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Industry Solving Problems in 2 Hours

About the Session

  • Learn how to solve problems in 2 hours
  • Understand the value and advantages of two-hour design sprints
  • Become an expert on utilizing collaborative tools like Figma FigJam
  • Accelerate solutions for your clients or stakeholders
  • Get stakeholder buy-in faster for your projects and features

About the Speaker

Flagship Ad Astra Technology Summit Speaker Teresa Cain

Teresa Cain

TreviPay, Director of Product Management, UX & Design
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Teresa Cain

TreviPay, Director of Product Management, UX & Design

Teresa is an author, speaker, entrepreneur and technology executive with over 15 years overseeing global product and user experience teams. Teresa has diverse experience leading product management, product design, research, strategy and innovation for digital solutions and as a consultant for startup technology firms.

Teresa is the Director of Product, UX and Design at TreviPay, where she drives vision, strategy and UX for multiple FinTech products and teams. She is the Founder of Lucid Startup Consulting where she coaches startups and serves as an advisor for Central Exchange, a women’s nonprofit, and DevStride, a project and portfolio management solution.

Teresa is the instructor of the highest rated and bestseller course for design sprints on Udemy, 2 Hour Design Sprints: Learn how to solve problems and design products in just 2 hours vs. 5 days using Figma FigJam. Her book Solving Problems in 2 Hours: How to Brainstorm and Create Solutions with Two Hour Design Sprints released in April 2023 and has been awarded Best Seller and #1 New Release in Business Technology Innovation, Strategic Management and Market Research Business books.

Teresa regularly speaks at conferences on design thinking, customer experience, and product innovation. Teresa received a prestigious Emerging Scholar Award in 2023 from the International Conference on Design Principles and Practices including presenting on her research “Putting Into Practice Evolving Design Thinking Methods at Technology Firms: The Evolution To 2 Hour Design Sprints.” She was also a 2022 Women in IT Summit & Award Series Finalist for Advocate of the Year.

Teresa has completed many certifications during her career in product, customer experience, agile, project management and process management including Pragmatic Marketing Certified III ©, Net Promoter Certified Associate, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Master, Project Management Professional and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She also completed Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Executive Program for Product Strategy methods, a program with a focus on discovering, developing, managing and marketing products as a business.

Teresa earned a BS in Journalism from the William Allen White School of Journalism and a BA in English from the University of Kansas. She earned an Executive MBA from Rockhurst University and is studying a second Master’s degree in Integrated Innovation for Products and Services at Carnegie Mellon University, focusing on product and user experience design principles.

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