Wendy Johansson

GVP Experience @ PublicisSapient


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About Wendy

Wendy is Global Vice President, Experience at Publicis Sapient where she works directly with Publicis Sapient CXO John Maeda as part of a trio forging Experience as the bridge between Strategy and Engineering for Publicis Sapient’s client services.

Wendy previously co-founded Wizeline, a global product development company, where she was VP of UX & Academy. She drove the UX-led product strategy and built a global team of 50+ designers, and founded Wizeline Academy, with more than 100 global tech programs and 4,000+ gradutes to date. From 2018, Wendy took on the additional role as MD of APAC, where she ran the P&L, drove new clients and product strategy, and expanded Wizeline’s learning culture to new offices in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Sydney.

Wendy built her career in leading UX teams as an early employee at successful early-stage startups. She was the first designer at Loopt, Sam Altman’s YC-funded startup that later sold for $43 million. As the UX manager at Ooyala, she helped build the marketing, videography, and UX teams before the company was sold to Telstra for $400M. Wendy also led the global UX team at AppNexus, sold to AT&T for $1.6B, before co-founding Wizeline.

In 2019, Wendy was invited to become a board member of CompuSoluciones' Corporate Venture Capital fund. She hopes to use her position to mentor women entrepreneurs and identify overlooked startups in LatAm that have the potential to disrupt industries.

Wendy is passionate about felines and females in technology – in no particular order. She champions for adoption and humane treatment of animals in her spare time. As part of the Society of Women Engineers, she mentors young women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and speaks at SWE’s regional events.

In the Press

Speaking Engagements

  1. 2019

  2. 2018

    • Voice Summit, sponsored by Amazon Alexa Words Matter: UX Principles in Voice Assistant Conversations New York City, July 2018
    • Unity Developer Day: Mexico 2018 Keynote: Mexico's Silicon Valley - Building Global Software Mexico City, June 2018
    • Nexus 2018: A Greater Intelligence - The Next Phase of Nearshore Panel: The State of Nearshore Delivery as Digital Commands Higher Performance San Francisco, June 2018
    • Wizeline Academy UX Sessions Building a UX Career Guadalajara MX, June 2018
    • Líderes en Ingenierías Keynote: AI and the Human Experience - Better Together Puerto Vallarta MX, May 2018
    • Google Developer Launchpad Guadalajara Keynote: Aligning UX with Product in Startups Guadalajara MX, April 2018
    • Tech:ED Workshop, by MITA Ventures Chatbots in Communication & Commerce Mexico City, January 2018
  3. The Past

    • Futur en Seine Guest Speaker at Various Breakout Sessions Paris, June 2017
    • Design & Innovation Week Designing for Voice Interfaces - Keynote Speaker Guadalajara MX, April 2017
    • VOR Super Intelligence Next year's words await another voice Mexico City, February 2017
    • Design & Innovation Week Innovating a UX Culture Guadalajara MX, November 2016
    • Women in Product 10 User Psychology Tips for Product Managers San Francisco, September 2016
    • Product School Why are you roadmapping? San Francisco, September 2016
    • Society of Women Engineers Executive Speaker Series - featured speaker San Diego, June 2016
    • ITESO, Institute of Technology Lean UX: How to Design like a Startup Guadalajara MX, October 2014
    • Startup GDL Guiding Principles of Lean UX San Francisco, March 2014
    • Startup GDL UX as a Strategy Guadalajara MX, March 2014
    • Vitamin T Digital Rendezvous 10 Things About Human Psychology that UX Designers San Francisco, May 2014
    • Tech In Motion UX Meetup Making UX Matter To Your Company San Jose, March 2013
    • Human Factors & Ergonomics Society What Is UX? And Why Work At A Startup? Mountain View, September 2012
    • UC San Diego Cognitive Science Conference Keynote Speaker: My Life as a Startup San Diego, April 2012
    • UC San Diego Society of Women Engineers Guest Speaker: Women in Industry San Diego, October 2011
    • Parson's New School of Design Making a Living With Design New York, September 2010
    • Stanford Women in Engineering Speaker Series Guest Speaker: Women in Startups Palo Alto, April 2010

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