The Incredible Speakers for #mtpcon London 2018
Mind the Product London 2018 on October 18-19 will be better than ever, with more workshops, more networking, and more fun than ever. But most importantly #mtpcon will, as usual, bring you the best minds in product from around the world for a day full of thought-provoking insight, inspiration, and learning. We’re delighted to announce the first six speakers who will share their unique insights with us in October!
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The #mtpcon London speakers
Ivy Ross, VP Design for Hardware at Google
Ivy is currently the Vice President of Design for the Hardware Product Area at Google, which was officially formed in 2016. In 2017, she and her team launched a family of consumer hardware products ranging from smartphones to smart speakers, earning 26 different design awards. This collection established a design aesthetic for technology products that is tactile, bold, emotional and undeniably Google. Previously, Ivy has held executive positions spanning from head of product design and development to CMO and presidencies with several companies, including Calvin Klein, Swatch, Coach, Mattel, Art.com, Bausch & Lomb, and Gap.
Ivy has also been a contributing author to numerous books, including The Change Champion’s Field Guide and Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organizational Change. She has also been referenced in Ten Faces of Innovation, Rules of Thumb, and Unstuck, among other books. A winner of the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts grant, Ivy has also received the Women in Design Award and Diamond International Award for her creative designs.
Ryan Freitas, Director of Product Design at Facebook
Ryan currently serves as Director of Product Design on News Feed at Facebook. Previously, he was a design leader at Uber, and before that the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of about.me. Ryan has spent the better part of two decades working as an interaction and user experience designer in Copenhagen, Tokyo, and Stockholm, ultimately settling down in San Francisco. In addition to his regular work, he has advised and invested in a small portfolio of companies looking to create compelling human experiences.
Janice Fraser, Chief Product Officer at Bionic
Janice is a serial entrepreneur and a globally recognized expert on the management practices needed to support innovation at scale. Her clients have included the Obama White House, Proctor & Gamble, Lyft, and the Navy Seals Training Command. Fraser currently serves as Chief Product Officer at Bionic, where she installs entrepreneurship and venture capital as forms of growth management in Fortune 100 companies, which enables them to launch new billion-dollar businesses. Previously, Fraser was Director of Innovation and Transformation at Pivotal and she has founded and served as CEO for several startups, including Luxr, an early Lean Startup firm, and Adaptive Path, the world’s first User Experience firm.
Joe Leech, Product Strategy Consultant
Joe Leech is a Product Strategy and UX consultant with 14 years experience helping companies and startups with product design, building the right stuff in the right order, and applying psychology in design and user experience. He has led large-scale UX and product design projects for clients like Disney, eBay, Marriott and more and wrote the acclaimed book Psychology for Designers.
Kim Goodwin, VP Product & UX at Patients Like Me
Kim Goodwin is the author of the bestselling book, Designing for the Digital Age. Kim is currently consulting for clients in varied industries including aviation, consumer electronics, and retail. She spent most of the last decade as Vice-President, Design and General Manager at Cooper, leading an integrated practice of interaction, visual, and industrial designers and the development of the acclaimed Cooper U design curriculum. Kim has led projects involving a tremendous range of design problems, including websites, complex analytical and enterprise applications, phones, medical devices, services, and even organizations. Her clients and employers have included everything from one-man startups to the world’s largest companies, as well as universities and government agencies.
Richard Banfield, Co-Founder and CEO of Fresh Tilled Soil
Richard is the CEO and co-founder of Fresh Tilled Soil. Before that he co-founded Acceleration, an international advertising technology business headquartered in London (now owned by advertising giant WPP). Richard has delivered product design, business strategy, global marketing campaigns, and workshops to clients in the US, UK, Europe, and Africa. His colorful life experience includes being an army officer and a dive master on the Comoros, where he learned the survival skills he uses daily in the fast paced tech world. Richard is a mentor at several incubators and accelerators as well as Advisor and lecturer at the Startup Institute. Richard is the co-author of three books – Product Leadership, Design Leadership, and Design Sprint (all published by O’Reilly).
More speakers to come!
We’ll announce the rest of the speakers over the coming months, but trust us you don’t want to miss this event! For a reminder of what our audience and speakers thought of Mind the Product London 2017, check out our recap video:
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