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Paul McConnell

Paul McConnell was a member of the 2017 and 2018 SEGD Board and is the Head of Digital Studio / Associate Director at Arup in London.

Paul McConnell applies design methods and technology to solve human, business and civic problems. He says that "These solutions take shape in digital products, services, and physical spaces. Many of which have led to successful projects, strong organizations, some awards, and an acquisition by Sidewalk Labs (Alphabet)."

Paul McConnell is the Head of Digital Studio / Associate Director at Arup in London
Arup
London

Bryan Meszaros

Bryan Meszaros is President of the 2019 SEGD Board and CEO and Founder of OpenEye Global.

At a time when the use of interactive visual media was an offbeat practice, Bryan saw the potential to blend his passion toward design and fascination with technology into a new modernist approach.

Bryan Meszaros, Founder of OpenEye Global (OEG), New York
OpenEye Global
New York, NY

Roshan Prakash

Roshan Prakash is a manager of business operations for Estimote, focusing on business development, developer relations, marketing and customer success. Previously, she helped shopkick (acquired by SK Telecom) build mobile partnerships with retailers like Best Buy, American Eagle, and JC Penney. Prior to this, Roshan worked in finance and non-profits. She holds a BA from Wellesley College.

 

Stacey Martens

Stacey Martens is a Senior Creative Developer with Bluecadet in Philadelphia. She works with teams to create physical interactives, striving to present stories and experiences in ways that encourage exploration. She’s frequently presented with content-heavy challenges, and is driven to find ways technology can help make large amounts of information easy to navigate. Stacey’s interests in design and development pair well with the team at Bluecadet, where attention to detail and experimentation are part of every project.

Stacey Martins, Bluecadet
Philadelphia

Tateo Nakajima

Tateo Nakajima is a Principal of Arup and an internationally recognized leader in the design and planning of performing arts venues. Prior to joining Arup, Tateo was a Partner and Principal Auditorium Designer with Artec Consultants Inc, working on the theatre planning and auditorium acoustics aspects of a wide range of projects. While at Artec, he has led projects around the world, working many of the highest profile architecture and design practices, and with some of the most influential artists and musical ensembles today.

Headshot of Tateo Nakajima, Arup
Arup
New York

Alexandre Simionescu

Alexandre Simionescu is co-founder of Float4, an experience design and creative technology firm with offices in Montreal, New York and Dubai. Alex graduated from École Polytechnique de Montréal 2006 with a degree in computer engineering which included a session in exchange at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland). He was then employed by Ubisoft Montreal, where he worked as a programmer before co-founding Float4 in 2008 with his business partner Sevan Dalkian.

Alexandre Simionescu, Float4
Float 4
Montreal + New York

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