What is ATEA?

What is ATEA? ATEA is an experience design and enterprise development agency that collaborates with leading companies to create unbelievably easy-to-use, beautiful and innovative new products and experiences that elevate brands and capture market share.

 

ATEA was founded on a core set of values:

  • Keep the focus on the customer
  • Discover, design and build amazing product experiences for every single client.
  • Bring in a multi-disciplinary, diverse set of core skills and viewpoints that set us apart.
  • Have lots of fun doing all of the above!

 

  • ATEA exists to make our customers happy and to make the end-users’ lives better.
  • We give individual attention to our customers, our people and ourselves.
  • We believe this makes us happier and in turn our customers as well.
  • We also believe in giving back to our community.
  • ATEA contributes a portion of profits to Child Aid Foundation in India, participates in local community activities and celebrates being a woman-owned business by giving free seminars to women entrepreneurs around the world.
Sandhya S. Pillalamarri

Sandhya S. Pillalamarri

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Sandhya is a recognized leader in the industry of user experience research and design with over 14 years of experience leading creative research and design teams and highly-visible projects. She enjoys managing and seeing next-generation products through to completion by working throughout the lifecycle of user research, ideation, design, usability analysis and implementation, to deliver a high-quality product that’s useful, usable, and beautiful.

Sandhya is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of ATEA. She started the company because she truly believes that good design can change the world. Sandhya has written for and spoken at numerous trade conferences, magazines and has recently appeared at IA Summit, CHI, UXPA, SxSW, HIMSS, Radiology 2005 – 2011, and Web 2.0 Expo. Sandhya has extensive experience working for several industry verticals such as radiology and dental healthcare and medical devices, K-16 education segments, emerging markets and consumer lifestyle and service design.

Prior to ATEA, she worked in the capacity of Head of User Experience Research at Dell, leading the Dell Cloud Manager enterprise user experience research efforts for the team. Before Dell, she was the Director of User Experience Design at Pearson Education, the Director of Enterprise User Experience at Parametric Technology Corporation, Senior Design Researcher at Philips Design, Philips Healthcare, the Manager of User Experience at JDA Software Group, Inc., the Global Usability Lead at GE Healthcare, a Usability Consultant to the US Navy, Information Architect and Developer for ON Semiconductor, a Former Division of Motorola, Software Eengineer at IBM, among others.

Sandhya works to create new value for her customers, ensuring that their products deliver meaningful and valuable moments, build brand equity, and deliver delightful interactions and social good to the marketplace.   Sandhya holds a Masters in Management in General Management, Operations, and Strategy from Harvard University, a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science engineering with a minor in Biology from Arizona State University.

 Maria A. Bracho

Maria A. Bracho

Senior Business Strategy Consultant

Maria is a Product and Project Manager with experience directing strategy, execution, and delivery of innovative solutions for leading companies across multiple industries, specializing in cloud computing. She has a unique mix of hands-on technical expertise and strong business acumen, with record of driving technology-enabled initiatives that deliver tangible results in pursuit of bottom-line goals and strategic company priorities. Trusted partner who engages both technical and business officers to define needs and align technology initiatives with broader organizational goals.  Maria has a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Maryland and holds PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt and ITIL certifications.

Jason Baker

Jason Baker

Technical Advisor

Jason is an experienced Internet infrastructure engineer, SaaS application developer, and technology entrepreneur. He is an expert in industrialized managed IT services, IT operations, data center design, and cloud computing. Jason co-founded the largest privately-held provider of data center, managed hosting, and cloud computing services in Minnesota. His teams designed an operational infrastructure which delivered mission-critical services to thousands of businesses. He is a frequent speaker and author on current technology trends.

Campbell McNeill

Campbell McNeill

Technical Advisor

Campbell is a technical leader who has experience in both startups and large corporate environments. Currently he is leading both cloud consultancy and disruptive social ventures. Previously Campbell was a Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect at Dell delivering projects ranging from public cloud platforms though to configuration management and system deployment software solutions.  In his 17 years industrial experience he as delivered projects in financial, healthcare, government, non-profit and logistics sectors.  He is a Computer Science graduate of the University of Dundee, Scotland.

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