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I am focused on crafting compelling user experiences, facilitating efficient team environments, and delivering solutions at scale. My diverse background brings immediate value to a business. I look forward to taking on new challenges and learning every day.

Experience

Head of Product / Grok

Owned the entire Grok platform experience, from design to delivery. Delivered several iterations of the product against an aggressive product roadmap. Grew team with high quality talent despite constrained, bootstrapped budget.
grokstream.com

Offering Manager / IBM Cloud

Lead the business strategy, design execution, and product quality across a portfolio of cloud offerings dedicated to deployment and management of enterprise workloads on IBM’s cloud platform, Bluemix.
Crafted cross-cutting scenarios that de ned the future of the IBM Cloud strategy based on customer and user feedback.
ibm.com/cloud

Design Team Lead / IBM Cloud

Lead a team of eight designers and multiple engineering squads to deliver three major cloud services on Bluemix within one quarter.
Coordinated design across multiple release cycles with leaders in both development and product management across multiple geographies.
bluemix.net

Designer / IBM Design

Designer at the ground level of a major transformation of the company to reinvigorate product development through a new framework — IBM Design Thinking.
Worked with a cross-functional team of designers, developers and managers to GA IBM’s Cloud Platform offering: Bluemix
Worked on several types of projects with an internal and external focus, practicing design with a wide variety of people across different disciplines.
ibm.com/design

Local Lead / IXDA Bloomington

Organizer and local leader for local IXDA chapter in Bloomington. IXDA is a professional organization of designers whose collective mission is to “improve the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design.”
Organized events for over 100 members, including securing venues, planning activities, and acting as a liaison to the parent organization.
ixda.org

UX Designer (Intern) / Aprimo, Inc. (a Teradata Company)

Worked with design team to create specification documents and wireframes for next generation Aprimo Marketing Studio offering;
Focused on information architecture, interaction design, and market competitive analysis;
Interviewed several users for research to guide the designs.
aprimo.com

Interaction Designer / One Planet Education Network (OPEN), LLC

Created wireframes for internal project management system;
UX Strategic Consulting for upcoming video game
oneplaneteducation.com

Founder, Executive Producer / Weekly Download, LLC

Discussions on the latest technology news with flavors of speculation and philosophy;
Website custom configured based on WordPress;
10000 podcast downloads on iTunes
weeklydownload.com

Assistant Instructor / School of Informatics and Computing, IU Bloomington

Assisted with instruction to undergraduate informatics students in interaction and experience design;
Mentored and graded teams on design projects
soic.indiana.edu

Technical Team Coordinator / University Information Technology Services (UITS)

Pioneered the reorganization of consulting model in campus computer labs by leading and organizing a specialized team of consultants to handle in-room dorm appointments;
Project manager for restructuring of training system; streamlined data- base of documents by leading a team of 26 people to complete the task in 2 months;
Managed 120 consultants and 25 supervisors across 60 labs
uits.iu.edu

Web Designer / BidPal Networks

Helped develop ground breaking iPhone OS software to manage silent auctions;
Designed, implemented and tested Intranet software
bidpalnetworks.com

Data and Web Services Administrator / Indiana Philosophy Ontology (InPhO)

Helped to beta test the world’s first dynamic philosophy ontology;
Tasks included data entry, moderation, beta testing, and maintaining database architectures
inpho.cogs.indiana.edu

Education

MS Human-Computer Interaction/Design (May 2013)
Indiana University, Bloomington

BS Cognitive Science (May 2011)
Indiana University, Bloomington

Skills

Strategy, work ow diagramming, interaction design, idea synthesis, user experience research, public speaking, group facilitation

Publications

Criss, A.H., Malmberg, K., Shiffrin, R.M., & Gangwani, T. (2012). “Output Interference in Recognition Memory.” Psychological Science and Review. Online (PDF).

Gangwani, T., Kachergis, G., Yu, C. (2010). “Simultaneous Learning of Category and Object Names.” Proceedings of the 32nd Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Portland, OR. Online (PDF).

Gangwani, T., Kachergis, G. (2009). “Simultaneous Noun and Category Learning via Cross-Situational Statistics.” iCogSci: Indiana Undergraduate Journal of Cogsci. Bloomington, IN. Online (PDF).

Courses assisted

INFO I-591: Interaction Design (Fall 2012)
Instructor: Martin Siegel

INFO I-300: Human Computer Interaction-Design (Spring 2011 & 2012)
Instructor: Martin Siegel

COGS Q-240: Philosophical Foundations in Cognitive Science
Instructor: Robert Rose

Honors/Awards

Forbes 30 Under 30, 2016
Tech.Co Startup of the Year, Honorable Mention, 2017
PBC 1 Ranking (top 1% of IBM employees), 2015
Cognitive Science Advisor Board Member, 2015-Present
Informatics Graduate Fellowship, 2011
Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Award, 2011
Indiana University Student Foundation Scholarship, 2011
Cognitive Science Outstanding Contribution, 2011
Cognitive Science Outstanding Undergraduate Research, 2010
IU Incentive Grant, 2010
UITS Most Valuable Supervisor, 2009, 2010
UITS Consultant of the Semester, 2009
Dean’s List, 2008

References available upon request