Calendar

Here’s a complete rundown of all my upcoming public events and travels.

Jun
25
Tue
Fundamentals of Cognitive Biases (O’Reilly Live Online Training)
Jun 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Join me for my popular Live Online Training on Fundamentals of Cognitive Biases via the O’Reilly Safari online learning platform (free trial available).

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Jul
10
Wed
Startupfest 2019 – Montreal
Jul 10 all-day

I’m excited to be speaking on Wednesday, July 10 at Startupfest 2019 in Montreal! Stay tuned for more details.

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Aug
15
Thu
ConveyUX Boston
Aug 15 all-day

I’m pleased to be giving a plenary talk and a follow-up deep dive session at Convey UX Boston discussing Conversations to Great Products on Thu. August 15, 2019.

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Aug
18
Sun
Write / Speak / Code 2019 Conference: Keynote
Aug 18 all-day

I’m thrilled to be giving the closing keynote at the Write / Speak / Code 2019 Conference:

Convince Me

Casually raising an idea among your peers. Disagreeing with your manager in a high-stakes meeting. Sending an email to get your whole team on the same page. What do all of these scenarios have in common? Your knowledge and expertise are only a fraction of what determines whether you’ll convince your audience. We’ll walk through a few core building blocks of effective communication and convincing that will get you the rest of the way there. You’ll leave this talk with tactics you can put to use immediately.

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Aug
20
Tue
Fundamentals of Cognitive Biases (O’Reilly Live Online Training)
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Join me for my popular Live Online Training on Fundamentals of Cognitive Biases via the O’Reilly Safari online learning platform (free trial available).

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Sep
16
Mon
Capital One Product Management Speaker Series
Sep 16 all-day

I’m delighted to be presenting a talk on “Customer Development in the Enterprise” as part of the Capital One Product Management Speaker Series, at Capital One HQ in McLean, VA.

Nov
8
Fri
Microsoft Ignite 2019
Nov 8 all-day

I’m excited to be presenting a special breakout session at Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando, FL on Friday, Nov. 8!

Driving engineering culture change at Microsoft: An experimental journey

A high-performance culture is critical to a company’s success – leading to higher rates of innovation, customer delight and employee satisfaction. But how do you achieve this in a company as large and diverse as Microsoft? How do you steer hundreds of engineering teams, of all shapes and sizes, with varying levels of process maturity, toward a more DevOps-centric, agile engineering culture? In this session, Cindy Alvarez, a leader in the One Engineering System (1ES) team shares how Microsoft approaches culture change as well as learnings from her team’s journey to help internal teams become high performing teams.

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