Tamara Alsheikh

Basic

Angestellt, Head of UX @BP, Siemens AG - Smart Infrastructure

Zug, Switzerland

Skills

Specialties:User Centered Design
Requirements Gathering
Usability and User Experience Evaluation Ethnographic Studies of Technology Use
Ethnographic Studies of Technology and Culture (Especially Arab and Middle Eastern Culture). Wireframing using Axure
Balsamiq and Omnigraffle
Visio
Adobe Photoshop
Illustrator and Dreamweaver Web Design (HTML
CSS
Asp.net) Programming (C
C++
C#
Java
MATLAB)
UX strategy
Product strategy
UX management
Engineering

Timeline

Professional experience for Tamara Alsheikh

  • Current 3 years and 9 months, since Oct 2018

    Head of UX @BP

    Siemens AG - Smart Infrastructure

    After successfully making the business case and getting management's commitment to establish the user experience (UX) in the organisation, I built and currently lead the newly formed in house UX team at Siemens Building Products (BP) - Smart Infrastructure. We are a global horizontal team of 8 UX professionals across three locations (Switzerland-Zug, Chicago-US, Pune-India) covering both UX design and research for the three business segments.

  • Current 4 years and 7 months, since Dec 2017

    UX Manager

    Siemens AG - Building Technologies

    My mission at Siemens Building Technologies, international headquarters, is to establish and lead the UX practises with emphasis on Systems and Room Automation (SRA) including Engineering commisioning tools. My ultimate goal is to establish integrated processes and build our organisational capabilities to enable product teams to bring the voice of the users into our global product portfolio and to confidently steer the product strategy and direction using a user centric approach.

  • 5 months, Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

    Volunteer and Mentor

    Impact Hub Zürich

    After nearly a decade of amazing full time employment (six of which were at Google) and successfully completing an MBA, I am currently taking a career break. I am focused on personal projects, volunteering and mentoring during that time, before embarking on my new career adventure shortly after the break. I am currently volunteering my time at the Impact Hub Zürich, beside contributing to other professional development projects and causes in Switzerland.

  • 6 years and 6 months, Apr 2011 - Sep 2017

    Senior User Experience Researcher

    Google Switzerland

    I have initiated, lead, managed and conducted UX research projects and initiatives in 5 continents (24 countries, 33 cities), especially in Asia, and the Middle east. Those projects included cultural immersion activities to stakeholders across global offices. My two major expertise is in the following areas: - User research and strategy for Enterprise and productivity - User experience research lead for International and Emerging Markets research

Educational background for Tamara Alsheikh

  • 1 year and 4 months, Sep 2014 - Dec 2015

    Global MBA

    IE Business School

    I strongly believe that UX professionals should have deep expertise of business beside UX to be able to confidently steer products on the right direction from both the user and business perspectives. Therefore, I decided to embark on an MBA journey.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Sep 2008 - Sep 2009

    Human Computer Interaction with Ergonomics

    University College London

  • 2004 - 2008

    Engineering

    American University in Cairo

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • Arabic

    First language

  • German

    Intermediate

Wants

Startup mentoring
UX Mentoring
UX hiring
Women in tech mentoring
Refugee professional development

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