Before founding the Silicon Valley Product Group to pursue his interests in helping others create successful products through his writing, speaking, advising and coaching, Marty Cagan 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, and eBay.
Marty is the author of the essential product book INSPIRED: How To Create Tech Products Customers Love, as well as the newly released EMPOWERED: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products.Mary Poppendieck Author, Lean Software Development
Mary Poppendieck started her career as a process control programmer, moved on to manage the IT department of a manufacturing plant, and then ended up in product development, where she was both a product champion and department manager.
Mary considered retirement 1998, but instead found herself managing a government software project where she first encountered the word “waterfall.” When Mary compared her experience in successful software and product development to the prevailing opinions about how to manage software projects, she decided the time had come for a new paradigm. She wrote the award-winning book Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit in 2003 to explain how the lean principles from manufacturing offer a better approach to software development.
Over the past several years, Mary has found retirement elusive as she lectures and teaches classes with her husband Tom. Based on their on-going learning, they wrote a second book, Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash in 2006, a third, Leading Lean Software Development: Results are Not the Point in 2009, and a fourth book, The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions in 2013. A popular writer and speaker, Mary continues to bring fresh perspectives to the world of software development.Benedict Evans Former Partner, Andreesen Horowitz
Benedict Evans has spent 20 years analysing mobile, digital media and technology, in equity research, industry, and strategy consulting and most recently in venture capital, at Andreessen Horowitz in Silicon Valley. He is now an independent analyst based in London.Cennydd Bowles Designer & Author of Future Ethics
Cennydd Bowles is a designer and futurist with nearly two decades of experience advising companies including Twitter, Samsung, Accenture, and the BBC. He is the author of Future Ethics – ‘a must read for anyone who is inventing the future’ – and now runs ethical design and futures studio NowNext.
Cennydd has lectured on responsible innovation at Facebook, Stanford University, and Google. He is a frequent keynote speaker at technology and design events worldwide, and a regular commentator on ethical design and technology, quoted by The Guardian, Sky News, The Wall Street Journal, and WIRED.
Cennydd has been an invited futurist for the UN, a contributor to the BSI’s Responsible Innovation steering group, and a reviewer for MIT Press. He holds a Masters in Information Technology from the University of Nottingham, and studied Innovation & Future Thinking at IED Barcelona.Asha Haji Co-Founder & COO at Founders Academy
Asha has spent her career developing transformative products and experiences at the intersection of people, technology and education. Prior to launching Founders Academy, she was Chief Product Officer at SchoolApply, a platform to connect international students with study abroad opportunities around the world. She also spent nearly seven years working across a variety of leadership positions in tech, marketing, talent acquisition, and sales at EF Education First, the world leader in international education.
Asha is also a trustee with The Change Foundation, an award-winning charity that uses sport and dance to create transformational change in young people. Asha earned her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis and her MBA from Harvard Business School.Breakout Speakers Get detailed in interactive breakouts! Georgie Smallwood CPO at Tier
Georgie is the Chief Product Officer at mobility company Tier in Berlin, and before that served as the CPO of challenger bank N26. With over 12 years experience in global digital and software companies such as Xero, News Ltd and Scout24, her leadership, strategic thinking and operational effectiveness has benefited from her breadth of experience. Leading large teams in multiple locations, Georgie leans into the challenges of scaling global businesses and believes that growth and change are always successful when done with high levels of communication (verbal and non verbal) and respect throughout an organisation.Roman Pichler Author, How to Lead in Product Management
Roman Pichler is a product management author, consultant, and trainer. He has more than 15 years experience in teaching product managers and product owners, advising product leaders, and helping companies build successful product management organisations.
Roman is the author of three books on product management, including How to Lead in Product Management. Roman writes a popular blog for product professionals, he hosts his own product management podcast, and he has created a range of product management tools.Ibrahim Bashir VP Product, Box
Ibrahim Bashir has been building and shipping software for over 20 years. He is currently an executive at Box, where he serves as the VP of product and GM of platform. Before that, he scaled Twitter’s service infrastructure and Amazon’s Kindle business. And in past lives, he studied computer science, taught algorithms courses, wrote radiology software, built e-commerce platforms, and served a technology consultant.
Ibrahim is also a prolific creator of content around the discipline of product management and craft of cross-functional leadership. You can consume his latest musings via his newsletter Run the Business.Cheryl Platz Author, Design Beyond Devices
Cheryl Platz is an internationally-renowned interaction designer best known for her work on a wide variety of emerging technologies and products – including Amazon’s Alexa voice platform and the Echo Look, Microsoft’s Cortana and the Azure platform, and groundbreaking early titles for the Nintendo DS. Her professional passions include natural user interfaces, design for constraint and complexity, systems design, and storytelling for product design.
Cheryl’s past employers include Microsoft, Amazon, Electronic Arts, Griptonite Games, MAYA Design and Disney Parks. Cheryl is currently a Principal UX Designer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, focused on improving digital collaboration. In her spare time, as owner of design education firm Ideaplatz, LLC, she travels the world sharing her experience designing for new technology (and applying improvisation to design) with other technologists.
Cheryl holds a degree in computer science and human-computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to her design work, Cheryl has been a professional improvisor and performer for well over a decade. She’s most frequently seen in Seattle as an ensemble member and teacher at Unexpected Productions, or featured in the hit improvised parody of Star Trek “Where No Man Has Gone Before”. Her other hobbies include travel, writing and video gaming.Shaun Russell Product Coach
Berlin-based Product Coach Shaun Russell was always destined to work in Product. He co-founded Audiobubble while still in school and gave himself all the responsibilities of a Product Manager years before ever hearing of the title. Since then he’s racked up considerable experience as a product manager at Net Media Planet, Adthena, Lyst, and Outfittery. In the years since he’s put a lot of thought into the development of his coaching practice and has spoken about it at a number of conferences. He is also the co-organiser of ProductTank Berlin.Julian Thompson Founder, Rooted by Design
Julian is a Service Designer & Strategist working at the intersection of services, communities, and government, designing services and solutions. Passionate about tackling inequality and design practice, he is the Founder of Rooted, a network of designers focused on unlocking the power of design to reduce inequalities which significantly impact the UK Black African and Caribbean community. He brings a wealth of experience to the role from leading service design and partnerships at British Red Cross, Amnesty International, Christian Aid, and more leading NGOs.Adrian Howard Product Coach
Adrian Howard helps great teams & products get better. Coaching & training where Product, UX, and Agile overlap. With more than 25 years experience you’ll find him working with companies of all sizes — combining coaching & training with hands-on product & research work. Find out more at quietstars.com and adrianhoward.com.Timm Richter Founder, NeoCulture
Timm teaches and consults on leadership, organizational development and culture. He founded his own company, NEO Culture, that offers an online company culture diagnosis. The method is licensed by kununu, the Glassdoor competitor in German speaking countries.
Prior to that, Timm served as the chief product officer at XING and had various senior leadership positions in the last 20 years. He holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of management and studied mathematics and computer science.Arne Kittler VP Product, XING
Arne is a VP of Product Management at XING in Hamburg, Germany. Before joining the company in 2011 he worked as Consulting Director at creative digital agency Fork Unstable Media.
Arne is a curious networker and has spoken at most product events across Europe as well as at SXSW. He first became involved with Mind the Product as one of organizers of ProductTank Hamburg in 2013.
In 2017 he and his co-organizer Petra Wille pioneered Mind the Product Engage in Hamburg which they continue to curate & host as an annual event. They are excited to explore ways to develop MTP Engage Hamburg in ways that not only provide top content, but also give the audience new ways to interact and grow their regional network.More speakers To be announced soon False Digital Digital Mind the Product Mind the Product Ltd https://www.mindtheproduct.com/mtpcon/digital/speakers/ #mtpcon Digital https://www.mindtheproduct.com/mtpcon/digital/ 2020-11-18 2020-11-19 Digital Digital On 18-19 November, we’re bringing together product leaders from around the world (online!) to do what we do best – explore the intersection of design, technology, and business. Since you loved our smash-hit summer edition of #mtpcon Digital so much, we’ll be rebooting the format this Autumn to Presenters and panelists In stock