2019 Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

    The NAGW Board of Directors is pleased to announce our 2019 National Conference keynote speakers:

    Chris Roberts, Chief Security Strategist for Attivo Networks
    Jared Spool is the founder of User Interface Engineering (UIE)
    Jon Yablonski, Digital Experience Director, AIGA Detroit

    Register now.Chris Roberts

    Attivo Networks Chief Security Strategist Chris Roberts is working on a number of projects within the deception and services space. Over the years, he's founded or worked with a number of companies specializing in DarkNet research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, deception technologies, and providers of security services and threat intelligence. Since the late 90s Chris has been deeply involved with security R&D, consulting, and advisory services in his quest to protect and defend businesses and individuals against cyber attack.

    Prior to that he jumped out of planes for a living, visiting all sorts of interesting countries and cultures while doing his best to avoid getting shot at too often. (Before that he managed to get various computers confiscated by a number of European entities.) Roberts is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on counter threat intelligence and vulnerability research within the Information Security industry.

    Jared SpoolJared Spool is the founder of User Interface Engineering (UIE), the largest usability research organization of its kind in the world. If you’ve ever seen Jared speak about usability, you know that he’s probably the most effective and knowledgeable communicator on the subject today. He’s been working in the field of usability and design since 1978, before the term “usability” was ever associated with computers.

    Jon YablonskiJon Yablonski is an award-winning digital designer living in Detroit. His passion lies in exploring the intersection of interaction design and development, and he often merges these two disciplines into a hybrid approach for digital problem-solving. He’s currently working on the in-vehicle design systems team at General Motors and orchestrating design events as Director of Digital Experiences for AIGA Detroit. When he’s not building wireframes, prototypes, or stylesheets, Jon is writing about his design experiences for outlets such as A List Apart, Smashing Magazine and CSS Tricks. His work has been featured in outlets such as FastCo Design, Adobe Blog, The State of UX in 2019 from UX Collective, and he’s received awards from CSS Design Awards and The FWA.