Jim Carlsen-Landy has focused his career on improving the experiences – and the lives – of skilled professional software users for 30 years. He discovered his passion for the field as a front-end developer at Texas Instruments, designing and building highly interactive decision support interfaces in the earliest days of graphical UIs. Since then he has held roles as developer, designer, team lead, manager, and strategist, always with a focus on making software more effective and engaging for professionals whose livelihoods depend on the tools we design and build for them.
With the rise of Agile development he has tapped into his developer roots to help UX designers, Agile developers, and product managers reach common ground and produce outstanding results across disciplines and organizational lines. Jim has held strategic UX leadership and management roles at i2 Technologies (now JDA) and Sabre Airline Solutions, and is currently the manager of the Central UX Design team at CA Technologies.