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Cennydd Bowles is a designer and futurist with nearly two decades of experience advising companies including Twitter, Samsung, Accenture, and the BBC. He is the author of Future Ethics – ‘a must read for anyone who is inventing the future’ – and now runs ethical design and futures studio NowNext.
Cennydd has lectured on responsible innovation at Facebook, Stanford University, and Google. He is a frequent keynote speaker at technology and design events worldwide, and a regular commentator on ethical design and technology, quoted by The Guardian, Sky News, The Wall Street Journal, and WIRED.
Cennydd has been an invited futurist for the UN, a contributor to the BSI’s Responsible Innovation steering group, and a reviewer for MIT Press. He holds a Masters in Information Technology from the University of Nottingham, and studied Innovation & Future Thinking at IED Barcelona.
Demystifying the process involved in creating a strategy, offering a case
study and sharing lessons learned.
Principal Product Manager, Spotify
Amy is a consumer-focused product manager with several years’ experience in the product trenches — from early-stage startups, to media orgs, to large consumer tech companies. She’s currently a Principal Product Manager at Spotify, working on the future of the consumer mobile apps. She received a BA in English from Goldsmiths, and is a qualified wine geek.
Aligning product teams around research using Pace Layer Mapping (and the messy story of how the practice evolved!)
Adrian Howard helps great teams & products get better. Coaching & training where Product, UX, and Agile overlap. With more than 25 years experience you’ll find him working with companies of all sizes — combining coaching & training with hands-on product & research work. Find out more at quietstars.com and adrianhoward.com.
Covering all the aspects to bear in mind when structuring and growing
your product teams.
Author, How to Lead in Product Management
Roman Pichler is a product management author, consultant, and trainer. He has more than 15 years experience in teaching product managers and product owners, advising product leaders, and helping companies build successful product management organisations.
Roman is the author of three books on product management, including How to Lead in Product Management. Roman writes a popular blog for product professionals, he hosts his own product management podcast, and he has created a range of product management tools.
Asha has spent her career developing transformative products and experiences at the intersection of people, technology and education. Prior to launching Founders Academy, she was Chief Product Officer at SchoolApply, a platform to connect international students with study abroad opportunities around the world. She also spent nearly seven years working across a variety of leadership positions in tech, marketing, talent acquisition, and sales at EF Education First, the world leader in international education.
Asha is also a trustee with The Change Foundation, an award-winning charity that uses sport and dance to create transformational change in young people. Asha earned her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Building Products Asynchronously With a Distributed Team
16:00 - 16:30
Embracing Change as a Career Advantage
16:00 - 16:30
OKRs in the Wild
Like all tools, OKRs can be powerful if they’re understood and used correctly and so, in an attempt to help you get the most from the process and to better understand the benefits, effects, and challenges of OKRs, we've surveyed hundreds of product leaders and brought together four of them to discuss the results.
Building Products Asynchronously With a Distributed Team
Working with a distributed team allows you to collaborate with great people all over the planet. When everyone works in different time zones, though, the details of that collaboration can get tricky. As the CEO of Remote and former VP of product at GitLab, the world's largest all-remote company, Job van der Voort is one of the leading experts on asynchronous product development. In this talk, he will reveal the best communication tools and practices that can help remote teams build great products no matter where they work.
Job van der Voort
CEO, Remote ex VP Product, Gitlab
As the co-founder and CEO of Remote, Job works to enables companies to employ talent globally in minutes. Before starting Remote, he was part of the early team at GitLab and as VP of Product there, he helped scale the company from a small team into the largest all-remote company in the world.
In a fast-changing world, adaptability and curiosity are essential for good leadership. Product people who are able to question their assumptions, learn afresh, and act as a multiplier within their organisations are the CEOs of the future.
CEO, Kaluza ex EVP Product, Farfetch
Sara Wood is the CEO of Kaluza, an OVO company and the leader in intelligent energy platforms. She has over 20 years’ experience creating and scaling industry-transforming technology products. Prior to Kaluza, Sara was Executive VP of Product at Farfetch, where she helped lead the company to a $9 billion IPO and was a torchbearer for platforms as key enablers, speaking on multiple international stages.
Sara has served in executive roles in organisations as diverse as Gap Inc, Flickr, Wikipedia, and the World Health Organization, and has consulted companies such as Slack and Kayak. She has experience at all stages of a company’s growth, from seed stage through to IPO and F500. Under her leadership, Kaluza’s award-winning platform is powering the future of energy and driving decarbonisation.
Our virtual roundtables give you the opportunity to take part in a themed discussion with fellow attendees on various product topics, enabling you to network, learn, and benefit from the shared knowledge and experience of the group.
Whether it’s the stakeholders that you’re interacting with or the uncertainty that you or your product is navigating, product management is filled with tensions. Join the conversation to hear and share top tips about identifying tension and being in a better position to actually make the most of tension!
Before founding the Silicon Valley Product Group to pursue his interests in helping others create successful products through his writing, speaking, advising and coaching, Marty Cagan served as an executive responsible for defining and building products for some of the most successful companies in the world, including Hewlett-Packard, Netscape Communications, and eBay.
Marty is the author of the essential product book INSPIRED: How To Create Tech Products Customers Love, as well as the newly released EMPOWERED: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products.
Join us for a chance to have some fun and meet your peers - whether it's a cocktail/mocktail challenge, beer club, or quiz night hosted by Emily Tate and Chris Massey - all to the soundtrack of our live DJ!