Chair Opening Remarks Day 108:50 - 09:00Studio One
FBI negotiation techniques for product managers Maria Kucheryavaya
09:00 - 09:30Studio One
As a product manager, you spend a third of your time or more negotiating; you negotiate with everyone from the executive team, business stakeholders, and other PMs to engineers, designers and even your customers. Your ability to drive your product vision forwards and your product’s overall success and scale largely depend on how good you are in these negotiations. In this talk, you will learn the skills to make you radically more effective at negotiating and enable you reach the outcomes you want, without losing sleep and pissing people off.
Corporate Innovation: Tips Tricks & Lessons LearnedDanielle Lloyd
09:30 - 10:00Studio One
Corporate and start-up product innovation are not the same thing. Each come with their own strengths and weaknesses... so they ultimately need to build systems that battle their specific demons. Corporates are hard pressed to find success in launching a startup within their existing structure. And while decades of knowledge should breed curiosity and lead to insightful innovation... why is it so often not the case? This talk focuses on 3 very important areas that corporates should consider in building a product and launching it to market with the highest chance of success: the role that people, processes and brand play from ideation through to launch. Key challenges and tips in each of these 3 areas will be reviewed, based on experience in launching 3 startups to market and working with legacy corporates with a combined <300 years of experience.
Creating healthy tension as a driver of innovationKarolina Edwards-Smajda
10:00 - 10:30Studio One
As UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace, one of our ongoing challenges is balancing often conflicting needs of our customers (car retailers) and consumers (users on site). This healthy tension flows into our Product world and translates into one of our Product principles defining how we work. Karolina’s presentation will give you insight into how creating this healthy tension within product teams can lead to building better products for our customers.
Grab a CoffeeDay 110:30 - 10:50Studio Two
Panel Discussion: What Does the Agile Roadmapping Process Look Like in Practice?Day 110:50 - 11:35Studio One
Discussing the differences between 'good' and 'bad' roadmaps for product leaders. Addressing the right problems, driving company strategy and having team ownership. What are the keys to success during this process?
Product development in the age of dataAnuj Pradhan
11:35 - 12:05Studio One
Human BingoDay 112:05 - 12:20Studio One
Using Customer Feedback at ScaleNick Haworth
12:20 - 12:50Studio One
Eat & GreetDay 112:50 - 1:30Studio Two
Centralized Product Teams – How To Transform Your Team From Order Takers To Thought LeadersMarco Goffi
1:30 - 2:00Studio One
The ebbs and flows of most corporations, usually call for cycles of centralization and decentralization. Centralized product teams usually get a bad reputation for trying too hard to please all stakeholders resulting in a disparate set of features; but it doesn’t have to be that way. I will share with you some of the lessons I’ve learned while leading (and working) in centralized product groups and managed to be successful at pushing a cohesive product vision forward.
Secret To Creating Highly Engaged & Loyal CustomersRemy Becher
2:00 - 2:30Studio One
Join Remy, VP, Product at The Economist and find out how they are creating highly engaged, loyal customers via a dedicated audio product strategy fit within the programme!
Group Surgery: Discussing Your Biggest Challenges Day 12:30 - 2:50Studio One
In this session, a chosen 'patient' will share the problem that is causing the most pain at work, and 'surgeons' (a.k.a. everyone else) will help diagnose the pain, and provide remedy.
The Importance Of Customer CentricityTom Guy
2:50 - 3:20Studio One
Why you should center your product decision-making on the end customer, both for features benefiting users and for features benefiting the business.
Quick Snack + Leg StretchDay 13:20 - 3:30Studio Two
Panel Discussion: Growing Pains: Challenges Faced by Scaling Businesses Day 13:30 - 4:15Studio One
Designing Experiences In The Smart Home EnvironmentDay 14:15 - 4:45Studio One
Smart Home devices adoption is happening at an extremely fast pace – the growth that mobile apps saw with the introduction of iPhone is being replicated for the smart home environment with the adoption of Alexa and Google Home. How do you design customer centric experiences, what adoption barriers are there and what are some good models to use is the central theme of the session.
Closing RemarksDay 14:45 - 4:50Studio One
Open Bar Networking Hour Day 14:50 - 6:00Studio Two

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