Solving Problems Beautifully and Practically with Human Centered Design

  • 29 Nov 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Hybrid: In-person @ Q4 Inc. 469A King St W or Online - Zoom details will be sent in a reminder before the event


  • TPMA Annual Members, Corporate Annual Members, Sponsors who have memberships, and Student Members
  • Online events are free for all registered attendees.

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Solving Problems Beautifully and Practically with Human Centered Design

In partnership with the Toronto TorCHI UX community, join us for an in-person panel discussion. 

Event Agenda:

  • 5.30 - 6.00pm: In-person networking
  • 6.00 - 7.00pm: Hybrid program
  • 7.00 - 8.00pm: In-person networking

The partnership between product and design is more important than ever solving rewarding business challenges for users such as data rich problem spaces and complex interactivities. Let’s explore how product management and user experience practitioners work best together solving problems with a human centered approach. We’ll take a look at experiences within firms and those servicing firms as well as from the different disciplines perspectives. All delivering satisfying impactful experiences.


  • Eran Ben-Ari | Chief Platform Officer, BenchSci
  • Tedde Van Gelderen | President, Akendi
  • Anita Ghosh | CEO & Founder, Bridjr

Eran Ben-Ari is a technology leader with 15+ years of experience successfully leading product, design, and engineering teams by combining a constant pursuit of people development, customer obsession, and commercial growth. Eran serves as BenchSci's Chief Platform Officer, overseeing Engineering, Product, Design, Bioinformatics, and Science teams, all collaborating in evolving the company's unique offering to the market at the intersection of Data engineering and machine learning on the one hand, and biology on the other hand. Prior to joining BenchSci, Eran led multiple product and engineering teams serving as Chief Product Officer at Top Hat, and Kik Interactive, VP of Product at Rounds Entertainment (acquired by Kik), VP of Marketing & Growth at Hola (acquired by EMK Capital), and VP of Product at Kampyle (acquired by Medallia).

As President of Akendi, Tedde infuses the company with a drive to make customer and user experiences go beyond a singular product or service. Valuing the holistic experience customers and users have with an organization over time, Tedde works to embed Experience Thinking in the experience creation processes and usability testing practices of both public and private organizations. Before founding Akendi, he has worked to integrate human-centered design at leading companies in Canada and Europe including KPMG Consulting, Philips Design, and Nortel Networks. 

Bridjr founder and CEO, Anita Ghosh is a people person, first and foremost. As a leader she has tremendous capacity for empathy. She views each interaction as an opportunity to understand and respond. Anita set out at Bridjr to bring more of the best of humanity to business while making it her mission to help leaders achieve their vision and have huge impact. For Anita, the role of CEO is more than a title. It’s a philosophy that guides how she shows up and the purpose she fulfills through the work. She brings a passion for the work and a commercial drive to get results that lift teams, shift mindsets and inspire the unimaginable.

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