Here is what we will be discussing at this year’s Product Conf:

The Humans Strike Back:
Why it’s Time to Put People in Product

“It’s not about the coffee, it’s about the people.” (Howard Behar sharing a Starbucks bean of wisdom…)

It’s all about people, product and technology. We’ve all heard it many times before… But let’s be honest – as we build products and create innovation, we (the business, stakeholders and partners) tend to direct our focus heavily (some would even say manically) on how we will define and measure success.

We monitor closely our expense, revenue, profitability and conversion rates to name but only a few. We focus on numbers. Because it’s easy to generate, comprehend, digest and compare. What we tend to neglect is the human part of the equation. The people behind the figures. The ones who create, power, drive, consume and generate those numbers.

It’s time to put the people back in the product.

For this year’s ProdConf, we’ll examine some of the best ways to successfully put the “people” piece back into the product development equation and leverage the enormous power it can yield for team/organizational health and success. Using the “people” lens, we’ll delve into topics in management, product thinking, leadership and DevOps to gain a holistic view of how and why it’s time to put people first.

Speakers

This year’s speakers include:

Anna Bliss, BestBuy
Kurt Schmidt – Foundry
Jeff Lash – Sirius Decisions
Leah Cunningham – SDG
Lee Zukor – SportsEngine
MC Legault – Pyxis Technologies
Chris Riley – Cprime
Justin Royer, April Seifert, Tres Tranvold – Sprocket
Mike Smart – Egree Solutions

and more to come!

Agenda

Time Activity
08:00 – 08:30 Check-In & Breakfast
08:30 – 08:45 Opening Remarks & Speaker Intros
08:45 – 09:45 Opening Keynote
10:00 – 11:00 Session One (4 tracks)
11:15 – 12:15 Session Two (4 tracks)
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:15 Session Three (4 tracks)
14:30 – 15:30 Closing Keynote
15:30 Closing Remarks & Beer-O-Spective



Sessions

Session Information and Keynotes coming soon. Hang tight!