We know the key to an amazing conference experience is lining up amazing speakers, giving them plenty of stage time and then getting the hell out of the way. So for San Francisco we’re bringing back some old friends and introducing some fresh new voices as well, all of them among the best thinkers and speakers in the world on building great products.
I’m thrilled to announce the first three incredible speakers for #mtpcon San Francisco:
Marty is the Managing Partner of Silicon Valley Product Group and the author of the quintessential product management book Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love. During the course of the past 20 years, Marty Cagan has served as an executive responsible for defining and building products for some of the most successful companies in the world, including Hewlett-Packard, Netscape Communications, America Online, and eBay. Today he runs SVPG where he shares that experience as an author, blogger, educator and start-up advisor.
Blogger, author, and trainer Kathy Sierra has for a long time passionately espoused her insights on how to use “brain friendly” techniques to create passionate users. Kathy Sierra worked as a game programmer, interaction designer, and designed and taught New Media/Interaction Design courses at UCLA Extension and Java programming at Sun Microsystems before creating the best-selling Head First series of books for O’Reilly. She was the original creator of one of the largest software developer communities, javaranch.com, and the author of a Technorati Top 100 blog on Creating Passionate Users.
Jon is the VP of Consumer Design at Blackboard, Founder and Director of the Austin Center for Design and the author of four books, including the incredible Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love. Jon has extensive experience in design strategy, having held senior positions at Thinktiv and Frog Design as well as being a Professor of Interaction and Industrial Design at Savannah College of Art and Design, a Director for the IxDA and Editor in Chief of Interactions Magazine.
Stay tuned for more speaker announcements next week – and for the general ticket release on February 12! All 100 early bird tickets sold out in just two seconds so you’re going to have to be quick!