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The Nexus of Product and UX

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Thursday, August 15
 

8:00am EDT

Check-in
Get your badge and other materials and make yourself comfortable for the opening session.

Thursday August 15, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Foyer Renaissance
  General Interest

8:00am EDT

Breakfast
Enjoy an array of delicious breakfast items to ignite your day!

Thursday August 15, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Foyer Renaissance

9:00am EDT

Welcome to ConveyUX Boston
Joe Welinske will welcome attendees to the conference and give a brief overview of the day's activities.

Speakers
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Joe Welinske

ConveyUX Program Manager, Blink
Joe Welinske is Blink's Accessibility Director and also the Program Manager for Blink's annual conference ConveyUX.


Thursday August 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:20am EDT
Atlantic 1 Renaissance
  General Interest

9:20am EDT

How Product Management Plus Design Leads to Product Success
Dan Olsen describes how collaboration between product managers and designers should function more effectively in order to produce successful products.

Speakers
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Dan Olsen

Product Management Consultant, Olsen Soltutions
Dan Olsen is the author of the bestseller "The Lean Product Playbook" as well as the owner operator of Olsen Solutions, the founder of a monthly speaker series in Silicon Valley called Lean Product, and was the cofounder and CEO of a personalized news startup called YourVersion.


Thursday August 15, 2019 9:20am - 10:00am EDT
Atlantic 1 Renaissance

10:00am EDT

Refreshment
A morning break for a beverage refill.

Thursday August 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:20am EDT
Foyer Renaissance

10:20am EDT

Conversations to Great Products
Cindy Alvarez provides guidelines and solutions for common issues in conversations between product management and UX coworkers.

Speakers
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Cindy Alvarez

Principal Group Product Manager, Microsoft
Cindy Alvarez is the author of "Lean Customer Development: Build Products Your Customers Will Buy", is currently a principal PM manager is Microsoft, and hosts a membership based community which offers curated toolkits and tactics for enterprise change initiatives.


Thursday August 15, 2019 10:20am - 11:00am EDT
Atlantic 1 Renaissance

11:00am EDT

Blending Product and UX
This is an organized ice-breaker to meet your colleagues.
Check for a yellow ticket in your badge holder.Find the first of four numbers on your ticket. Take a seat at the table with that number as you enter the room. You can also look up your name at the following link:
https://www.mixerseater.com/seat_chart_participants?hash=n4ytc
If you registered for the conference in the last week, you may not have a ticket or be listed. In that case, please take any available seat.

Thursday August 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic 2-3 Renaissance

12:00pm EDT

Networking Lunch
A great lunch to enjoy with new friends.

Thursday August 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Atlantic 1 Renaissance

1:00pm EDT

How to Accelerate Design for Enterprise
Benjamin Shown and Morten Post Luneborg showcase how clients and agencies work together using creative collaboration, user-centric solutions, and designing product systems that scale in order to create product that leapfrogs the competition.

Speakers
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Benjamin Shown

Design Director, Blink
Benjamin Shown is currently the Design Director and Partner at Blink in Boston Massachusetts, and previously worked on future design concepts at Microsoft's Envisioning Lab and as an exhibit designer at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle.
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Morten Lüneborg

UX Design Lead, Stibo Systems
Morten Post Luneborg has 15 years experience on the forefront of user-centric design and architecture, and is currently the User Experience Design Lead at Stibo Systems.


Thursday August 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic 2 Renaissance

1:00pm EDT

ThingProvisation: Creating Value Through Design Beyond Scripts and Plans
Kristian Kloeckl introduces a framework for a design perspective that embraces uncertainty when developing engaging products.

Speakers
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Kristian Kloeckl

Associate Professor, Northeastern University
Kristian Kloeckl is a published author, frequent speaker at international conferences, leader of research inititatives in partnership with large companies, and is currently a Designer and Associate Professor at Northeastern University's College of Arts, Media, and Design.


Thursday August 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic 3 Renaissance

1:30pm EDT

Refreshment
A quick bio and beverage break.

Thursday August 15, 2019 1:30pm - 1:40pm EDT
Foyer Renaissance

1:40pm EDT

Get Emotional! Connecting Products and People in the Digital World
Patricia Palmer discusses how tapping into emotional connections can greatly improve UX design.

Speakers
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Patricia Palmer

Director of UX Design, TIAA
Patricia Palmer has more than 30 years of design experience, has previously created digital experiences for Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, iCollaborative, as well as Boston Capital Partners, and is currently a User Experience Director at TIAA.


Thursday August 15, 2019 1:40pm - 2:10pm EDT
Atlantic 2 Renaissance
  Ideas & Aspiration

1:40pm EDT

Sharing The Journey: How a UX Team Can Contribute to PM Success
Rob Houser explains five ways to leverage your UX expertise in order to help your PM team be more successful.

Speakers
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Rob Houser

Senior Director Product Design, FINSYNC
Rob Houser is a Senior Director of Product Design for FINSYNC, and has worked as a product manager and UX designer for the past 20 plus years.


Thursday August 15, 2019 1:40pm - 2:10pm EDT
Atlantic 3 Renaissance
  Ideas & Aspiration

2:10pm EDT

Refreshment
An afternoon snack to keep our energy up.

Thursday August 15, 2019 2:10pm - 2:30pm EDT
Foyer Renaissance

2:30pm EDT

How to Achieve Product-Market Fit
In this workshop, Dan Olsen shares top advice from his book and more thoroughly defines the concept of product-market-fit.

Speakers
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Dan Olsen

Product Management Consultant, Olsen Soltutions
Dan Olsen is the author of the bestseller "The Lean Product Playbook" as well as the owner operator of Olsen Solutions, the founder of a monthly speaker series in Silicon Valley called Lean Product, and was the cofounder and CEO of a personalized news startup called YourVersion.


Thursday August 15, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic 3 Renaissance

2:30pm EDT

In-Depth: Conversations to Great Products
In this interactive session, Cindy Alvarez leads a deep dive into the topic covered by her earlier session by providing templates and tactics as well as discussing issues brought up by the audience.

Speakers
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Cindy Alvarez

Principal Group Product Manager, Microsoft
Cindy Alvarez is the author of "Lean Customer Development: Build Products Your Customers Will Buy", is currently a principal PM manager is Microsoft, and hosts a membership based community which offers curated toolkits and tactics for enterprise change initiatives.


Thursday August 15, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic 2 Renaissance

4:30pm EDT

After-session Networking Social
Welcome to our After-session Social for ConveyUX. Blink UX is hosting everyone, right after the last sessions of the day. We'll have food and drink available while you chat with old friends and meet new ones.

Thursday August 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Atlantic 1 Renaissance
 
Friday, August 16
 

8:00am EDT

Breakfast
Enjoy an array of delicious breakfast items to ignite your day!

Friday August 16, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Foyer Renaissance

9:00am EDT

Launching Day Two
Joe Welinske announces raffle prizes and provides a quick intro to all the day's activities.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Welinske

Joe Welinske

ConveyUX Program Manager, Blink
Joe Welinske is Blink's Accessibility Director and also the Program Manager for Blink's annual conference ConveyUX.


Friday August 16, 2019 9:00am - 9:10am EDT
Atlantic 1 Renaissance

9:10am EDT

Elevate Your Product Design by Unifying UX and Brand Strategies
Bill Flora and Geoff Harrison describe how to best utilize product management, UX design, and brand strategy perspectives during product development.

Speakers
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Bill Flora

Chief Creative Officer, Blink
Bill Flora is the Chief Creative Officer at Blink as well as an award-winning design director and strategist with more than 20 years of experience in leading teams and shipping product.
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Geoff Harrison

Chief Design Officer, Blink
Geoff Harrison is the Chief Design Officer at Blink, the founder of Eye Level, formerly the Creative Director at Modern Digital Seattle, and has been recognized as the "Top 100 Interactive Designers in the US" by AV Magazine.


Friday August 16, 2019 9:10am - 10:00am EDT
Atlantic 1 Renaissance

10:00am EDT

Refreshment
A morning break for a beverage refill.

Friday August 16, 2019 10:00am - 10:20am EDT
Foyer Renaissance

10:20am EDT

Digital Transformation: Going Beyond Buzzwords
Jaime Levy provides both a theoretical foundation and practical advice to transform corporate culture into one with collaboration, rapid experimentation, and process optimization as the norm.

Speakers
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Jaime Levy

UX Strategy Consultant, Jaime Levy Consulting
Jaime Levy is the author of "UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want" as well as a professor at the University of Southern California, and the owner and operator of Jaime Levy Consulting which is a digitial strategy firm out of Los Angeles.


Friday August 16, 2019 10:20am - 11:10am EDT
Atlantic 1 Renaissance

11:10am EDT

Refreshment
A quick break to refill and recharge your morning.

Friday August 16, 2019 11:10am - 11:30am EDT
Foyer Renaissance

11:30am EDT

Designing Up the Confidence Curve
Yohanes Frezgi shows how to use the confidence curve in design and exhibits case studies illustrating its effectiveness.

Speakers
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Yohanes Frezgi

Product Manager, Alibaba
Yohanes Frezgi is currently a Lead Product Manager for Alibaba North America and has previously held high-level positions at Open Sky, Audible, Amazon, Fever, and Zynga.


Friday August 16, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic 3 Renaissance
  Ideas & Aspiration

11:30am EDT

The One Truth About Product Delivery
Gwen Betts explores the concept of "one truth" in terms of how it can negatively influence a product team, and how to address these problems directly.

Speakers
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Gwen Betts

Director, Product Experience Design and Delivery, Rapid7
Gwen Betts is an outcomes driven, customer-centric design leader who is currently the Director of Product Experience and Delivery at Rapid7 where she leads a unit of UX designers, writers, and engineers to discover, design, and deliver product experiences that help customers acheive... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic 2 Renaissance
  Ideas & Aspiration

12:00pm EDT

Networking Lunch
Another delicious meal to share with your peers.

Friday August 16, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Atlantic 1 Renaissance

1:00pm EDT

Aligning Organizations Around a Single Product Vision
In this workshop, Geoff Harrison and Bill Flora show how to streamline product creation by combining UX, beautiful design, and brand vision.

Speakers
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Geoff Harrison

Chief Design Officer, Blink
Geoff Harrison is the Chief Design Officer at Blink, the founder of Eye Level, formerly the Creative Director at Modern Digital Seattle, and has been recognized as the "Top 100 Interactive Designers in the US" by AV Magazine.
avatar for Bill Flora

Bill Flora

Chief Creative Officer, Blink
Bill Flora is the Chief Creative Officer at Blink as well as an award-winning design director and strategist with more than 20 years of experience in leading teams and shipping product.


Friday August 16, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic 3 Renaissance
  Ideas & Aspiration

1:00pm EDT

Conducting Competitive Research and Analysis for Devising Innovative Products
In this workshop, Jaime Levy leads a highly interactive session on using UX differentiation to more effectively build digital products, as well as gives advice on researching your competitors.

Speakers
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Jaime Levy

UX Strategy Consultant, Jaime Levy Consulting
Jaime Levy is the author of "UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want" as well as a professor at the University of Southern California, and the owner and operator of Jaime Levy Consulting which is a digitial strategy firm out of Los Angeles.


Friday August 16, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic 2 Renaissance

4:00pm EDT

Discussions with Drinks
Within the nexus of product and UX are many topics that resonate with our individual or organizational needs. Our speakers will be your hosts for this activity. We will have ten tables - each with one of our conference speakers. Visit one or more of the tables in an informal discussion with the speakers and your colleagues. We'll be serving drinks and snacks throughout. This is a good chance to get direct answers to your burning questions and initiate your own discussion topics.

1. Ben Shown & Morten Lüneborg

2. Bill Flora & Geoff Harrison

3. Cindy Alvarez

4. Dan Olsen

5. Gwen Betts

6. Jaime Levy

7. Kelly Franznick

8. Patricia Palmer

9. Rob Houser

10. Yohanes Frezgi

Friday August 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:40pm EDT
Atlantic 1 Renaissance

4:40pm EDT

It's A Wrap!
Joe Welinske concludes the conference with prizes and last thoughts.

Speakers
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Joe Welinske

ConveyUX Program Manager, Blink
Joe Welinske is Blink's Accessibility Director and also the Program Manager for Blink's annual conference ConveyUX.


Friday August 16, 2019 4:40pm - 5:00pm EDT
Atlantic 1 Renaissance
  General Interest