Chair Opening Remarks Day 108:20 - 08:30Main Room
The Rest Of The World Is Not Silicon Valley: Learn From eBay’s Failure In China On How To Localize Your ProductPreston Smalley
08:30 - 09:00Main Room
The best business practices in the world are worth nothing if those implementing them don't have a deep understanding of their market. In the early 2000’s, when eBay went to do battle in the Chinese e-commerce market against Alibaba, these lessons came into clear view. Hear from a product leader who spent a summer in Shanghai learning this lesson first hand. Products designed and developed in Silicon Valley are often revolutionary, but they're no silver bullet. Learn how you can avoid these pitfalls with your own products.
Product Development With A Globally Distributed Talent Pool Srishti Sofat
09:00 - 09:30Main Room
Talent is globally distributed. High speed internet connectivity, the plethora of collaborative tools (think zoom, slack, GIT) is helping bring the world closer. More often than not companies large and small are looking to hire the best with distributed teams across multiple locations like Palo Alto, Toronto, Rio, Paris, Tel Aviv or Bangalore. Virtual teams are the reality of the future! Leaders need to embrace this. Teams must continue to adapt to be effective and innovative in product development with a global talent pool for a global market.
A Career Journey: From Development To Payments Product ManagementMalathi Jivan
9:30 - 10:00Main Room
Payments is one of the fastest growing areas in software with a lot of opportunities to innovate and disrupt. How does one get started? What does one need to know? Malathi walks us through her journey from development to payments product management.
Coffee BreakDay 110:00 - 10:20Foyer
Infrastructure Product Management: The Good, The Bad & The UglyMimi Hui
10:20 - 10:50Main Room
Great Infra Product Management is magical. A limited number of components can enable massive initiatives and empower organizations near and far. However, ask almost any infrastructure engineer and they will probably swear that they’re already doing great product management. After all, there's a healthy dialogue with customers (who are also developers/DevOps), and the backlog is 'totally being managed'. While these two things might be true, it does not make for great infrastructure products. Mimi will talk about the varying shades of Product Management needed to lead strong infrastructure products with examples from notable organizations.
Networking WorkshopDay 110:50 - 11:20Main Room
Panel Session: Product In The Fourth Industrial Revolution Day 111:20 - 12:00Main Room
1) In what ways are AI & ML disrupting & redefining product globally: From management to design & dissemination? 2) How do you build great products in the age of AI? 3) Ethical AI: Acting responsibly with big data
Lunch Day 112:00 - 12:50Foyer
How To Avoid Pissing Off Your Team John Kucera
12:50 - 13:20Main Room
One of the most common ways PMs slip up and create grumpiness is by overstepping their role. We'll talk through real life examples such as PMs dictating architecture, UX patterns, launch strategy, messaging and more. Learn how to avoid these issues or guide your team to avoiding them through clarity of roles and decision making.
Product For AIAnita Rao
13:20 - 13:50Main Room
With the proliferation of AI in most facets of our lives, we need to enhance our product processes and define new ways to build data solutions. In traditional Product Management, we use wire frames to mock up a product concept and test a Proof of Concept with potential users. In AI, it is different. This session will walk you through a framework for building the data models that can be embedded in solutions for advanced analytics. The focus is on the questions asked with insights and predictions delivered. We will uncover some patterns that we never would have predicted.
Networking WorkshopDay 113:50 - 14:20Main Room
Panel Session: Aligning Your Purpose With Your ProductDay 114:20 - 15:00Main Room
1) Purpose led products: Idealistic or realistic? 2) Catering for an increasingly ‘woke’ audience: Millennials & Gen Z 3) Products for a better world: How can your business marry profitability with meaning & impact? 4) Building inclusive & accessible products
Coffee BreakDay 115:00 - 15:20The Foyer
Bringing A Customer Mindset Into The World of machine Learning & Artificial IntelligenceNabarupa Banerjee
15:20 - 15:50Main Room
Traditional Machine learning, AI products have limited customer mindset during conceptualization of model which poses limitations on the desired outcome. In real world search approximately only 60% of customers express search intent and remaining 40% don't express clearly what they are looking for. This has been seen in a Walmart sample size 6.4 B queries annually. To tackle such customer challenges we apply a new approach of multi-objective optimization in Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence.
Streaming Personalized Spatial Audio At Scale: A Story Of An Enterprise ProductShruti Badhwar
15:50 - 16:20Main Room
This talk is the story of “DiveTM”. It is the story of an enterprise product, but more importantly it is the story of how developments in completely disparate areas of technology shape product development and challenge the existing status quo. Riding on the AI wave, cloud-computing and 5G, DiveTM enables a personalized and immersive live streaming experience at a scale never imagined before. Whether you are watching a music concert, a baseball game, a video game, or simply joining in to a meeting remotely, with DiveTM you can be spatially aware of sound just as you are in real-life.
From Front Porch To Exit Poll: How To Build An Engaging & Successful Subscription Service For Your BusinessMathieu Verbeeck
16:20 - 16:50Main Room
Subscription-based companies are growing 10x faster than the S&P 500. Unlike the more traditional product-based companies, these subscription companies tend to obsess more about who their customers are and what they like. Their predictable and recurring revenue model helps them set up for success as they can continuously fuel their growth investment. In this session, Mathieu Verbeeck will present a few best practices and lessons learned on what it takes to migrate to and lead a successful subscription-based product organization.
Chair Closing Remarks Day 116:50 - 17:00Main Room
Networking Drinks Day 117:00 - 18:00Foyer

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