We’re beyond excited to be bringing our flagship conference #mtpcon – the world’s biggest and best product conference – to Singapore on March 25-26. We’re thrilled to announce the first of our amazing line-up of speakers and announce all our deep-dive workshops, connecting international and regional thought leaders with the vibrant product and UX community across AsiaPac.
John Maeda, Global Head of Computational Design + Inclusion at Automattic
John is spearheading a new convergence across the design + technology industries, currently at Automattic (the company behind WordPress), and previously as Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), a world-leading venture capital firm. An internationally recognized speaker and author, his books include The Laws of Simplicity, Creative Code and Redesigning Leadership. John draws on his diverse background as an MIT trained engineer, award-winning designer, and executive leader to help businesses and creatives push the boundaries of innovation in their markets and fields.
John also serves on the Board of Directors for wireless hi-fi innovator Sonos and the global advertising firm Wieden+Kennedy. Prior to his work in industry, he was a tenured research professor at the MIT Media Laboratory and 16th President of the Rhode Island School of Design.
Jeff Gothelf, Author of Sense and Respond & Lean UX
Jeff helps organizations and executives build the cultures that build better products. He is the co-author of the award-winning book Lean UX and the Harvard Business Review Press book Sense & Respond. He works as a coach, consultant, and keynote speaker helping companies bridge the gaps between business agility, digital transformation, product management, and human-centred design. Most recently Jeff co-founded Sense & Respond Press, a publishing house for practical business books for busy executives.
Jen Dante, Head of Enterprise AR/VR Product at Google
Jen is a Group Product Manager at Google, where she is responsible for enterprise AR/VR products. Previously she was the Director of Product Innovation at Netflix where she led innovation across a spectrum of product areas from acquisition to kids, and has held senior product leadership roles at Symantec and eBay. She approaches innovation from a deeply data-driven perspective, and believes the best way for a business to maximize profit is to lean into risk and commit to experimentation.
Amanda Richardson, CEO of Rabbit
Amanda is the CEO at Rabbit, which transforms watching TV, movies, and videos online into a shared and social experience. Before joining Rabbit, Amanda was Chief Data & Strategy Officer at HotelTonight, the leading mobile app for last-minute hotel bookings, where she led data analytics, corporate strategy, and data engineering to create and execute data-driven growth strategies. During her time at HotelTonight, the company grew exponentially with triple the number of app downloads and five times the amount of revenue growth. She also spent three years as VP Product at HotelTonight and has held product leadership roles at Prezi, Snagajob, and Eclipsys.
Kenneth Chin, CPO Seek Asia
Ken leads the product team at SEEK Asia with the mission of improving people’s lives through better careers and helping organisations hire great talent. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the company operates the JobStreet and JobsDB brands helping hundreds of millions of job seekers in seven markets across Asia to find employment and pursue their passion. Prior to SEEK Asia, Ken was the Product Director and founding member of the London office of BCG Digital Ventures and consulted to large corporate clients in Europe on product strategy, startups, disruptive innovation and digital transformation. Ken developed his product management career over nine years at eBay in both Sydney and London, where he became Head of Product Management for the European Product Development Group. He started his career as a software developer, founded a digital media agency in the mid 90’s and has held various roles in marketing, eCommerce, business management and sales.
Sherif Mansour, Distinguished Product Manager at Atlassian
Sherif has been in software development for over 15 years. He is currently a Distinguished Product Manager for Atlassian. During his career at Atlassian he was, among other things, responsible for Confluence, a popular content collaboration tool for teams. Most recently, he spends most of his days trying to solve problems across all of Atlassian’s cloud products. Sherif also played a key role in developing new products at Atlassian such as Stride, Team Calendars, and Confluence Questions. Sherif thinks building simple products is hard and so is writing a simple, short bio.
More conference speakers coming soon!
Before the conference we’ll also have a day full of incredible deep-dive workshops, allowing you to delve into a new skill or level up your existing product knowledge with true experts in the field:
by C. Todd Lombardo, Head of Product & Experience
C. Todd has been tinkering and doodling since he was four. Originally trained as a scientist, he’s had job titles ranging from scientist, to engineer, to product manager, to designer, and even professor. He is currently the Head of Product & Experience at Workbar, a leading co-working space in Boston. He also serves on the adjunct faculty at IE Business School in Madrid, as well as Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). He is a published O’Reilly Media author with two titles: Design Sprint (2015) and Product Roadmaps Relaunched (2017).
Rapid Experimentation for Product Managers
by Jonny Schneider, Head of Product Strategy and Design
Jonny consults on product development and innovation management, and coaches teams to do their best work. He’s Head of Product Strategy and Design at ThoughtWorks, and author of Understanding Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile (O’Reilly, 2017). He loves getting to the bottom of stuff, making sense of it, and working with good people to solve worthwhile problems. From beginnings in interface development and experience design, to product management and design leadership, Jonny hones his craft as a consultant across a range of industries, and works mostly with big ol’ clunky enterprises, as well as scale-ups, small businesses, not for profit, and government organisations.
by Kate Leto, Product Consultant
Kate has more than 20 years product management, leadership and marketing experience with the likes of Yahoo! (Sunnyvale and London) and MOO.COM (London). Since 2011 she’s been a strategic product consultant, leading organisational design and transformation initiatives across finance, government, travel, e-commerce, and non-for-profit sectors. She’s works with organisations to build cultures where cross-functional teams thrive and with countless teams to identify purpose, improve collaboration and increase performance.
Product Management Foundations 101
& Product Management Essentials 102
Our two workshops help product managers develop a broader understanding of their role or increase their strategic skills and influence. They are taught by practitioners, for practitioners. Find out more!