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