Laura Pionek

VP of Product

Over the past 20 years, Laura has leveraged her pioneering leadership and vision in product and user experience to drive teams toward usable, intuitive product design. Laura cross-trained in a variety of business categories, from Fortune 50 companies to small, high-tech startups. Most recently she was VP of product and user experience at Sopris Health where she curated a user experience for current and future customers while managing product requirements and business imperatives for a revolutionary, artificial intelligence driven EHR note generation solution that dramatically saved clinicians time and reduced physician burnout. She also built the UX team for iTriage, one of the very first healthcare apps ever to hit the Apple app store, which eventually saw usage of 20 million users and was acquired by Aetna. She additionally ran a team for the second-most used government app (behind the NASA app), called Your Texas Benefits App.

At Pearson Higher Education, Laura developed and trained the global UX and product organization on a hybrid agile methodology to improve coordination and communication and reduce silos across the 40,000 employee organization. She personally managed two of Pearson’s key innovation initiatives: a collaboration with IBM Watson on using AI to enhance learning and teaching experiences and an ground-up re-imagination of the technology platform that all Pearson software was built upon. She currently has an active patent-pending on a predictive experience she developed while working with their data analytics team.

Laura is an innovative and strategic product and user experience leader with extensive experience managing the life cycle of user-centered design projects from conceptualization to launch. She has worked with notable companies like the Cincinnati Zoo, Allstate, Ferrari, BMW, Teva Pharmaceutical, Aetna, FirstData, and Pearson Higher Education.

Laura Pionek

VP of Product

Over the past 20 years, Laura has leveraged her pioneering leadership and vision in product and user experience to drive teams toward usable, intuitive product design. Laura cross-trained in a variety of business categories, from Fortune 50 companies to small, high-tech startups. Most recently she was VP of product and user experience at Sopris Health where she curated a user experience for current and future customers while managing product requirements and business imperatives for a revolutionary, artificial intelligence driven EHR note generation solution that dramatically saved clinicians time and reduced physician burnout. She also built the UX team for iTriage, one of the very first healthcare apps ever to hit the Apple app store, which eventually saw usage of 20 million users and was acquired by Aetna. She additionally ran a team for the second-most used government app (behind the NASA app), called Your Texas Benefits App.

At Pearson Higher Education, Laura developed and trained the global UX and product organization on a hybrid agile methodology to improve coordination and communication and reduce silos across the 40,000 employee organization. She personally managed two of Pearson’s key innovation initiatives: a collaboration with IBM Watson on using AI to enhance learning and teaching experiences and an ground-up re-imagination of the technology platform that all Pearson software was built upon. She currently has an active patent-pending on a predictive experience she developed while working with their data analytics team.

Laura is an innovative and strategic product and user experience leader with extensive experience managing the life cycle of user-centered design projects from conceptualization to launch. She has worked with notable companies like the Cincinnati Zoo, Allstate, Ferrari, BMW, Teva Pharmaceutical, Aetna, FirstData, and Pearson Higher Education.

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