Shad Uadiale is an accomplished User Experience and Product Designer at the Bank of Montreal (BMO) and the deserving winner of the Black Designer of the Year award. With his passion for thoughtful design, a strong appreciation for functional aesthetics and innovation, and a laser-focused approach to delivering lasting value through design, Shad has significantly impacted thoughtful design and product innovation.
Continue reading to discover further insights into his journey and his work’s profound impact on the industry.
Meet Shad Uadiale: Visionary Leader Transforming Banking Experiences
In the dynamic design world, where brilliance takes center stage, there’s a trailblazer whose talent defies boundaries, igniting a powerful transformation within the industry. Get to know Shad, an extraordinary force at BMO, capturing minds and hearts with his awe-inspiring contributions. His unique abilities showcase design prowess and empower fellow Black professionals, unlocking their boundless potential.
Shad led strategic initiatives to reimagine BMO’s approach to financial offers through innovative design. His team utilized advanced digital processes like straight-through processing and advanced personalization to drive key business and user goals. Additionally, Shad helped design an experience now integrated into BMO’s product offerings for digital sales.
The Impact of Uadiale's Work on the Future of Banking
Shad has spearheaded BMO’s Portfolio and Trading experiences’ design on the InvestorLine self-directed brokerage platform with visionary leadership. He has orchestrated seamless, user-centric journeys, weaving together innovation and precision. In addition, Shad has revolutionized product optimization with his data-driven UX design principles and groundbreaking methodologies like A/B testing, fortifying customer loyalty and driving BMO to new heights.
Yet, Shad’s influence extends beyond technical mastery. His strategic design initiatives have reshaped BMO’s approach to financial offers, propelling pivotal business and user objectives through unparalleled personalization and digitized processes like straight-through processing. Moreover, his indomitable spirit has empowered prospective and existing customers, streamlining their interactions with BMO through elegant and simplified experiences.
An empowerment champion, Shad leads the charge in innovation, co-creating BMO’s company-wide ID verification tool, adopted across multiple lines of business. This game-changing tool boosts security measures and redefines the customer experience, leaving an indelible mark of excellence.
Shad’s dedication to his craft and innovative approach to design is truly inspirational, and we are honoured to recognize him as the Black Designer of the Year. His work is shaping the future of banking and revolutionizing the industry for the better. Join Obsidi today to connect with Black tech professionals like Shad and support the recognition of Black excellence in tech.
About Obsidi By BPTN Awards
The Obsidi By BPTN Awards, presented by BMO, is an annual event that celebrates and recognizes the excellence of Black professionals in the technology industry. The awards aim to inspire future generations of Black tech professionals and encourage organizations to foster diverse and inclusive workplaces.
This award recognizes an experienced Black designer – from a wide range of design fields who is forward-thinking and strives for optimal results. The award recipient selected in the varying areas of expertise within this sector, including but not limited to product design, web design, UI design, and graphic design, will be able to demonstrate a body of work that is aesthetically appealing, functional, smart, and innovative.
Uadiale has won the Black Designer of the Year award for his exceptional work and impact as a User Experience and Product Designer, contributing to the growth and success of BMO through his data-driven and user-centred design approach.