at #mtpcon San Francisco, 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!Merci Grace Founder and Investor
Merci Grace is a repeat founder and investor. She cofounded a venture-backed game studio before working as a game designer and product manager at various startups. In 2015 she joined Slack, where she was Head of Growth. She led the company from 500k daily active users to over 6M in less than three years. After leaving Slack, she was a venture capital investor with Lightspeed Venture Partners. She’s now the CEO and founder of an early stage startup.
Merci founded the Women in Product community in 2015, which has touched the lives of tens of thousands of women globally. In 2017, Fast Company named her one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.Christian Idiodi Partner, Silicon Valley Product Group
Christian has been a product leader for over 15 years, building teams and developing enterprise and consumer products that have shaped
companies such as CareerBuilder and Merrill Corporation and clients such as Microsoft, Starbucks, and Squarespace.
Christian is passionate about helping companies implement the discipline of product management to build world-class products and new technologies. At CareerBuilder, Christian founded and managed CareerBuilder Institute, the industry’s first combined human capital and consumer training platform, creating a new revenue stream for the company.
As VP of Enterprise Product at Snagajob, Christian conceptualised a new-to-market solution and led the discovery, development, and successful launch of the ReadyHire business line. He designed and led the B2B product strategy for IdentityForce, a leading provider of identity, privacy, and credit protection for individuals, businesses, and government agencies. He then founded Firtsi, a product consulting company that has overseen the product development lifecycle from ideation to launch for over 120+ new products.
Before joining Silicon Valley Product Group, Christian was the Global Head of Product for Merrill Corporation. He built the company’s product organisation and led them through a transformational, large-scale industry launch of the first SaaS app for due diligence in the finance industry.
Christian teaches product management and innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Each year, he also gives back to his local product community by supporting and advising two student-led startups from conceptualisation to product delivery. Christian graduated from Emory University with a BA in Psychology and Community Building and earned a dual MBA and MPM from Keller Graduate School of Management.Tomer Sharon Cofounder & CXO, anywell
Experience metrics score specific and actionable phenomena related to using a product. They help make product roadmap decisions, precede and even predict business outcomes, and give insights into qualitative findings and customer anecdotes. That said, in many companies, the experiences of product users are not being measured, and teams find it challenging to agree on goals, metrics, and actions to be taken.
In this talk, Tomer will offer definitions around experience measurement, touch on traps many practitioners tend to fall into, and give examples of useful experience metrics. You will learn about a framework for deciding what to measure and take away steps toward establishing an experience measurement system that goes hand in hand with a modern product management practice.
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Tomer Sharon is a leading voice on the topics of design thinking, user experience, and lean research methodology. He is Cofounder and Chief Experience Officer at anywell, a startup on a mission to help businesses efficiently facilitate hybrid work. Tomer is a former Managing Director, Head of User Research & Metrics, at Goldman Sachs. Previously, he was Head of User Experience at WeWork and Sr. User Experience Researcher at Google Search.
He is the author of three books, Measuring User Happiness (2020), Validating Product Ideas (2016), and It’s Our Research (2012). Tomer has mentored organizations on user research methodology, given keynotes and taught workshops in 13 countries and the UN. He holds a master’s degree in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.Natalia Williams CPO, Hootsuite
Natalia is Hootsuite’s Chief Product Officer responsible for the company’s strategic product direction, product management, and product design. She excels at fostering a culture that encourages experimentation and creativity while staying focused on the company’s vision.
Natalia has over 15 years of product and technology experience, as Chief Product Officer of Mailchimp prior to joining Hootsuite, and before that a decade at Bloomingdales starting as a Senior Producer of internet production and then working her way up to Vice President of product management and e-commerce operations.Yi-Wei Ang CPO, Talabat / Delivery Hero
Yi-Wei Ang is an experienced product professional on a mission to build successful, product-led organizations. Throughout his career, he has led teams to become customer-obsessed, data-driven, and experimentation focused by leveraging technology to build robust products.
He is currently working as the CPO at Delivery Hero’s talabat, the largest food delivery service in the MENA region. Over the years he has worked on product teams for various tech firms in Singapore, Dubai, Toronto, and Seattle.Yi-Wei earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. He was a top student and even earned the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award for his notable contributions to the university. According to colleagues, he is a passionate team member always willing to lend a helping hand and bring the team together to solve problems. He is driven and has a contagious positive energy that helps him build great teams that build even greater products.Diana Stepner Head of Product, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
During times of acute change and uncertainty, conducting business-as-usual is not a viable approach. Instead, creativity, experimentation, learning, and flexibility are necessary, but these may feel riskier than ever to employees – especially for remote workers.
Diana will be sharing how leaders must rely on psychological safety to harness the full power of their teams. Being equipped to address the challenges ahead and create an environment where employees’ ideas, perspectives, talents, and insights are acknowledged and encouraged.
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Diana is a Silicon Valley native and annual skateboarder with 15+ years of international product leadership experience running diverse global digital teams. Diana’s background includes leading teams in startups (E.piphany, Cheapflights – bought by Kayak, SimplePractice), enterprise organisations (Salesforce, Monster, Pearson), digital agencies (Razorfish, part of Publicis) and software consulting (Epsilon, E.piphany).
Diana focuses on putting people first in the people-product-process triad, accelerating digital innovation, being a dot-connector, and coaching individuals through their product leadership journey. She has a MIMS from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Boston UniversityAniket Deosthali CPO, stealth AI startup
Aniket is CPO of a steal AI startup and is an active investor and advisor to tech companies building next-gen customer experiences.
Previously, he was the Head of Product, Conversational Commerce @ Walmart and led the 0-(Fortune-1) scale product market fit journey of Walmart’s AI-powered shopping assistant. Prior to this, Aniket was product leader at Bonobos and Blink Health.
Talk theme: Winning the AI Products Arms Race
Aniket will be sharing the latest on AI for product people, the potential pitfalls and challenges, and where the lucrative opportunities lie.Janice Fraser Investor, Author
Janice is an investor, speaker, and expert in emerging management practices to support innovation at scale. A Silicon Valley veteran, she’s now committed to championing entrepreneurs who are typically underrepresented in the world of venture-backed startups.
Janice is the author of Farther, Faster, and Far Less Drama: How to Reduce Stress and Make Extraordinary Progress Wherever You Lead. Janice is an ambitious and empathetic leader, enthusiastic public speaker, and advisor to innovation executives and startup founders.
Janice is a sought-after speaker offering authentic, expert talks to global audiences across a wide range of topics. Janice packs her presentations with her unique mix of expert research, wildly practical personal experience, and jargon-free real talk. She’s a skilled storyteller who can inspire and connect with audiences while distilling and translating big-picture concepts into concrete next steps.Navya Rehani Gupta Chief Product Officer, Peek
Product leadership requires extreme adaptability: zooming out to contemplate the big picture and envisioning the long-term trajectory of your product, then effortlessly zooming in on intricate challenges and making decisions that directly influence the company’s short-term business goals.
How can you seamlessly transition between these two perspectives? Join Navya Rehani Gupta, CPO of Peek, as shares her invaluable tips on maintaining the right horizon and focus in every situation.
Navya is a Chief Product Officer, responsible for scaling the industry-leading Peek Pro platform, known as “Shopify for the Experiences economy” with $2B+ bookings. Peek helps consumers book fun activities (such as boat rentals and cooking classes) and provides experienced operators with powerful software tools to grow their businesses.
Prior to Peek, Navya built new business lines at StyleSeat, the world’s largest marketplace for beauty services that has fueled billions of dollars in beauty services. She has also managed large-scale products at Uber, Disney, and Goldman Sachs. Navya holds an Electronics Engineering degree from the University of Sheffield, UK, a Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford, and an MBA from NYU Stern.False San Francisco San Francisco Mind the Product Mind the Product Ltd https://www.mindtheproduct.com/mtpcon/san-francisco/speakers/ #mtpcon San Francisco https://www.mindtheproduct.com/mtpcon/san-francisco/ 2022-05-24 2022-05-25 San Francisco San Francisco Get ready for an electrifying experience, San Francisco product people! Our highly-anticipated conference, #mtpcon, is back and in a brand new venue, the stunning Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). Join us on Wednesday June 14, 2023 for a jam-packed day of inspiration and innovation as we explore Presenters and panelists In stock 2020/01/09
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