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PRODUCT EXPERIENCE
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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

julie larson-green Chief Experience Officer, Qualtrics

jeff james Vice President, Disney Institute

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.

CX PRODUCT KEYNOTE // Breaking Down CX Breakthroughs: The Future of Transformational Customer Experiences

David Neeleman Founder, Azul, JetBlue, WestJet

Webb Stevens VP of CX, Qualtrics

Customer experience is increasingly becoming the competitive battleground for brands around the world. But delivering differentiated experiences that lead to measurable impact can be a challenge. In this session, learn how David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue, Azul and Morris Airlines, drove continuous breakthrough in a nearly 100 year old aviation industry. In addition to hearing from a transformational CX leader, get a first look at the latest innovations to the Qualtrics CX platform that will help you achieve customer experience breakthroughs in your own organizations.

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.

Embedding Human Insights Into Experience Design

carey kolaja Chief Product Officer, Citi

Customer-centric design is becoming the new normal and has driven statistically tremendous developments in UX and overall growth in unexpected industries. What happens when organizations apply that same methodology to enhancing the workplace and transforming employee experiences? Citi’s Carey Kolaja shows how Citi FinTech effectively revolutionized employee engagement through co-creation, testing and the productization of companies.

How Technology is Creating a New Currency of Ideas

stan sthanunathan EVP, Consumer Insights, Unilever

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

kelly waldher VP, BX, Qualtrics

jay choi VP, Research Core, Qualtrics

Maria Voronina Product & Brand Research, Chobani

Paul Long VP, Enterprise Customer Experience, UnitedHealth Group

Josh Sarpen Customer Insights Manager, Kum & Go

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

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 Collect and Use Durable Data to Stay Ahead of Global Product Trends

charles wilson Product Insights, New Balance

In the age of fast data and even faster fashion, the role of durable insights has never been more critical. In a highly competitive market, learn how New Balance is getting ahead of global footwear trends and building blockbuster products for multiple buyer segments.

The Why Behind the What: Using Analytics to Improve Customer Retention

rachel richter VP, Customer Insights, Dun & Bradstreet

Retaining a customer is less expensive and often leads to higher lifetime value than acquiring new ones, but it’s easier said than done. Many B2B companies lean heavily on financial data and firmographics to study retention patterns – profiling patterns across industries and company sizes. In this session, you’ll learn how to augment your approach with experience data and other operational data to not only understand the key drivers of attrition but identify actions to take before it’s too late, so you can retain your most valuable customers.

Keeping the Government Customer at the Center of Digital Services

jack madans Digital Services, Judicial Branch of California

rick delappe Program Manager, National Park Service

Jon Booth Director, Website & New Media Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Sam Bronson Digital Analytics Manager, Health and Human Services

Mike Sarasti CIO / Director of Innovation & Technology, City of Miami

People engage with government online more than any other channel. These digital touchpoints, across platforms (mobile, tablet, or desktop) and across industries are setting high expectations for government services. How do we provide simple, accessible, experiences online and ensure that the customers are at the center of digital services strategy?

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.

Uncovering User Truth: Fusing Data Science and User Research at Spotify

peter gilks Director, Product Insights, Spotify

kristie savage Data Science, Spotify

colette kolenda User Research, Spotify

Spotify’s product insights team combines user research and data science to gain rich insights that fuel product decisions. This talk uses a case study of combining a qualitative diary study (administered through Qualtrics) and a behavioral data dashboard. This mixed methods approach drives a holistic understanding of both when and, more importantly, why people engaged with a new ads feature.

Creating Moments in Culture

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.

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.

How to Fix Your Customer Journey: What I Learned from Buying My Own Sofa

joan king VP, E-commerce, Crate & Barrel

Data silos are everywhere, but what are you doing to consolidate customer touchpoints and omnichannel experiences? Your product won't sell itself, and knowing how to leverage customer journey mapping and in-store and online research can help you maximize customer and product experiences, making the decision and purchase process both seamless and delightful. Learn how Crate&Barrel is engaging digital, product, and retail teams to deliver exceptional experiences.

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.

The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty

Matt Dixon Chief Product & Research Officer, Tethr

The idea that companies must delight customers by exceeding service expectations is so entrenched that managers rarely even question it. Yet the careful research conducted by Matt Dixon and his team over nearly a decade proves that the “dazzle factor” is wildly overrated—it simply doesn’t predict repeat sales, share of wallet, or positive word-of-mouth. The reality: Loyalty is driven by how well a company delivers on its basic promises and solves day-to-day problems, not on how spectacular its service experience might be. Most customers don’t want to be “wowed”; they want an effortless experience. And they are far more likely to punish you for bad service than to reward you for good service. In this presentation, Dixon provides an overview of the research--including the four key pillars of a low-effort customer experience and how to apply the Customer Effort Score--and shares how he and his research team at Tethr are expanding on the original concepts, leveraging the latest AI and machine learning approaches to study hundreds of millions of customer interactions.

What it Takes to Deliver Truly Exceptional Brand and Product Experiences

Maria Voronina Product & Brand Research, Chobani

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

amy
lokey

VP, User Experience //
Google

ken
kocienda

Former Principal Engineer //
Apple

carey
kolaja

Chief Product Officer //
Citi

bruce
temkin

Head of XM Institute //
Qualtrics

nir
eyal

Best-Selling Author //
Hooked

rachel
richter

VP, Customer Insights //
Dun & Bradstreet

Mike
McLaughlin

Chief Customer Officer //
GoDaddy

ashmeed
ali

Head of Market Research //
Buzzfeed

charles
wilson

Product Insights //
New Balance

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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 March 1, 2019 at 5PM MST. Please email x4summit@qualtrics.com with the following details before the deadline:

1) Registration Confirmation # and Email Address currently on the registration

2) New person's First & Last Name, Work Email, Work Phone, Company, Job Title, Industry, X4 Content Interest, and Emergency Contact Name & Phone Number

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 morning coffe, lunches, and dinners 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!