Ovetta Sampson

As Vice-President of Machine Learning Experience Design, Ovetta supports the Enterprise Machine Learning Platform Design Team, the Responsible Artificial Intelligence Team and the Machine Learning Governance team at Capital One. Supporting Capital One’s mission to change banking for good, she’s responsible for helping to integrate human-centered design, strategies and processes into the machine learning platform and models that power Capital One’s associate and consumer experiences.

Prior to joining Capital One, she was a Principal Design Director at Microsoft, leading a transdisciplinary design, engineering and research team in developing cross-industry innovative solutions for Microsoft’s biggest enterprise customers. Her team’s work included building AR/VR, data and AI, IoT and software enterprise solutions for Fortune 500 companies in the retail, manufacturing, healthcare and financial services industries.

An IDEO alumna, Ovetta’s sweet spot is the intersection of humanity, business and technology. Working side by side with data scientists for most of her career at IDEO and beyond helped her to codify and operationalize responsible AI at the model level and develop processes to create Human-Centered AI. She also specializes in envisioning human-centered experiences for future technologies.

Combining her M.S. in Computer Science (HCI) with her BA in Communications, Ovetta spends most of her time helping people visualize humanity’s future and how to ethically and with compassion serve people through digital and intelligent products. When not working or teaching, Ovetta is swimming, biking and running, in exotic locales, and occasionally, doing these races called Ironmans.

Ovetta Sampson

About the talk

The Planck Value of Design - Collective Leadership

- Florence Gould Hall

In this talk, Ovetta will describe how she uses the framework of collective leadership to lead multidisciplinary teams for better design. This leadership framework focuses on empowering and supporting leadership at all levels and from all disciplines throughout the design process to push product innovation as well as focus on each team member's career trajectory. By blending a communal approach to leading teams with the design process itself the result is more like an artful game of chance than a team with each player playing his or her part at the right moment to create a transdisciplinary shared outcome.

Q&A with Ovetta Sampson and Alice Quan

- Florence Gould Hall

Q&A with Ovetta and Alice

The Planck Value of Design - Collective Leadership

- Online

In this talk, Ovetta will describe how she uses the framework of collective leadership to lead multidisciplinary teams for better design. This leadership framework focuses on empowering and supporting leadership at all levels and from all disciplines throughout the design process to push product innovation as well as focus on each team member's career trajectory. By blending a communal approach to leading teams with the design process itself the result is more like an artful game of chance than a team with each player playing his or her part at the right moment to create a transdisciplinary shared outcome.

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