• Maria Bezaitis
• Eric Haseltine
||Dr. Maria Bezaitis has extensive history shaping global research and design organizations in the technology sector. Dr. Bezaitis' work focuses on how social research can catalyze business transformation and directions for technology innovation. Maria's current focus is on personal data and the ways in which the proliferation of personal data sets the stage for new business models and what she calls "relational" technologies. Maria has played a leadership role in several cutting-edge social research and design organizations, including E-Lab and Sapient Corporation and most recently as director of Intel's People and Practices Research Group. Maria has published articles on ethnographic practice and the value of the humanities for business. She has lectured frequently on social research and business innovation to industry and academic institutions. Maria sits on the Board of the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference.