Aly Blenkin



Aly is passionate about creating products and services that have a positive impact on communities, society and the planet. Currently, Aly is the Associate Director and co-founder of Pivotal Act, an initiative within VMware, focused on helping nonprofits design and build technology to address pressing social and environmental challenges. Pivotal Act has worked with nonprofits such as, Red Cross, Save the Children, The Collaborative Cash Delivery Network, and the Humanitarian Innovation Fund.

Before launching Pivotal Act, she was a Lead Product designer at Pivotal Labs, where she consulted for corporate clients like HSBC, Aramex and Volkswagen. Prior to Pivotal, Aly worked at ThoughtWorks and in academia as a researcher and adjunct instructor at Parsons, in Design and Technology.

Aly has a master’s in Transdisciplinary Design from Parsons. She also studied Service Design at Köln International School of Design in Germany, and has bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the University of Alberta, Canada.