Don Relyea - BBVA

Managing Director - Head of User Experience & Design US

I assemble amazing teams of user experience designers and developers who love designing products and services customers can use! I am known for motivating my teams to achieve excellence! I love whiteboards and I enjoy leading ideation sessions. I also enjoy design thinking, problem solving and inventing. I have been awarded 100 US patents so far, many patents still pending.

24 years experience developing and designing award winning products and services for consumer, IP TV, mobile applications, web, desktop, and touchscreen point of sale kiosks. 16 years of senior level team leadership in the corporate design industry. 15 years of experience implementing object oriented design methodology in web and mobile applications and games. Several years of Agile experience.

I also enjoy lecturing to undergrads at SMU on the subject of creative computation, art and design.

Specialties: Leading large teams with many projects, recruiting and building teams, Design Thinking, User Experience, Design, User interface design, Customer Experience, Innovation, Intellectual Property, R&D, Product Strategy, Execution and delivery