About the Speakers
Sven Laqua is Head of User Experience at Digital Science, a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities at key points along the full cycle of research.
His current work focuses on helping start-ups with everything UX - from finding product-market fit over making agile practices more human-centred to creating and advocating UX excellence initiatives at the board level.
In his previous life in academia, Sven worked as a research associate and teaching fellow in interaction design at University College London. For the last 15 years, he has designed prototypes, conducted lab-based and in the field research across academia and industry, working with start-ups and big corporates, co-located and remote, and presented at mayor academic human-computer interaction conferences around the globe.
Revital Kristal is Product Team Lead at Biodata, a technology company serving the needs of life science laboratory managers and researchers. Labguru, the flagship product of Biodata, is an electronic lab notebook (ELN) and inventory management solution that lets researchers manage all their research activities in one place.
In her work, Revital is responsible for all aspects of product development: product strategy, innovation, roadmap, product definition, specification, UX, content and QA.
Revital’s enthusiasm to find creative solutions for different needs and problems has helped her to successfully manage and lead different projects across different disciplines over the past 12 years. She is experienced in working in agile and scrum, managing international projects and analysing complex data, while keeping innovation and user experience her top priorities.