#mtpcon SF 2017 : Product is People


Mind the Product San Francisco 2017 gathered 1,500 passionate product people from 20 countries and 36 states across the US to the stunning Davies Symphony Hall for another amazing day of learning and sharing.

From my opening remarks through most of the talks, one theme emerged – product management has almost nothing to do with product, and everything to do with people. Whether we’re talking about our customers, the people in our teams, or our community of product people, we can’t build products people love alone.

We founded Mind the Product for this very reason – great products can only come from great people, and we can only become great product people by coming together as a tribe, supporting each other, and learning from each other.

So thank you to everyone who came together in San Francisco, to our awesome speakers for sharing their insights and sparking great conversations, our sponsors for supporting us, and our crew and volunteers for keeping everything running smoothly!

We’ll post the videos of each talk here soon, in the meantime enjoy the recap video and some of our attendee’s write ups.


10 Things I Learned at Mind the Product 2017 by Josh Johnson
7 Standout Moments from Mind the Product SF 2017 by Teresa Torres
10 Takeaways from Mind the Product 2017 by Shaun Juncal
The Intersection Between Digital Transformation and a Barbershop Quartet by Dave Cliffe
My 10 Takeaways from Mind the Product by Nacho Bassino


Mind the Product San Francisco 2017

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Martin Eriksson


Martin Eriksson has 20+ years experience building world-class online products in both corporate and start-up environments for global brands such as Monster, Financial Times, Huddle, and Covestor. He is the Founder of ProductTank, the Co-Founder and Curator of Mind the Product, and an Executive in Residence at leading private equity and venture capital fund EQT. He is also the author of best-seller Product Leadership, How Top Product Leaders Launch Great Products and Build Successful Teams (O'Reilly, 2017).

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