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Friday

April 26

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Registration and welcome coffee

Doors open. Pick up your badge and registration credentials for World Congress in advance of the workshop – and network with peers with a welcome coffee.

9:00 a.m.-9:10 a.m.
Welcome and introductions

We’ll dive straight into a look at the state of product in the news industry to learn about some of the key questions, challenges and opportunities that are shaping the product organisation now and in the future.

Product & Tech Initiative Lead, INMA, United States

Jodie Hopperton

9:10 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
What I have learnt from reorganising an entire news team

In this session, we’ll speak with a c-suite executive about how they have reorganised their team over the last year. What the big things were that needed to change, the road bumps along the way, and what benefits they hope the new structure will bring.

Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Yahoo News, United States

Kat Downs Mulder

9:30 a.m.-9:50 a.m.
Moving from high performance to high impact: How to create a leadership structure

Having a tight-knit team at the top is essential for any organisation. How do you build a top-tier c-suite that can work together to lead and inspire a high impact organisation?

Chief Product and Technology Officer, FT, United Kingdom

John Kundert

9:50 a.m.-10:25 a.m.
Strategic leadership Panel

A discussion and audience Q&A to delve deeper into the presentations from a leadership point of view.

Chief Product and Technology Officer, FT, United Kingdom

John Kundert

10:25 a.m.-10:40 a.m.
Sponsor presentation from Arc

10:40 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
How teams work together effectively at speed

One thing we’ve learned over the last few years is that autonomous cross-functional teams — ones that don’t have to stop and wait for someone outside the team to do something — can deliver business value faster. However, it isn’t possible to have every skill on every team, and we do want all those autonomous teams to build in important things like security, observability, and cost efficiency. Many of these things we care about are best owned by a separate team, distinguishing the platform from the products built on it. Sarah will talk about what this means for the organisation and the teams, with examples from her experience in news media.

Associate Principal, Conflux, United Kingdom

Sarah Wells

11:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m.
What I’ve learned about the product organisation in the Sulzberger programme

Going into the renowned Sulzberger programme, Alban’s questions were based on product organisation. Four months into the programme, what has he learned and, importantly, what is he bringing back to the organisation?

Lead Product Manager, Lecturer, Moderator, NZZ, Switzerland

Alban Mazrekaj

11:20 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
Operational organisation panel

Let’s get practical. We can talk theory but how are people actually working together? What things can we do now to improve our organisations?

Lead Product Manager, Lecturer, Moderator, NZZ, Switzerland

Alban Mazrekaj

Associate Principal, Conflux, United Kingdom

Sarah Wells

11:55 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
A glimpse into the next year of product & tech

INMA will wrap up the workshop, summarising what we have learned and taking you through the INMA Product & Tech Initiative’s focus for the rest of 2024.