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For as long as we can remember, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th. On this day we celebrate the wonderful women in the world and salute them for their talents, their savvy, resilience, and hard work. At ProductTank NYC, we would like to start celebrating early and let the following ladies who have participated in ProductTank know that we appreciate them:
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From left to right, Abhishek Mathur, Anne Griffin, and Kenneth Kuo (our guest presenter and Q/A moderator) respond to audience questions during our second ProductTank NYC of 2018 at Metis (at WeWork).
From left to right, Saad Khatri, Richard Banfield, and Jessica Waite (our guest moderator) respond to audience questions during our first ProductTank NYC of 2018 at Capital One Labs.
From left to right, Erin Essex, Diane Kim, and Clément Delangue respond to audience questions during our 2nd ProductTank NYC event of November 2017 at ustwo Studios.
From left to right, George Abbott, Martin Eriksson, and Daniella Patrick (our guest moderator) discuss Product Leadership during our 1st ProductTank NYC event of November 2017 at Capital One Labs.
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.
From Mind the Product
BY OWEN WALLIS ON MARCH 2, 2018
It seems to be a weekly occurrence that an organisation suffers some form of hack or data breach. A government survey published in May 2016 revealed that two-thirds of large UK businesses had been hit by a cyber breach or attack in the previous 12 months. Regular penetration testing, bug bounty systems, and getting to know your local “white hat” ethical […]
BY SUSAN TRAPP ON FEBRUARY 28, 2018
Introduction Last year, our team here at insightsoftware.com, makers of Hubble, moved from Scrum to a Kanban software development approach. In my last Mind the Product article, I shared my insights on our transition as we were right in the thick of it. In this follow-up post, I want to share some more developed thoughts and […]
BY GREGOR ILG ON FEBRUARY 27, 2018
“There is a way to do it better. Find it!” Thomas Edison Here’s the thing with innovation, you can’t just tell people to be innovative. A great idea doesn’t always come when you’re sitting at your desk between 9:00am and the end of your working day. Here at etventure we’ve tried various approaches to innovation […]
BY CHRISTIAN BONILLA ON FEBRUARY 22, 2018
I recently had a call with the CEO of a company that I thought would be a great channel partner for my company. I’d been looking forward to the conversation; we’d convinced a few similar firms to partner with us recently and I was hungry for some momentum. When the call kicked off, I fully expected […]
BY HOLLY DONOHUE ON FEBRUARY 20, 2018
Let’s assume you have a great idea that requires some of your colleagues to take action to move it forward. You introduce it and they agree that it sounds good. A couple of weeks later, you ask how things are progressing and they haven’t had time to start yet. A few more weeks pass… still […]
BY ALEX MENCZYKOWSKI ON FEBRUARY 19, 2018
A Rude Awakening There is a change coming. A movement in motion, and like the majority of technological disruptions the earliest adopters are greasing the gears in the silicon communities. You won’t have had to dig very deep recently to have picked up on an increasing sense of rebellion against what used to be the […]
BY SHUBHAM BHATTACHARYA ON FEBRUARY 16, 2018
#MusicMonday at ProductTank Oslo saw co-founder Inge André Sandvik take center stage to talk about one of his entrepreneurial adventures. Inge has had a long and varied professional background (including Telenor and Opera Software) before spearheading Soundrop as a CEO and co-founder. Inge relates how the idea behind Soundrop came to be, the early building blocks of success, and the […]
BY MATT WALTON ON FEBRUARY 15, 2018
Much has been written about the process of creating product roadmaps, not least the six great articles written by my own team. But there has been surprisingly little written about a product leader’s role in the process. I believe the actions of a product leader all too often are the root cause of a “bad” roadmap. Without […]
BY YOAV YECHIAM AND RONEN FISCHER ON FEBRUARY 14, 2018
Google Analytics as Your Default Platform? Sure, if it’s 2010… A product manager’s role as an analyst is sometimes forgotten or not recognized. As a product manager, the impact of your business decisions will be measured by your product’s front-end data. It is your obligation to be able to implement an analytic platform, analyze the […]
BY CHRISTOPH TEMPICH ON FEBRUARY 13, 2018
Data is the world’s most valuable resource, according to The Economist, and the companies that primarily deal in data – Google, Amazon, Facebook and the like – are among the most valuable in the world. Data and data products have been part of my professional career for a long time – from advising telco providers […]
BY SHUBHAM BHATTACHARYA ON FEBRUARY 12, 2018
Tom-Tom Erik Isaksen is the head of product, Norway, at Telia, a telecom service provider. He leads a department called Division X at Telia which creates next-generation concepts that are validated and adopted into the business lines. Speaking at Product Tank Oslo, he starts off saying: “Division X is building a whole new product in the engineering […]
BY DAVE MARTIN ON FEBRUARY 9, 2018
This week’s Product Warrior podcast, supported by Mind The Product, centres on the challenge of “adopting” an established product from previous product management. ProdPad and Mind The Product co-founder Janna Bastow explains how existing products in different growth stages come with additional product challenges compared with greenfield products. Such challenges include: Tech debt Business and […]
BY ALEX JONAS ON FEBRUARY 9, 2018
Over the past couple of years, there has been something of a trend in product management circles for criticizing (or at least challenging) the value of an MBA. As a current MBA candidate, here’s why I think this is misguided. A couple of years ago an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere which highlighted the […]
BY AARON GLAZER ON JANUARY 26, 2018
The pace at which new platforms are introduced is increasing rapidly. This means that our customers are always looking for the next opportunity to get their hands on new technology and use it in complex, exciting ways. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality are the buzzwords we can’t seem to escape or get enough of. Last year […]
BY PRANAB AGARWAL ON JANUARY 11, 2018
I am a product manager. I’ve been one for over a decade, and I absolutely love it! Building new products, and building them from scratch gives me a huge boost! Interestingly a few of these products have crossed the million-dollar mark; so I wanted to share a few of my secret mantras that can help you […]
BY TREMIS SKEETE ON DECEMBER 11, 2017
My journey to product management was not what you might expect, but then again, maybe you would. I studied accounting and computers in high school. At 19 I got a job as a computer technician and by 21 I was a computer science major. I then got a job on campus as a network administrator. […]
BY CHUL KWON ON MAY 18, 2017
Eric Menzie, CRM Head of Product at Wells Fargo Securities, talks to ProductTank New York about How to Win Enterprise User Buy-In. Eric shares six important User Buy-In lessons that are applicable to both enterprise and consumer product management. […]
Vivek Bedi is the Head of Product at LearnVest. He has over 15 years’ product management experience, working for companies like Goldman Sachs, Sterling Backcheck, and now LearnVest. In his presentation, talks about LearnVest, the role of a product manager, and what he’s learned from his years as a product manager.
Alexa Scordato is the VP of marketing at Stack Overflow. Her company is an online community for programmers, and one of the top sites in the world. They see over 45 million visitors per month, seven visits per visitor every month, and each visit lasts about six minutes. The main focus of the site is the Q&A, and there have been over 7.6 billion times that a developer found a solution on their site.
Jordan Bergtraum is a management consultant who has been responsible for product strategy, UX, and teams consisting of product and project managers. In his ProductTank NYC presentation, he discusses the challenges of having one person in charge of product and project management. Jordan uses the Tesla automobile as a relatable example.
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.
Lindsay Silver talked about the challenges of blending the inspiration of fashion and taste with the guidance offered by huge amounts of hard data at Conde Nast, where he is the Head of Data Technology. Specifically, he walked through an internal data product for that leverages UX data to support creative and commercial decisions, making it easier to build digital products.
Daniella Patrick is an Innovation Lab Product Manager at Accenture, which is one of the largest global consulting firms in the world, with clients and partners like Microsoft, GE, HP, and IBM. Accenture now has over 400k people employed, and offices in over 200 cities across 55 countries. Daniella’s educational background is in mechanical engineering and mathematics, and her professional experience includes operations, engineering, and design roles at several startups. In her ProductTank NYC presentation, she discusses her team’s role at their company and how they go about identifying problems and developing solutions.
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 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.
Jason Fleitz is Director of Web Operations at LivePerson, where they develop products such as LiveEngage- a platform that gives companies the ability to engage with their customers anytime on web sites, mobile and social networks. In this presentation at ProductTank NYC, he explains about how designers and developers can work better together on software projects, by adopting some simple tactics and strategies for better collaboration.
In this talk at Product Tank NYC, I describe how a class project turned into my first major product build. As head of product management at UncommonGoods, I have used the wish list redesign and its success to demonstrate the value of customer feedback, data analysis, and iterative development. It has since served as the driving force in the proliferation of the PM discipline throughout UncommonGoods.