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Learn how top brands have used breakthrough insights to become market leaders

BRAND EXPERIENCE
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

EX PRODUCT KEYNOTE // Your Workforce is Changing—Are you Ready For It?

The workforce has experienced drastic changes and continues its transformation. Come learn about the employee breakthrough insights that are driving workforce change across every industry, and leave with the tools and strategies to get ahead so you can effectively attract, engage, retain your best employees. You’ll hear from Qualtrics Chief Experience Officer, Julie Larson-Green and The Disney Institute's VP and President, Jeff James. You'll also get a sneak peek at the latest Qualtrics product innovations to help you drive your employee experience strategy forward.

Measuring Growth: The Breakthrough Helping GoDaddy Increase Profitability by Closing Experience Gaps

When GoDaddy was founded, it was about serving a community of entrepreneurs to enable them to launch their business online and receive the same support experience as the biggest companies. Years later, they emerged as the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small ventures under one premise: provide the best customer and product experience. Period. Part of that radical evolution was closing key experience gaps, including brining essential product and customer experiences under Mike McLaughlin and tying business results to experiences.

Spot Tasty Trends in Your Data: How Buzzfeed Turns Insights to Profitable Investments

It's not just lists and quizzes anymore. Experience data is essential to help Buzzfeed accurately spot trends to launch revolutionary new brands and content, from food lines like Tasty to beauty lines to DIY. In the world of instant brands, data tastes good.

Be an Outsider: How to Re-energize a Classic Brand

Is the future of your brand informed by its past? From product research, to in-store satisfaction, to campaign measurement, L. L. Bean walks through its data-informed and groundbreaking “Be an Outsider” campaign to reposition an adored brand, and get it ready for another 100 years.

How Technology is Creating a New Currency of Ideas

Is technology a friend or foe of your brand? Over 2.5 billion people use Unilever brands every day in part because Unilever has learned how to turn ideas into currency using new technology. Unilever’s EVP of Consumer and Marketing Insight shows you how leveraging technology accelerates adoption and builds legendary brands.

Listen and Act: How AMEX Pairs Listening & Insights to Bring the Voice of the Customer to Life

To be truly customer-centric you need to empower people at all levels of your organization to listen to the customer and act on the insights. With an emphasis on customer listening from call center to the C-suite you’ll find new ways to learn from your customers. Find out how American Express employs a broad spectrum of approaches (from call listening to advanced modeling) to empower employees and uncover meaningful insights to create world-class Customer Experiences.

How Data Drives Zillow Group's Culture: Improving Engagement, Inclusion, and Development Amid Growth

Culture is at the cornerstone of Zillow Group’s business and it’s one of the main drivers behind yet another year on Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” list. But creating and evolving a strong, inclusive, and thriving culture isn’t easy in a high-growth company that competes for top tech talent. Learn how Zillow Group leadership depends on experience data to not only help build culture, attract talent, and drive engagement, and also how they empower managers to do the same within every team.

The Future of Experience Management in Government

For the first time in history, technology makes it possible for governments to engage people in real-time, across demographics, in the moments that matter most. How do we build a future where feedback from government customers and employees is used to create experiences that work for everyone? From shared services to digital engagement to human centered design, what is government doing well now, and what is the future of experience management in government?

Hooked: How To Build Habit-Forming Products

Habit-forming products change user behavior and create unprompted engagement. Harnessing the power of habits is essential for your product and is great for your bottom line. Product guru, investor, and bestselling author Nir Eyal outlines the Hook Model to give you a practical framework to increase your odds of product success.

Launching a Brand: Your First Decision Should Be Your Best Decision

Starting a new brand means distilling everything down to one simple question at the start: What is the nature of our business? Once you understand your nature, everything falls into place. This first decision will limit or boost your brand for years to come.

Making magic from the mundane: how Google uses experience design to re-imagine the G-Suite

Google’s products are designed to be smart and personal by leveraging Google’s vast investment in AI. Learn about the research, stories, and outcomes that have helped G-Suite evolve to become a massively personal and scalable product experience. Within G Suite, our goal is to elevate human accomplishment, so we focus on how we can use AI in a way that is both personal, and helps people accomplish their most important tasks more quickly and easily.

CSR and Political Activism in The Trump Era

Social media reaction is often seen as an accurate gauge of public opinion during a brand crisis. However, what people say on social media is not necessarily reflective of what the wider public actually thinks. The session explores how companies can use experience data and insights to protect their reputation in today's age.

How to Maximize Security in Experience Management

Security today falls not only to the professionals but to every data professional. Former FBI Cyber Special Agent Adam Marrè outlines how to guard against avoidable incidents, increase security awareness across the organization, and explores security feature value for researchers and experience managers.

XM PLATFORM DEEP DIVE // Research to Drive Product and Brand Experience Breakthroughs

What does it take to get breakthrough insights? Come listen to some of the biggest brands in the world, including: Chobani: how they’ve built the #1 yogurt brand internationally UnitedHealth Group: how a 300K employee organization is revolutionizing end-to-end customer experience by centralizing insights across the organization Kum & Go: how one small insights team is taking on the breakfast giants Whether you’re a customer, product, brand, or employee insights professional, we’ll show you how to leverage the Qualtrics XM Platform to lead your industries in innovation, scale research across your entire organization, and integrate automation and machine learning into your research workflow to get breakthrough insights.

The Product Experience That Changed the World: An Insider's Story of Building the iPhone

During some of the most transformative years at Apple, Ken Kocienda was demo-ing top-secret products to Steve Jobs and penning his name with only 23 others - including Steve Jobs - on the original iPhone patent, a product that has revolutionized the way we communicate, work, and play. Learn how Ken and the Apple team built the iPhone from the ground-up at the direction of Steve Jobs' creative genius, and created one of the most renowned product experiences of our time.

How to Connect Candidate, Employee, & Alumni Experiences to Build a World-Class Talent Brand

More than ever, recruiting and talent leaders are focused on creating experiences that drive world-class talent brands but it's past time to think about the attraction of talent as something that recruiting owns. Join this session and see how leaders use always-on feedback, leadership 360s, and weave EX data into program decisions to create world-class workforces that attract top talent, create brand ambassadors, and drive the organization's mission forward.

Marrying O-Data And X-Data To Save Taxpayer Dollars

GSA is the "B2B" agency of the federal government, delivering value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across government. Through this session, we will share examples of how we are using an enterprise-wide Voice of the Customer program (via Qualtrics) to align feedback (X-data) from both agency customers and industry partners with operational data, informing how we design our products and services. We will also touch on the governance structure set in place to enable self-service feedback collection processes while adhering to a consistent enterprise-wide brand that minimizes survey burden to the customer.

The Path to Mastering XM Across Your Enterprise

The XM Institute surveyed hundreds of executives to understand their XM efforts and aspirations.. During this session, you’ll hear results from the study, “The State of XM,” which will help you chart your path to becoming an XM leader. The session will cover the ROI, maturity levels, and insights about what separates XM leaders from their peers.

EX Customer Showcase: How Top Organizations Use Qualtrics to Power EX & People Analytics Programs

Join this "open house" session to get insights into how Coca-Cola, Rogers, and Nuance are building programs that attract talent, measure engagement, create exceptional employee experiences, and ultimately produce measurable business results like lower employee attrition, strong employer brands, etc. After a brief introduction to each organization’s program, we’ll host a Q&A.

Creating Love: How Experiences Take Flight at Alaska Airlines

Brands are now being defined by the relationship and experiences they have with customers, and ultimately how they make people feel. As such, brands must define themselves beyond the traditional product offering and must provide experiences that make customers feel good. Join Kantar and Alaska Airlines to learn more about embodying your brand promise with remarkable customer experiences, and how Alaska Airlines is delivering exceptional experiences to be the airline people truly love.

Backstory on a Breakthrough Brand: How T-Mobile’s Uncarrier Revolutionized the US Wireless Market

There are very few moments of truth when insights, brand, and business must come together to keep a company alive. Learn how T-Mobile partnered with Prophet to develop deep research and unlock uncommon insights to deliver a breakthrough brand experience that propelled T-Mobile to growth – and revolutionized the wireless industry in the US.

Brand Tracking Made Easy: Make Better Decisions Faster with an Insourced Program and Insights

Brand Tracking isn't just about your brand's past, it's about your business' future. And software allows you to track more easily and accurately than ever before. Here's how new thinking in brand tracking predicts where you're headed next.

Creating Moments in Culture

Brands that truly create culture, not just reflect culture, have the edge. Greg Dzurik, VP of Marketing & Innovation at Collider/Yum! Brands will share why creating moments in culture matters for brands today, what it takes for brands to do it, and different routes brands can take to create cultural moments that stick.

Five Elements for Building a World-Class Marketing Research Practice

An experienced research leader's guiding principles for building credible and effective research teams.

Fake Doctors, Real Results: How to Use Insights to Drive Breakthrough Ad Campaigns

Cigna takes you inside their groundbreaking "Fake Doctors Real Results" broadcast campaign and reveals how your insights can drive a powerful brand experience.

Small Team, Big Insights via a Health System Brand Tracker

Brand perception has many layers in healthcare. Understanding what consumers know, think, and believe about their healthcare providers is critical in today’s environment. Novant Health will discuss their journey in the last two years to move from a syndicated brand tracker to a powerful, flexible, and cost-effective in-house program. They will highlight metrics that matter, getting executive buy-in, and how to shape advertising strategy in a way that resonates.

How Expedia launched a game-changing product feature by building feedback into the development process

A couple years ago Expedia launched one feature that differentiated if from every other travel booking site: bundling. They thought it would be game-changing. They found the opposite. Customers we're still buying a-la-carte and missing out on enormous savings. The research team and product leaders turned to customer feedback to figure out how to fix the broken experience. Keela Robison, Expedia's Global VP of Product takes you through this case study and how breakthrough insights about the product and consumer helped Expedia turn this product feature into a profit center.

Radical Reconciliation: Confronting Gender Injustice at Work.

Using experiences from her own career that left her gobsmacked, Kim Scott, author of the New York Times-bestselling Radical Candor, confronts one of today's most pressing experience breakthroughs. She breaks the problem of gender injustice down into its component parts: bias, belief, bullying, discrimination, harassment and violence. The talk will define each and guide you to the most effective way to confront each. Each of us has an essential role to play, and she examines the different obligations that leaders, up standers, perpetrators, and victims have to confront injustice at work.

What it Takes to Deliver Truly Exceptional Brand and Product Experiences

Chobani has had a meteoric rise to Australia's #1 yogurt brand and the #2 brand in the United States. Learn how the Chobani team built a brand from the ground up and overcame fierce competition to give consumers award-winning flavors - and containers.

SPEAKERS

Oprah
Winfrey

Dan
Reynolds

President
Barack Obama

Sir Richard
Branson

Ryan
Smith

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FAQS

X4 is an unforgettable conference experience wholly dedicated to helping you and your organization use experience management to achieve breakthroughs. Here’s what to look forward to:

  • A bucket-list-worthy lineup of main stage speakers will break down pivotal moments in their careers
  • Leading brands will share the secrets to their experience management successes
  • Networking with some of the brightest minds in your field
  • Returning home with an actionable vision to transform your organization

The 2020 X4 Summit will take place in beautiful downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. We are thrilled to have you back at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

The majority of the summit, including basecamp training, keynotes, breakout sessions, and evening events, will be hosted at the Salt Palace and other conference space within walking distance. Evening events will include the X4 kickoff reception and parties, while the main concert will happen at the nearby Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz..

Check-in for the conference begins Tuesday, March 10 at 10:00am at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Check in early to miss the rush!

Check-in will also be open on Wednesday at 7:00am and Thursday at 8:00am.

Of course! Qualtrics has reserved a special conference rate for our attendees. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so book early to guarantee your discount as hotels will absolutely sell out. All hotels are located in downtown Salt Lake City. Most hotels are within walking distance to the Salt Palace. If you have questions you can reach out to x4summit@qualtrics.com. . To reserve your hotel, use the links below.

All X4 attendees need to have a ticket. Tickets include access to all mainstage, breakout, social, and entertainment sessions.

Public transportation to and from the Salt Lake City International Airport is available through the Utah Transit Authority. You can also use the new “Green Line” on TRAX (Salt Lake City’s light rail system) that runs to and from the airport. The Green Line leaves the airport every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends. The TRAX stop is located at the south end of Terminal 1. TRAX drops off directly in front of the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Taxi cabs are also available at the airport when you arrive. Uber and Lyft also serve the airport and all of Salt Lake City. All our preferred hotels are a 10-15 minute drive from the airport and the one-way cab fare will be approximately $22-$25 USD.

At the airport, you can find shuttles at the All Resort (Premier) kiosk located across from baggage claim 4 in Terminal 1 and baggage claim 8 in Terminal 2. You may visit the website for rates and reservations: http://www.premier-transportation.com/

Depending on your hotel, complimentary shuttles may also be offered from the Salt Lake City International Airport. This can be confirmed by calling your hotel directly.

No, Qualtrics Certification is not part of X4 2020. However, you may purchase the online training for Qualtrics Certification separately at www.qualtrics.com/certification.

There are a limited number of seats in each XM Basecamp course. You may request a change before December 31, 2019 by emailing certification@qualtrics.com; your request may not be honored depending on the current course capacity. Requests received after December 31, 2019 will not be honored.

Casual, business casual, black tie – just have a comfortable experience. Heck, our CEO always wears sneakers. The attire for the entertainment activities on Wednesday and Thursday evenings is casual.

If you are unable to attend X4 Summit, you may transfer your registration to another person by sending an email to x4summit@qualtrics.com with the new Attendee's name and contact information by Friday, February 7, 2020 at 11:59 pm MST. Substitutions requested after this date may be subject to a US $100 transaction fee.

All X4 Summit registration, training, and certification cancellations must be received in writing. Email your cancellation request to x4summit@qualtrics.com. For a full refund, cancellations must be received by 11:59 p.m. (MST) on January 17, 2020. For a 50% refund, cancellations must be received between 12:00am (MST) on January 28, 2020 and 11:59 p.m. (MST) on February 6, 2020. No refunds will be given for any termination notice provided after 11:59 p.m. (MST) on February 6, 2020.

Hotel reservation cancellations and substitutions must be arranged directly with your hotel. Hotel cancellation policies may vary.

Yes! Your pass includes morning coffee, lunches, and dinners beginning Tuesday night through Thursday night.

Contact x4summit@qualtrics.com and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

There are very limited opportunities to speak at X4, but we would welcome your application. Please use this link.