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The Schedule

Speakers &
Schedule

08:30
Welcome & Registration
Join us from 08:30 for the conference warm-up. Plenty of time to register and browse the programme for the day over breakfast, all ready for kick-off at 09:30 in the Studio Theatre, Birmingham Rep.
Jane Davis

09:40

Jane Davis

Lead Design Researcher

Dropbox

In her talk, Jane will discuss the approaches (some successful, some not) used to incorporate Design Research into an experiment-driven organisation, and how Dropbox Growth uses Design Research to experiment and launch more quickly.

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Martin White

10:10

Martin White

Experience Design Lead

Sainsbury’s

Martin will be discussing how design thinking is being used to scale experience design inside a 150 year old business, supporting their vision to be the UK’s most trusted retailer.

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10:35
Morning Break
Time to refuel with your beverage of choice, grab a sweet treat and meet fellow product people. Please be back in your seats ready for our second session at 10:55. Thanks to our morning coffee break sponsor, Balsamiq
Pip Jamieson

10:55

Pip Jamieson

Founder / CEO

The Dots

Being a dyslexic sole female tech founder, Pip has put helping business build diverse teams at the heart of everything she does. Her talk will look at the critical importance of diverse teams when it comes to product design and put forward 10 tips to help make this happen.

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Ilze Dreyer

11:25

Ilze Dreyer

Senior Product Owner

Booking.com

In her talk, “People before Product”, Ilze will share 3Cs - Care, Chemistry and Consistency and how they can be used to motivate and unlock the potential of product teams.

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New for 2018

11:55Panel Discussion

How do legacy organisations respond to the changes in customers, competitors and technology? During this panel discussion, we'll get viewpoints from 4 different perspectives that span being customer centric, internal company culture, market readiness and emerging technology.

Rob Muir

Chief Digital Officer

Rob Muir

Nina Bhatia

Former MD - Hive, Centrica Connected Home

Nina Bhatia

Iain Shorthose

Director of Customer Experience

Iain Shorthose

Lisa Cleary

Chief Product Officer

Lisa Cleary
12:35
Lunch
Head out & our stewards will direct you to one of the places lunch is being served. Enjoy the food and don’t forget to check out our fantastic lunchtime sponsor PCL Digital. Please be back in your seats for 13:25, when the afternoon session will get going.
Jane Lucy

13:25

Jane Lucy

Founder & CEO

Labrador

As founder of Labrador, Jane will be sharing the story of conceiving and scaling one of the most disruptive start-ups of the past 5 years, one that is set to transform our approach to domestic energy.

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Jordan McRae

13:55

Jordan McRae

Founder / CEO

Booking.com

Jordan's talk will outline what bone conduction technology is, how it works, the problems it's solving and what it's going to mean for the future of voice communication.

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14:20
Afternoon Break
Time for our final break to keep you going until the end of the day. Our afternoon break is sponsored by Sticker Mule, the fastest and easiest way to buy custom printed products.
Dave Wascha

14:40

Dave Wascha

Chief Product Officer

Photobox

In 20 years of product management, Dave’s experienced the highs and lows of success and failure managing many different products. At Canvas, he’ll be sharing his key lessons learned and what he would have done differently retrospectively.

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Joe Macleod

15:10

Joe Macleod

Designer and Author

Ends.

As an industry, we’re obsessed with on-boarding experiences, but what does the ideal “off-boarding experience” look like? In his talk, Joe will talk about his experience of designing endings and the benefits to businesses and customers.

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AfterPartayyy!!!

15:45 until late

The Afterparty

After the main conference, it’s time for the after-party. Held at Rub Smokehouse just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Birmingham Rep, the after-party is an excellent opportunity to continue the conversation with fellow product people over a drink or two. The past few years have also seen some special surprises, including beer pong & photo booths.