The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference | 27–30 October 2024 | Portland, OR
Marli Mesibov

Marli Mesibov is a Lead Content Strategist at Verily Life Sciences. She has been helping people understand doctors, hospitals, and health insurers for over a decade. Marli is a frequent conference speaker, a former editor of the UX publicationUX Booth, and was voted one of MindTouch’s Top 25 Content Strategist Influencers. Marli can also be found on Twitter, where she shares thoughts on UX Design, content strategy, and healthcare. You can learn more about her and her work at

10 Ways to Knock Down Silos

“Break down the silos” is an admirable goal, but going about it is a challenge. Is it a communication problem, a culture problem, a skill to build, or simply teams having incompatible goals? Often, it’s a little of each. In this talk, we will address how to tackle communication, build a new culture, develop the right skills, and align on goals. With lots of examples and concrete takeaways, we’ll break down the silos and build something better in its place.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • How to build collaboration across the organization
  • How to create quality content that also meets business needs
  • What skills to build to increase successful cross-functional teamwork