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Let's Play a Game - Todd Green on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on December 11, 2019

Todd Green knows a few things about creating and managing things that attract a lot of attention – before he joined King (makers of Candy Crush etc), he helped to define the digital experience for The X Factor, and the [Your Country] Idol and [Your Country]’s Got Talent franchises.  We talked to him about how […]

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The Truth Behind the Data - Jimena Almendares on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on December 4, 2019

Jimena Almendares has held senior product roles and leadership positions at Zynga and Meetup, and now runs the Global Expansion efforts for Intuit. She has plenty of great stories to tell from those roles, but it’s her time as Chief Product Officer at OKCupid that we wanted to talk about. Jimena’s team completely revamped the […]

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Don't Call it Improv - David Farkas on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 27, 2019

If you’ve got a background in waterfall processes, it can seem as if agile techniques are just about making it up as you go along. (MTP’s own James Mayes once commented that waterfall, on the other hand, “is making it up before you even begin”.) What happens if we embrace this, and bring improv techniques […]

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Beats, Bootstrapping and Life - Mat Clayton on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 20, 2019

Mixcloud CTO and co-founder Mat Clayton helped bootstrap his company from humble beginnings in an empty warehouse with no internet connection to more than 15 million active users over a 10-year period, all before they took their first round of funding.  He joined us to talk about startup life, scaling, making hard decisions, and more. […]

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Learning to Unlearn - Barry O'Reilly on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 13, 2019

Author, advisor, professor, and podcaster Barry O’Reilly joined us on The Product Experience where we learned that he has a lot of sympathy for senior executives. These are people, he points out, whose entire career has led them to a position of responsibility and reward – so it naturally follows that the behaviours that got […]

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Designing for Play - Melissa Pickering on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 6, 2019

If you – or your kids – have ever controlled a Lego creation from an app, then you’re familiar with Melissa Pickering’s work.  Now Lego’s Head of Interactive Play, blending digital and physical play, she got her start as an Imagineer at Disney (designing rollercoasters!) before founding a STEM startup.  She joined us on the […]

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Testing Business Ideas - David Bland on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on October 30, 2019

David Bland is the CEO and Founder of Precoil, an author, and a long-time practitioner of agile and lean startup.  He joined us on the podcast to talk about how to create focus around what matters to your users by using different testing methodologies – a topic he and Alex Osterwalder cover in their book, […]

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The Internet of Things - Daniel Elizalde on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on October 23, 2019

With over 20 years of experience in industries ranging from manufacturing to aerospace, to energy, and more, Daniel Elizalde has seen it all. Currently VP, Head of IoT at Ericsson North America and also an IoT instructor at Stanford University, Daniel talks to Randy and Lily about how to gain the skills needed to confidently […]

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How To Say No - Gabrielle Bufrem on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on October 16, 2019

A manager of product management at Pivotal Software, Brazilian native Gabrielle Bufrem has worked on  three continents (North America, Europe and Asia) and hails from a fourth.  She’s delivered great talks at our #MTPEngage conferences in Hamburg and Manchester, but we caught up with her after a talk about “saying no” at Edinburgh’s Turing Festival. […]

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Shape Up - Ryan Singer on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on October 9, 2019

Basecamp is well known for its approach to product development – after starting out as an agency (37 Signals), it realised that the tools it used to manage its own projects would have value for others.  What followed was a bootstrapped journey to creating an entire suite of products, using Basecamp’s own approach on how […]

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