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Dr. Wayne Neale

UX Design

Co-Founder, GrowthX Academy

Wayne is an entrepreneur… an observer, a creator, a builder, educator and designer of new opportunities. Wayne is a veteran of the software industry working at both large and small growth companies. Through a series of startup renaissance roles Wayne has performed executive sales, marketing, product management, business development and user experience. Wayne is the Co-Founder of GrowthX Academy and is helping create the education company of the future. 

Wayne was previously founder and CEO of Kydak, an experience design innovation consultancy working on product and service design for startups and fortune 50 companies alike. Wayne is co-leader of IxDA Phoenix and founder of Phoenix UX. He has held executive positions at SAP, ShoppingScout, Khimetrics (acquired by SAP), ITax Group (acquired by First Advantage), and Kodak and was the co-founder of iZoom and Fairway Productions. Dr. Neale holds a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from Virginia Tech, masters in human factors from CSUN and bachelors in cognitive psychology from CSULB.

Wayne has an enduring curiosity in how the world is designed and unrelenting passion to make it a better place to live, work, learn and play.

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