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How to Build Great Products: Insights

Friday, October 1, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

How to Build Great Products: Insights

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This conference is one in a series that the organizers throw twice a year to elevate the art and science of product development for technology and media firms.

The primary goal of the conference is to provide insight into strategy and technique for developing digital products that are used by lots of people, frequently.



  • 9a-9.30a Light breakfast and mingling (food provided)
  • 9.30-9.35 Welcome by Ty Ahmad-Taylor and Kevin Kearney
  • 9.35-10.20 "I Don't Know, and That's OK" Cindy Alvarez
  • 10.20-10.30 Break
  • 10.30-11.15 "An Idea Is Not A Strategy - Your Product Is Your Brand" Kevin Kearney
  • 11.15-11.45 Moderated Panel with Cindy, Kevin, Michael Surtees
  • 11.45-12p Break
  • 12-12.45 "Behind the Scenes of the new BuzzFeed" Chris Johansen
  • 12.45-1.30 Lunch/Break (food provided)
  • 1.30-2.30 "Landmines on the Drive to Product-Market Fit" Giff Constable
  • 2.30-2.40 Break
  • 2.40-3.25p Lightning Round Presentations (8 presentations on insight) with introductions by Ian Spalter of R/GA
    1. "Making Internet Dollars..." Vikas Sood
    2. "Robot Love:  Lessons learned building the automated topic network" Grant Cerny
    3. "Lessons from Lego: Why the Millenium Falcon is Worth More Than A Pile of Bricks" Loren Davie
    4. "Design for People" Charles Adler
    5. "Scaling personalities (adaption, white labels and the digital ecosystem)" Michael Surtees
    6. "Real(ly)-time(ly): lessons learned developing" Neil Wehrle
    7. "foursquare: a coming of age story" Alex Rainert
    8. "The business of APIs" Oren Michels
  • 3.25-3.45p Break
  • 3.45-4.30 "Product Development at Scale at the Huffington Post" Paul Berry
  • 4.45-5 Recap/Endnote/Voting on best talk
  • 5-6 Drinks sponsored by Mashery

Soho House also has rooms if you want to spend the night beforehand.

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When & Where

29 9th Ave.
5th Floor - The Library
New York, 10014-1205

Friday, October 1, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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