Mary Wharmby is a design leader, strategist and educator with almost 20 years experience in fields as diverse as banking, education, publishing, e-commerce and games. She has successfully led design, research and strategy teams in the creation of efficient and delightful human-centered products and services for multinationals and small startups alike.
Mary has an MFA in New Media from Academy of Art University in San Francisco (her designer/problem solver side) and a MA in International Relations from Columbia University in New York City (her systems analyst/researcher side). She has lived and worked in Europe, Russia and India.
Mary is currently Head of Design Transformation at BBVA. In her long and diverse career, she has gained a unique perspective on the changing role of design vis-a-vis business and technology.