Ellen Di Resta
Ellen Di Resta works with senior leaders to create new opportunities for growth; helping businesses to align themselves to new market conditions that emerge from technological or economic disruption.
Previously with Becton Dickinson, she developed the organizational capability to create white space opportunities for new growth in health informatics.
In a prior consulting leadership role, she led the Strategy Practice at Continuum, a global design and innovation consultancy. In addition to advising clients to achieve significant market success through innovation, she developed frameworks for selecting and developing innovation talent.
Ellen is a frequent lecturer and former adjunct professor in the Strategy and Innovation department at Boston University, and has served as an advisor in the creation of a multidisciplinary college (Design, Engineering and Commerce) at Philadelphia University. She has also contributed articles and chapters to several publications on innovation.
Lisa has spent her career solving real human needs by focusing on driving motivations, situational factors, and environmental conditions that form the problem space. She translates these insights into critical requirements for business success and facilitates the development of new concepts and solutions to meet them.
From the first consumer digital cameras to sustainable architecture design tools to at-home clinical-grade testing, Lisa continues to transform bleeding edge technologies into award-winning products and commercial successes.
Lisa contributed to the 2014 O’Reilly book, Designing for Emerging Technologies: UX for Genomics, Robotics, and the Internet of Things and currently teaches about designing for emerging technologies in the Digital Media graduate program at Northeastern University in Boston.