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BRAND EXPERIENCE
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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

ashmeed ali Head of Market Research, Buzzfeed

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

christopher mcdonough Chief Brand Officer, LL Bean

eric soelberg VP, Customer Insights, LL Bean

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

stan sthanunathan EVP, Consumer Insights, Unilever

Unilever shows how technology helps them turn insights into ideas.

From Original Research to Insights-Driven Advertising, 3 Ways to Create Moments in Culture for Your Brand

greg dzurik VP, Marketing + Innovation, Yum! Brands/Collider

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.

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

luis angel-lalanne VP, Customer Listening, American Express

To be truly customer-centric you need to empower people at all levels of your organization to both interact with customers and act on the insights. With an emphasis on customer listening from call center to the C-suite you’ll find new ways to increase response rates and learn from your customers. Find out how American Express constantly tests and learns, does customer call listening, and incentivizes their customer service team to create world-class Customer Experiences.

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

dan spaulding Chief People Officer, Zillow Group

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

chelsie bright Citizen XM Scientist , Qualtrics

nick sinai Former U.S. Deputy CTO, United States

matt broffman Director, Digital Platforms, City of Orlando

ed bodensiek Chief Experience Officer, Cravety

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

nir eyal Best-Selling Author, Hooked

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

jeff kearl Founder and CEO, Stance

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.

CSR and Political Activism in The Trump Era

michael ramlet CEO, Morning Consult

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

adam marrè Head of Security Ops , Qualtrics

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.

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

ken kocienda Former Principal Engineer, Apple

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

shaunda zilich Head of Talent Branding, Qualtrics

jennifer carpenter VP of Talent Acquisition, Delta

john meyer CEO, Lemonly

kristen weirick Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion, Abbvie

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

anahita reilly Chief Customer Officer, U.S. GSA

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

bruce temkin Head of XM Institute, Qualtrics

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.

The Purpose-Driven Diversity Strategy: A Tool Kit for the New Era

angela roseboro Chief D&I Officer, Dropbox

Studies show that diverse and inclusive workplaces drive better business outcomes for organizations—but many organizations are just starting to drive necessary changes that create safe and inclusive spaces. Come see how Dropbox is pioneering programs and strategies that create a culture of inclusion and empower underrepresented employee populations to thrive. You'll leave with practical guidance for eliminating bias, leveraging employee feedback, and creating a safe and thriving workplace for a diverse employee base.

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

steve bennetts XM Scientist, EX, Qualtrics

brooke orr Director of Global Talent & Development, Coca-Cola

Join this "open house" session to get insights into how Coca-Cola, Roger’s, 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.

RC & BX MAINSTAGE Research to Drive Product and Brand Experience Breakthroughs

kelly waldher VP, BX, Qualtrics

jay choi VP, Research Core, Qualtrics

From breakthrough products to revolutionary brands, come learn how research is driving experiential innovation in product development and brand management. We'll share inspiring stories from organizations and the researchers driving new product innovation and award-winning brand campaigns and how you can leverage new technology in the XM Platform to deliver breakthrough results at your organization.

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

Mike McLaughlin Chief Customer Officer, GoDaddy

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.

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

franck sarrazit Brand XM Scientist, Qualtrics

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.

Five Elements for Building a World-Class Marketing Research Practice

mike murakami Research Manager, Airbnb

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

Making magic from the mundane: elevating human accomplishment with Artificial Intelligence

amy lokey VP, User Experience, Google

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.

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

peter harrison SVP, Marketing Insights, Cigna

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

The Three Phases of Your Health-System Brand Tracker

taylor warren Insights & Analytics, Novant Health

Brand awareness takes on many forms in healthcare. Novant Health will discuss the three phases of their program, how to get executive buy-in, and drive action from insights.

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

keela robison VP, Product Development, Expedia

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.

kim scott Author, Radical Candor

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.

SPEAKERS

Oprah
Winfrey

Dan
Reynolds

President
Barack Obama

Sir Richard
Branson

Ryan
Smith

ken
kocienda

Former Principal Engineer //
Apple

christopher
mcdonough

Chief Brand Officer //
LL Bean

bruce
temkin

Head of XM Institute //
Qualtrics

rachel
richter

VP, Customer Insights //
Dun & Bradstreet

ashmeed
ali

Head of Market Research //
Buzzfeed

charles
wilson

Product Insights //
New Balance

jesse
purewal

Partner //
Prophet

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FAQS

X4 is an unforgettable conference experience and is wholly dedicated to helping you and your organization achieve breakthroughs. Here’s what to look forward to: A bucket-list-worthy lineup of main stage speakers will break down their pivotal moments. Leading brands will share the experience management programs they’ve built to delight customers and employees. And you’ll network with and learn from some of the brightest minds in your field.

The 2019 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 conference, including basecamp trainings, keynotes, breakout sessions, and evening events, will be hosted at the Salt Palace. Evening events will include the X4 kickoff reception, parties, and concerts.

Check-in for the conference begins Tuesday, March 5 at 10:00am at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Check in early to miss the rush! The welcome party for all attendees begins Tuesday evening at 7:00pm.

If you purchase the Experience Basecamp Live add-on, you must check-in on Tuesday, March 5 between 10:00am and 11:30am.

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

Easy! Simply select "send me an invoice" at registration check-out. For specific questions regarding payment options, reach out to x4summit@qualtrics.com.

We would love to have your guests join us! Guest passes can be purchased for $499. Simply select the “+1 pass” add-on at checkout. This will give your guest access to the welcome reception, keynotes, concerts, and Friday activity only. Not valid for training, or breakout sessions.

Public transportation to and from the Salt Lake City International Airport is available by 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. 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 be offered from the Salt Lake City International Airport. This can be confirmed through calling your hotel directly.

No, Qualtrics Certification is not part of X4 2019. However, you may purchase the online training for Qualtrics Certification separately at www.qualtrics.com/certification.

There is a limited number of seats in each training. You may request a change before December 31, 2019 by emailing certification@qualtrics.com; your request may not be honored depending on the current training capacity. Requests received after December 31, 2018 will not be honored. For more information about Experience Basecamp Live trainings, click here.

You spoke, we listened. This year, in addition to skiing at Park City Mountain Resort, we’ll be offering alternate activities for you on Friday, the optional last day of the conference. From more time with experts, to additional site-seeing ventures (including an available Qualtrics Headquarters tour), this year is sure to have something of interest to you..

The recommended attire for the X4 Summit is business casual. The attire for the entertainment activities on Wednesday and Thursday evening is casual. Bundle up for ski day!

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 8, 2019 at 11:59pm MST. If you purchased the Experience Basecamp Live add-on, include certification@qualtrics.com in this email to request a transfer for the training. Substitutions requested after this date may be subject to a $100 USD transaction fee. Hotel reservation cancellations and substitutions must be taken care of directly with your hotel. Hotel cancellation policies may vary.

All X4 Summit registration and training cancellations must be received in writing. Email your cancellation request to x4summit@qualtrics.com. For a full refund, cancellations must be received by 11:59pm on Friday, January 18, 2019. For a 50% refund, cancellations must be received between 12:00am on Saturday, January 19, 2019, and 11:59 pm on Monday, February 11, 2019. No refunds will be given after 11:59pm MST on Monday, February 11, 2019. Note that all times listed are Mountain Standard Time (MST).

Yes! Your pass includes all meals beginning Tuesday night through Thursday night. If you purchased the Experience Day add-on you'll also receive breakfast and lunch on Friday.

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

Yes. To do this, first register yourself on our website without the +1 pass and select “I cannot pay by credit card, please send me an invoice” at checkout. After you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a link at the bottom to upgrade/edit your registration. When you click on this link, there will be a button to upgrade your pass. You can then add on the +1 pass and make the purchase with a credit card.

Thank you for your interest, but we are no longer taking applications to speak at X4 2019.

No, only one +1 pass is allowed per conference pass purchased.

All X4 hotel blocks are sold out at this time. We recommend booking hotels in Salt Lake City as quickly as possible - they are selling out fast!