Howard Pyle, the founder of Experience Futures (XF), brings over 20 years of experience in leading design, transformation, and technology programs for global organizations and startups. As a leader driven by a mission, Howard is dedicated to advancing accessibility and inclusion in digital experiences, drawing from personal experience with neurodiversity, including dyslexia.
XF is a mission-driven organization comprised of ExperienceFutures.org, a non-profit dedicated to driving positive change in the digital landscape, and XF.works, an AI platform that leverages automation to promote inclusivity and drive business impact. Since its inception in 2021, XF has forged partnerships with influential entities such as the United Nations, IBM, Estee Lauder, and various mission-driven startups.
Prior to Experience Futures, Howard was SVP of Global CX & Design at MetLife, where he led brand design, experience strategy, UX, and digital platforms. During his tenure, his team successfully developed and relaunched MetLife's global brand and redesigned customer-facing digital platforms across 40 markets.
Before joining MetLife, Howard was a VP at IBM where he led a network of design studios at and oversaw design initiatives across various business units. He also led developer marketing across all business units, coordinating experiences and initiatives for the global software community. Previously, Howard was a Senior Partner for Digital at Ogilvy Worldwide and has launched and operated several startups.
Howard also has a strong commitment to supporting the arts and education. He has served on the Board of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and curated digital exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. He has also acted as an advisor for design and technology courses at the New School and Stanford's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.
Miye McCullough is a mission-driven leader with over 15 years of experience in growing nonprofits and fostering meaningful relationships.
Having personal experience with combined presentation ADHD and low-vision barriers, Miye brings a unique perspective on accessibility. These firsthand experiences have deeply influenced her commitment to advancing the mission of ExperienceFutures.org, driving the goal of creating inclusive and accessible digital experiences for all.
Miye helps organizations optimize performance through relationship insights. By illuminating unseen dynamics in culture and structure, she provides guidance through change. With a vision for empowering communities at all levels, Miye helps tap full potential by honoring unity amid diversity.
Throughout her career, Miye has been dedicated to facilitating partnerships between large enterprises, media, art, and philanthropy to drive social impact.
In her previous roles, Miye successfully managed development and operations at The Turtle Conservancy, a conservation non-profit, and led an impact-driven creative studio and publication. Through these experiences, she orchestrated fundraisers, workshops, and creative collaborations with esteemed organizations and Foundations such as The Nature Conservancy, MOCA, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Patagonia.
Miye has a diverse background that included working as an assistant to Glenn O'Brien, a prominent New York writer and critic. In this role, she supported O'Brien's influential work in the NYC art, music, fashion, and culture scene. Miye began her career as a recruiter in financial services.
Amit Sen has worked for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) since 2007. He currently works at UNHCR’s Headquarters to support strategic planning in humanitarian operations worldwide.
He previously covered UNHCR’s Asia-Pacific region, as well as the Middle East North Africa, where he focused on addressing the impact of armed conflict and displacement on women and children.
Prior to joining the UN, Amit served as a Senior Associate in the U.S. Department of Justice on implementing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and assisting victims of human trafficking. He has worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the D.C. Court of Appeals, and has provided pro bono representation to asylum-seekers and their families.
Amit earned his law degree from Georgetown University and serves as a Practitioner in Residence at Duke University’s Keenan Institute on Ethics.
Utibe Bassey serves as Vice President, Customer Experience at Dominion Energy. In this role, she is responsible for customer experience strategy, customer service, and revenue management for Dominion Energy’s more than 7 million electric and gas customers.
Utibe’s passion lies in bridging business and humanity. Her functional experience spans strategy, planning, operations, experience design, leadership development and innovation, and she has led Global teams and businesses in 2-person and 50,000-person organizations alike – each role as a conduit to improving the experience for employees and customers in tandem with business results.
Utibe received a BSc. In Management Information Systems from Central Connecticut State University MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She serves as an advisor to founders and business leaders on human-centered approaches to product and service innovation. She is keen about entrepreneurship and how it enables change in people’s lives and transformation in their communities, building mission-driven businesses, storytelling and Leadership