart Gomersall

Head of Digital Technology


When Stuart's dad brought home a "portable" computer, he was hooked on programming. Since then, it has all been about technology since that first < if; then; else /> statement. Stuart is a happy family man lucky to have two boys and a supportive wife to keep him sane and remind me that life isn’t only a complex algorithm to solve.

In his current role at Lloyd's, he's charged with realising the potential of the market to support specialist risks in a modern and secure way. This involves technology, data, processes, people - joining them up in a user-centred way.

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Christine Pizzo

Studio Design Lead

Digital Products an Accenture Studio

Christine Pizzo acts as the Boston Studio Lead within Digital Products for Accenture Interactive. With a Master’s Degree in Advertising: Creative Technology/ Experience Design and over 12+ years creating in the digital space of Experience Design, her priority is to uncover a client or user truth and solution a clear path forward to a robust and genuine digital experience. Previous role saw the evolution of the Experience Design practice into a core business with 60%+ pipeline, while fostering a highly craft-skilled based team and rapid growth of 14 to 65+ in 3 years across 4 US based studios. 

Now managing the Boston Studio operationally, to include all capabilities and functions. Always willing to roll up sleeves as a design thinking facilitator and product design lead, helping launch digital experience across mobile, web and Alexa devices for both National and International Fortune 100 clients.

Dan Potenza

Head of UX 

MoneySuperMarket Group

Five years ago Dan moved to the UK from his home town in Melbourne looking for a new challenge. Today he leads a team of UX Designers & Researchers helping MoneySuperMarket Group reinvent the category and become a customer-centric organisation. Previously Dan led Design for a digital public health agency in Australia.

Dan believes that to deliver a best-in-class experience you need to get three things right. Firstly, you have to empower your people to be their best, secondly, you have to facilitate collaboration across all touchpoints of the experience & finally, you have to be good at managing stakeholders at all levels.

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Katie Taylor

Head of Experience Design

Wellcome Trust

Katie Taylor is Head of Experience Design at the Wellcome Trust, where she leads a team that works on a diverse range of products from research grants, to databanks, to tools for primary school science teachers. Before joining Wellcome, she worked at the UK's Government Digital Service (GDS) as lead user researcher on GOV.UK. 

Katie has a background in user-centred design and user research. She has previously worked on Ubuntu, an open source operating system and designed printers for Hewlett-Packard in Shanghai, China.

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  • Panel discussion

  • Short interlude

  • Panel Q&A