Author Archive | Janna Bastow

Video: Turning Commoditised Products into Value-adding Services

This video captures Tim John’s talk from October’s ProductTank, which was about “Every product is a service waiting to happen” Tim Johns is a product manager for Hive – British Gas’ corporate start-up. He has been responsible for the development of the Hive Active Heating service, launched in October last year. Prior to his current […]

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ProductTank Stockholm – Creating drive in product development

ProductTank Sthlm August was all about “Creating drive in product development”.  It featured three great speakers: Siavash Ghorbani (@siavashq), CTO & Co Founder of Tictail, talked about Building a Product Driven Organisation: “I’m planning to talk about the different phases we as an organisation went through as we grew from 4 to 30 over the past two years […]

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Video: UX for the Connected World of Things

A lot of effort goes into the mundane, boring things that no one really finds sexy, but when they don’t work, you find really annoying. This is particularly true in the growing world of IoT, affecting your everyday devices. We’ve covered the topic of Internet of Things a couple times, and we’ve got a video […]

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Video: How to Screw Up B2B

Working in B2B product management is rife with pitfalls and failure states.  Clancy Childs, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Tizaro and our final speaker at ProductTank May, walked us through a variety of the tough situations he’s had to face and overcome. In his talk he attempts to help B2B product managers all over, covering things like Squeaky […]

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Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

Video: UX for the Internet of Things

We recently had our second ProductTank that was all about Internet of Things, though today we’re sharing a video that’s a throwback to our first IoT/Connected Devices event, back in November. At that ProductTank, we had Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (@iotwatch) of Designswarm showed us how Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way product design is being done.  She talked about how […]

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Video: Thingdom Come

Cheap sensors are readily available, data is easy to gather, analyse and visualise, and there are people and companies interested, and cash available for experimentation. However, in this age of Internet of Things, the combinations of sensors, hardware, software and data being created are still relatively simplistic. At ProductTank April, Patrick Bergel, Founder and CEO […]

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Video: Democratising Internet of Things for Cities

We are at the dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT), and in time, we will be living in a world where we’ll have to manage trillions of connected devices. At ProductTank April, Yodit Stanton, a software developer and founder of opensensors.IO, explored the implications of building services for cities, bringing together the physical and […]

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