Framework

Framework is a podcast about the process of researching, planning and building that goes into bringing a product to market.

Alec is a co-founder and Director of Partnerships at The UXR Collective, the creators of the UXR Conference. For his day job, Alec is Head of Product at Finaeo, a Toronto-based startup building the tech to power the individual life and health insurance industry. In this episode, we talk about what it takes to get a conference off the ground, and how to do it bigger and better the next time.

Alisha Kassam is the founder of Side by Side Collective, a not-for-profit that’s effecting change within the technology industry in Toronto by providing women with goal-oriented mentorship and support. Alisha is especially interested in how design can be used as a tool to create social and organizational change. She’s currently a Senior Design Strategist at Shopify and a UX Research instructor and course developer at York University.

Emily Nguyen is a Product Manager at Wattpad, currently working on building the future of storytelling with Tap. Previously, Emily lead Wattpad's discovery/search product team.

Lindsie Canton is Director of Product Design at Bridge and a Product Designer at Rangle. She uses human-centred design to build ethical products. She puts this into practice at Bridge, an inclusive platform for women, agender, and non-binary folks in tech to succeed.

Huda Idrees is the Founder and CEO of Dot Health, a real-time personal health data platform. With a background in engineering from the University of Toronto and a prolific career at some of Toronto's best known startups, her latest venture is transforming the way people access and control their own health information for good. In this episode we talk about discovery, scaling, and the challenges of healthtech.

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