Open Collective
Open Collective

Howard Pyle

Founder of ExperienceFutures


I'm the founder of Experience Futures (XF). Our mission is to ensure that everyone has access to the digital tools necessary for a healthy, successful, and empowered life. We work to bridge the digital divide for diverse user groups, including older adults, individuals with disabilities and neurodiversity, and mobile-only users from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Through education, research, and community building, we aim to close the digital divide and make digital experiences more inclusive and accessible for all.

Before founding XF, I was SVP of Global CX & Design at MetLife, where I was responsible for leading brand and experience design, UX, and front-end platforms. Prior to MetLife, I led a network of design studios and developer marketing at IBM. Before that, I was a Senior Partner at Ogilvy, leading global digital platforms.

In addition to my corporate roles, I spent ten years in startups and agencies. All of these experiences, whether in established corporations or startups, have reinforced my passion for improving the accessibility and inclusiveness of digital experiences.