A Forum for Innovation
Introducing Member: Shauna Sampson Eves
Position: Principal, Global Agency Partnership Development
City: San Francisco
Cultural Ambassador: N/A
Interests: Agile and/or Rapid Application Development and Design, Design (Visual, Interactive, UXD, Environmental), Media, Technology,
Questions and AnswersWhat will you say about the work you've done at the end of your career?
I've worked hard, had fun and helped change the world.Where do you go for inspiration?
It's not where I go, it's what I do and that changes often. Yesterday it was a visit to the Georgia O'Keefe museum in Santa Fe with my kids, tomorrow it will be taking photos in Times Square and meeting up with a business partner to talk about her trip to India.How do you build resilience into your work & company?
There is no resilience without relevance. To know is not enough - partner, share and learn.What keeps you up at night?
Everything. I generally fall asleep with a set of challenges on my mind. I am a big believer in keeping a note pad and pen handy at all times.What gets you up in the morning?
I love my family, my work and my life. I love solving problems, making connections, learning new things, viewing the world from multiple angles and shaping the future.How is your work cross-cultural?
I wouldn't describe my work as cross-cultural, although I collaborate with global agencies, CPGs and media companies that deliver messages, products, experiences all over the world. These companies are looking to the future, which of course is global. I work across several disciplines (marketing, design, professional services, research, technology) and a multitude of industries and consumer-facing companies - all of which have their own unique cultures, languages, etc.
I develop and drive strategic partnerships with customers (CPGs, M&E, Retail, Manufacturing, others) and global digital/interactive agencies for Microsoft. The focus of my day-to-day work is supporting partners that leverage new and emerging technologies in products, experiences and platforms.