Steve ‘Buzz’ Pearce

Lessons learned creating a marketplace

Creating online marketplaces that serve the sellers and buyers is a chicken and egg situation for the designer and researcher. Steve will talk through some critical lessons he’s learned at Skyscanner in helping build one of the biggest travel marketplaces in the world.


Date: Wednesday, October 16th
Time: 13:00 - 13:45
Location: Hall 12

Speaker

Steve ‘Buzz’ Pearce

Executive Design Leader, Skyscanner

Steve has the mind of an engineer, and the heart of an artist. Since the dawn of internet economy companies, he has led teams that have lovingly crafted products and services, that people actually
use and enjoy on a daily basis. Steve (or Buzz as many know him) is a Design Leader and knows what it takes to create products and brands with soul. He’s had the fortune of working with some of the best designers, engineers and marketeers around. Together they’ve built some of the most loved products and brands on the planet, including Skype, BBC, Lonely Planet, Lego, Alexander McQueen, and Jamie Oliver.
He also serves on the board of the Design Council, working with government and policy makers on design’s contribution to national economy and alround improvements to society.
Buzz leads the wonderful design and research team at Skyscanner.

The Skyscanner mission:
“Everything we do is for you, the traveller. Your trust and happiness is
sacred to us. We believe in eliminating the pain of travel and make it
ecologically sustainable. It’s a wonderful world out there, and you
have access to all of it on Skyscanner.
PS, We’re about 1% done.”