Ron Severdia

I am a design leader, speaker, author, and product innovator.

As an experienced UX leader, I combine business strategy, research, and experience to develop world-class teams, processes, and practices.

My leadership style is focused on empowering teams to do their best work through experimentation, creativity and mentorship. I prefer collaboration over conflict and excel at facilitating discussions to achieve the best outcomes. I work with senior leadership teams and cross-functional stakeholders to build investment and trust in the teams I lead.



I'm the author of two bestselling technology books published by O'Reilly Media that have been translated into more than a dozen languages. I've written technology articles, white papers, and stories on a range of topics, including:

  • Digital content
  • Product development
  • User experience and ambient UX
  • Interactive marketing and social engagement
  • Web and big data applications
  • Brand identity and digital branding

I'm also an expert on Shakespearean literature and have written articles on analysis and theories of Shakespeare's works.



I have presented and participated in panels at some of the largest technology conferences in the world. My straightforward approach to presentations make even the most complex concepts easy to understand and impactful. Here are some of the technology events I've participated in:

  • Optimizely Opticon
  • Learning Impact Leadership Institute
  • BISG
  • Digital Book World
  • Frankfurt Book Fair
  • Joomla world conferences and developer summits

My easygoing and entertaining style always makes my presentations memorable long after the event.