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Day 1

Breakfast

Host Opening Remarks

Curtiss Barnes Managing Director, Product Management & Design, Global Product Pearson Education

Innovating Inside the Box – How Constraint is the Mother of Invention

The phrase “thinking outside the box” frequently comes to mind when discussing innovation. But within the natural and sustainable ingredients and packaging space, the trick to great innovation is embracing your restrictions rather than compromising on performance. Forcing the exploration and use of different tools than the competition can lead to remarkable distinction – which is critical to setting products apart on shelf.

Don Frey Chief Innovation Officer The Honest Company

Panel: Using the gig economy as a driver of product innovation

• How the gig economy is impacting product development today, and how this trend will continue
• Developing new workforce models, and new combinations of talent and technology, that can improve your product quality
• Tapping talent outside your workforce (e.g. through prize challenges) to gain access to a wider pool of product ideas

Jeff George VP Americas Research & Development Campbell Soup Company
Arpit Gupta Senior Vice President, Product Innovation Bank of America
Jess Petersen Co-Founder and VP Product Pepperlane

Networking coffee break

Panel: Identifying market opportunities early and executing them successfully

• Best practice strategies to identify market trends as they emerge
• The importance of staying ahead of the competition and remaining current in the eyes of your consumers
• How to leverage early-stage trends and be first-to-market through timely product development

Mahesh Chayel Senior Product Manager TripAdvisor
Morgan Hays Vice President, Product Management TiVo
Osiris Santos Head of Product & Innovation Americann Made

Lunch

Product Disruption Roundtables

This session will give attendees an opportunity to debate issues surrounding open innovation and collaboration in product development, as well as how to transform traditional strategies to fully benefit from the digital era. The session will enable you to tie the content that is presented throughout the summit back to your day job.

Mahesh Chayel Senior Product Manager TripAdvisor
Curtiss Barnes Managing Director, Product Management & Design, Global Product Pearson Education
Matthew Mamet Advisor Sleepbox
Jess Petersen Co-Founder and VP Product Pepperlane

Product Management Intrapreneurship

• Bringing innovative product management methodologies, approaches, skillsets and cultures into large enterprises
• Driving organizations away from “mode” thinking to continuous product lifecycle and ecosystem management
• Building a culture and operating model where intrapraneurs overcome large enterprises’ digital business demands

Michael Derry VP, IT Product Management Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Advanced Tech Intel for Product Innovation

Tom Culver Senior Innovation Advisor RTI International

Networking coffee break

Overcoming obstacles and continuously innovating

• Getting new product ideas out of your R&D labs and into the world – how to move from initial concept to a product in the market in 90 days or less
• Lean start-up techniques
o Setting up micro-factories that can build products in small batches
o Establishing a separate brand and channels, to reach out to new consumer bases
• Applying optimization processes to your regular business, while using a different set of rules for your innovation team
• Insights into a portfolio of products that have been created using rapid product techniques

Taylor Dawson CEO Giddy.io

Digital Dominoes - key strategic choices for high impact digital product development

• Why ambition matters in product innovation
• Delving into data to become a partner to your customer
• The new rules of reaching scale

Veronica Adamson Director of Strategy, M&A & Partnerships Philips

Networking Cocktail Reception

Day 2

Breakfast

Host Opening Remarks

Curtiss Barnes Managing Director, Product Management & Design, Global Product Pearson Education

Creating a culture of fearless innovation - process and people

• Overview of the innovation and customer connection process at Snap-on Inc.
• Review of how Snap-on shifted corporate culture to develop an end-user centric innovation process
• Detailed discussion of the traits and skills of successful innovation teams
• Real world examples of customer driven innovation wins and misses at Kraft, PepsiCo and Snap-on

Bennett Brenton Chief Innovation Officer Snap-On

Panel: Uncovering new product possibilities through ‘open innovation’

• Examples of successful collaborations between companies to develop new products and bring them to market
• Elevating your product development strategy through cross-industry open innovation
• Encouraging cross-departmental collaboration within your own business

Gopal Shenoy Director, Product Management Toast
Arpit Gupta Senior Vice President, Product Innovation Bank of America
Jason Burke VP, Strategy clypd

Networking coffee break

How to Build Customer and Metrics Driven Products

• An overview of how Twitch approaches product development
• Actionable ways to make product development more customer focused
• Examples of how Twitch uses experiments and data to dictate product direction

Sharmeen Browarek Senior Director of Product Twitch

Unleashing the product manager's superpower: continuous product discovery using frugal innovation

• An overview of how most companies build products vs. how the best companies build products
• Why products built by teams fail so often - an actionable framework for building the right product and building the product right
• Understanding the product manager's superpower: continuous product discovery using frugal innovation
• Examples of how the most efficient product teams put this technique into practice

Karan Sachan Senior Product Manager Nasdaq

Lunch

Panel: Scaling product innovation across your business, and scaling your business through product innovation

• Building cross-functional teams that produce strong visions for new and existing products
• Breaking down entrenched ways of thinking and established systems within your product departments
• Creating a culture, ecosystem, and internal and external communications that deliver innovative products at scale
• Using continuous product innovation to drive the growth of your business
• Continuing to create product innovations when you are the market leader

Karan Sachan Senior Product Manager Nasdaq
Dana Ragouzeos Design Strategy Lead UCSF School of Medicine

The alchemy and science of metrics – choosing metrics that work

• Understanding the value of metrics for innovative product development
• Choosing and using quantitative metrics to scale and improve your product offerings and your business
• Truth versus utility
• Motivations, funnels, and the efficient frontier
• Suites and cascades

Ketan Gangatirkar VP, Engineering Indeed