Damjan Obal

Research Principal, Cognite



Design researcher and hands-on strategist with 15+ years in the field, yet still need to show ID to buy a 🍺 . Fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to help build, groom and grow design & research teams across the globe. Research director with Cognizant, Design research lead with Pexip and Cisco Webex Devices, before that global Head of UX & Design at Entain (bwin, Ladbrokes, Gala, Coral). Designed products for NGOs, tiny startups as well as the big enterprise like Cisco, CNN, Deutsche Bahn, and Mayo Clinic. As a researcher traveled the world and defended my Computer Science PhD. As an entrepreneur, founded a VC-backed startup that helps small business tell their stories. As a curious geek, I felt my shoes and geek about Terry Pratchett.