Wendy Johansson

Co-founder, Vice President of Academy & User Experience @ Globally.

About Wendy

Wendy is a co-founder and VP of Academy and User Experience at Wizeline. In this role, she drives the global user experience design strategy and teams, and pioneered Wizeline Academy, with more than 100 global Academy programs to date. Since June 2018, she has focused on growing Wizeline's APAC operations, product-centric customer solutions in the region and expanding Wizeline’s learning culture to local offices in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Sydney. Wendy serves on the committee for the venture fund of technology services firm, CompuSoluciones. Prior to joining Wizeline, Wendy built her 15-year career leading UX teams at early-stage startups such as Ooyala and AppNexus. Outside of work, Wendy is passionate about felines, food, and females in engineering. She volunteers for global animal rescues, has dreams to open her own restaurant in the South of France, and mentors young women in STEM. At Wizeline, Wendy has worked to ensure women comprise half of the company’s trainees and are mentored by female team managers. Wendy graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a BS in Cognitive Science, and studied Product Management at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

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Selected Talks

VOR - Super Intelligence VOR Conference

Super Intelligence

"Next year's words await another voice" - speaking on machine learning and user experience at the VOR international conference. [Video]

Mexico City, February 2017
Design & Innovation in Media and Community Design & Innovation Week

Innovating a UX Culture

Featured speaker for Design & Innovation Week at MIND Mexico in Guadalajara. Gave a talk on Innovating a UX Culture. [Video]

Guadalajara, Mexico, November 2016
Design & Innovation in Media and Community Product School

Why are you roadmapping?

Featured as a speaker for Product School's PM Workshops: "Why are you roadmapping? And how to be the best product manager ever." [Video]

San Francisco, September 2016


  1. 2019

    • TechSauce Global Summit 2019 Keynote: Women in Leadership: Unlocking Women in Tech Leadership, Workshop: Customer Experience [link] Bangkok, June 2019
    • Líderes en Ingenierías 2 talks: Becoming a New Leader, UX Fundamentals for Every Career [link] Puerto Vallarta MX, May 2019
    • UX Vietnam Festival Lean UX: Design like a startup [link] Ho Chi Minh City VN, January 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. 2017

    • 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 [Video] Mexico City, February 2017
  4. 2016

    • Design & Innovation Week Innovating a UX Culture [Video] Guadalajara MX, November 2016
    • Women in Product 10 User Psychology Tips for Product Managers [Video] San Francisco, September 2016
    • Product School Why are you roadmapping? [Video] San Francisco, September 2016
    • Society of Women Engineers Executive Speaker Series - featured speaker San Diego, June 2016
  5. The Past

    • 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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