Cheryl is an internationally renowned interaction designer who is best known for her work on a wide variety of emerging technologies and products—including Amazon’s Alexa voice platform and the Echo Look, Microsoft’s Cortana and the Azure platform, and groundbreaking early titles for the Nintendo DS. At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she is currently focusing on improving digital collaboration. Her design-education firm, Ideaplatz, offers design instruction that empowers today’s designers to build tomorrow’s experiences. Cheryl holds a degree in computer science and human-computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. She has been a professional improviser and performer more than a decade.