Jim Carlsen-Landy has focused his career on improving people’s work lives through better software experiences. In over 30 years of building software for professionals, he has been a developer, designer, UX and development leader, and design advocate. He is currently UX Design Director for the Continuous Delivery business at CA Technologies, leading a UX team that is researching and designing the next generation of software engineering tools for Agile and DevOps organizations.
During his career, Jim has been hands-on (or eyes-on) in nearly every aspect of software development. Prior to CA Technologies, he worked on systems for US defense decision support, supply chain, airline operations, finance, and healthcare, managed global teams ranging from 2 to 40 people, and led corporate-level design initiatives at several companies. This broad perspective informs his sometimes heretical views of design and leadership.
Jim is a past President of DFW UXPA and has been a repeat speaker and panelist at Big Design since the first one. You can find him on LinkedIn http://linkedin.com/in/jimcl