Schedule

Talks

Wed 10 October

Registration 08:30 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:15

The Three Stages of Leadership
Jane Austin
Director of Design and UX, Babylon Health

10:15 - 11:00

The Design and Power Playbook (aka Why Designers Hate Politics and What To Do About it)
Scott Berkun
Author and Speaker
Break 11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00

Andy Budd interviews Judy Wert
Judy Wert
Co Founder, Wert&Co

12:00 - 12:30

Insights from a Reluctant Leader
Margaret Lee
Director of User Experience Design, Google

12:30 - 13:00

Leading without Authority: Leadership as a Designer or a Dancer
Diógenes Brito
Senior Product Designer, Slack
Lunch 13:00 - 14:00

14:20 - 14:40

Work in Progress
Amélie Lamont
Product Designer, thoughtbot

14:40 - 15:00

Bending like Bamboo
Julia Whitney
Executive Coach

15:00 - 15:30

Panel with Dan, Amélie, Julia & Andy
Break 15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 16:45

Alignment over Hustle
Mia Blume
Design Leadership Coach + CEO of Design Dept

16:45 - 17:30

The Design Career Journey
Todd Zaki Warfel
Executive leadership and transformation coach, Zaki Warfel
Opening Party sponsored by Google 17:30 - 21:00

Talks

Thu 11 October

Registration 09:00 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:00

Building and Leading Design Organisations
Kristin Skinner
Head of Design Management, Chase

10:00 - 10:30

The Time to Operate is Now
Meredith Black
Head of Design Ops, Pinterest

10:30 - 11:00

Panel with Kristin, Meredith & Andy
Break 11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00

Brand Experience at Scale: Forming a Design Department, the Highs and Lows
Todd Dominey
Former Senior Director of Design at MailChimp

12:00 - 12:30

The Design Management Office: Delivering the Value of Design at Scale
John Devanney
Director of Customer Experience, Verizon + Moment

12:30 - 13:00

Designing the Landing Gear Mid-flight...Lessons Learned from Scaling Design at Atlassian
Alastair Simpson
Head of Design (Platform, Confluence, Trello, Ecosystem), Atlassian
Lunch 13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:30

From Hiring to Onboarding: Being Human to the Humans Who Make Technology
Russ Unger
Design Leader / Author, UserGlue

14:30 - 14:50

Building Skills While Building Products: Continual Learning in an Agile Environment
Fred Beecher
Senior Manager of Experience Design Operations, Best Buy

14:50 - 15:20

The Leader's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans
Kara DeFrias
UX Director, Obama White House
Break 15:20 - 16:00

16:00 - 16:45

Growing Design at Monzo

16:45 - 17:30

Laying the Groundwork: Building Foundations for High-Performing Teams
Aaron Irizarry
Head of Experience Infrastructure, Capital One
Happy Hour drinks sponsored by Atlassian 17:30 - 19:00