“The primary role of the product manager is to change the status quo to the preferred, and to do that as frequently as possible.”

-Josh Goldenberg


Servant Leadership – Josh Goldenberg

Josh spoke about the 'soft-technical' skill modeling which helped him navigate a diversity of organizations and product offerings. Josh has a technical product background with government (NYC DoE), large institutions (Thomson Reuters), and small start-ups (Next Caller). 

Roy Peer - Bringing Virtual Reality Into the Open

Many people do not believe that virtual reality (VR) is the future, and think that we will soon simply grow tired of our latest “novelty” or “toy” technology. Roy Peer, however, disagrees. In his presentation at ProductTank NYC, Roy Peer opens his presentation by referencing a common question in the industry: whether or not VR is a fad.

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Sophia Huang – Onboarding as a Product Manager

Sophia Huang started her career in the San Francisco Bay Area, and eventually moved to New York City to work with InVision, the makers of the popular InVisionApp software. In her ProductTank NYC presentation, she goes over the challenges of onboarding as a product manager.

Brian Crofts – Innovation Requires Insights

Brian Crofts, Chief Product Officer at Pendo, believes uncovering and understanding client pain points allows him to build products that truly resonate. 


From left to right, Jim Thomson, Michelle M. Chu, and Shiven Ramji respond to audience questions during our September 2017 edition of ProductTank NYC at Venmo.

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Former VP of Product at Netflix, Gibson Biddle shares his experiences at our August 2017 edition of ProductTank NYC at OnDeck.

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Video: Tom Chi on Rapid Prototyping & Product Management

Tom Chi has practiced rapid prototyping for over 15 years, on everything from software to hardware, organisational design to entrepreneurship. And a lot of the lessons he has learned in rapid prototyping are directly applicable to the discipline of product management.

In this exceptional talk from Mind the Product San Francisco in June 2015, he shares some of his key lessons:

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20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes by Dave Wascha

Dave Wascha started as a product manager 20 years ago working on Internet Explorer 4.0. Since then he's had his share of successes and failures in a storied career spanning the US and Europe, and in this entertaining and insightful talk from Mind the Product San Francisco he distills those 20 years into ten key lessons.


In June 2017, Mind the Product Training held their first series of training workshops in central Soho, New York City.


MTP TRAINING: What’s the Biggest Challenge for Product Managers?

For the past two months, I’ve been conducting research and discovery to help establish some ground rules for the Mind the Product Training Program.  As an organization we’ve set some goals for what we want to accomplish with our training.



Sunil Parekh – Pivot Isn’t a 4-Letter Word

Sunil Parekh was previously VP of Product Management at Truveris – a healthcare startup based out of New York City. At the time of his talk, they worked primarily in the pharmacy benefit space, helping employers save money on costs of prescriptions, creating marketplaces for pharmacy benefits management, and developing tools for consumers to save money on prescriptions.

Paul Yokota - Launching Products

Paul Yokota, Senior Product Managerat Animoto, talks to ProductTank NYC about the process of launching products and discusses the many associated challenges.

Netflix: Wicked Hard Decisions

Gibson Biddle has worked in product at several entertainment companies, such as Netflix, Mattel, and EA, as well as educational companies such as Chegg and The Learning Company. In his presentation, he discusses “wicked hard” decision-making and how it is a practiced art, and can be very easy with practice. He discusses all of these experiences through the lense of Netflix, where he was the Vice President of Product.

Daniella Patrick – Innovation Lab Product Development

Daniella will share insights from her work as a Product Manager in an internal Accenture team that aims to solve organizational challenges with a creative lens. 

Disruptive Product Development – Jenine Lurie

Jenine has the consulting insights to connect business goals with user desire and motivation for service design and application development. She is experienced with the creative and technical skills to design solutions for intuitive, enjoyable experiences in a complex digital environment. 

Adrian Franks – Creative Design Tools

Adrian Franks is a design director and creative strategist at IBM. At IBM he worked to design and develop the Creative Toolbox, which helps designers and product managers familiarize themselves with the various tools available to prototype and create new products.

Eric Menzie - How to Win Enterprise-User Buy-In

Eric Menzie talks to ProductTank New York about How to Win Enterprise Users’ Buy-In. Eric shares six important User Buy-In lessons that are applicable to both enterprise and consumer product management.

Dennis Mortensen - Designing Invisible Products

As we created our AI assistants – Amy & Andrew – to help people book meetings painlessly, we encountered quite a few product design challenges which were, quite frankly, completely novel. When designing an artificially intelligent agent that humans would enjoy interactive with via conversation, the factors you need to consider and the hoops you have to jump through can be quite unexpected.

ProductTank NYC is a dynamic community of product management professionals. 

ProductTank provides an opportunity for Product Managers working for (or wanting to work for) digital/web/mobile companies in New York to exchange ideas and experiences about Product Management, Business Modelling, Metrics, User Experience and all the other things that get us excited. Events include talks from guest speakers from various companies, organizations and industries. Read more >