Cindy Alvarez

Director of UX at Yammer


Cindy Alvarez helps companies get better at experimentation, customer research, and iterative development of both products and processes. She's spent many years working with early- and mid-stage startups, but currently is at the opposite end of the spectrum: driving change within Microsoft! As the director of user experience for Yammer (acquired by Microsoft in 2012), she built up their design and research organization. She also evangelizes lean processes as part of Microsoft's User Experience Leadership Team.