Category: Seattle

Shoot-Ready-Aim. It’s the classic recipe for failure. Let Scott walk you through his 14-point checklist for determining when it makes sense to do just a moderate amount of planning up front.

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July 11, 2018

If building products is hard, building platforms is uniquely challenging. Customer segmentation is tricky, prioritizing features and defining MVPs incredibly complex, and maintaining quality without creating bottlenecks exhausting. “But the rewards of seeing products and services flourish and scale on your platform is both exhilarating and fulfilling,” says Snap, Facebook and Microsoft product exec Ash Wahi. In this talk, he draws on his experiences working on the Facebook Open Graph, Snap monetization platform, .NET Framework, and early Azure ServiceBus, to share best practices to building platforms that scale.

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June 13, 2018

How do you go about building tech that keeps people healthy? Digital health has massive promises, but it’s no an easy task to connect communities around difficult topics like chronic diseases or drug addiction.

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How do you go about managing huge risks on behalf of customers? How do you communicate them effectively? What role do product managers play in building for ethics? Google Cloud Design Lead Matt Conway shares what he learned designing for threats and mis-use of the products he built. He shares his perspective on one of today’s hot topics and ongoing conversations on ethics in design.

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Kintan Brahmbhatt is the Director of Product Management and Engineering Program Management for Amazon Music. He will use anecdotes from real-life product decisions for the Amazon Music experience on mobile and Alexa to demonstrate Amazon’s approach of starting with the customer and working backwards. The talk will include actionable thinking points that can help other product leaders inform their decisions.

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March 12, 2018

Convoy Chief Product Officer, Ziad Ismail shares his experience from running product teams and advising startups on some of the major pitfalls and solutions.

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February 13, 2018

Founder & CEO of 8ninths, Adam Sheppard was one of a handful of visionaries invited to build the launch platform of the HoloLens. Since then, he’s gone on to create dozens of practical applications of AR in virtually all industries. In his talk, he reveals best practices for building with AR and disrupting your market.

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