Building Awesome Product Teams
with Mind The Product Co-Founder, Curator, Editor, and Chairman of the Board Martin Eriksson
Martin Eriksson is a 20+ year veteran of product management who has led product teams across Stockholm, London, and Boston for startups as well as global brands such as Monster and Financial Times.
Martin is the Founder of ProductTank, the world's largest product management community with meetups in 110+ cities around the world, and the Co-Founder and Chairman of Mind the Product, the world's largest product management conference with annual events in London and San Francisco. He has spent the last 18 months interviewing product leaders from all over the world as the co-author of Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Great Products and Build Successful Teams (O'Reilly, May 2017).
Opening Keynote / Masterclass
Being the Communication Engine for Your Product
with Substantive Product Management Consultant Daniel Zacarias
Daniel is a Product Manager with over 9 years experience building software as a consultant.
His blog, Folding Burritos, is full of articles and resources for anyone who wants to improve their daily product work.
Getting the Most Out of Events as a Product Person
with Product Collective Co-Founder Mike Belsito
Mike runs Product Collective which organizes INDUSTRY, one of the largest product management summits anywhere in the world. For his leadership at Product Collective, Mike was named one of the Top 40 influencers in the field of Product Management.
Mike also serves as a Faculty member of Case Western Reserve University in the department of Design and Innovation, and is Co-Host of one of the top startup podcasts online, Rocketship.FM.
Design Your Product Manager Thinking, from Product Mindset to Growth Mindset, from Problem Space to Solution Space
with Design Your Thinking Founder Karthik Vijayakumar
Karthik is the creator and host of The Design Your Thinking Podcast. In the podcast he explores the workings of the human mind and the world of design through conversations with makers and thinkers from across multiple disciplines.
He has a background in engineering, product management and design. Karthik takes special interest in cognitive psychology, metacognition, design and business.
Optimal Product Process
with 280 Group LLC CEO Brian Lawley
Brian is the Author of 5 best-selling books in the domain of Product Management, including Product Management for Dummies. He was awarded the Product Management Excellence Award for Thought Leadership by the Association of International Product Marketing & Management.
Brian is also the former President of the Silicon Valley Product Management Association. During his 25 years career in Product Management he has defined, launched and marketed over fifty successful products for companies.
Good Product Hygiene: The Groundwork that Makes Innovation Possible
with Webgility Head of Product Rob McGrorty
Rob is a Product Leader with experience at all levels of Product Management, from hands-on work to executive management, hiring, and team building.
He's designed key processes and team structures to allow the product organization to thrive at scale. He also loves giving back to the community through open product management slack channels and his podcast.
Be an Intrapreneur to Enable Product Development
with The Product Startup Founder Filip Valica
Filip has been a mechanical engineer and manager for over 12 years, designing, testing and building products. He has worked for a broad range of companies – from mom-and-pop small businesses to some of the largest corporations in the US.
Filip founded The Product Startup to provide a step-by-step blueprint to aspiring product creators wanting to bring their own ideas to market.
Product Marketing Fundamentals
with Upside Travel Director of Product Alex Mitchell
Alex currently is a Director of Product at Upside Travel. Previously, he was a Sr. Product Manager for Vistaprint, where he managed the Websites Product and the Identity Product Family (~$50MM annual revenue), including 3 agile development teams across 3 locations (DC, Boston, Tunisia).
Alex is passionate about integrating data, design, development, and strategy to build kickass products.
Product Mastery Roadmap
with The Everyday Innovator Founder & Product Manager Chad McAllister
With over 25 years in product development, Chad has trained many product managers and helped great organizations such as Thomas Reuters, Compassion International, and NIST improve their product management capability.
Chad has developed a framework, the "Product Mastery Roadmap", that he shares with Product Managers and Organizations to help them become Product Masters using this proven system.
Evolution of the Product Manager and the Continuous Learning Approaches in Product Management
with New Startup CEO & Co-founder Ellen Chisa
Ellen is the CEO & Co-founder of New Startup, a company that aims to make possible to build a complete scalable app in an afternoon.
Ellen has spend over two years as the VP of Product at Lola, after several years as a product manager for Kickstarter and Microsoft. She has a lifelong passion for education, and has dedicated her career to developing products that facilitate learning and focus on User Experience, particularly for mobile devices. Chisa is a graduate of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering with a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, and is currently on sabbatical from Harvard Business School, after completing her first year.
The First Content Marketing Campaign Showcase in Product Management
with This is Product Management Host Mike Fishbein
Mike Fishbein is the host of This is Product Management, a podcast with over 15,000 weekly listeners. He's interviewed product leaders, authors and Founders from companies including Shopify, Adobe, Uber and Viacom.
Mike has advised both venture funded startups and Fortune 500 brands on product marketing. His writing has been published on The Next Web, Observer and The Content Marketing Institute.
The Proven System for Not Only Getting Into Product Management but also Thrive as a Junior Product Manager
with ProductCharles.com Product Management Coach Charles Du
Charles has taught 6,000+ students in 120+ countries as a Product Management Coach. His students have landed offers and interviews from Google, Uber, Facebook, and Yelp.
The systems Charles teaches come from having led teams at some of the best technology companies in the world. He designed NASA’s first iPhone app (10+ million downloads, 2+ million hits per day, NASA’s Software of the Year Award), Ticketmaster’s mobile apps ($3+ million in sales per day, 2 patents), and the Airbnb for cars (Techcrunch Disrupt Award, 2 patents).
Tools and Tactics to Navigate in the Company's Product Startegy
with Produx Labs Founder & CEO Melissa Perri
Produx Labs is a product management consulting, coaching, and training company that helps organizations transform their Product Management departments while teaching all levels of Product Managers and Product Owners inside companies. Melissa has proven record in helping large and small clients - from Spotify, Rovio, Levo League, Lloyds Bank of England, as well as some other large international financial services and software companies.
Before becoming a consultant, Melissa worked as a Product Manager and UX Designer at Barclays Capital, OpenSky, Capital IQ, and Conductor. There was also a brief year in her career where she started a company in Italy and learned about the wonderful world of bureaucracy (and risotto).
The New Skill Model for Product Manager
with Constellate Data Co-founder Matt LeMay
Matt has developed and led global data strategy and digital training workshops for companies like GE, American Express, McCann Worldgroup, and Pfizer.
Previously, Matt worked as Senior Product Manager at New York-based music startup Songza (acquired by Google), and Head of Consumer Product and Platform Manager at Bitly.
Introduction to UX for Product Managers
with UXBeginner.com UX Consultant, Mentor & Publisher Oz Chen
Oz helps educational and learning software companies improve their UX through research, interface design and testing. He was also an UX Expert-In-Residence at General Assembly.
UXBeginner.com is a premier educational source for people transitioning into UX.
Approaches to Product Roadmapping
with 100PM Chief Product Officer Suzanne Abate
Since 2010 Suzanne has been helping steer a ship called The Development Factory. They work with Startups and SMEs to build products that can create revenue, increase efficiency and bolster customer experience. Their team has worked on close to 80 projects per year and she has played a part in every one.
In 2015 Suzanne joined the instructor team at General Assembly. She's the Product Management Instructor in residence at GA's DTLA campus, and a frequent leader of workshops and bootcamps at GA Santa Monica.
Most recently she launched a free education portal for product managers, tech entrepreneurs, students and career-changers. It's called 100 Product Managers.
Product Management Metrics: How to Manage Your Product Like a CEO
with TransformationLabs.io Founder Saeed Khan
Saeed has two decades of Product Management experiences.
Saeed has worked in startups and public companies, both in Toronto and Silicon Valley, in roles ranging from individual contributor to VP Product Management.
How to Really Use Lean
with Tafifi Chief Product Officer Jeremy Horn
Jeremy Horn is an award-winning, product management veteran with 2 decades of experience leading and managing product teams. Jeremy has held various executive and advisory roles, from founder of several start-ups to driving diverse organizations in online services, consumer products, and wearables. As founder of The Product Group, he has created the largest product management meetup in the world and hosts the annual awarding of The Best Product Person. Accelerating the next evolution of product management, Jeremy acted as creator and instructor of the 10-week product management course at General Assembly and The New School, and mentoring at Women 2.0 and Lean Startup Machine (where is he also a judge).
Jeremy can currently be found putting some new smarts into product management at the AI product management SaaS company, Tafifi.
Quantitative Analytics for Problem Space Exploration
with Youtube Product Manager Chris Clark
Chris has 7+ years working closely with engineers to guide products from conception to launch, and with business partners to generate profitable revenue streams. As a Product Manager, he has successfully bridged technical and business worlds by designing technologies that support better, more efficient, more transparent payment, reporting and financial systems.
Chris is currently working on data and reporting within the Android partnerships team at Youtube.
Design Sprints For Real Product Management
with Udacity Lead Product Manager Colin Lernell
Colin is the Product Lead heading the Student Experience product group at Udacity, the edtech company founded by Sebastian Thrun, founder of Google X and Google Self-Driving Cars.
He also started Udacity Blitz, worked in product for the on-demand business expert marketplace Catalant and has assisted many startups and Fortune 500 tech companies with Product, Growth, and Analytics.
The Career Transition Story: How to Land a Product Manager Job Within a Company and Self-Learn the Essential Skillsets
with Vistaprint Product Manager George Goodman
George has his own full service video production company. In Vistaprint, he was an intern in video production. He made career transition into Product Management when he's the video production specialist. He made it all the way up from an intern, to Associate Product Manager, to Full Product Manager.
George has an innate ability to self-learn any topics he's interested in, including music, photography, and of course Product Management. He's even self-learning how to code to create a virtual reality game now.
How Successful Product Managers Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously
with Author, Lean UX and Sense & Respond, Jeff Gothelf
Jeff is an author, speaker and organizational designer. He is the author of Lean UX and Sense & Respond (Harvard Business Press). Over his 20+ years in digital products and services Jeff has worked to bring a customer-centric, evidence-based approach to product strategy, design and leadership. Jeff has worked in various roles and leadership positions at Neo Innovation, iXL, Fidelity, AOL, WebTrends, and TheLadders.
His work today mainly focuses on working with medium and large organizations to build and coach leadership and product teams on building customer-centric, evidence-based practices anchored in Lean Startup, Agile, Design and modern product management.
Product Management Toolkit: From Product Vision to Product Culture
with Head of Product, World First, Marc Abraham
Starting his career as a corporate lawyer, Marc made the transition into digital technology, initially as a project manager and then as product manager.
Marc has been managing products for the last 6 years, working on a range of successful digital products/services, at companies such as 7digital, carwow, notonthehighstreet.com and currently as Head of Product at World First.
He also works closely with organisers of ProductTank events in over 100 countries to ensure deliver the highest quality events for a global community of product people.
How Prototyping Helps You Design a Better Product
with UX Designer & Founder of The UX Notebook, Sarah Doody
Sarah is an independent user experience designer. She works with clients to help them understand the audience, define the strategy, design the product experience. Sarah works closely with teams to conduct fast research, create prototypes, and execute the user experience design.
Sarah is passionate about teaching people how to think like a designer and does this through her popular weekly UX newsletter, The UX Notebook, a physical notebook, How To Think Like A Designer, and her popular UX videos on YouTube. She is also very involved in UX education and created her own course, User Research Mastery to help UX Designers, Product Managers, Developers, and Visual Designers understand their customers through doing more user research. Previously, Sarah created the curriculum for and taught General Assembly’s first 12-week UX immersive in 2011.
Know Your Customer Better than They Do with Customer Interview Best Practice
with Head of Sales and Marketing, Dribbble, Michael Sacca
Michael wears multiple hat. He is not only the Head of Sales and Marketing at Dribbble. He is also the president at Crew and co-host of Rocketship.fm.
He started the career with a move to LA in order to pursue a career in the music industry. However, he quickly had to turn to other options. After teaching himself a bit of code and making a few websites, he ended up launching his own agency – Tiny Factory. While running that company, the team began to build some of their first products.
Sacca then joined a startup called Crew to help establish partnerships. He has recently taken on the role of president to help lead the company to new heights in 2017.
Product Management in Enterprise Software, Why It Is Different, and Best Practices
with SAS, Principal Product Manager, Blair Reeves
Blair is a Principal Product Manager at SAS, the world leader business analytics.
Blair has previously held senior product and leadership roles at Demandware (now a Salesforce company) and IBM.
A Practitioner Case Study: Creating a Design System
with UXPin CEO Marcin Treder
Marcin Treder is the CEO and co-founder of UXPin, a product design platform. Since co-founding UXPin in 2010, he has helped build and lead product teams in the Poland and Silicon Valley office. Previously, he worked on projects for two companies that IPOed and managed design team for one of the biggest eCommerce companies in Eastern Europe. He holds an M.A. in Cognitive Psychology.
Marcin has been selected to numerous awards including MIT 30 under 35 for his accomplishments in design and business.
How to Create the Innovative Product Teams with the Help of Agile
with Why Innovation Senior Agile Coach (Hong Kong Lead) Daryl Chan
Daryl is a senior consultant at why innovation! with 8+ years of experience in helping organisations get better at doing work together, leading to creative solutions that produce the right results for customers, employees, and leaders alike.
Daryl trains and coaches people in Agile and Lean thinking and believes that the best learning experiences are a fusion of cross-disciplinary theory and practical experience.
What Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery Are and How They Speed Up Your Agile Product Development
with Clickful Co-founder & CTO Jonah Lau
Jonah Lau is the CTO of Clickful, an end-to-end platform enabling businesses to create, automate and optimise their Facebook and Instagram advertising campaigns.
Prior to embarking on his journey in coding, tech and investing, Jonah was a qualified corporate lawyer based in Hong Kong.
How to Become a Great Product Manager
with Product School Founder & CEO Carlos González de Villaumbrosia
Carlos founded Product School, an education company that offers product management courses in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and New York.
Carlos has founded 3 companies in the education space and have 8 years of experience building teams and digital products in Europe, Latin America and the US.
Prior to founding Product School, Carlos was the Lead Instructor at General Assembly, responsible for curating the course content and teaching product management in San Francisco.
Closing Keynote / Masterclass
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Product Management professionals and executives, consultants, founders & entrepreneurs, Tech startups & enthusiasts.
Dec 18 - 22, 2017.
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A relative newcomer to Product Management, Aero has grown frustrated by his experiences in the field. Drawing on his knowledge that spans across multiple sectors (finance, event management, digital marketing, technology and now Product Management) Aero is keenly aware more work needs to be done to elevate the standard in the field. He’s made it his mission to positively disrupt Product Management by showcasing best practices, uncovering innovations, discussing opportunities to capitalise on new technologies, and championing an user-centered approach to make better products.
Fun fact: he went after his hero Derek Sivers for an entire year for a job and ended up working directly with him. You can read more about how he's done it in the Product Baby's Story