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Beverly May

Executive Director, UX Awards

San Francisco

Founder of the UX Awards, Principal of Oxford Tech + UX Consulting, President of NYC-CHI, Beverly has over 17 years’ experience in tech, product development and user experience. She is the founder of Oxford Tech + UX, a boutique user experience and product strategy agency in NY and San Francisco that focuses on data-driven UX approaches. She is also the acting President of NYC-CHI, NYC’s largest and oldest UX and usability group, and the founder and organizer of the User Experience Awards.

Beverly's experience spans management, strategy, UX, design, development, and content. After a few years as a music promoter, music journalist and print graphic designer, Beverly began her tech career in the 1990′s by helping found one of Canada’s first digital agencies and helping grow Canada's first startup incubator. Since then, she has worked on helping conceive, upgrade or launch hundreds of digital products and services at top digital agencies in NY like R/GA, iDeutsch, BBDO and Euro, at fast-growing startups and software companies like Wireless Generation, at major publishing and media companies like Rodale, and at the United Nations before starting Oxford Tech + UX in 2008.

Oxford Tech + UX has aided many of NYC's top media companies, including Turner, Hearst and Consumer Reports, with a particular focus on CMSes, video and health tracking. Her passion is to evangelize the value and impact of great UX. Beverly has an Executive MBA from the University of Oxford, a technology Master’s degree in software systems design and new media from New York University, and a BA in English from University of Toronto. She is a triple UK- Canadian- US citizen.

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