Share your Vision

2016

Founded

23

Free Community Events

3000+

Attendees across our events

70+

Speakers over 2 years

50+

Countries

Some of the other speakers joining

Christopher  Slowe

Christopher Slowe

CTO, Reddit

Annmarie Kiddle

Annmarie Kiddle

Head of UX, The Financial Times

Val Scholz

Val Scholz

Head of Growth , Revolut

Paolo Malabuyo

Paolo Malabuyo

Director of UX, Google

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee

VP & Head of Design, Visa Inc.

Phil Keslin

Phil Keslin

CTO & Founder, Niantic Inc

Eva Deckers

Eva Deckers

Design Director, Philips Design

Martin  Davy

Martin Davy

Chief Platform Architect & Executive VP, Engineering, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Anna  Sitnikova

Anna Sitnikova

Product Manager, iZettle

Adam Furtado

Adam Furtado

Chief Product Officer, Kessel Run / U.S. Air Force

Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson

SVP UX, Adyen

Jorge Mazal

Jorge Mazal

Director of Product, Duolingo

Rija  Javed

Rija Javed

CTO, MarketInvoice

Tom Dwyer

Tom Dwyer

Front-End Developer, trivago

Emmet Connolly

Emmet Connolly

Director of Product Design, Intercom

Ross McKinley

Ross McKinley

Senior Build Engineer, EA DICE

Richard Dalton

Richard Dalton

Head of Design, Capital One

Francesca Cuda

Francesca Cuda

Head of Engineering, ustwo

David Hoang

David Hoang

Head of Product Design, One Medical

Nik Crabtree

Nik Crabtree

Lead Principal Software Engineer, ASOS

Alice Newton

Alice Newton

Chief Product Officer, WorldRemit

Jae Lee

Jae Lee

Head of Engineering, RingMD

Ronen Assia

Ronen Assia

Co-founder & CPO, eToro

Matias  Pietila

Matias Pietila

Head of Design, Qvik

Brian Dalton

Brian Dalton

QA Digital Tester, Aer Lingus

Deborah  Clarke

Deborah Clarke

Director of Product, Cartrawler

Scott Riseborough

Scott Riseborough

Lead Software Developer in Test, Apperio

Andrew Mullaney

Andrew Mullaney

CTO, Newswhip

Will Demaine

Will Demaine

Engineer, Fat Lama

Thijs Remie

Thijs Remie

VP Product Design, WeTransfer

Dana Lawson

Dana Lawson

Vice President of Engineering, Platform, InVision App

Previous Speakers

Adrian Trenaman

Adrian Trenaman

SVP Engineering, Gilt

David Boundy

David Boundy

Director, IOT Innovation, Intel

David O'Callaghan

David O'Callaghan

Head of Development, Ryanair

David O'Donoghue

David O'Donoghue

Head of Engineering, Zalando, Ireland

Doug Powell

Doug Powell

Distinguished Designer, IBM

Amar  Nagaram

Amar Nagaram

VP of Engineering, Flipkart

Kai En Ong

Kai En Ong

Head of User Experience and Design, BBC

Noelle LaCharite

Noelle LaCharite

Sr Technical Program Manager, Amazon

Bryan Dove

Bryan Dove

CTO, Skyscanner

Cheryl  Kennedy

Cheryl Kennedy

Director of Digital Design, Data & Services, Barclaycard

Chiara  Henderson

Chiara Henderson

Head of Customer Experience (EMEA) , Slack

Nik Crabtree

Nik Crabtree

Lead Principal Software Engineer, ASOS

Product Vision

Vision

Mapping your customer needs with the business objectives leads to prioritising the delivery.

  • Defining the Problem
  • Setting up for Success
  • Mapping out the Product
  • Launch Platform

Execution

Execution

Continuous delivery, validating assumptions and non stop iterations. Getting these right means excellent execution. 

  • Integrated UX
  • Scaling Development
  • DevOps Deployments
  • Monitoring

Agenda

09:30
Matt Barthelemy, Global Head of UX
Putting the Customer First: Jobs-to-be-Done

Matt Barthelemy, Global Head of UX, FitBit

Vision Defining the Problem


Building a DevOps Culture
Execution DevOps


10:00
Value Stream Mapping & the Improvement Kata
Vision Defining the Problem


Ross McKinley, Senior Build Engineer
Getting your Pipelines Flowing

Ross McKinley, Senior Build Engineer, EA DICE

Execution DevOps
  • Patch release process
  • Understaind the value stream map and deployment workflow at DICE
  • Increasing effort upfront to reduce build time"
10:30
User Journeys and Personas
Vision Defining the Problem


Nik Crabtree, Lead Principal Software Engineer
Zero downtime releases: Migrating systems to the cloud

Nik Crabtree, Lead Principal Software Engineer, ASOS

Execution DevOps


11:00
Break


Break


11:30
Tim Hudson, SVP UX
Embracing Empathy

Tim Hudson, SVP UX, Adyen

Vision Defining the Problem


Containerisation
Execution DevOps


12:00
Deborah  Clarke, Director of Product
Effective User Interviews

Deborah Clarke, Director of Product, Cartrawler

Vision Defining the Problem


The State of Serverless
Execution DevOps


12:30
Lunch & Networking Break


Infrastructure as Code
Execution DevOps


13:00
Lunch & Networking Break


Lunch & Networking Break


13:30
Thijs Remie, VP Product Design
Mission Command vs Command and Control

Thijs Remie, VP Product Design, WeTransfer

Vision Setup for Success
  • Changing from total control to autonomy at Wetransfer: A UX/design perspective
  • Is autonomy realistic? Does it work? Is there balance? 
  • Trying to build an autonomous team: How to get everyone part of the same team
  • Streamlining your process for autonomous success
Lunch & Networking Break


14:00
Andrew Mullaney, CTO
Fundraising like a rockstar: Everything you need to know to get capital and the right investors into your start up

Andrew Mullaney, CTO, Newswhip

Vision Setup for Success


Incremental Metrics: Getting your KPI's Right
Execution Monitoring


14:30
Emmet Connolly , Director of Product Design
The tools we use: Challenging dogma in the design process

Emmet Connolly , Director of Product Design, Intercom

Vision Setup for Success

Many of us in the design community pride ourselves on being tool builders, creating products that others can use to get things done. This is, at some level, the fundamental promise of all technology. Yet if we don't pay close enough attention, our own tools can sometimes get the better of us. Whether it's a team using a prescribed design process, or a company building software to be used by the entire planet, it turns out that these tools can be used in unintended ways. They can break, or grow out of control. And so our job as designers is not just to build things, but sometimes to recognise when we need to take them apart again. In this talk Emmet will discuss some lessons learned while growing the design team at Intercom, how that relates to the broader technology industry, and why building a process for everyone to follow is less important than building a culture that can upend it.

Continuous Learning: Feeding UX with Monitoring
Execution Monitoring


15:00
Richard Dalton, Head of Design
That Loving Feeling: How Companies Lost It, and How to Bring It Back

Richard Dalton, Head of Design, Capital One

Vision Setup for Success

Why would a major Las Vegas hotel consistently have a room service waiting time of 1.5 hours? Why would a major airline consistently have delays that torment a well-known design and usability consultant based in Boston? Why would a major financial services company try and cross-sell a credit card when a customer is in the middle of the highway reporting a car accident?
"What we've got here is a failure to communicate" Businesses are complex, with thousands of people, processes, business rules, systems, and products all impacting thousands of touchpoints that millions of customers interact with. If left unmanaged this complexity can be disastrous for the customer.
An organisation's biggest asset is its employees, the way they work, communicate, and collaborate. This system needs designing just as much, if not more so, than the customer-facing experiences we spend most of our time on. It's time we turned our talents inward and designed ourselves.
The concept of "Enterprise Architecture" has been around since the 80's. Management consultancies like Accenture have made it a staple offering and books have been written about it. Unfortunately, they're all wrong - or rather missing one key component.
In this example-filled, thought-provoking session the audience will be challenged to think about their organisations differently, introduced to the missing component, and given a framework and language for effecting a cultural change amongst their business and technology partners.

Converting Monitoring Data into Insights
Execution Monitoring


15:30
Break


Break


16:00
Kevin Lee, VP & Head of Design
Budgeting: The Art of Show vs. Tell

Kevin Lee, VP & Head of Design, Visa Inc.

Vision Setup for Success

Knowing when to ask for budget or how to get it is the work of developing justification, long hours of discussion, relentless persuasion, and often confusing and disappointing. In this process, we often forget how to apply human-centered design approach and mindset to make the budget process more effective and supportive. In this session, how investing and building a culture and capability of pre-visualization and rapid prototyping helps generate a demand for design capacity from business stakeholders while promoting a design-driven way of working in organization.

Brian Dalton, QA Digital Tester
Accessibility

Brian Dalton, QA Digital Tester, Aer Lingus

Execution Monitoring


16:30
Fund Raising: What not to do
Vision Setup for Success


Dana Lawson, Vice President of Engineering, Platform
Dashboard Openness: Changing Culture

Dana Lawson, Vice President of Engineering, Platform, InVision App

Execution Monitoring


17:00
Closing
Vision Setup for Success


Closing
Execution Monitoring


09:30
Paolo Malabuyo, Director of UX
Five Ps: Lead Teams & Land Products

Paolo Malabuyo, Director of UX, Google

Vision Product Roadmap

Designing, developing, and delivering products that provide user and business value is hard; doing it at scale is even harder. Five Ps refers to Principles, People, Priorities, Process, and Product, a framework that enables you to lead teams and land successful products. Paolo currently leads the UX teams for YouTube's Video Ads business and was previously at companies like Netflix, Mercedes-Benz, and Microsoft Xbox. Hear how this framework enabled product innovation at some of the world's most respected brands. 

Will Demaine, Engineer
Planning your Agile Architecture

Will Demaine, Engineer, Fat Lama

Execution Build

Setup decisions: Planning your Agile architecture (Cloud migration path, platform choice, microservices/conainer architecture) ... Before you know everything about your product, how are you supposed to set it up

10:00
Alice Newton, Chief Product Officer
Saying No to Features

Alice Newton, Chief Product Officer, WorldRemit

Vision Product Roadmap


Jae Lee, Head of Engineering
UX in API Design

Jae Lee, Head of Engineering, RingMD

Execution Build

API Based Architecture - UX in API Design (thinking about your end users)

10:30
Anna  Sitnikova, Product Manager
Prioritisation and Product Discovery

Anna Sitnikova, Product Manager, iZettle

Vision Product Roadmap


Modular Front-End / Web Components
Execution Build


11:00
Break


Break


11:30
Prioritisation with Imperfect Data
Vision Product Roadmap


Tom Dwyer, Front-End Developer
Progressive Web Apps: What's in it for the users?

Tom Dwyer, Front-End Developer, trivago

Execution Build


12:00
Adam Furtado, Chief Product Officer
Hacking Growth: A Strategy for Becoming Agile in a Waterfall Environment

Adam Furtado, Chief Product Officer, Kessel Run / U.S. Air Force

Vision Product Roadmap

There are few enterprises in the world that might find it tougher to become Agile and build software rapidly than a large Government organisation such as the US Air Force. But that's exactly the challenge Adam is solving through the Kessel Run project. Adam and the team are currently averaging about four months (124 days) to get a technology product from an idea on a whiteboard to operational - a task that normally would take 8 years. In his inspiring talk, Adam will talk us through his approach to becoming agile including; The problem and complexity of becoming Agile in a government Waterfall environment  Dealing with constraints; Understanding that not everybody will (or wants to) get onboard with becoming Agile - how to get around it. The structure and approach taken: Successes and lessons to date.

Scott Riseborough, Lead Software Developer in Test
Building Quality: Test-Automation and TDD

Scott Riseborough, Lead Software Developer in Test, Apperio

Execution Build


12:30
Lunch & Networking Break


Francesca Cuda, Head of Engineering
Mob programming: The Next Level of Pair programming

Francesca Cuda, Head of Engineering, ustwo

Execution Build
  • Collaboration between discipline: Broadening vision by considering different viewpoints 
  • Bringing the whole team to work together on one task at the same time
  • Allowing an even distribution of knowledge, being more considerate of other disciplines
  • Triggering discussion before becoming blockers and make the team more effective
13:00
Lunch & Networking Break


Lunch & Networking Break


13:30
Val Scholz, Head of Growth
Preventing Burnout

Val Scholz, Head of Growth , Revolut

Vision Launch

Long-term sustainability for growing, profitable businesses: increasing throughput. Heroic amounts of work to realise the company's vision Productivity trends: Elevating your game focusing on the bottlenecks: Investing in building better measures of capacity and better processes to increase throughput.

Lunch & Networking Break


14:00
Annmarie Kiddle, Head of UX
Integrating UX into a traditional culture

Annmarie Kiddle, Head of UX, The Financial Times

Vision Launch
  • Executing a lean UX approach
  • Challenges and opportunities to change mindsets
  • Understanding growth metrics of change
Rija  Javed, CTO
Unpack the Problem - Defining Objectives

Rija Javed, CTO, MarketInvoice

Execution Integrated UX


14:30
On-boarding and Feature Discovery
Vision Launch


Continuous User Research that Feeds into the Build Cycle
Execution Integrated UX


15:00
Iterating for Growth
Vision Launch


Hypotheses Driven-Development
Execution Integrated UX


15:30
Break


Break


16:00
Christopher  Slowe, CTO
Rebuilding Reddit

Christopher Slowe, CTO, Reddit

Vision Launch

Reddit is home to the most authentic conversations on the internet. As of 2018, Reddit's popularity has surged to 330 million monthly active users in spite of a UX largely unchanged for a decade. This year, the company launched its first major redesign to make Reddit a more welcoming place for all. 

In his session, Chris Slowe, CTO and Founding Engineer of Reddit, will tell the story of how Reddit was built - and rebuilt - to enable its teams to scale rapidly and unveil its much-anticipated redesign. He will share the process and philosophy of Reddit's new UX, reflect on the community's feedback, and offer advice from developing and designing hand-in-hand with arguably the internet's most vocal, opinionated users.

Martin  Davy , Chief Platform Architect & Executive VP, Engineering
Lean Prototyping Playbook

Martin Davy , Chief Platform Architect & Executive VP, Engineering, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Execution Integrated UX


16:30
Phil Keslin, CTO & Founder
Dream Team

Phil Keslin, CTO & Founder, Niantic Inc

Vision Launch


Matias  Pietila, Head of Design
Life after Launch: Keeping your Product Alive

Matias Pietila, Head of Design, Qvik

Execution Integrated UX

Many good projects start their march towards failure right after launch. Even if you managed to build your MVP version of the product by following the best lean startup practices, it's very tempting to become backlog-driven and spend the next year implementing all the darling ideas that didn't make the cut to the first version.

Instead, you should be relentlessly focusing on the market and building what is most valuable. This talk shares real-life experiences on achieving that (and sometimes failing).

  • Documenting your long-term product vision while avoiding heavy upfront-design
  • Best practices for lean prototyping
  • How to craft smart hypotheses to test your assumptions
  • The two moments of truth for any service and how to systematically design for them
  • Customer journeys and story maps as a way of maintaining your roadmap
17:00
Closing
Vision Launch


Closing
Execution Integrated UX



Charlotte Fenning, Production, UXDX

Charlotte

Charlotte looks after the entire production of UXDX including content research, booking world class speakers and stage production.  Contact Charlotte if you would like to learn more about speaking opportunities at UXDX. 

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