#mtpcon London+EMEA Speakers #mtpcon attracts the best speakers from across the globe, covering the most current and impactful topics in product. On October 21 and 22, we saw an epic lineup of product leaders and visionaries who shared their inspirational ideas on the future of product development & design, as well as real practical Product managers, product designers, UX designers, UX researchers, Business analysts, developers, makers & entrepreneurs 2020-10-21 2020-10-21 09:00:00 EventScheduled #mtpcon attracts the best speakers from across the globe, covering the most current and impactful topics in product. On October 21 and 22, we saw an epic lineup of product leaders and visionaries who shared their inspirational ideas on the future of product development & design, as well as real practical advice. Keynote Speakers Product Experts & Visionaries

On both days of the conference, you’ll hear insights from these unrivalled product visionaries. Our keynote lineup is single-track, so whoever you get chatting with in the breaks, in speed networking, or in the social activities, you’ll always have something inspiring you can talk about together!

Alice Newton Rex Product Director, Whatsapp

About Alice

Alice Newton-Rex is Product Director for WhatsApp, a private messaging platform used by 2 billion people around the world, where she leads the teams working on integrity, business and new platforms. Prior to this she spent five years as Chief Product Officer at WorldRemit, a service which helps users send millions of pounds to family and friends around the world each month. She joined as their first product manager, and helped grow the company from 40 people to over 900, and the user base from thousands to millions. She has also worked as a product manager at the Government Digital Service, Ministry of Justice Digital Service and the GSMA.

Talk Title

Bet big, start small: Mastering the art of the big bet

Jeff Patton Author, User Story Mapping

About Jeff

Jeff Patton is founder and principal of Jeff Patton & Associates. Jeff has been involved in creating software since the 1980s. In the late 90s and early 2000s Jeff worked as a product leader for a small company that today is Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Since the early 2000s Jeff has been deeply involved in teaching and speaking in the Agile, User Experience, and Product Management communities.Jeff is best known as the author of the bestselling O’Reilly book User Story Mapping which describes a simple holistic approach to using stories in Agile development without losing sight of the big picture. It’s recommended reading for product managers, designers, and anyone participating in an Agile process.

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The mindset that kills product thinking

Lisa Welchman Author, Managing Chaos

About Lisa

Lisa helps organisations be more intentional about what they make and put online. She works with executives and other leaders to organise their digital teams and implement digital governance practices that ensure efficient and safe digital product design and delivery. Lisa speaks globally on digital governance, digital safety, and the path to digital maturity in the enterprise. Lisa is the author of Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design and co-host of the Surfacing podcast.

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Build it right: Digital governance for product managers

Azeem Azhar Author, Exponential

About Azeem

Azeem Azhar is an entrepreneur, investor and author. He is the founder of Exponential View, the leading newsletter and podcast. Exponential View explores the political economy of the Exponential Age. It reaches more than 200,000 readers around the world. He is also an active startup investor, with investments in AI, work-from-home and climate change. He is on the board of the Ada Lovelace Institute and sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Digital Economy & Society. Previously, he founded PeerIndex, a big data analytics firm acquired in 2015. He has had senior roles in global media businesses and started his career as a journalist where he was a writer for The Economist and The Guardian. In 2020, he co-authored the State of Climate Tech, a global analysis of venture capital trends in climate change investing, with PwC. His first book, Exponential, which explores the transition to the Exponential Age will be published in autumn of 2021.

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The Exponential Age: How accelerating technology is transforming business, politics, and society

Leyla Acaroglu Founder, Disrupt Design and the UnSchool

About Leyla

Sustainability provocateur and cultural protagonist Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As an award-winning designer, UNEP Champion of the Earth, sociologist, and entrepreneur, she developed the Disruptive Design Method and designs cerebrally activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help people make the status quo obsolete. Her mainstage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she leads presentations around the world on activating positive social change through creative interventions and systems thinking. Leyla is the founder of Disrupt Design, the UnSchool and the CO Project Farm.

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Designing a sustainable future

Georgie Smallwood CPO, Tier and Founder, Auxilia

Georgie Smallwood is Chief Product Officer at Tier Mobility and Founder of Auxilia- a network for women entrepreneurs with the aim of increasing the diversity of funding across the globe. Formerly she was the CPO of N26, in charge of defining, leading and implementing the company’s global product strategy as they grew from 800k-6 million users. She is a Founder, Board Advisor and Investor and has led large teams at fast-growing companies mastering the challenges of scaling a global business with a focus on communication and respect.

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It’s all about the outcome

Randeep Sidhu Former Director, NHS Covid App

About Randeep

Randeep is a Product and AI specialist, focussing on Health Tech. He focuses on inequality and reaching those who are hardest to reach globally. In June 2020 Randeep was asked to join NHS Test and Trace as a director – to build and run the NHS C19 app.

Partnering with Google, Apple and the Alan Turing Institute created an innovative product in just 6 weeks. Inclusive design was vital in making this the fastest downloaded app in UK history (with over 28m downloads to date), and has been proven to stop millions of Covid infections and thousands of deaths since its launch.

Randeep was previously Director at Babylon Health, where he was responsible for managing all the apps they ran globally, including GP at Hand – the UK’s largest GP service. A key focus was securing a 10 year deal with the Government of Rwanda to roll out AI and health tech for some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world.

Randeep advises many organisations and is currently a Trustee at the sexual health/HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust.

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From pandemic to pingdemic: Building through uncertainty

Jonathan Smart Business Agility Coach and Author

About Jonathan

Jon is a business agility practitioner, thought leader, and coach. He is the lead author of the award-winning and bestselling ‘Sooner Safer Happier: Patterns and Antipatterns for Business Agility’ (IT Revolution Press, Nov 2020) and co-founder of Sooner Safer Happier Ltd, helping large organizations deliver better value sooner, safer, and happier through the application of better ways of working, including agile and lean principles and practices.

Jon previously was Global Business Agility Lead and Partner at Deloitte. Prior to this, Jon led Ways of Working globally for Barclays Bank, across an organisation of 80,000 people, founded in 1690, supporting teams to triple productivity on average. Jon and team won the Best Internal Agile Team at the UK Agile Awards in 2016. Jon has been an agile and lean practitioner since the early 1990s.

Jon is also the founder of the Enterprise Agility Leaders Network, a member of the Programming Committee for the DevOps Enterprise Summit, a member of the Business Agility Institute Advisory Council, a guest speaker at London Business School, and speaks at numerous conferences a year.

Talk Title

Better Value Sooner, Safer, and Happier

Osaseri Guobadia Head of Product at Songkick

About Osaseri

Seri is currently Head of Product at Songkick, a tech company that helps music fans have great live music experiences. Her prevailing love of maths means she is great at using quant data to make decisions quickly (and is always working on spending more time talking to customers). Previously she worked in Product roles at ITV and Sky.

Having completed internships and work experience in a range of industries before starting in Product, Seri is passionate about careers in general and loves working with others to help them identify and progress towards their best career path. She doesn’t know anyone that loves to talk about a CV quite as much.

Talk Title

Be the best imperfect product manager you can be

Digital Breakout Speakers

Our digital breakout speakers will be part of our fully digital day on October 21. Whether you buy a Hybrid ticket or a Digital-Only ticket, you’ll hear insights from these product experts via our interactive event platform, Hopin, where you can comment on the talk, chat with other attendees, and ask your questions.

These sessions tend to be a little more interactive than our keynotes and are dual-track so you’ll have a couple of sessions to choose from at a time. Don’t worry though, all keynote sessions are breakouts are recorded so whatever you miss, you’ll be able to catch up on later!

Yuhki Yamashita VP Product, Figma

Yuhki Yamashita is the VP of Product at Figma, where he leads the PM, design, and research teams. Before joining Figma, he was at Uber for over 4 years, where he led the redesign of both the rider and driver apps. Prior to that, he was responsible for the YouTube app on iOS at Google. Yuhki Yamashita is the VP of Product at Figma, where he leads the PM, design, and research teams. Before joining Figma, he was at Uber for over 4 years, where he led the redesign of both the rider and driver apps. Prior to that, he was responsible for the YouTube app on iOS at Google.

Talk Title

Going from 1 to 10: Figuring out what to build after achieving product-market fit

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Tolulope Ayeni Lead Product Manager, Rexel

About Tolupe

Tolulope Ayeni leads Product Management teams to create software products that customers love and pay for in eCommerce, SaaS, Web, Mobile & ERP areas across Finance, Insurance, Banking and Energy sectors.As a Product Leader, she is an International Product Mentor with mentees across Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia and a speaker on Product Management, Leadership and Management. She also facilitates Practical Product Management Workshops in Paris, France. Tolulope currently manages an international team of Product Managers in eCommerce.

Tolulope leads Product Management teams to create software products that customers love and pay for in eCommerce, SaaS, Web, Mobile & ERP areas across Finance, Insurance, Banking and Energy sectors.

As a Product Leader, she is an International Product Mentor with mentees across Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia and a speaker on Product Management, Leadership and Management. She also facilitates Practical Product Management Workshops in Paris, France. Tolulope currently manages an international team of Product Managers in eCommerce.

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Managing product managers for success

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Petra Wille Author, Strong Product People

About Petra

Petra Wille is an independent product leadership coach and author who’s been helping product teams boost their skill sets and up their game since 2013.

For the past two years, her work has focused on helping product leaders build outcome-oriented product teams.

Petra is dedicated to sharing her knowledge with the broader product community. In January 2021, Petra published STRONG Product People: A Complete Guide to Developing Great Product Managers. The book has already generated a lot of buzz in the product community with Martin Eriksson (Founder of ProductTank and Co-Founder of Mind the Product) calling it “the book we all needed on how to coach and empower our teams.”

To help even more product leaders become good coaches, she developed the #52questions coaching card set in 2016.

Alongside her freelance work, Petra co-organizes and curates Mind the Product Engage Hamburg, Germany.

Talk Title

Don’t convince. Inspire! Lessons on story telling and product evangelizing

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Randy Silver Consultant & Host, The Product Experience

About Randy

Randy Silver is a product consultant and coach who has been working as an interactive producer and product manager across the US and UK for 20 years. A recovering music journalist and editor, he launched Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK; he’s also worked across sectors including museums and arts groups, online education, media and entertainment, retail, and financial services. Randy held Head of Product roles at HSBC and Sainsbury’s, where he also directed their 100+-person product community. Randy’s book, What Do We Do Now? A Product Manager’s Guide to Strategy in the Time of COVID-19 is out now, with all profits going to COVID-19 relief efforts.  He’s the founder & co-host of The Product Experience podcast and founder/host of Product in the {A}ether, a virtual lean coffee meetup. Find out more at outofowls.com

Talk Title

WHAT DO WE DO NOW? Managing products in a time of uncertainty

Talk Description

You have a vision. You refine your strategy and deliver and refine and deliver… and then the world changes. There’s a pandemic. Or a competitor changes the game. Or there’s a merger. Or the CEO gets fired. What do we do now? Randy explains why a Product person has the tools to manage uncertainty – and why we’re the perfect people to help our teams and organisations thrive when there’s chaos. You have a vision. You refine your strategy and deliver and refine and deliver… and then the world changes. There’s a pandemic. Or a competitor changes the game. Or there’s a merger. Or the CEO gets fired. What do we do now? Randy explains why a Product person has the tools to manage uncertainty – and why we’re the perfect people to help our teams and organisations thrive when there’s chaos.

Kristina Walcker-Mayer CEO, Nuri (Bitwala)

About Kristina

Kristina is the CEO and CPO at Nuri (ex Bitwala) and brings over 10 years of digital experience to her current role. Beforehand she worked as product a lead at N26 and also spent several years at Zalando as a product lead in the loyalty and mobile apps team, where she delivered customer-centric solutions and drove the mobile mindset within Zalando’s various departments.\nBefore building products on company side, Kristina worked as Mobile Consultant and Account Manager for agencies like Aperto and iconmobile, building up mobile strategies and creating innovative mobile solutions for major clients in the retail, television, NGO and automotive industries

Talk Title

The 5 ways product management prepares you to become a CEO

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Maarten Dalmijn Head of Product, Rodeo and Writer

About Maarten

Maarten Dalmijn worked at Bynder, one of the fastest-growing start-ups in the Netherlands. After the start-up received a 22$m series A funding round, Maarten helped the company scale up their Product Management and delivery process at multiple tech offices around the globe.\n\nMaarten has over 10 years of experience building products and leading cross-functional teams with an Agile and Product mindset. Over the years Maarten has been involved in (re)building 6 products from scratch. He is one of the most popular Product Management, Scrum and Agile writers on Medium, having written more than 135 best-practice articles totaling more than 1.5 million views.

Maarten is busy writing a book for Addison Wesley on Sprint Goals which is slated to be released next year. He currently is the Head of Product at a SaaS start-up building Project Management software called Rodeo.

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Taming the roadmap circus

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#mtpcon attracts the best speakers from across the globe, covering the most current and impactful topics in product. On October 21 and 22, we saw an epic lineup of product leaders and visionaries who shared their inspirational ideas on the future of product development & design, as well as real practical advice.

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Alice Newton Rex

Alice Newton Rex

Product Director, Whatsapp

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Jeff Patton

Jeff Patton

Author, User Story Mapping

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Lisa Welchman

Lisa Welchman

Author, Managing Chaos

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Azeem Azhar

Azeem Azhar

Author, Exponential

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Leyla Acaroglu

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Founder, Disrupt Design and the UnSchool

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Georgie Smallwood

Georgie Smallwood

CPO, Tier and Founder, Auxilia

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Randeep Sidhu

Randeep Sidhu

Former Director, NHS Covid App

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Jonathan Smart

Jonathan Smart

Business Agility Coach and Author

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Osaseri Guobadia

Osaseri Guobadia

Head of Product at Songkick

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Yuhki Yamashita

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VP Product, Figma

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Tolulope Ayeni

Tolulope Ayeni

Lead Product Manager, Rexel

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Petra Wille

Petra Wille

Author, Strong Product People

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Randy Silver

Randy Silver

Consultant & Host, The Product Experience

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Kristina Walcker-Mayer

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CEO, Nuri (Bitwala)

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Maarten Dalmijn

Maarten Dalmijn

Head of Product, Rodeo and Writer

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