Jury Member

 
Apeksha Garga

VP of Design at Wealthfront

San Francisco, United States

Apeksha is VP of Design at Wealthfront where she leads design, research, and content strategy. Wealthfront is on a mission to democratize access to sophisticated financial advice for everyone. Previously she was at IDEO, an award winning design and innovation consulting company. She has over 10 years of experience championing human-centered design to help organizations create new businesses and reinvent existing ones. She has built and lead multi-disciplinary design teams that play a strategic role in an organization and are integral to the success of the business.

She fosters a strong culture of innovation and cross-functional collaboration to envision and build unprecedented products and services that often require defining new industry norms and ethical practices that are designed for people first. She believes in seeking insightful discoveries about human needs and behaviors and building a deep appreciation and understanding of technology to deliver new value that has sustainable positive impact on people, society and business.

Apeksha’s work has been recognized through awards and publications such as IDSA, Webby, FastCompany, Core77, designboom, Time Magazine, Wired, TechCrunch, CNN and The Verge. Her experience spans across industries such as consumer technology, finance, healthcare, automotive, education, furniture and retail. She has a Masters in Design from Institute of Design, IIT Chicago, and a degree in architecture.

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