#mtpcon Digital Breakout Speakers There's no bigger event dedicated to product out there. And there's no greater variety! During the breakouts you can jump in to a number of different sessions featuring speakers and panels (highlighted below) all deep diving into specific topics, roundtables with peers, or pure networking. Product managers, product designers, UX designers, UX researchers, Business analysts, developers, makers & entrepreneurs 2020-07-13 2020-07-13 09:00:00 EventScheduled There's no bigger event dedicated to product out there. And there's no greater variety! During the breakouts you can jump in to a number of different sessions featuring speakers and panels (highlighted below) all deep diving into specific topics, roundtables with peers, or pure networking. Jeff Gothelf Author of Sense and Respond & Lean UX

Jeff helps organisations 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.

Christina Wodtke Author, The Team That Managed Itself

Christina is an author, speaker, and lecturer at Stanford with insight into human innovation and high-performing teams. Her resume includes re-design and initial product offerings with LinkedIn, MySpace, Zynga, Yahoo! and others, as well as founding three startups, an online design magazine called Boxes and Arrows, and co-founding the Information Architecture Institute.

Christina uses the power of story to connect with audiences and readers through her worldwide speaking engagements and her Amazon category-bestselling books. Her bestselling book, Radical Focus, tackles the OKR movement and startup culture with an eye to getting the right things done. Her other books include The Team that Managed Itself, Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web and Pencil Me In (on visual thinking for the workplace.)

She is also a teacher at the California College of the Arts and Stanford.

Jeff Patton Author, User Story Mapping

Jeff Patton helps companies adopt a way of working that’s focused on building great products, not just building stuff faster. Jeff blends a mixture of Agile thinking, Lean and Lean Startup Thinking, and UX Design and Design Thinking to end up with a holistic product-centric way of working. Jeff is the inventor of User Story Mapping and the author of the bestselling O’Reilly book on it.

Kristen Berman Founder, Irrational Labs

Kristen co-founded Irrational Labs, a behavioral product design company, with Dan Ariely in 2013. Irrational Labs helps companies and nonprofits understand and leverage behavioral economics to increase the health, wealth and happiness of their users. She also co-founded Common Cents Lab, a Duke University initiative dedicated to improving the financial well-being for low to middle Americans. Under Kristen’s leadership, Common Cents launched over 50 experiments with companies, touching tens of thousands of people. She was on the founding team for the behavioral economics group at Google, a group that touches over 26 teams across Google and she co-authored a series of workbooks with Dan Ariely that are being used at companies like Google, Intuit, Netflix, Fidelity, Lending Club for business strategy and design work.

Before designing, testing and scaling products that use behavioral economics, Kristen was a Senior Product Manager at Intuit and startup, Lytro. She built product management and marketing systems for small businesses and consumers, for domestic and international markets. The core thread throughout her career is a deep passion for understanding why people behave the way they do and then building solutions that make their lives better.

Hope Gurion Product Leader and Team Coach

Hope Gurion founded Fearless Product LLC to serve as a coach to product leaders and product teams seeking growth through customer-centric, evidence-based strategies.

She has led more than 40 B2B and B2C product teams throughout her career. She was Chief Product Officer at CareerBuilder and SVP, Product Management at Beachbody. She led several verticals as a product and business leader at AOL. When she’s not building great products and product teams, she sharing best practices on product leadership topics through the “Fearless Product Leadership” podcast to help product leaders shorten their learning curves.

She has an MBA from Duke University and a BA from Pennsylvania State University. She is based near San Francisco, CA but works with clients globally.

C Todd Lombardo VP Product & Author

C. Todd Lombardo 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 VP of Product at MachineMetrics. 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).

Maggie Crowley Director of Product, Drift

Maggie is a Director of Product at Drift where she works on Drift Automation and Drift’s Enterprise products. Maggie is the host of #Build, a podcast focused on how to build products better. She’s also an Olympian and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Bruce McCarthy CEO, UpUp Labs

Bruce McCarthy is CEO of UpUp Labs and President of the Boston Product Management Association. Bruce helps organisations improve the return on their investments in product development. As an experienced product leader and the co-author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched, he is an internationally-recognised thought-leader and sought-after speaker on product roadmapping, prioritisation, team effectiveness, and leadership.

DeVaris Brown CEO, Floodgate Academy

DeVaris is a product manager and engineer specializing in building high growth, scalable products. Through strategic vision and technical expertise, DeVaris helps start-up to large companies and brands realize their vision by providing optimal solutions that allows each client to surpass their goals.

With an unwavering ideology that technology should be accessible to everyone, DeVaris helps those who want to pursue a career in computer technology. He’s spoken around the world at conferences and worked with countless non-profit organizations including NSBE, Black Girls Code, Hack the Hood and many more, to democratize access to technical resources and education.

DeVaris studied Math and Computer Science at the University of Illinois, participating in research fields of security, high performance computing and compilers. His passion and education for this industry has led him to work at Zendesk, Klick Push, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, and currently VSCO. When he’s not sitting in front of a computer, you can find DeVaris behind a camera capturing moments in time or behind a set of turntables, moving a sea of people through music.

Petra Wille Author, Developing Strong Product People

Petra started her career as a software developer in one of Germanys large publishing houses (Hubert Burda Media) and quickly realized that she has a talent for the conceptual part of the job.

During her stops at SAP and the business network XING she learned the things a full-fledged Product manager needs to know by working with great Product Thought Leaders like Marty Cagan and Jason Goldberg. After her time at XING, Petra first became head of product, later Managing Director of the translation startup tolingo.

Since 2013 she`s an independent product management consultant and product discovery coach. She loves to help her customers build great products and to build high performing product teams by focusing on the personal growth of each individual Product Manager. And by doing so she developed her toolkit for coaching product people. Her first publication around this topic is a deck of self-coaching cards for product people and she created a series of small trainings for Heads of product on how to apply coaching techniques when it comes to people development for their product managers.

Alongside her freelance work, Petra teamed up with Arne Kittler to curate and host the first-ever Mind the Product Engage in Hamburg in 2017 which became an annual event and the largest PM conference in Germany.

Today she is hard at work writing her upcoming book STRONG – A step by step guide on how to help every PM on your team grow.

“Petra is an exceptional product leader and discovery coach, and an ideal person to write a book on how to make sure the product managers on your team are competent, inspired and empowered.” – Marty Cagan

Gabrielle Bufrem Manager of Product Management, VMware

Gabrielle Bufrem is a Manager of Product Management at VMware, where she works with a range of clients from enterprise to start-ups in order to build user-centred products. She is originally from Brazil, has lived in 13 cities around the world across 10 different countries, and has built products across North America, Europe, and Asia. She is passionate about the intersection of product management and design – so much so that she is currently conducting research with Brown PhD students on how to improve collaboration in design. She loves to travel, explore different countries, is a barista and a coffee lover. Gabrielle earned a B.A. from Brown University in International Relations.

Amber Kearney Product Manager, CapitalOne

Amber Kearney is a Product Manager at Capital One Commercial Banking with over 7 years of experience in tech and product management. Prior to joining CapitalOne in 2019, Amber started her career at Deloitte, where she first got into product after completing a product management prep/innovation program for top performing junior practitioners, and upon completion, transitioned into DeloitteDigital as a Junior Product Manager.

Alicia Dixon Product Leader

Alicia Dixon has over two decades of experience building products and creating technology solutions for consumers and enterprises. Her specialty is software product management, where she enjoys focusing on new product development, product strategy, and market research. Alicia has held management positions at leading companies including Hilton, UPS, Dell & Fruit of the Loom. She is a proud alumnus of Howard University where she earned her bachelor’s degree. In addition, she holds an MBA from Baruch College, CUNY, and an MS in Marketing from the University of Alabama. She loves to travel, especially to beach locations, and she has a goal to visit all 50 states (just 1 left).

Steve Portigal Author, Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries

Steve Portigal helps companies to think and act strategically when innovating with user insights. Based outside of San Francisco, he conducted research with thoracic surgeons, families eating breakfast, rock musicians, home-automation enthusiasts, credit-default swap traders, and radiologists. His work has informed the development of professional audio gear, wine packaging, medical information systems, design systems, video-conferencing technology, and music streaming services. He’s also the host of the Dollars to Donuts podcast, where he interviews people who lead user research in their organizations. Steve is an accomplished presenter who speaks about culture, innovation, and design at companies and conferences across the globe.

Adam Thomas Product Leader

Adam Thomas is a product leader, founder, and researcher with over ten years of experience in the intersection of tech, creative, and big data. He was most recently the Director of Product for Informed, and before that a Product Strategist for Philosophie and Cofound Harlem.

Joe Leech Author, Psychology for Designers

Joe Leech helps companies and startups with Product Design Strategy (building the right stuff in the right order), applying Psychology in Design (training, workshops and consultancy) and User Experience (User research, IA, prototypes). He wrote the book Psychology for Designers and speaks regularly at Product Management, UX and web conferences.

Denise Jacobs Author, Banish Your Inner Critic

Denise Jacobs is a Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist who speaks at conferences and consults with companies worldwide. As the Founder + CEO of The Creative Dose, keynote speaker, and trainer, she helps individuals in companies unleash their creativity through banishing their inner critic and hacking their creative brains. Through research-backed data, vivid storytelling, and experiential exercises, Denise’s keynotes and trainings give A Creative Dose™ – an injection of inspiration and immediately applicable tools to help people do their best work. Through working with Denise, people become engaged contributors, synergistic collaborators, and authentic leaders.

Denise has presented at events and organizations worldwide such as Google, Facebook, Automattic, GitHub, FastWeb.It, the BBC, South By Southwest Interactive, The Agile Alliance, NDC Oslo, UX Week, The Society for Technical Communications, various chapters of The American Marketing Association, Creative Mornings, The Future of Storytelling, The Future of Web Design, Inbound, and TEDxRheinMain.

Denise is the author of Banish Your Inner Critic, the premier handbook on silencing fears to unleash creativity. A Web Design & Development industry veteran, Denise is also the author of The CSS Detective Guide, the principal book on troubleshooting CSS code, and is co-author to the Smashing Book #3: Redesign the Web, as well as the book InterAct with Web Standards: A holistic guide to web design.

Denise is the Head Instigator of The Creativity (R)Evolution, a movement to spread the force of creativity around the world as a vehicle for positive change, and is also the founder of Rawk The Web, a movement focused on changing the face of the tech industry by increasing the numbers of visible diverse tech experts.

Jonathan Hassell Author, Inclusive Design for Products

Jonathan Hassell is one of the world’s top digital usability & accessibility thought leaders. He has over 18 years’ experience in identifying new directions and challenges in digital accessibility, finding best practice process and technology solutions, authoring international standards and sharing best practices at conferences across the world.

Jonathan believes accessibility needs to become less about testing products to find what’s wrong, and more about training people to get things right. He has just delivered the new International Accessibility Standard ISO 30071-1 to help Product Managers embed accessibility efficiently into their teams. He is the author of the Amazon category-bestselling books Inclusive Design for Organisations, and Inclusive Design for Products, which help people get the best from the new Standard.

Based in London, UK, he leads Hassell Inclusion’s team of accessibility experts providing strategic accessibility transformation services to organisations worldwide, including: the BBC, HSBC, the Telegraph, Canon, Mirum and the Science Museum.

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Jeff Gothelf

Jeff Gothelf

Author of Sense and Respond & Lean UX

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Christina Wodtke

Christina Wodtke

Author, The Team That Managed Itself

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Jeff Patton

Jeff Patton

Author, User Story Mapping

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Kristen Berman

Kristen Berman

Founder, Irrational Labs

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Hope Gurion

Hope Gurion

Product Leader and Team Coach

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C Todd Lombardo

C Todd Lombardo

VP Product & Author

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Maggie Crowley

Maggie Crowley

Director of Product, Drift

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Bruce McCarthy

Bruce McCarthy

CEO, UpUp Labs

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DeVaris Brown

DeVaris Brown

CEO, Floodgate Academy

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Petra Wille

Petra Wille

Author, Developing Strong Product People

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Gabrielle Bufrem

Gabrielle Bufrem

Manager of Product Management, VMware

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Amber Kearney

Amber Kearney

Product Manager, CapitalOne

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Alicia Dixon

Alicia Dixon

Product Leader

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Steve Portigal

Steve Portigal

Author, Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries

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Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas

Product Leader

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Joe Leech

Joe Leech

Author, Psychology for Designers

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Denise Jacobs

Denise Jacobs

Author, Banish Your Inner Critic

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Jonathan Hassell

Jonathan Hassell

Author, Inclusive Design for Products

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