Product professionals are charged with building a vision that anchors a company’s roadmap to success but what happens when the line of sight is suddenly unclear? If the future is unwritten, an emphasis on sound collaboration and challenging every assumption becomes all the more important. When failure is not an option, you need to embrace uncertainty.

Why attend Product Excellence Summit?

  • Get inspired by masters of industry on how to improve product ROI, scale the impact of product teams, and accelerate outcomes to gain a competitive edge.

  • Hear from experts, leaders and innovators firsthand how they pivot to, not only survive, but thrive in turbulent market conditions and stay focused on the customer.

  • Connect with peers to share best practices, tools, tactics and strategies to future-proof your business and your career while building truly excellent products.

Details

  • Date: Tuesday, October 4
  • Networking Breakfast: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM PT
    Main Sessions: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM PT
    Optional Closing Reception: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PT
  • Location: Online & In-Person at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States 

 

Disclaimer: Agenda is subject to change

SPEAKERS
Scott Baldwin
Scott Baldwin
Community Lead & Product Evangelist
Productboard
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Dr. Moogega Cooper
Dr. Moogega Cooper
Planetary Protection Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Chris Craver
Chris Craver
SVP, Head of Digital Products
Valley Bank
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Jenny Cu
Jenny Cu
Executive Product Coach and Consultant
Jenny Cu Coaching and Consulting
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Jenny Decker
Jenny Decker
Chief Financial Officer
Front
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Conor Dragomanovich
Conor Dragomanovich
Director, Commercial Sales
Productboard
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Claire Drumond
Claire Drumond
Head of Product Marketing, Jira & Agile Solutions
Atlassian
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Jake Ellis
Jake Ellis
Principal Product Evangelist
Gainsight
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Ross Garrett
Ross Garrett
Head of Product
Volkswagen Automotive Cloud
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Josh Gibbs
Josh Gibbs
Vice President, Product
Canto
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Sebastien Giroux
Sebastien Giroux
CFO
Productboard
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Alexa Grabell
Alexa Grabell
Co-Founder & CEO
Pocus
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Ryan Glasgow
Ryan Glasgow
CEO
Sprig
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Alicia Hale
Alicia Hale
SVP of Marketing
Productboard
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John Henwood
John Henwood
VP Customer Success
Productboard
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Nupur Kantamneni
Nupur Kantamneni
VP of Product
Titan
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Shipra Kayan
Shipra Kayan
Product Evangelist
Miro
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Aiko Krishna
Aiko Krishna
Senior Product Manager
Loom
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Srinivas Krishnamurti
Srinivas Krishnamurti
SVP of Product
Productboard
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Sophie Lalonde
Sophie Lalonde
Group Product Manager
Productboard
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Elynn Lee
Elynn Lee
Product Manager
Figma
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Justin Li
Justin Li
Head of Product Marketing
Firstbase
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Glennis Markison
Glennis Markison
Manager, Customer Stories
Productboard
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Martin Matus
Martin Matus
Sr. Group Product Manager
Productboard
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Ross Mayfield
Ross Mayfield
Group Product Manager, Zoom Apps
Zoom
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Vache Moroyan
Vache Moroyan
VP of Product Management
Medallia
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Hubert Palan
Hubert Palan
CEO & Founder
Productboard
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Prakriti Parijat
Prakriti Parijat
Head of Research
Instacart
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Guillaume Roy
Guillaume Roy
Co-Founder & Head of Product
GSoft
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Japna Sethi
Japna Sethi
Group Product Manager
Productboard
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Lakshmi Sharma
Lakshmi Sharma
Chief Product & Strategy Officer
Fastly
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Lisa Singer
Lisa Singer
VP, Research Director
Forrester
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Noah Singer
Noah Singer
Director, Product Management
1-800 Contacts
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John Stetic
John Stetic
Chief Product Officer
Prodigy Education
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Denise Stokowski
Denise Stokowski
Group VP, Gainsight PX and Platform Product Management
Gainsight
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Greg Strickland
Greg Strickland
COO
Productboard
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Patricia Tao
Patricia Tao
Chief Product Officer
Sonero
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Becky Trevino
Becky Trevino
Executive Vice President Product
Snow Software
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Jana Ulrich
Jana Ulrich
Head of Product for FAS Advisor Technology
Vanguard
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Rachel Wang
Rachel Wang
Product Lead
Sprig
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Andrew "Drew" Wilson
Andrew "Drew" Wilson
CFO & COO
SoundCloud
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Stuart Wilson
Stuart Wilson
Chief Revenue Officer
Weight and Biases
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Hedan Zeng
Hedan Zeng
Director of Product Management
Common Room
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SPONSORS
AGENDA
All Tracks Track 1 Track 2
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM CUT Exhibit Hall | Livestream
Breakfast & registration
  • For in-person attendees, join us for breakfast and networking in the Exhibit Hall
  • For virtual attendees, join us online at 8:45 AM PT as we kick things off live from The Vessel! Part live newsdesk, part...
Scott Baldwin
Scott Baldwin
Alexa Grabell
Alexa Grabell
Aiko Krishna
Aiko Krishna
Glennis Markison
Glennis Markison
Rachel Wang
Rachel Wang
4:35 PM - 4:55 PM CUT Golden Gate Ballroom | Livestream
Opening Keynote

Productboard CEO/Founder, Hubert Palan will kick off the conference and set the stage for how product leaders and teams can embrace uncertainty.

Hubert Palan
Hubert Palan
4:55 PM - 5:20 PM CUT Golden Gate Ballroom | Livestream
Limitless: Perseverance in the face of uncertainty

Get inspired and join us on an interplanetary exploration to Mars with Dr. Moogega Cooper, award-winning engineer and planetary protection lead of the famed Mars Rover “Perseverance” Mission....

Dr. Moogega Cooper
Dr. Moogega Cooper
5:20 PM - 5:55 PM CUT Golden Gate Ballroom | Livestream
Product Management trends & priorities

Guest Speaker, Lisa Singer, Forrester VP and Research Director, dives into her recent research and shares what's top of mind and ahead for product management leaders.

Lisa Singer
Lisa Singer
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM CUT Exhibit Hall | Livestream
Networking break & live Vessel broadcast
  • For in-person attendees, join us for networking in the Exhibit Hall
  • For virtual attendees, join us as we will be streaming live from The Vessel. In this segment, hear from Shipra Kayan (Miro) and Josh...
Scott Baldwin
Scott Baldwin
Josh Gibbs
Josh Gibbs
Shipra Kayan
Shipra Kayan
Glennis Markison
Glennis Markison
6:20 PM - 7:00 PM CUT Golden Gate Ballroom | Livestream
Product keynote: How Productboard will help your product organization embrace uncertainty

In times of market uncertainty, companies go back to the basics. Go-to-market programs used to prop up products in boom times are cut back. The focus returns to the product to drive value, growth, and...

Srinivas Krishnamurti
Srinivas Krishnamurti
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM CUT Golden Gate Ballroom | Livestream
Building successful products at speed and scale

In uncertain times, companies need to be even more mindful of their product bets and prioritize the initiatives that offer the most value to customers. So how do leaders ensure they’re directing...

Claire Drumond
Claire Drumond
Jake Ellis
Jake Ellis
John Henwood
John Henwood
Martin Matus
Martin Matus
7:35 PM - 8:20 PM CUT Golden Gate C-1 | Livestream
Seizing the moment: Lessons in product innovation during challenging times

Many of us have been here before. The world has faced uncertain times before, and it undoubtedly will again. As markets and customer preferences continue to change in unexpected ways, the smartest companies...

Nupur Kantamneni
Nupur Kantamneni
Noah Singer
Noah Singer
John Stetic
John Stetic
Greg Strickland
Greg Strickland
7:35 PM - 8:20 PM CUT Golden Gate C-2 | Livestream
The art & science to de-risking product bets

Product work is inherently risky and product failures are costly, so how do you increase the odds that your product will be adopted and produce business outcomes?

  • Hear lessons learned from product failures...
Ross Mayfield
Ross Mayfield
Guillaume Roy
Guillaume Roy
Japna Sethi
Japna Sethi
Hedan Zeng
Hedan Zeng
8:25 PM - 9:30 PM CUT Exhibit Hall | Livestream
Networking lunch & live Vessel broadcast
  • For in-person attendees, join us for lunch and networking in the Exhibit Hall
  • For virtual attendees, join us as we will be streaming live from The Vessel. In this segment, hear from Becky Trevino (Snow...
Scott Baldwin
Scott Baldwin
Conor Dragomanovich
Conor Dragomanovich
Jake Ellis
Jake Ellis
Ross Garrett
Ross Garrett
Glennis Markison
Glennis Markison
Becky Trevino
Becky Trevino
9:35 PM - 10:15 PM CUT Golden Gate C-2 | Livestream
Research twice, build once: How to know your users and increase the odds for product success hosted by Sprig

Every product team has to build and ship new products to continue growing. And the key to building successful products is understanding who the users are and what they want. Product leaders already know...

Ryan Glasgow
Ryan Glasgow
Elynn Lee
Elynn Lee
9:35 PM - 10:15 PM CUT Golden Gate C-1 | Livestream
The great realignment: How product leaders are reevaluating strategies amidst change

With rapidly changing markets, and fast-changing customer needs, a resilient product strategy is more important than ever. As you’re rethinking how to strike the right balance between responding...

Chris Craver
Chris Craver
Ross Garrett
Ross Garrett
Srinivas Krishnamurti
Srinivas Krishnamurti
Lakshmi Sharma
Lakshmi Sharma
10:25 PM - 11:05 PM CUT Golden Gate C-2 | Livestream
Uncovering and advocating for customer opportunities in a changing market

Great product ideas start with the customer, and during rapidly changing market conditions listening to customers provides early signals for emerging customer opportunities. Learn how to instill customer-centricity...

Sophie Lalonde
Sophie Lalonde
Justin Li
Justin Li
Prakriti Parijat
Prakriti Parijat
Patricia Tao
Patricia Tao
Jana Ulrich
Jana Ulrich
10:25 PM - 11:05 PM CUT Golden Gate C-1 | Livestream
How to build and scale high-performing product teams hosted by Loom

As the driver of innovation, engagement, and growth, a high-performing product organization is essential to a company’s success. But with the growing demands on product orgs and the complexities...

11:15 PM - 12:00 AM CUT Golden Gate C-2 | Livestream
The making of a CPO: Navigating the uncertain path to product leadership

Tips and advice from seasoned product leaders about what they know now that they wished they knew when they were moving up the ranks.

  • Hear from them about their personal journeys up the ranks — what...
Jenny Cu
Jenny Cu
Josh Gibbs
Josh Gibbs
Vache Moroyan
Vache Moroyan
Becky Trevino
Becky Trevino
11:15 PM - 12:00 AM CUT Golden Gate C-1 | Livestream
From roadmap to revenue: Instilling confidence in the C-suite

What makes or breaks a CPO is the strength of their executive partnerships; but how do CPOs demonstrate that product is a value-creation center and build confidence in build strategy when the C-suite...

Jenny Decker
Jenny Decker
Sebastien Giroux
Sebastien Giroux
Andrew "Drew" Wilson
Andrew "Drew" Wilson
Stuart Wilson
Stuart Wilson
12:00 AM - 1:30 AM CUT The Atrium | Livestream
Live Vessel wrap up & closing reception
  • For in-person attendees, join us in the atrium for our closing reception.
  • For virtual attendees, stick around to hear from Productboard's Hubert Palan and Srinivas Krishnamurti closing out Product Excellence...
Scott Baldwin
Scott Baldwin
Srinivas Krishnamurti
Srinivas Krishnamurti
Glennis Markison
Glennis Markison
Hubert Palan
Hubert Palan
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