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Mona Patel

Business Innovation Strategist and Best-Selling Author

  • Founder and CEO of Motivate Design, a user experience agency helping major corporations establish a company vision
  • Assists clients including Mercedes-Benz and GE in identifying the next “Big Thing”
  • Encourages and inspires audiences to move beyond the traditional mechanisms that hold back innovation

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InnovationCustomer ExperienceBusiness StrategyDecision MakingFemale Speakers

Mona Patel is a dynamic and engaging entrepreneur with 17 years of experience assisting the world’s top brands in reimagining their creative ideation process to ultimately optimize customer experience. She is the Founder and CEO of Motivate Design, a user experience (UX), research design, and staffing agency that specializes in helping major corporations in establishing a company vision and ensuring that resources are effectively allocated to execute it. With a degree in engineering psychology, Mona’s expertise sits at the intersection of human emotion and technology. She has assisted clients including Mercedes-Benz and GE in identifying the next ‘Big Thing’ by encouraging the exploration of new research methodologies, emerging markets, and new ideas that meet consumer needs while at the same time tapping into emerging and innovative technologies. The best-selling author of Reframe: Shift the Way You Work, Innovate, and Think, Mona inspires clients to think outside the box by offering an actionable and practical roadmap for breaking through creative barriers and generating great ideas.

Mona’s process works by encouraging clients to move beyond the traditional mechanisms that typically hold back companies throughout the innovation process, offering insights that are applicable at every level of a company. Personable, funny, and relatable, Mona’s presentations have a way of breaking down barriers that usually prevent companies from identifying their own weaknesses. Available to deliver keynotes or workshops, she’s not afraid to dig deep into a company’s corporate and interpersonal culture to uncover the hindrances or personality types that stall innovation, creating a comfortable environment that allows attendees to identify and overcome roadblocks and unlock their full creative potential to begin innovating. Mona offers audiences a distinct ability to solve problems quickly, creatively, and simply. She has a unique capability to translate complex business problems into simple design opportunities. Mona is an expert at conveying strategic ideas in a direct, focused, honest, approachable, and authentic way, and her advice has helped others redesign everything from interfaces to cross-channel customer journeys to their own lives.

Mona began her career working on the redesign of the first consumer-facing digital camera for Eastman Kodak Company. With the dawn of the internet, Mona was one of few innovators who realized that the goal of online presences wasn’t just to make interfaces easy to use but to also ensure they are persuasive and powerful communicators of brand. She has a master’s degree in marketing from Boston University and embarked on a fast-paced trajectory, rising from junior design researcher to managing a multi-million dollar portfolio of UI/UX work.

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