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Beverly W. May

Executive Director, UX Awards

Beverly W. May is the Executive Director of the UX Awards, the premier global awards for exceptional UX. She is also the founder of future-design studio The Concepts Lab, a lecturer in Digital Analytics, Product Design, UX and Product Management at Columbia University and General Assembly, and well versed in designing and delivering talks, courses and workshops in UX and Product Management around the world.

May has managed her own UX and product strategy consultancy, Oxford Tech, in New York and San Francisco since 2008. In 2015, she was interim CTO and Head of Product and Design at a social video mixing company in Berlin, Germany.

She has helped create, optimize and launch hundreds of digital initiatives for Amplify Education, T-Mobile, Pitney Bowes, Hearst, Rodale, Diageo, Nike, MCI, RealAge, Novartis and many others, and has founded several companies.

She teaches IKNS 5550 Research-Based Product Design (UX). She also teaches in the SPS Applied Analytics Master's of Science Program.


  • E.M.B.A., Oxford University
  • M.A., New York University
  • B.A., University of Toronto