The 4th Annual
DesignOps Global Conference

June, 2022

'Design Operations for the Circular Economy'

The DesignOps Conference is the pre-eminent research, design and innovations operations conference, defining and leading the agenda on the most important issues concerning our communities of practice in user research, UX, UI and service design and innovation. 

The theme for the 4th Annual DesignOps Global Conference is ‘Design for the Circular Economy’

Design as a discipline has moved from the traditional concept of the visual or tangible artefact through to the intangible by orchestrating interactions and experiences, and to transforming systems. 

The Circular Economy is a new epoch that vectors towards a regenerative and resilient future. A future where we design products, services, and systems that have zero impact in the planet, its eco-systems and societies. This is a future where we unleash new processes, practices and people in the pursuit of  creative solutions to address global challenges that bridge the product-service continuum and digital and physical world.

Join us to debate, learn and understand how research, design, development and innovation operations are shifting and how new processes, practices, people and products can impact and facilitate new ways of thinking and working as we create a new future for circular economies! 

We are thrilled to announce our call for speakers for the 4th DesignOps Global Conference in June, 2022 

Please submit your outline using the button and form by January 30th, 2022

Enjoy curated content from leading practitioners and thought leaders with 6 keynote speakers, 24 speakers and 6 panel discussions. 

A truly content driven event that is at the cutting edge of research, design, development and innovation operations. 

Our programme features the world’s leading research and design operations practitioners from the world’s leading companies. 

Be part of a truly inclusive, accessible and global network event with over 4000 members on Linkedin.

Enjoy live captioned video streaming with transcripts of presentations and accompanying slideware.

Access all content for 12 months in our video and content archive, that way you will not miss a thing!

Choose from a wide range of FREE workshops (no hidden or expensive add-ons).

Supported by sponsors from the world’s leading tools that we all use each day.

Inspired and cutting edge presentations, panel discussions and keynote speakers that are shaping new and emergent practices.

We ensure you are connected to your diverse communities while building bridges to new ones.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Design for the circular economy’

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

The conference is in its 4th year and has established itself as the preeminent global conference for professionals leading and scaling research, design, development and innovation using ‘operations principles’ in the digital product-service continuum.

DAY 1 - ResearchOps: Research in the circular economy


How does Research Operations support organisations shift to participate in the circular economy?

What type of practices and processes do we need to adopt to support user research and analytics in the era of cognitive computing and the circular economy.

How do we scale research operations to support transformation processes as they transition to the circular economy?

How do we close the loop between Strategy, Research, Design and Development to ensure we design right for a sustainable future?

How can designer ensure we create products and services that are fit for the new circular economy? 

How can design operations support the way people in organisations and enterprises work together to deliver new products, services, experiences and outcomes that are zero impact on the environment 

What new practices and tools do we need to use to scale circular design while ensuring accessible and relevant products, services and systems?

How do organisations adopt circular design operations to scale circular design practices that deliver change?

How does operations support better internal work flows, facilitate agile ways of working, adaptability and streamline processes while making people accountable?

What role will automation and AI play in the designing circular solutions in a new epoch? 

DAY 2 DesignOps: Designing Circular Experiences

DAY 3 - June 10: Designing Circular & Sustainable Services

How do we deliver digital transformation for the circular economy? 

How do we use innovation operations to adapt and build circular services?

What are the methods, processes, mechanics, roles and new competencies we need to learn, understand and adopt to ensure teams can scale innovation using circular and sustainable principles?

How does Innovation operations support and deliver new systems, experiences and services in the circular economy.


We are thrilled to announce our call for speakers for the 4th DesignOps Global Conference in June, 2022 

Please submit your outline using the button and form by January 30th, 2022


 In the past we have brought together a diverse roster of thought and practice leaders that are shaping research, product and service design, content development, marketing, innovation and creative operations! Here are just a few from 2019, 2020 and 2021

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Keynote Speaker
Kelly Ann McKercher

Author of
'Beyond Sticky Notes'

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Keynote Speaker
Kassie Chaney

Director of User Research and Inclusive Research Practice

Keynote Speaker
Adrienne Allnutt

Director of Design & Research Operations LINKEDIN

Keynote Speaker
Mark Tippin

Director, Strategic Next Practices

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Fireside Chat
Dylan Field

Founder and CEO

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Keynote Speaker
Sarabeth Berk PhD

Author and Founder
'More Than My Title'

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Tony Betrameli

CEO & Founder

Dave Malouf

Author and Design Leader

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Catharine McNally

Accessibility Lead

Doug Powell

VP of Design

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Jeff Neely

Executive Director

Emma Boulton

Director of User Research
Babylon Health

Brennan Hartich - Speaker at the DesignOps Global Conference

Brennan Hartich

Director of DesignOps SLACK

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Keynote Fireside Chat
Berk Cebi

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

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Keynote Speaker
Ben Reason

Author and Founder

Erica Rider - Speaker at the DesignOps Global Conference

Erica Rider

UX design lead for developer tools- Design System

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Mark Troester

Vice President of Strategy at

Oli Shaw

Global Director
BCG Design Studios

TJ Harrop - Speaker

TJ Harrop

Product Manager - Design Systems

Peter Fossick

Peter Fossick


Jose Coronado

Head of Design Operations

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Russel Effio

Design Director at

Andreas Markdalen - Speaker at the DesignOps Conference 2021

Andreas Markdalen

Executive Director at

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Emma Pinkerton

Head of Design at

Marcus Kirsch


Jon Reidy

Head of Design

In the past the conference has hosted speakers that have led research, design and innovation at Apple, Google, Airbnb, HSBC, GOV.UK, IBM, RedHat, Figma, Mural, Invision, Slack, Nordea, Citi, JPMorgan, 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.


We have a number workshops in place please book a workshop using the button below. Workshop are typically 2 hours and will be both collaborative and instructional! 

 Our 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! 


Platinum Sponsorship

For details of this package please contact the conference organisers using the button to and complete Sponsor Submission Form

Gold Sponsorship

For details of this package please contact the conference organisers using the button to and complete Sponsor Submission Form

Silver Sponsorship

For details of this package please contact Peter Fossick via the Sponsors Form please contact the conference organisers using the button to and complete Sponsor Submission Form


Our past sponsors include

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

With Zeplin, you will handoff more than specs! Zeplin is an organized workspace to publish designs, where the entire team can collaborate to ship beautiful products together.

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Gold Sponsor

InVision is the leading product design and development platform for teams building world-class digital products. Our inclusive platform and services enable creative collaboration across teams and geographies for improved speed to market and powerful business results.

Gold Sponsor

We’re a global software consultancy solving complex problems with technology. We connect strategy and execution, helping our clients to strengthen their core technology, scale with flexibility and create seamless digital experiences. We partner with our clients to continuously evolve their tech and enable an adaptive mindset to meet their business goals.

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. Circular Design and Product Design.

We help our clients build and scale new capabilities in user research, design and innovation. operations

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 to help our clients develop new products and services.

We partner with our clients to help them transform to become digital natives and innovative disruptors.

Silver Sponsor

UXPin is a product design platform used by the best designers on the planet. Let your team easily design, collaborate, and present from low-fidelity wireframes to fully-interactive prototypes.

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Silver Sponsor

We are a tech company. We are full stack engineers, cloud architects, data scientists, and we’re all passionate about working together towards digital transformation. Founded in 2014, there are now more than 440 of us, working in locations across the UK – listed by the Financial Times as one of the UK’s leading management consultants.

Associate Sponsor

Vectorly drives company growth by providing employees with personalized career paths based on continuous skill feedback and working activity. With Vectorly, IT team leaders create career matrices, review skill levels, set action plans for every team member, and integrate it with 3rd party working tools like Jira, Trello.

Associate Sponsor

UXPressia is an online platform that enable you to produce designer-quality customer journey maps quickly. Create presentation-ready personas, customer journey and impact maps with the details that matter to your team. Achieve a consistent look of various customer experience deliverables across your organization. Spend more time understanding your customers instead of learning the tool.

Associate Sponsor

QTBIPOC Design educate and empower marginalized communities through our workshops and masterclasses to make design teams more equitable by infusing the design industry with more diverse perspectives.

Associate Sponsor

Be a product hero! Turn your ideas into testable mockups in minutes, not months. Get started in seconds with Uizard's templates, no tutorial needed! Uizard is an AI-powered design tool that helps you move faster, communicate more effectively, and build products that convert.

 In the past we have brought together a diverse roster of thought and practice leaders that are shaping research, product and service design, content development, marketing, innovation and creative operations!

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

Here’s some sample videos of highlights of  1st International DesignOps Global Conference in 2019 and from the 2nd International DesignOps Global Conference in 2020.

An Online Streamed Event

The DesignOps Global Conference is an online video conference  streamed into your home or office due to the ongoing travel restrictions. We are committed to keeping our delegates and speakers safe.  


Conference days run from 13:00 Hrs GMT – 20:20 Hrs (British Summer Time) on June 8 + 9 + 10 + 11,  2021

Please note times may change and we reserve the right to make changes without notice.