Accessibility and Inclusivity
'Design For All'

The DesignOps Global Conference is for experience designers, interface designers, user researchers, product owners, service innovators, software developers and business leaders that are defining the way we research, design, and deliver new products and services. 

The conference is now in its third year and has established itself as the preeminent global conference for professionals leading and scaling research, design, delivery and transformation.

We have several themes for this year’s DesignOps Global Conference.

Day 1 | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 – From 14:00 hrs to 19:30 hrs GMT

Session 1 DesignOps  – Delivering Accessible Digital Experiences  

Day 2 | Wednesday , June 9, 2021 – From 14:00 hrs to 19:30 hrs GMT

Session 2: ResearchOps – Researching To Ensure Inclusivity

Day 3 | Thursday, June 10, 2021 – From 14:00 hrs to 19:30 hrs GMT

Session 3: InnovationOps – Change For All

 Day 4 | Friday, June 11, 2021 – From 14:00 hrs to 19:30 hrs GMT

Session 4: Online Learning and Workshops Sessions 


In the past the conference has hosted speakers from Google, Apple, Airbnb, IBM, RedHat, Figma, Mural, and many more leading companies. We have had the pleasure to give a platform to the following Speakers: Doug Powell – VP of Design at IBM, Dave Malouf – DesignOps Leader, Emma Boulton – Director of Research at Babylon Health, Sarah Drummond – CEO at Snook, Jon Reidy – Head of Design System Operations at HSBC, Mateusz Horak – Head of DesignOps at Nordea, Zoe Seaman- Head of Design Operations at Capital One, Lona S. Moore – Design Community Lead at Exxon Mobil, Bassel Deeb – DesignOps Manager at ClearScore, Patrizia Bertini – International DesignOps Lead at Intuit, Eden Lazaness Head of Design & Innovation at Kings College London and many more.

If you would like to speak please use the button below and complete the form. The theme for this year is ‘Accessibility and Inclusivity – Design For All’ 


If you would like to facilitate and run an online workshop, please use the button and complete the form.

Workshop are typically 2 hours and will be both collaborative and instructional! If you would like to run a workshop please submit an outline using the button below and complete the form.


Our 3 Day Conference Passes include access to all workshops based on a first come first served basis! Learn from the world’s leading experts about #DesignOps, #ResearchOps,  #InnovationOps #EnterpriseOps, #CreativeOps #DevOps, #Service Design, #Design Systems #CX and much more! 

Last year we had many workshops facilitated online by the world’s leading practitioners. Our workshops featured the following people:

Anthony DiSpezio

Designer Advocate
FIGMA 'Building (and Scaling) Design Systems in Figma'

Daniel Stillman

Conversation Designer
'Designing the Conversation: Remote Facilitation Masterclass'

Peter Fossick

Peter Fossick

Snr VP of Design and Innovation
'InnovationOps - Principles and Practices'

Ane Sharma

UX Researcher
SCHIBSTED 'ResearchOps - Collaborating in User Research'

Andreas Refsgaard

Interaction Designer & AI Creative Coder
'Creative Machine Learning in the Browser'

Scott Kiekbusch

Scott Kiekbusch

Design Leader & Author
'The Opportunity Backlog Framework'

Nick Hahn

Director, Design Systems Consultant at InVision
'How to Create Human Centered Design Systems


Platinum Sponsorship

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Gold Sponsorship

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Silver Sponsorship

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Platinum Sponsor

Where teams design together!
Figma helps teams create, test, and ship better designs from start to finish.

Platinum Sponsor

Remote collaboration made simple. MURAL is a digital workspace for visual collaboration. Easy to Use Specially Designed for Teams. You can Post Stickies, Share Ideas, Brainstorm and Run Product Sprints.

Gold Sponsor

Foolproof is an experience design company. We create digital products and services which improve the lives of people all over the world.

Gold Sponsor

Factotum is a digital transformation and strategy consultancy that applies design thinking, lean start-up principles and agile methods at speed and scale.

Gold Sponsor

IXSD Academy help people and organisations to develop design and innovation skills with courses in Design Thinking, Service Design, UX Design, User Research and DesignOps.

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The DesignOps Global Conference is for design leaders, researchers, developers, practitioners, product managers, service innovators and business leaders that are defining the way we design and develop new products and services.

DesignOps - Delivering Accessible Digital Experience

How can design ensure we design accessible products and services. How can design operations support the way people in organisations and enterprises work together to deliver better products, services, experiences and outcomes that are inclusive. How do organisations adopt Ops practices and scale design? How does Ops support better internal work flows, facilitate agile ways of working, increase adaptability and streamline processes? 

How does Research Operations support accessibility and inclusivity? How do we test to ensure international standards like WCAG 2.1 Level AA and AAA are met?  What type of practices and principles we need to adopt to support research and their operations.  How do we close the loop between Strategy, Research, Design and Development to ensure we design for all? 

ResearchOps – Researching For Inclusivity

InnovationOps - Change For All

How do we deliver digital transformation within different types of organisations within the private and public sector? How do we use innovation operations to adapt and build resilience? How can we bring everyone along for the ride? What are the methods, processes, mechanics, roles and new competencies we need to learn, understand and adopt to ensure teams are can scale innovation within different types of organisations. How does Innovation operations support creativity to deliver better experience and service equity? 

#DesignOps #StudioOps #ResearchOps #InnovationOps #UX #UI #CX #ServiceDesign #VisualDesign #DesignSystems #DevOps #Agile #Transformation #Leadership

Here’s the presentation keynote Jon Reidy – Head of Design System Operations at HSBC and a panel discussion featuring some of our speakers from the 2nd International DesignOps Global Conference in 2020 

An Online Streamed Event

The DesignOps Global Conference will be an online video steamed conference due to the ongoing travel restrictions. We are committed to keeping our delegates and speakers safe.  


June 14:00 Hrs GMT – 19:30 Hrs GMT
June 8 + 9 + 10 + 11,  2021