Over the past 6 years Modev has created events and conferences that have focused on everything from development, design, to wearables + things. It seemed only natural to put all of these pieces together and take a holistic view with product management.
Although there are plenty of sessions that focus on UX, design, and team development, these new product management focused sessions will be tying it all together. Also, if you have a PMP or PMI certification, don’t forget to request your attendance certificate that will result in 12 continuing education (PDUs) credits.
Starting the day off at 9 am, we’re diving right into agile (you knew it had to happen). We’ll be hearing from the Directors of Product Management and Enterprise Applications at Promontory Interfinancial Network on how do implement agile the right way.
LivingSocial’s Product Manager, Curt Odar, will then discuss how to take your products from the desktop to mobile at 9:30 am. At 10 am our good friend and President of Movel, Levent Gurses, will be discussing Cross-Functional Teams. For those of you who know how important UX is early on in the development process, this is for you.
Ever wonder what happens when your product doesn’t ship and you keep kicking the launch day down the road? MeasureWorks CEO Jeroen Tjepkema will teach you how to prevent that from happening his his session at 11 am, From consulting to building products; When ships don’t sail. Then at 11:30 am, THG President Teague Hopkins will discuss how to avoid innovation flops.
After lunch, you can choose between learning from Capital One’s Digital Commerce Product Manager Chris Clarke about what your team needs to do post MVP at 1 pm, and shortly after at 1:30 pm, CustomInk Product Manager Beth McHugh and UX Designer Jeff Lopez will discuss how to build trust with stakeholders; or learn from Lean Startup & Product Consultant Dan Olsen about the Lean Product Playbook.
To wrap the day up, learn Survival Tips for the Lone Product Manager from The Sheridan Group Mobile Product Manager Alicia Dixon and Capital One Digital Product Manager Kristin Bolton-Keys at 2:30 pm, followed by Diamond Mind’s VP of Product Shardul Mehta on a step-by-step approach for launching your product at 3 pm.
During day two of MVP Conf you’ll be creating, learning, and hearing from our keynote speakers.
We’ll be kicking things off with a keynote from Capital One, with more details to be announced in the next few weeks. At 9:30 am learn from Zappos Mobile Product Manager Andrew Nguyen on ways to work better with engineers.
After the morning keynotes and break, you can either join the panel on optimizing the MVP Trajectory at 10:30 am featuring Amtrak, Opower, and Capital One all-stars, followed by Vox Media’s Director of Editorial Products Lauren Rabaino discussing forcing experimentation into your product lifecycle at 11 am.
Before you head to lunch, Under 10 Consulting founder Steve Johnson will keynote at 11:30 am on whether or not agile may be breaking your product management approach.
At 1:30 pm, join badasses from Amtrak, Uber, Marriott, and Geico to discuss Data as the Engine of the Product Economy.
Then learn from the guys at NotionTheory on creating not just customer segments, but the right ones. Followed by hearing from the VP of Product at Contactually, Jordan Berman, about getting great product ideas from customer-facing colleagues. You can also participate in the round table discussions from 1-2 pm.
After your afternoon break, learned from seasoned product manager Brent Halliburton about product roadmaps. Then you’ll hear from Stanley Black & Decker, at 2:45 pm, followed by the VP of Monetization at Quixey, Deepak Thakral at 3:15 pm, who will teach you all how to get buy-in.
Throughout the day there will also be round table discussions and AMA tables. These feature moderators from orgs such as Uber, Vistaprint, PBS, Amtrak, SAP, NPR, Gallaup, and more.
Attending MVP Conf
MVP Conf is the first conference of it’s kind, focusing on the future of products. From mobile apps and wearable technology, to the hardware that builds the walls around you, MVP will feature speakers and experts from various aspects of product teams, from a diverse set of industries.