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27 – 28 September 2019

Sharing the stories behind great products.

2 days of talks, stories and activities to make better products, in the heart of Barcelona.

Day 1 Stories

9 great talks, featuring speakers from the most product-driven companies around.

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Day 2 – Experiences

An action-packed day of activities to meet like-minded makers and expand your horizons.

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Relive the best moments

For the first time since we started JAM, we gathered in Barcelona for a one of a kind event. 200 makers joined from 12+ countries for the occasion. We celebrated their stories and experiences around building great products.There were inspiring talks, fireside chats and honest conversations. The day after the main event, there were lots of fun activities to explore the city, and a great after-party to top it off.

An epic learning experience

During the two days, you'll connect and learn from like-minded people coming from all over the world. No awkward networking and business cards. Just genuine conversations and friendly vibes.

Day 1 – Friday 27th September

Honest stories

You'll discover how some of the best product teams work, design and build. Not just the big wins, but also the failures, lessons and everything in-between. In between talks, Q&A sessions will give you the opportunity to ask all your burning questions.

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Day 2 – Saturday 28th September

Fun activities

After the talks, take part in a range of outdoor activities and inspiring side-events happening across town – the perfect way to bond with other attendees and continue learning from each other.

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Day 2 – Saturday 28th September

A killer after-party

Every event needs its after-party. Ours will take place at Barcelona's iconic nightclub Razzmatazz.

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Hosted in stunning Barcelona

Home to a thriving tech scene and some outstanding attractions, Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in Europe. Throughout the event, you'll have the opportunity to explore architectural wonders, downtown walking streets and bustling markets.

Speakers

15 speakers will share in-depth stories on how they addressed specific challenges within their organisation.

  • Talk
Jonny Burch
Founder, Progression

Jonny is a designer and the founder of Progression, a product focused on helping folks in tech teams to describe, map and grow their skills. Progression allows leaders to create flexible and industry-tested progression frameworks for current and future team members to measure themselves against.

For the last seven years Jonny has led product design teams in tech. Most recently he scaled the consumer and growth groups at Deliveroo as the company grew from 150 to 2000 employees and 12 countries around the world.

Having experienced first hand the pain of scaling teams fast, Jonny took the plunge from design leader to founder. In February 2018 he resigned from Deliveroo and launched Progression with the mission of helping to answer the age-old question ‘How do I grow at work?’.

Since starting late last year – and with zero funding – he’s enlisted a number of London tech’s most celebrated design teams. But this is just the start.

Next up? A future where anyone can build their skills with the same care and autonomy that they do their work. Better, fairer, more fulfilling careers for all.

  • Talk
Sebastien Phlix
Product Manager, Typeform

Sebastien is a Senior Product Manager at Typeform in Barcelona, one of Europe’s fastest growing SaaS companies. He is responsible for improving the experience for the 50mn+ monthly form respondents on mobile & desktop. He loves well-designed, simple products that make people's lives better.

Sebastien advises startup founders across Europe, and writes about Product Management for brands like Hackernoon. Prior to joining Typeform 3 years ago, Sebastien worked in Consulting and completed a Master's in Management degree from HEC Paris."

  • Talk
Ana Ferreira
Product Lead, Doist

Ana is Head of Design at Doist the company behind Todoist and Twist. Doist is a fully remote company, with more than 60 employees, from 30 different nationalities, and focuses on creating tools that promote a calmer, more balanced, more fulfilling way to work and live.

Ana oversees the work of the design team, dispersed between Portugal, UK, Greece, Germany, Luxemburg, and Taiwan. And she believes remote work will be the future, where location, family, or personal preferences isn't a limitation.

  • Talk
Marco Sousa
Product Designer, Facebook

Marco Sousa is a product designer at Facebook. He leads multiple projects across the growth team for Workplace, Facebook's SaaS collaboration platform. Initially developed as an internal tool, Workplace has been adopted by some of the world's biggest companies, from Walmart and Starbucks to Booking.com and the WWF.

Before joining Facebook in 2017, Marco spent almost 10 years creating consumer and enterprise apps for organisations like Transport for London, Unilever, ING and Ford and redesigning mobile apps for what was Spain's most popular social network, Tuenti.

  • Talk
Miriam Thomas
Product Designer, Facebook

With over 10 years' experience as a Product Designer, Miriam is currently putting her skills to use on Facebook's Workplace team. Before moving to London, she was Design Director at Metalab (famous for designing Slack) where she helped startups ship innovative products.

With a passion for creating and facilitating hands-on workshops, Miriam has had the pleasure of working with teams as diverse as Uber, Cirque du Soleil, Visa, Zoom and Intel. In her spare time, Miriam gives back to the community by helping to educate the next generation of designers. She loves teaching practical skills to those interested in design-oriented problem solving and co-creation.

  • Talk
Tom Greever
Author, Bitovi

Tom Greever, Author, UX Consultant Tom has been helping companies and organisations design better websites and apps for more than 15 years as a consultant, trainer, and design team leader. His work and influence can be seen in public facing products from Levis, Walmart, Apple, and more. He is also the author of the book Articulating Design Decisions from O’Reilly Media.

As a father, he helps his children expend energy on wrestling and cleaning up the house. He works from home in Illinois, USA with his wife and five kids.

  • Talk
Lindsey Jayne
VP Product , Monzo

Lindsey is VP Product at Monzo - the bank that does more than you'd ever expect to make you effortlessly financially savvy. Lindsey heads up a growing a team of product managers, drawing on her experience scaling and developing teams at luxury retail tech company Farfetch, and at the UK Government Digital Service.

She's happiest in the world of interdisciplinary product development, and has resolved to do more non-exec and charitable work this year.

  • Talk
Anna Miedzianowska
Principal Product Manager, Ocado Technology

While Anna's names might seem unpronounceable at first (it's pronounced A-N-A, by the way), she is defiantly not someone who is hard to understand. Making complex things simple is at the core of what she does. For the past 4 years, Anna has been applying that principle at Ocado Technology.

Her first role at Ocado was to improve the lives of their delivery drivers by providing software that helps them be the best they can be. She did this by regularly asking them what they needed (I know, who does that?).

Now Anna is Head of Product and her goal is to keep Ocado at the bleeding edge of customer experience by tightening feedback loops, assessing value and validating delivery. Sounds simple? It is, thanks to Anna.

  • Talk
Hristina Racheva
Localisation Lead, Skyscanner

Hristina is a Localisation Product Manager at Skyscanner where she leads the localisation team and focuses on evangelisation, localisation strategy and workflows optimisation.

Call her crazy but she thinks that localisation is a fascinating discipline and crucial for any business, being at the intersection of languages, technology, product, design and UX. And she is on a mission to get everyone else excited about it. After all, how can a business or a product be successful and truly global if it doesn’t respond to the needs of all its users no matter where in the world they are from.

She had previously worked on the localisation team at Google and prior to that was a translator at various European institutions.

Hristina is a strong believer in the power of building communities to share learnings and support each other - she co-organises a Localisation Meetup in Barcelona and co-leads an online community that mentors graduates and young professionals entering the localisation industry. A global citizen at heart, she speaks 5 languages and has lived in 10 different countries, so far.

  • Side-event
Amir Salihefendic
Founder, Doist

Remote-first CEO of Doist, the company behind Todoist, and Twist. Born in Bosnia, grew up in Denmark and now living in Barcelona. Soon 2x dad.

He believes that a product stands a better chance of resonating with a global workforce when it’s created by people around the world. For him, working remotely is the way of the future.

Doist has been operational for more than 10 years now, having nearly 70 people in about 25 different countries.

  • Side-event
Jordi Valls
Co-founder, Mentor VR

Jordi is a tech entrepreneur. In 2012 he co-founded Startup Embassy in Palo Alto – one of the most important entrepreneurs communities in Silicon Valley, according to Enterpreneur.com. He also founded his first company, 1sleeve Inc.

He went on to work for several companies evolving from Digital Business to Head of Product at Carnovo, a company born in the largest venture builder of the south of Europe. Currently based in Barcelona is the CEO and founder of Mentor-VR, a VR production company focused on innovative solutions for HR and training.

  • Side-event
Gemma Lord
Designer, IDEO

Gemma crafts narrative through design at IDEO. With a penchant for making movements, she explores emerging futures for different companies, while also designing delightful everyday experiences for people... But in reality, she just wants a dog.

Prior to joining IDEO, Gemma worked as an interaction designer at Native, designed kettles in Hong Kong, was an Assistant Art Director at the BBC, and researched synthetic biology and designed speculative creatures for Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. She earned her stripes at Normally as a data explorer, strategist and interaction designer.

Aside from being a designer, Gemma is a keen cyclist, illustrator and horse rider.

Gabriel Prat
Head of Product, Docplanner
Agustin Bosso
CPO, Pagantis

Agustin Bosso is the CPO at Pagantis in Barcelona, he leads a product team that is making financing easier and more affordable for everybody. He has been working in product during the last 9 years in both big and small companies and has been a full-stack developer before that. He found his product vocation after reading the Cluetrain Manifesto, still his favourite book.

He previously worked in Zyncro, a Barcelonian start-up and Skyscanner as product manager for the Hotels vertical. He does not consider himself expert at anything but more a "Jack of all trades and master of none" which he feels very useful for the product role. Following the same line, he has dozens of hobbies, from space exploration to hiking, not being an expert on any of them.

Lucas Isern Lopez
Head of Product Management, Marfeel

Lucas is Head of Monetization Product at Marfeel, a leading publisher platform and one of Europe's fastest growing tech start-ups. He leads multiple projects in the areas of monetization, mobile apps, user retention & engagement, adtech among others.

Previously he worked as Director of Programmatic at Grupo Godó, one of the largest media groups in Spain. He is also member of S2S Product Management Committee at Prebid.org. Currently he is focused on building products that ensure the right reader experience while yielding the highest revenues possible, letting publishers focus on what they do best, writing great content.

Experiences

On day two, connect with fellow makers in a friendly, informal way.

Activities

Stretch your legs, learn new things and have fun! We'll personally match you with like-minded attendees to help you meet the right people.

Active

Hikes

Head out for a few hours on a hike to Barcelona's best viewpoint. No filter needed, and incredible views guaranteed.

Cultural

Walking tours

Join a walking tour led by one of our local guides, and explore the city's most iconic landmarks.

Sporty

Beach & water sports

Learn how to paddle surf, do some yoga on the beach – or try something new – we have activities for all levels of fitness.

Side-events

Small and friendly events to encourage genuine conversations. Pick the session that you find most helpful and take the opporunity to learn from your peers' successes and failures.

Talks

A mix of 'Show & Tells' and personal stories to gain fresh ideas and sharpen your product skills.

Campfires & Meetups

The opportunity to speak your mind, ask for advice and get feedback from the group.

After-party

Every event needs its after-party. Ours will take place at Barcelona's iconic nightclub Razzmatazz.

Venue

A sixteenth-century Gothic building with an intensely rich history, the Convent dels Àngels belongs to Barcelona's heritage. It's counted among the most beautiful examples of Gothic architecture in the city.

Sponsors

JAM wouldn't be possible without our awesome sponsors!

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