COPENHAGEN SEP 23-24, 2020

Alastair Simpson

Dropbox VP of Design

Debunking the Myths of Cross Disciplinary Collaboration

Trying to plan and collaborate across different teams whilst creating a cohesive culture can sometimes feel like a pipe dream. This is especially true as we start to work with more distributed teams and as we add more and more specialized functions to the mix, such as Design, Research, Content Strategy, Product Management, Engineering, Data Science, etc. There are also a few common myths that are just not true in today’s modern team environment. Come along for an energizing talk to explore a few popular myths, debunk them, and get some practical tips to build world-class products.

About Alastair

Alastair is a product design manager, leader and mentor. He loves working with multi-disciplinary teams to solve complex business and interaction design challenges. He is currently VP Design at Dropbox, where he leads the brand, Product Design, Research and UX Writing teams. Previously, he led the product design organisation across a portfolio of Atlassian’s largest Cloud Products and Platforms and helped scale the design team from 20 to over 200. Alastair also owns a rather large sneaker collection.

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