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October 13—15

Distributed
2020

A free virtual conference to help teams
adapt, evolve, and thrive

Last year we had

14k
registrants
86
сountries
38
speakers
15
sponsors

Why should you join

Engage.
We're in the midst of learning what enables teams to be successful, whether they're working from an office, telecommuting from home, or working remotely from somewhere else. Let's talk about it.
Learn.
During this three-day remote conference, we'll discuss the latest trends, frameworks, and best practices you need to know to solve the ever-evolving challenges of modern teamwork.
Connect.
Be a part of the community at our second annual free online conference, featuring companies leading the way in remote and distributed work (or adjusting to a new norm).
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Meet the speakers

Jake
Jake Knapp
New York Times bestselling author and the inventor of the Design Sprint
5-3
Hiten Shah
Co-Founder and CEO FYI
Molood
Molood Ceccarelli
Agile Coach, CEO and Founder Remote Forever
Irene
Irene Au
Design Partner Khosla Ventures
7-1
Carlos González De Villaumbrosia
Founder and CEO Product School
3-5
Cherie Silas, MCC
Head Coach Tandem Coaching Academy
4-4
Henrik Kniberg
Gameplay Developer & Coach Crisp
1-13
Brianne Kimmel
Managing Partner Work Life
6-2
Elisa Rossi
Head of Growth Remote
Chloe
Chloe Amos-Edkins
Research Director Studio intO
Tim (1)
Tim Herbig
Product Management Coach, Author, and Speaker
Linda
Linda Quarles
Director, Strategy + Organization Design frog
Kelly
Kelly A Monahan
Talent Lead Researcher, Senior Principal Accenture Research
Rebecca 
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Rebecca Abara
Senior Strategy and Operations Manager, Engineering Etsy
Dom
Dominic Price
Work Futurist Atlassian
Jon
Jonathan White
Principal Distributed Success / Improve Consulting
Jerra
Jerra Murphy
UX Researcher & Design Strategist General Motors
Pamela
Pamela Louie
Digital Transformation & Culture Advisor Dynamic Change Consulting Inc.
Turi
Turi Mckinley
Global Practice Lead & Executive Director frog
Tom
Tom Wujec
Founder & Executive Facilitator The Wujec Group
Keith
Keith Pemberton
Senior Director, Global Technology Tools & Services McKesson
Isman
Isman Tanuri
Organization Development Consultant Elisan Partners
David
David O'Malley
Senior Director, Product Strategy GE Healthcare
Annie
Anne MacLeod
Project Management Coach Distributed Success
23
Ken Cameron
Facilitator Corporate CultureSHIFT
Gopi
Gopi Parampalli
Vice President, Information Technology Electronic Arts
8-2
Andrey Khusid
CEO & Co-Founder Miro
Katie
Katie Guzman
Product Management Lead for Growth & Adoption Asana
Joshua
Joshua Davies
Conversation Architect Knowmium
Chet
Chet Mandair
CIO Guideware Software
Vicky
Vicky Volvovski
Head of Product Zapier
Alena
Alena Harper
Talent Branding & Programs Manager Wrike
David-1
David Darmanian
Founder & CEO Hotjar
13-2
Anna Boyarkina
Head of Product Miro
Eleanor
Eleanor Sandford
Innovation Director, Design Salesforce
Heather
Heather Green
Global Portfolio Director 3M
5-4
Lindsey Meredith
Solutions Marketing Lead Miro
7-2
Matt Mulholland
Customer Education Manager Miro
Kevin
Kevin Casper
Product Owner Citrix
Jennifer
Jennifer Wilford
Global VP, Application Advisory Ceridian
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Shishir Mehrotra
Co-Founder & CEO Coda

See the agenda

Tue, Oct 13th
Wed, Oct 14th
Thu, Oct 15th
8:30AM—9:00AM PDT
Interactive Presentation
Welcome to Distributed 2020

Join Andrey Khusid, Miro co-founder and CEO, as he opens this year's second annual Distributed conference, sharing insights on how to collaborate at scale, create empowered teams, and push the limits of creativity. Andrey's keynote will also feature special guests giving their own tips and tricks for teamwork across the globe.

Andrey Khusid - CEO and Co-Founder; Miro
9:00AM—10:00AM PDT
Panel
Remote after 2020: Remote Forever, Distributed, or Something Else?

AJ Josephson (Moderator) - Head of People at Miro

Remote work has steadily been rising in popularity for over a decade, but it took the COVID-19 pandemic to thrust tens of millions of workers and their employers into full-time remote work for the first time. With teams settled into remote work and finding rhythms of productivity, how will employers respond when office work is safe again? Will we snap back into our 9-5 office hours, or is remote work here to stay?


In this session, leaders from remote-first organizations will share their thoughts on the state of remote work through COVID, and discuss the long term impacts of the Pandemic on the workplace. Attendees will leave with new perspectives on the pivotal question: What happens next?

Brianne Kimmel - Managing Partner; Work Life
Elisa Rossi - Head of Growth; Remote
David Darmanin - Founder & CEO; Hotjar
Molood Ceccarelli - Agile Coach, CEO & Founder; Remote Forever
10:00AM—11:00AM PDT
Multi-track
Building an Emotionally Safe Environment with Miro

How can we best leverage facilitation techniques and Miro-based tools to create spaces where participants feel comfortable to be themselves? Brené Brown wrote, ”Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weaknesses."

Crafting experiences that encourage this willingness to be real are what elevate workshops and meetings from the same old well-worn patterns to the co-creation of truly meaningful moments. From tech safety to giving ownership of learning spaces, from the democratization of sharing to conversation scaffolding, in our session we’ll explore ways to create emotionally safe environments for deeper dialogue in Miro.

Isman Tanuri - Organisation Development Consultant; Elisan Partners
Joshua Davies - Founder & Lead Conversation Architect; Knowmium
Iris Latour (MC) - Customer Insights Lead; Miro
Remote Productivity and Efficiency

Natalie Larino - Community Events Coordinator (MC)

In this interactive session, attendees will use Miro to share their own experiences with remote productivity and efficiency. In breakout rooms, teams will compete to complete virtual tasks that test their skills with Miro!

 

Jonathan White - Principal; Distributed Success / Improve Consulting Group
Ken Cameron - Facilitator; Corporate CultureSHIFT
Anne Macleod - Project Management Coach ; Distributed Success
Pamela Louie - Digital Transformation & Culture Advisor ; Distributed Success
Miro for Product Discovery
Tim Herbig - Product Discovery Coach
Lindsey Meredith (MC) - Solutions Marketing Lead; Miro
11:00AM—11:30AM PDT
Pre-Recorded Presentation
Inclusive Research in a Remote Environment

There are many pros and cons to remote work, and love it or hate it, there’s no doubt it’s upended your life in 2020 in some way. But is it affecting different people differently? In this session, Chloe Amos-Edkins will share findings from her research into inclusive collaboration and discuss ways that planners can bring physicality into remote workshops with the feeling tactile tools and intrapersonal collaboration

 

Chloe Amos-Edkins - Research Director; Studio intO
AJ Josephson (MC) - Head of People; Miro
11:30AM—12:00PM PDT
Presentation
Building Trust in a Remote Team: Post-COVID Trends and Methodologies

There are countless tools to drive productivity and collaboration while working remotely. But what about trust? Building trust in remote teams is one of the most difficult parts of remote work - especially for those who have never met their colleagues in person. In this session, Kelly Monahan, PhD. from Accenture Research will share her findings about what creates trust amongst teams, and provide strategies for bringing these elements into remote work.

Kelly Monahan - Talent Research Lead, Senior Principal; Accenture Research
Grisha Pavlotsky (MC) - Head of Operations; Miro
12:00PM—1:00PM PDT
Networking Break
Networking + Fun Activities and Games
Powered by Cozy, Juicy, Real
1:00PM—1:30PM PDT
Fireside Chat
The Past, The Present, and The Future of Remote Sprints

After years of agile adoption in the enterprise, most design teams today are using sprints to plan and execute their work. But what is behind the rise in sprint-based work? In this session, the New York Times Bestselling author of “Sprint,” Jake Knapp will review the evolution of sprints in design ops, and share his thoughts on how they can be improved in a remote work environment. 

 

Jake Knapp - Designer and Author of the New York Times Bestseller, Sprint
Anna Savina (MC) - Content Marketing Manager; Miro
1:30PM—2:00PM PDT
Interactive presentation
Building Trust and Ownership in Product Management

Transparency. Trust. Ownership. Accountability. 

Trust and accountability are loaded words that are often interpreted differently throughout an organization. However, both are essential elements of product management that allow us to deliver the right product to the right people at the right time. 

In this presentation, David O’Malley, Sr. Dir. of Product Strategy at GE Healthcare, will detail how transparency builds trust, and ownership drives accountability. You will learn techniques that drive both and can be used in your product's journey, regardless of whether you are a part of a smaller company, or large global organization.

 

David O'Malley - Senior Director, Product Strategy; GE Healthcare
Jeremy Green (MC) - Head of Customer Success, US
2:00PM—3:00PM PDT
Better than Networking: An Interactive Event with Cozy Juicy Real
Jed and Sophia Lazar - Co-founders; Cozy Juicy Real
8:00AM—8:30AM PDT
Create Your Perfect Cafe
David Kim - Enterprise Inside Sales Representative; Miro
Marcos Garcia - Enterprise Account Manger; Miro
8:30AM—9:00AM PDT
Fireside chat
AMA with Miro's Head of Product

Have you ever had an idea for Miro's product or wondered what's coming out next? Join Miro's Head of Product, Anna Boyarkina, for an AMA session about future of the Miro platform. All questions have been submitted by power users in the Miro community. Join this rare chance to hear directly from Anna as she shares her vision for the future of collaboration.

Anna Boyarkina - Head of Product; Miro
Yuliya Malysh (Moderator) - Head of Self Serve Business & Growth; Miro
9:00AM—10:00AM PDT
Panel
How to Implement DEI Programs in Remote Teams
Alena Harper - Talent Branding & Programs Manager; Wrike
Dejae Edison (Moderator) - Sales Development Representative; Miro
10:00AM—11:00AM PDT
Webinar
Running Interactive Meetings and Workshops

We’ve all experienced “Zoom fatigue,” or the phenomenon of getting burned out by too many virtual meetings. The solution is interactivity, and Miro gives a plethora of options for baking interactivity into meetings and workshops. In this session, Miro’s Matt Mulholland and Lindsey Meredith will teach attendees easy strategies for driving team engagement by turning any meeting into an interactive workshop using the tools and templates available to all Miro users.

Lindsey Meredith - Solutions Product Marketing Lead ; Miro
Matt Mulholland - Customer Education Manager; Miro
11:00AM—12:00PM PDT
Panel
Agile While Remote: Notes on 2020

Adopting the agile methodology has been a strategic priority for countless enterprises over the last several years, and many of the agile practices put in place have traditionally relied around on in-person planning and collaboration. With remote work widely adopted in 2020, remaining agile required new discipline, practices, and technology.

In this session, several agile experts will share their learnings from 2020 on how teams can continue using agile practices, and in fact, use agile to master the changes that COVID forced upon their businesses. Attendees will leave with ideas for employing technology to stay agile, tips for planning and iterating while remote, and strategies for running effective agile workshops virtually.

 

Cherie Silas - MCC, Head Coach; Tandem Coaching Academy
Henrik Kniberg - Owner and Agile Coach; Crisp
Rebecca Abara - Senior Strategy and Operations Manager; Engineering; Etsy
Zhenya Loginov (Moderator) - Head of Revenue; Miro
12:00PM—1:00PM PDT
Break
Networking + Fun Activities and Games
Powered by Cozy, Juicy, Real
1:00PM—2:00PM PDT
Panel
Building Product-Led Companies in The Time of Uncertainty

A skilled Product Manager lives their life obsessed with customer needs. Unfortunately, in turbulent times, these needs can change rapidly and maintaining focus on the most urgent priorities can feel like an impossible task. That’s why product-led companies - or companies in which everyone is empowered to think like a product manager - have become a growing phenomenon in Silicon Valley and beyond.

In this panel, experts in product management will share their tips for building a product-led company, and why this transformation is even more critical during times of uncertainty. Attendees will leave with ideas for tracking user needs, iterating rapidly on MVPs, and hiring and training all employees to think like PMs.



Carlos González De Villaumbrosia - Founder and CEO; Product School
Hiten Shah - Co-founder; FYI
Vicky Volvovski - Head of Product; Zapier
Elena Verna - Growth Advisor (Moderator) ; Miro
2:00PM—3:00PM PDT
Networking
Unconference Networking and Learning: Find Your Next "Aha" Moment

Drawing inspiration from Distributed, share your ideas, new learnings, and expertise during a virtual unconference session. The rules are simple:

  • You set the agenda and topics (anything you want to talk or learn about!)
  • Engage in meaningful conversations while networking with new friends
  • Walk away with newfound relationships and ‘Aha’ moments
Susan Burrows-Rangel - Customer Success Manager; Miro
Caitlin Morgan - Customer Success Manager; Miro
7:30AM—8:00AM PDT
Guided Meditation
Hannah Siddiqui - Spiritual Coach; The Road to Hannah
8:00AM—9:00AM PDT
Panel
Collaboration Behaviors at Scale in a Distributed World

Kev Chung - Partnerships, Channel and Corporate Development (MC) 


Collaboration software is changing your company’s DNA. The tools we adopt at scale in the enterprise can radically change the way we as individuals, teams, and companies get work done together. Here’s how enterprise tools like Asana, Slack, and Coda, and teams like frog Design are fundamentally changing your team’s structures and behaviors for improved productivity, innovation and collaboration through intentional product design.



Turi McKinley (Moderator) - Global Practice Lead and Executive Director, Org Activation; frog Design
Katie Guzman - Product Management Lead, Growth & Adoption; Asana
Lorilyn McCue - Product Manager; Slack
Shishir Mehrotra - Co-Founder & CEO; Coda
9:00AM—10:00AM PDT
Multi-track
Solving Wicked Problems to Make Decisions at Scale

The problem with navigating a crisis is that most of us don’t face them often, so when one starts, we don’t know how to begin tackling it. In this session Tom Wujec will walk attendees through the crisis curve; a template to help teams tackle any crisis. By following his template, attendees will be able to stabilize and fix a crisis, and ultimately move beyond it stronger than ever before.

 

Tom Wujec - Founder & Executive Facilitator, The Wujec Group and PMI Partner
Grisha Pavlotsky (MC) - Head of Operations; Miro
Make your Remote Workshops More Inclusive with frog Design
Linda Quarles - Director, Strategy and Organization Design; frog Design
Natalie Larino (MC) - Community Events Coordinator ; Miro
10:00AM—11:00AM PDT
Multi-track
Evolving External Collaboration for a New, Interactive Era

For Consultants, solutions engineers, product designers, and countless other professionals, collaborating externally with customers and clients is part of daily life. In these external collaborations, it’s critical that ideas are captured clearly and that customer needs and feedback are mapped and documented accurately.

In this session, professionals from three leading SaaS brands - Salesforce, Ceridian, and Citrix, will share their tricks for turning meetings into interactive workshops that elevate customer relationships and help uncover new partnership opportunities. Attendees will leave with insights that will help their external collaborations become more engaging and impactful.

 

Kevin Casper - Product Owner; Citrix
Jennifer Wilford - Global VP, Application Advisory; Ceridian
Eleanor Sanford - Innovation Director, Design ; Salesforce
Adam Carr (Moderator) - VP Global Sales; Miro
Collaborative IT in an age of Remote Work: How IT and Business Can Partner to Meet Employee Tech Needs

In an age of remote work, it’s crucial that employees have the technology they need to collaborate and execute from anywhere in the world. But in most organizations, the relationship with IT has historically been driven by top-down decisions about which technology teams can (or must) use. In the new world, IT and department leaders should work collaboratively to move quickly and with transparency to implement solutions that meet organizational needs. 

In this panel,  EA’s Gopi Parampalli, Guidewire’s Chet Mandair, and McKesson’s Keith Pemberton will talk about steps they’ve taken as IT leaders to build collaborative IT organizations to bring lasting value to users quickly.

 

Keith Pemberton - Senior Director, Global Technology Tools & Services; McKesson
Gopi Parampalli - VP of IT; Electronic Arts
Chet Mandair - CIO; Guidewire
Frank Krieger (Moderator) - Head of Trust & Reputation ; Miro
11:00AM—11:30AM PDT
Networking
Networking + Fun Activities and Games
Powered by Cozy, Juicy, Real
11:30AM—12:00PM PDT
Fireside chat
How to Find Your Best Self and Become a Better Designer

Like design itself, the skills that make great designers are constantly evolving. So how can a designer at the beginning of their career stand out? In this session, veteran Silicon Valley design leader Irene Au will share tips for building a successful career in design, becoming a leader in a design team, and thinking like a great designer. She’ll also share her experience in helping CEOs build design-centered companies that customers love.

 

Irene Au - Design Partner; Khosla Ventures
Anna Savina (Moderator) - Content Marketing Manager ; Miro
12:00PM—12:30PM PDT
Presentation
Advocating for UX in the Enterprise: How GM's User Experience Team Builds Buy-In Across Business Units for User-First Design

Most UX designers have experienced that finding strong insights to take to product teams is just the start of their job. From there, they must advocate for their research and build a business case for integrating their findings into products. Unfortunately, in some businesses, it’s difficult to be heard. 

At GM’s First Mile incubator, UX designer Jerra Murphy uses visual storytelling to help data scientists and business leaders synthesize her findings and understand the opportunities she’s uncovered for additional revenue through improved experience. By doing so, she helps align teams on the value of user experience, and ensure that her research is put into action in products. 

In this talk, Jerra will share her approach to advocating for UX research in the enterprise, and attendees will leave with new strategies for putting user experience in the front of mind for leaders.

 

Jerra Murphy - UX Researcher & Design Strategist, First Mile Incubator; General Motors
Jeremy Green (MC) - Head of Customer Success, US; Miro
12:30PM—1:00PM PDT
Fireside Chat
Driving Connectivity and Innovation in Distributed Teams

For over a century, 3M has set a global example for building a corporate culture around science, innovation, and collaboration. Today their team is keeping this tradition alive in a distributed work model. In this session, Heather Green - 3M's Global Portfolio Director for 3M's beloved brands Post It and Scotch brands - will speak with Miro's Kev Chung Head of Partnerships - will discuss how teams can recreate the collaborative magic of in-person brainstorms so their brands can remain innovative in a remote work setting. Attendees will leave with new strategies for developing creative solutions to complex problems together, while working from home.

Heather Green - Global Portfolio Director; 3M
Kev Chung (Moderator) - Partnerships, Channel and Corporate Development; Miro
1:00PM—1:30PM PDT
Pre-Recorded Presentation
Designing the Future of Distributed Workforce

In this session, join Atlassian Work Futurist Dom Price, who will share research-based structure for understanding the new world of remote work. He’ll also share leadership tips to help remote workers and managers be the best versions of themselves, and teamwork tricks to build high performance teams.

Dominic Price - Work Futurist; Atlassian
Paul D'Arcy (MC) - Head of Marketing ; Miro
12:30PM—1:30PM PDT
End of Day Networking
Iris Latour - Customer Insights; Miro
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About Distributed 2019

Last year, we hosted Distributed 2019, the largest virtual summit for enterprise product teams. We were grateful and honored to have over 14K participants from 86 countries! You can watch Distributed 2019 sessions (brought to you by Slack, Upwork, HubSpot, Intercom, Atlassian, and many others), check out our last year's agenda and speakers, and learn from our visual guide.

'Loved the community and the engagement! It lived the 'remote' values and still created powerful interaction.'
'I haven't attended a conference remotely before, or attended a conference about remote work. I wish there were more conferences about remote work, as this was very informative. The Slack community was very nice as well.'
'I loved the AMA on slack that provided benefits of participating in real time, but also that I could watch asynchronously. I also thought the topics were varied but super relevant for distributed teams.'

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