Whether you are a designer, developer, program manager, or the person getting the team coffee, there is something for everyone at MVP Conf. If your particular cup of tea is to learn more about the latest UX trends within the scope of product development and product management, these are the conference sessions for you.
To kick off the morning, LivingSocial’s Product Manager Curt Odar will be discussing at 9:30 am how to move from desktop centric to a mobile centric operation. This will be a good primer for any of you looking to design for smaller screens, and what teams need to know when going mobile first.
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.
After the morning break at 11 am, Dan Brown, Principal at EightShapes, will cover how to stop fighting, and start designing. While interviewing Dan for Modev Presents, he brought several interesting points about how conflict within the design process can actually be a positive opportunity when harnessing the feedback that is produced.
After lunch (1 pm), learn from Capital One’s Digital Commerce Product Manager Chris Clarke about what your team needs to do post MVP. From adjusting your product based on user feedback, to making UI tweaks using data, this will help move your concept from basic to awesome. Shortly after at 1:30 pm, join CustomInk Product Manager Beth McHugh and UX Designer Jeff Lopez to discuss how to build trust with stakeholders.
Although it’s not a lecture at 2:30 pm, you will not want to miss Yammer’s Director of UX, Cindy Alvarez’s workshop on customer development. After our recent interview, it was amazing to hear how her community involvement brought her to work with Microsoft and help advance the way their organization works with users.
Don’t forget to stick around for networking at our opening reception, which starts at 4 pm.
You’ve survived day one, and now the real fun begins! We still have a few surprises to announce on this, so stay tuned to our site.
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; or you can join one of the roundtable discussion and AMA tables. These run from 10:30 am – 11:30 am, and feature moderators from orgs such as Uber, Vistaprint, PBS, Amtrak, SAP, NPR, Gallaup, and more. These sessions are designed to give you provide you an intimate conversational setting.
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.
Need a coffee break yet? From 2-2:30 pm we’ll have a quick break for you to get a breather before jumping back into the moderated round tables 2:30-4 pm; or can 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. Stay tuned for our interview with him where I pester him about the show Silicon Valley and try to identify fact from fiction.
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.