Day 1, September 12
Registration and Breakfast
Day 2, September 13
Get ready for games, music and good eats as we celebrate the closing of the first ever Frontiers, and of course, you!
The Frontiers agenda features 3 breakout tracks: Assemble, Contribute, Integrate.
Teams work best when they know exactly how to get work done, together. Yet, with the fluid nature of today’s teams and the rapid pace of work, getting to that point can be hard. Assemble will explore how we structure our companies and teams, build networks, and allow people to do their best work.
As individuals we work best when we know what we’re doing, and how to get it done. Contribute will focus on better defining the nature of what we do, understanding personal motivation, and empowering people to do their best work.
Everyone works best when they have the resources and tools they need. A technology’s ecosystem of developers and partners is key to the success of its users. At Integrate, we’ll explore the ground developers cover in Slack today, and look toward what’s coming over the horizon.
- Opening remarks by Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack
- Fireside chat with Kelly Watkins Head of Global Marketing, Slack; Jen Rubio, Co-Founder, Away; and Nate Brown, Founder and Creative Director, Institute
- Customer spotlights: 20th Century Fox & Oracle
- Future of work keynote: Steven Johnson, PBS Host and Bestselling Author, “How We Got To Now”
Nick Dawson Executive Director of Johns Hopkins Sibley Innovation Hub, Johns Hopkins
Aaron Wickstrom Managing Partner, Valsigna Farms, Wickstrom Dairies
Sarah Rothenberg Operations and Innovations Lead, AltSchool
Janine Gianfredi Former CMO, US Digital Service
Schools, dairy farms, hospitals... they’re not tech companies, but they too can reap benefits from the most recent digital innovations. Learn how traditional sectors are overcoming their challenges – whether they’re technological or meteorological – using new tools.
Paul Rosania Head of Core Product, Slack
Ilan Frank Head of Enterprise Product, Slack
Buster Benson Head of Platform, Slack
Noah Weiss Head of Search, Learning, & Intelligence, Slack
What do the next 12 months hold? What new features are peeking over the horizon? Head of Core Product, Paul Rosania, Head of Enterprise Product, Ilan Frank, Head of Search, Learning, & Intelligence, Noah Weiss, and Head of Platform, Buster Benson, will talk you through what we’re building and how it’ll make your work day simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.
Michael Lopp VP of Engineering, Slack
Julia Grace Infrastructure Engineer Director, Slack
How do you keep pace at a company that doubles its user base nearly every year? With very strategic investments in your technology and your people. Slack’s Director of Infrastructure Engineering Julia Grace and VP of Engineering Michael Lopp will share practical lessons on how we’ve scaled our infrastructure and our organization to sustain rapid growth.
Andrew de Maar Head of Research, Deloitte Center for the Edge
We face a growing disconnect between the exponential world rapidly evolving around us and the linear practices and operations that dominate our institutions. Andrew de Maar, Head of Research for Deloitte’s Center for the Edge discusses new ways of working so that we can accelerate performance improvement in a world of mounting performance pressure.
Ken Norton Product Partner, GV
When Ken Norton of GV isn’t providing startups with valuable product and engineering advice, he keeps busy writing about the crafts and processes that make for better product management. In this talk, Ken shares his techniques for holding effective meetings, communicating with courtesy, and leading meaningful conversations.
Sean Rose Product Manager, Slack
Get an insider’s view of what’s next for the Slack Platform. Learn more about new opportunities coming soon for developers building on Slack, and how to best utilize them for your app.
Duretti Hirpa Senior Engineer, Integrations, Slack
Jimena Almendares VP Business Leader of Payments, Intuit
Nicole Sanchez CEO & Founder, Vaya Consulting
Arlan Hamilton Founder & Managing Partner, Backstage Capital
Diverse and inclusive workplaces are more than just numbers in an annual report. What real-life systems and structures can you put in place to help the humans in your organization grow, thrive, and ultimately, deliver the best results? Hear from leaders such as Jimena Almendares from Intuit, Arlan Hamilton from Backstage Capital, and Nicole Sanchez from Vaya Consulting on how they approach inclusion and why diversity is a must-have competitive advantage.
Wayne Kurtzman Research Director at IDC
Will Soupcoff Head of CRM, Optimizely
Yousuf Khan CIO, Pure Storage
Andrew Berger Head of Sales & Business Development, Square
In this panel, leaders from diverse companies will discuss Slack’s impact on their Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support teams. They’ll also share role-based tips and tricks on how to optimize your work and team performance, both internal and customer-facing.
Alvina Antar CIO, Zuora
Michael Shane Global Head of Digital Innovation, Bloomberg LP
Aimee Cardwell Vice President and Unit CIO, American Express
One founder at a time. One stage. One panel of IT leads from many industries. Just minutes to pitch their app. The prize? Getting their product rolled out to real teams at really successful companies. See if these talented founders have what it takes in this one-of-a-kind session.
Jennifer Manry Managing Vice President, Workforce Technology, Capital One Financial Corporation
Ali Rayl Head of Global Customer Experience, Slack
Capital One uses Slack Enterprise Grid as part of its commitment to being a technology company leading in the financial services industry. Managing Vice President, Workforce Technology, Jennifer Manry, will be joined by Ali Rayl, Head of Global Customer Exprience with Slack, to discuss the future of digital innovation and the role of Slack within a large enterprise.
Christina Janzer Head of User Research, Slack
Christina Janzer, Head of User Research at Slack, speaks about the nature of teams, organizational transformation, and how technology should be built around the intricacies and fluidity of human communication. She walks through three design principles (borrowed from the consumer world) that help enterprise software encourage productivity.
Sachin Ranchod Developer Advocate, Slack
John Arthorne Production Engineering Lead, Shopify
Build the most in-sync engineering force you’ve ever been in. John Arthorne, production engineering lead at Shopify, will discuss how to leverage chatops in Slack to advance your engineering culture. Plus, examples of how Shopify has used chatops to transform its ability to build, ship, and maintain first-class code.
Fireside chat with Andre Iguodala and Stewart Butterfield