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October 8—10

Distributed
2O19

The biggest virtual summit
for enterprise product teams
10k
Community
members
38
Speakers
15+
Sessions
3
Tracks

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immersive formats

Access to interactive
sessions, workshops,
and panels with
industry leaders
Direct access to
speakers and a
broader community
of your peers through
our private Slack
community
Insights, perspectives,
and the latest trends
for product
development teams
Practices and
frameworks for
working better
together

Learn
new strategies

Facilitating remote
meetings
Running design
sprints with
distributed teams
Scaling agile culture
and practices
Building high-
performing product
teams
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Meet the speakers

Joff
Redfern
VP of Product Atlassian
Summer
Kim
Head of Research WhatsApp
Fareed
Mosavat
Director of Product Slack
Hiten
Shah
Co-Founder FYI, Kissmetrics
Brian
Crofts
Chief Product Officer Pendo
Aloka
Penmetcha
Director, Product Mgmt Pivotal
Matthew
Horan
Engineering Lead Pivotal
Shanfan
Huang
Design Lead Pivotal
Christopher
O'Donnell
SVP of Product HubSpot
Ana
Oarga
Co-Founder & Product Strategy Just Mad
Raz
Burciu
Co-Founder & Product Designer Just Mad
Jane
Honey
Director of Product Intercom
Jessica
Drizin
Senior UX Researcher Upwork
Mary
Thorn
Agile Practice Lead Vaco
Bob
Galen
Principal Agile Coach Vaco
Shipra
Kayan
Remote Design Thinking Coach
Jessica
Tiwari
VP of Product Management Upwork
Chloe
Oddleifson
Director of People Ops Dribbble
Vicky
Volvovski
Sr. Director of Product Zapier
James
Hobbs
VP of Design Metalab
AJ
Josephson
VP of People Miro
Mazzy
Cameron
Global Director of People and Organizational Development StubHub, eBay
Adriana
Roche
VP of People and Places Segment
Julie
Norvaisas
Sr. Director, UX Research LinkedIn
Clint
Williams
Senior Program Manager Microsoft
Jade
Melcher
Senior Project Manager Sprout Social
Barbra
Gago
Chief Of Marketing Miro
Jera
Vincelli
Sr. UX Designer Amazon
Erin
Casali
Product Experience Director Automattic
Jeremy
Wight
VP of Product & Engineering Base
Aaron
Bart
VP of Creative Services 3Q Digital
Elena
Verna
Growth Advisor SurveyMonkey, Malewarebytes
Jeff
Gothelf
Author, Lean UX
Dan Durller
Associate Creative Director Duarte
Fedor
Shkliarau
Senior Product Designer A&JSmart
Amy
Zebrowski
HR Director Wrike
Carlos
Gonzalez
CEO Product school
Tim
Lombardo
Director of Product Management Pivotal
Danielle
Morris
Sr. Designer Duarte

Watch the virtual summit

Tue, Oct 8th
Wed, Oct 9th
Thu, Oct 10th
8:30—09:15am PDT
Fireside Chat
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Welcome to Distributed 2019
Christopher O'Donnell - SVP of Product; HubSpot
Barbra Gago - CMO; Miro
Join Barbra Gago, CMO at Miro and Christopher O’Donnell, SVP of Product at Hubspot as they kick off distributed with a discussion about Hubspot’s growth and the journey to build a culture of innovation while scaling teams globally. They will discuss the need for “flexible work culture” as a way to recruit and retain the best, most diverse talent and how that makes even co-located teams inherently distributed.
9:30—10:00am PDT
Presentation
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Establishing innovation systems to keep your products competitive
Brian Crofts - Chief Product Officer; Pendo
How do you keep your speed and quality of delivery high as you scale? Join Brian to learn how to keep teams nimble, innovative and performing as the team scales. Get insights into introducing product operations, creating a product-led mindset, and operational mechanisms that drive accountability, growth and innovation.
10:10—11:10am PDT
Lightning talks
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Collaboration across the product lifecycle: Pro tips for optimizing distributed teamwork
Jade Melcher - Sr. Project Manager; Sprout Social
Clint Williams - Sr. Program Manager; Microsoft
In this series of lightning talks get hands-on advice for engaging distributed teams in each stage of the product development lifecycle. We'll kick off with pro tips for distributed brainstorming with Jade Melcher. Get best practices for creating a shared vision through product roadmapping with Clint Williams.
11:15—11:55am PDT
Interactive Presentation
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Mobilizing large teams: How to become an expert meeting facilitator
Shipra Kayan - Remote Design Thinking Coach
Facilitators are like coaches – your goal is to guide the team towards a successful outcome. But facilitating large, distributed groups, can be challenging and requires a special playbook. Learn best practices for from a UX consultant who’s facilitated more than 100 remote workshops.
12:00—12:45pm PDT
Demo
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Think it. Build it. Ship it. Tweak it: How to maximize Miro at all stages of product development
Melissa Halim - Product Marketing Manager, Miro
Learn more about how Miro can make every stage of the product development cycle easier—from brainstorming and ideation to working together with your design and development teams.
1:00—1:50pm PDT
Panel
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Building a culture of trust: How to develop strong Engineering, Product and Design partnerships
Aloka Penmetcha - Director of Product Management; Pivotal
Matthew Horan - Engineering Lead; Pivotal
Shanfan Huang - Design Lead; Pivotal
Rosie Fan - Director of Product Marketing; Miro
How do you foster strong cross-functional relationships and keep teams motivated, productive, aligned and engaged? Join the team at Pivotal as they dive into the challenges of cross-team collaboration and get insights from all perspectives and learn how to build trust amongst product, design and development teams.
2:00—2:50pm PDT
Presentation
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Building for growth: Establishing a foundation of experimentation
Elena Verna - Growth Advisor; SurveyMonkey, Malewarebytes
Businesses struggle with connecting the dots between why customers act the way they do, and the internal perception of why customers do what they do. In this session, learn how to apply scientific methods to driving growth and build a successful, impactful and inclusive experimentation culture.
8:00—08:50am PDT
Panel
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A manager's guide to distributed team leadership
Erin Casali - Product Experience Director; Automattic
Jeremy Wight - VP of Product & Engineering; Base
Jera Vincelli - Sr. UX Designer; Amazon
Suzanne Holloway - Director of Growth Marketing; Miro
Managing distributed teams has its advantages. Find out how these four leaders manage, mentor and develop their distributed teams. Get some practical tips and tricks to make the most out of asynchronous collaboration to drive performance across your team.
9:00—10:00am PDT
Keynote
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How to think about building and scaling product teams
Joff Redfern - VP of Product; Atlassian
Joff brings a wealth of knowledge from his years as a product leader at Yahoo, LinkedIn, and now Atlassian. Join him as he shares insights about how to build the right product team at any stage of growth.
10:10—10:50am PDT
Fireside chat
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Becoming a great agile organization: Change management from change-makers
Mary Thorn - Agile Practice Lead; Vaco
Bob Galen - Principal Agile Coach; Vaco
What does it mean to be an agile organization? How can you grow your team's agile maturity? Learn strategies from experts Mary Thorn and Bob Galen to develop, implement and scale agile practices to foster a high-performing agile organization.
11:00—11:50am PDT
Panel
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Turning UX research into action: From brainstorming to activation
Jessica Drizin - Sr. Experience Researcher; Upwork
Julie Norvaisas - Sr. Director, User Experience Research; LinkedIn
Summer Kim - Head of Research; WhatsApp
Sarah Beldo - Director of Content; Miro
Communication is key to ensuring customer research results in smart product and design decisions. Discover how UX research leaders at top product companies ensure findings are collected, synthesized, and distributed across teams and locations for maximum impact.
12:00—12:45am PDT
Demo
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Miro for Design teams: All-in-one collaboration
Lindsey Meredith - Product Marketing Manager; Miro
Learn how to get the most out of Miro and pro tips on leveraging Miro for design thinking, wireframing, research, customer journey mapping, workshops, and more.
1:00—1:50pm PDT
Interactive Panel
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Creating a culture of high performance amongst distributed teams
Adriana Roche - VP of People and Places; Segment
Amy Zebrowski - HR Director; Wrike
Mazzy Cameron - Director of People and Org Development; StubHub
AJ Josephson - VP of People; Miro
How do you foster strong cross-functional relationships and keep teams motivated, productive, aligned and engaged? Join the team at Pivotal as they dive into the challenges of cross-team collaboration and get insights from all perspectives and learn how to built trust amongst product, design and development teams.
2:00—2:50pm PDT
Panel
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Building and hiring distributed product teams
Hiten Shah - Co-Founder; FYI, Kissmetrics
Jessica Tiwari - VP of Product Management; Upwork
Chloe Oddleifson - Director of People Ops; Dribbble
Andreas Klinger - Head of Remote; AngelList
What qualities should you look for when hiring distributed team members? How do you build trust and establish cultural norms when members are scattered across locations and time zones? Get tips and best practices from all perspectives: A founder, department head, and head of people all share their insights recruiting, hiring and developing distributed product teams
8:00—08:45am PDT
Presentation
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Building a product-first company
Jane Honey - Director of Product; Intercom
Product culture as a competitive advantage: Get a peek into Intercom’s product culture and what makes it successful. Learn the critical aspects to building and scaling globally distributed teams, and the specific rituals and cultural norms that will set you up for success.
9:00—10:00am PDT
Presentation
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How JustMad uses Miro to run remote design sprints with globally distributed teams
Ana Oarga - Co-Founder & Product Strategy; Just Mad
Raz Burciu - Co-Founder & Product Designer; Just Mad
Join Ana and Raz from Just Mad in this interactive presentation on how to structure and run effective Google Design Sprints remotely using Miro.
10:10—10:50am PDT
Presentation
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What the movies can teach us about product development
Fareed Mosavat - Director of Product; Slack
Fareed started his career working on computer graphics at Pixar, before leading product and growth teams for Zynga, Runkeeper, Instacart and now, Slack. In this session he'll share some lessons learned on his journey and why product "managers" should think of themselves as "Directors" and why product managers have the responsibility to be the story-teller-in-chief.
11:00—11:45am PDT
Panel
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Co-creating with clients: Aligning, designing, and delivering results
Aaron Bart - VP of Creative Services; 3Q Digital
James Hobbs - VP of Design; Metalab
Fedor Shkliarau - Senior Product Designer; Aj&Smart
Agencies have a unique role when it comes to creating design solutions. Learn how leaders at three agencies bring their clients into the design process to deliver meaningful solutions that create an impact.
12:00—12:45am PDT
Demo
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The Agile Organization: Miro for Enterprise collaboration
Iris Latour - Customer Success Manager; Miro
Connect distributed teams, consolidate disparate tools, align teams around huddle-boards, and learn to scale agile and design thinking practices globally with Miro for enterprise collaboration.
1:00—1:50pm PDT
Panel
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Achieving customer-centricity: Unlocking data for product development
Carlos González de Villaumbrosia - CEO & Founder; Product School
Job van der Voort - CEO, Remote.com; former VP of Product for GitLab
Vicky Volvovski - Sr. Director of Product; Zapier
Tim Lombardo - Director of Product Management; Pivotal
Product development teams need to move quickly to keep up with competition, market demands and their customers but customer and market feedback is not always what drives our roadmaps. With stakeholders and other inputs sometimes clouding the vision, how do you unlock the right data to make informed decisions about the products you're building? Join Carlos, Job, Vicky, and Tim to discover how to create a product culture that's data driven and customer-centric.
2:00—2:50pm PDT
Presentation
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Producing Best-in-Class Presentations
Dan Durller - Associate Creative Director; Duarte
Danielle Morris - Sr. Designer; Duarte
Working successfully with clients involves sharing a compelling vision – and then successfully executing on it. Hear a case study on how Duarte uses Miro to win clients, and then as a tool for end-to-end collaboration with both internal teams and client stakeholders.

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