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ITX Product + Design Conference 2024

The Product + Design Conference returns to Rochester, NY on June 27-28, 2024! Celebrate the power of UX design and product development with a 2-day conference experience and learning from industry thought leaders.

128 / Trusting Data Quality: The Key to AI’s Future, with Scott Ambler

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Scott Ambler
Agile Data Strategist

Trust is the glue that sustains personal relationships. Likewise, trust in AI’s source data holds the key to its future and our confident use of it, says Scott Ambler, Agile data strategist, consulting methodologist, author, and keynote speaker. Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair. In this episode of Product …

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Scott Ambler
Agile Data Strategist

127 / How Holistic Leadership Builds Better Games – and Product Teams, with Ben Carcich and Aaron Smith

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Ben Carcich & Aaron Smith
Building Better Games

In this episode, Building Better Games co-founders Ben Carcich and Aaron Smith join Product Momentum, offering an inside look at the contributions the video game industry has brought to enterprise tech – and vice versa. Specifically, Ben and Aaron share a fresh take on how holistic leadership and product management help us build things that …

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Ben Carcich & Aaron Smith
Building Better Games

126 / Community First: Flickr’s Approach to Product Management, with Stephanie Cantor

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Stephanie Cantor
Flickr

On the eve of its 20th anniversary, Flickr’s approach as a community-centric product continues to propel the company forward. For Stephanie Cantor, Flickr’s Senior Director of Product, the Flickr community extends beyond its 112 million global users; it is integral to the product itself. From ideation to prototyping, Flickr involves its users in every step, …

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Stephanie Cantor
Flickr

125 / Product Management Communities of Practice, with Petra Wille

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Petra Wille
Coach, Author, Conference Organizer

Product managers seem to enjoy talking about how tough it is to be a product manager. And it is no matter the context of your specific business. Fortunately, as the role becomes more professionalized – and more populated – product communities are popping up and providing ready access to others we can learn from, network …

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Petra Wille
Coach, Author, Conference Organizer

ITX Names Brad Johnson to New Director of Project Management Practice Role

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New function will enable further growth for ITX while maintaining optimal quality and agility for clients.

December 4, 2023 Rochester, NY. ITX is proud to announce the promotion of Brad Johnson to the newly established role of Director of Project Management Practice. This appointment of oversight to the company-wide practice of Project Management comes as the organization deepens its expertise in existing services and industries.

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124 / Mastering Product Management: ‘Zooming Out’ for Strategic Clarity, with Shelly Kalish

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Shelly Kalish
Sittercity

In product, it’s easy to lock in on a user-focused or customer-centric mindset. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be if we lose sight of the bigger picture. As product managers, we have a business to run. We have team members to grow and develop. We’re responsible for broader financial metrics. Shelly Kalish …

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Shelly Kalish
Sittercity

Our Practiced Approach to Problem-Solving in UX Dynamics

The ITX User Experience (UX) team has grown steadily in recent years, not only in number, but also in breadth and depth of expertise. It’s a growth that reflects the continued recognition of the value of UX, and in turn, the investment businesses are making in UX, including research and discovery.

As we have grown, so too has the need to evolve our teams’ norms and practices. More people mean more experiences to learn from, which requires more time that we required to share and discuss our work. This post zeroes in this one area that required improvement – our Design collaboration meetings.

 

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123 / Essential Lessons in Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design, with Dave Dame

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Dave Dame
Microsoft

“I have Cerebral Palsy,” says Dave Dame, Senior Director of Product Accessibility for Windows at Microsoft®. “But my money doesn’t. So if you want my money, you better build a product or a service I can use, or I’m going to spend my disposable income somewhere else.” Imagine hearing that from the estimated 2 billion …

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Dave Dame
Microsoft

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