Thaniya currently leads TED's growing team of product developers and UX extraordinaires. She is responsible for turning TED.com's digital visions into reality through strategy, product development, collaboration, design, and development. Thaniya joined TED in early 2010 where she created the product team as well as spearheaded all mobile development efforts for TED. Her passion lies in the intersection of human-computer interaction, design, and behavioral economics. Her work has been recognized by numerous awards, including Emmy, Peabody, Adobe MAX, and Webby. She is a fan of management through influence.
Prior to this, Thaniya was Director of Product Development at Major League Baseball Advanced Media, where she was primarily responsible for MLB's popular real-time game tracker, Gameday, as well as all major live-streaming video products and other live game experience applications. Thwarted early on in her ambition to attend art school, Thaniya went on to complete degrees in decision science, computer science, and a Master of Science in management at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining TED's dynamic team she has assumed the roles of software engineer as well as user experience designer for over 14 years working with many Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike.
TED2014, TEDGlobal 2013, TED2013, TED2012, TEDGlobal 2011, TED2011, TEDWomen 2010, TED2010
Areas of Expertise
Product Development and Innovation, Media Technology & Web 2.0, User Experience Design and Web UI Development, Ramen, Turning lemons into lemonade, snowboarding, Cooking, Surfing (The Ocean)
I'm passionate about
Progress. Design. Culture. Food. Contributing to society's greater good.
Talk to me about
Snowboarding, Ramen, Backpacking, User Experience Design, The future of Internet, Behavioral Economics, Robots, Folklores
People don't know I'm good at
identifying ingredients in things I eat