On the 4th October, we delivered our 7th Canvas Conference to over 300 digital, product and strategy people in Birmingham. We’re always amazed at the people we meet and the support we receive and this year was another inspiring and educational day of insider talks. Our thanks goes out to everyone involved who helped us, especially our main partners for the event, Swrve. They’re really good at helping brands talk to customers as individuals – sounds simple, but in a world of apps, wearables and multi-screens, it’s no easy task!
If you made it along this year, we hope you enjoyed the day. If you didn’t, hopefully #Canvasconf kept you entertained and informed around what was happening. Not only did we hear some truly inspiring stories from people working at really interesting companies, but we also met a bunch of talented and passionate people from the Canvas community.
If you didn’t make it along, we’re already working on next year’s event (and super early bird tickets are on sale now) with Canvas 2019 happening on the 10th October.
The talks in full
Across the day we heard some extremely interesting and inspiring talks from people from a wealth of companies operating different models across different sectors. We filmed all the talks in full, so grab a tea and a biscuit and settle down…
The peg only looks square: Design research as a growth accelerant
Jane, Lead Design Researcher at Dropbox, discussed the approaches used to incorporate design research into an experiment-driven company and how Dropbox growth uses it to experiment and launch quickly.
Jane Davis - Dropbox
Martin White - Sainsbury's
Learning and diversity
Pip Jamieson - The Dots
Ilze Dreyer - Booking.com
Building and scaling
Jane Lucy - The Labrador
Innovating a 140-year-old experience
Jordan outlined how bone conduction technology is set to fundamentally change the future of voice communication. Soon, the relatively unchanged UX of using the telephone could change massively.
Jordan McRae - Mobilus Labs
Dave Wascha - Photobox
Joe Macleod - Ends.
We’re so thankful for everyone’s support, this year and before. We’re working hard on next year’s event and have listened to all the feedback we’ve received so far, acting on it to make 2019 an even better event experience. If you have any questions or want to know more about Canvas, or would like to get involved, drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org