#mtpcon Singapore Conference Speakers We’re thrilled to announce our amazing line-up of speakers for #mtpcon Singapore - connecting international and regional thought leaders with the vibrant product and UX community across AsiaPac: Product managers, product designers, UX designers, UX researchers, Business analysts, developers, makers & entrepreneurs 2019-03-26 09:00:00 EventScheduled We’re thrilled to announce our amazing line-up of speakers for #mtpcon Singapore - connecting international and regional thought leaders with the vibrant product and UX community across AsiaPac: John Maeda Global Head of Design + Inclusion at Automattic

John is spearheading a new convergence across the design + technology industries, currently at Automattic (the company behind WordPress), and previously as Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), a world-leading venture capital firm. An internationally recognized speaker and author, his books include The Laws of Simplicity, Creative Code and Redesigning Leadership. John draws on his diverse background as an MIT trained engineer, award-winning designer, and executive leader to help businesses and creatives push the boundaries of innovation in their markets and fields.

John was the recipient of the White House’s National Design Award, the Tribeca Film Festival’s Disruptive Innovation Award for STEM to STEAM, the Blouin Foundation’s Creative Leadership Award, the AIGA Medal, the Raymond Loewy Foundation Prize, the Mainichi Design Prize, the Tokyo Type Director’s Club Prize, and induction into the Art Director’s Club Hall of Fame.

John serves on the Board of Directors for wireless hi-fi innovator Sonos and the global advertising firm Wieden+Kennedy. He was also a member of the Technical Advisory Board for Google’s Advanced Technology + Projects Group and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Growth Models. Most recently he was advisor to John Donahoe, CEO of eBay Inc., where he facilitated the advancement of eBay Inc.’s design culture at scale. Prior to his work in industry, he was a tenured research professor at the MIT Media Laboratory and 16th President of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Jen Dante Head of Product for Payroll at Square

Jen is the Head of Product for Payroll at Square. Previously she was the Head of Enterprise AR/VR products at Google, the Director of Product Innovation at Netflix where she led innovation across a spectrum of product areas from acquisition to kids, and has held senior product leadership roles at Symantec and eBay. She approaches innovation from a deeply data-driven perspective, and believes the best way for a business to maximize profit is to lean into risk and commit to experimentation.

Jeff Gothelf Author, Lean UX & Sense and Respond

Jeff helps organizations 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.

Amanda Richardson CEO of Rabbit, ex VP Product at HotelTonight

Amanda is the CEO at Rabbit, which transforms watching TV, movies, and videos online into a shared and social experience. Before joining Rabbit, Amanda was Chief Data & Strategy Officer at HotelTonight, the leading mobile app for last-minute hotel bookings, where she led data analytics, corporate strategy, and data engineering to create and execute data-driven growth strategies. During her time at HotelTonight, the company grew exponentially with triple the number of app downloads and five times the amount of revenue growth. She also spent three years as VP Product at HotelTonight and has held product leadership roles at Prezi, Snagajob, and Eclipsys.

Kenneth Chin Chief Product Officer at Seek Asia

Ken leads the product team at SEEK Asia with the mission of improving people’s lives through better careers and helping organisations hire great talent. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the company operates the JobStreet and JobsDB brands helping hundreds of millions of job seekers in seven markets across Asia to find employment and pursue their passion. Prior to SEEK Asia, Ken was the Product Director and founding member of the London office of BCG Digital Ventures and consulted to large corporate clients in Europe on product strategy, startups, disruptive innovation and digital transformation. Ken developed his product management career over nine years at eBay in both Sydney and London, where he became Head of Product Management for the European Product Development Group. He started his career as a software developer, founded a digital media agency in the mid 90’s and has held various roles in marketing, eCommerce, business management and sales.

Sherif Mansour Distinguished Product Manager at Atlassian

Sherif has been in software development for over 15 years. He is currently a Distinguished Product Manager for Atlassian. During his career at Atlassian he was, among other things, responsible for Confluence, a popular content collaboration tool for teams. Most recently, he spends most of his days trying to solve problems across all of Atlassian’s cloud products. Sherif also played a key role in developing new products at Atlassian such as Stride, Team Calendars, and Confluence Questions. Sherif thinks building simple products is hard and so is writing a simple, short bio.

Prakriti Parijat Research and Insights Lead, DBS Bank

Prakriti leads the UX research & insights team at DBS Bank. With over 10 years of expertise in UX research, strategy and interaction design, her work ranges from designing a voice activated app for foreign workers’ in Singapore to creating an innovative ATM for an African bank. When not observing how people interact with technology, Prakriti works towards improving the design process and helping business define the right problem to solve. Prakriti is an alumnus of Virginia Tech where she received her PhD in Human Factors & Ergonomics.

Bernise Ang Chief Alchemist, Zeroth Labs & Faculty, SMU

Bernise is co-founder and chief alchemist at Zeroth Labs, a systems mapping startup which blends anthropology, data, design and other strange methods to work with mayors and city councils in (mostly) developing countries to tackle challenges in the urban transition, such as healthcare, sanitation, intergenerational poverty, and others. She also serves as Adjunct Faculty at Singapore Management University.

Before that she co-founded Syinc, a youth development nonprofit from which Zeroth Labs is a spin-off, drafted policy for UNFCCC climate negotiations, and did her share of corporate slavery in an Asian private equity firm. She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, and researches and speaks on the social and economic implications of increasingly ubiquitous artificial intelligence and the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. She has guest lectured/spoken at SXSW, Harvard Business School, World Economic Forum, is fascinated by quantum mechanics, and loves and plays jazz trumpet.

Kaia Lai Head of Product Marketing at Grab

Kaia Lai is the Head of Product Marketing at Grab, where she leads product marketing in transport, food, delivery, financial services, payments and rewards across Southeast Asia. Before that she was a consultant with Bain working with consumer goods and retail, interned at Sonos during her MBA, and led Marketing and Communications at Sambazon.

Colin Pal VP Product at Photobook

Since stumbling into Product Management almost 10 years ago, Colin has been in love with all things product related. In his day job, he is based out of Malaysia where he leads the Product team at Photobook Worldwide. Outside of work, his passion projects are PM Huddle, a meetup group for product managers of which he was part of the founding team and Agile Malaysia, a meetup group for agile development practitioners which he serves on the organising committee.

Silvia Thom Senior Director of Product at Zalora

Silvia is the Regional Director of Product Management at Zalora – Asia’s leading online fashion destination. Together with her team, she oversees Zalora’s customer-facing products such as the websites and an Android and iOS app but also internal systems used by Operations & Logistics, Customer Service and Buying.

Before working for Zalora, Silvia headed the Product Team at Glossybox, a beauty subscription service and was the Country Manager for Japan at Sellaband, a music crowd-funding platform. Silvia is a native German who loves to travel and experience different cultures. She was based in Berlin, London, Madrid and Tokyo before moving to Singapore at the beginning of 2013.

Renato Silva Director of Product at Tencent

Renato has been heading product for Tencent in Thailand and is part of the team responsible for making the JOOX music app launch one of the most successful app launches in that market to date. Before Tencent he was heading product and building teams for a major media group in his native Brazil, for digital agencies, for his own start-ups, lecturing and struggling while trying to become a professional podcaster back in 2006. Nowadays most of his time is spent figuring out ways to use his own cross-cultural experiences in Europe, Latin America and Asia to power creative thinking and foster innovation in teams spread across 7 countries.

François Le Nguyen Company Building Lead, Entrepreneur First

François is the Company Building Lead for Entrepreneur First (EF) in Singapore. EF invests time and money in the world’s most talented and ambitious individuals, helping them to find a co-founder, develop an idea, and start a company. So far, EF has helped 1,000+ people create 200+ companies, worth a combined $1.5 billion USD. Prior to EF, he was a Product Manager at Holmusk, TradeGecko, and Lightspeed POS. François also teaches workshops and bootcamps on Product Management at General Assembly in Singapore.

Priyankka Mani Head of Product for Kindle, Amazon

Priyankka heads product management for Kindle content. Together with her team, she drives customer facing products, reading experiences and digital shopping experiences. Before her role in Kindle, Priyankka used to head mobile marketing and product management for Amazon India. She was responsible for acquiring new customers and ensuring that millions of users who use Amazon on their mobile devices stay engaged and keep coming back. Before Amazon, she worked for Google driving strategy and innovation with advertising agencies. She is a voracious reader, a reticent writer and loves to travel. She has lived in Bangalore, Barcelona, US, and Singapore!

False Singapore Singapore Mind the Product Mind the Product Ltd #mtpengage Singapore 25/03/2019 Singapore Singapore After running the world’s biggest and best product management conferences in London and San Francisco since 2012, we were thrilled to be bringing our unique event to AsiaPac, with the first Mind the Product Singapore on Tuesday, 25th March 2019 at the iconic Victoria Theatre! Thank you to everyone Presenters and panelists

#mtpcon Singapore

Conference Speakers

Tuesday, March 26

Victoria Theatre

We’re thrilled to announce our amazing line-up of speakers for #mtpcon Singapore - connecting international and regional thought leaders with the vibrant product and UX community across AsiaPac:

Speakers

John Maeda

John Maeda

Global Head of Design + Inclusion at Automattic

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Jen Dante

Jen Dante

Head of Product for Payroll at Square

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Jeff Gothelf

Jeff Gothelf

Author, Lean UX & Sense and Respond

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Amanda Richardson

Amanda Richardson

CEO of Rabbit, ex VP Product at HotelTonight

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Kenneth Chin

Kenneth Chin

Chief Product Officer at Seek Asia

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Sherif Mansour

Sherif Mansour

Distinguished Product Manager at Atlassian

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Prakriti Parijat

Prakriti Parijat

Research and Insights Lead, DBS Bank

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Bernise Ang

Bernise Ang

Chief Alchemist, Zeroth Labs & Faculty, SMU

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Kaia Lai

Kaia Lai

Head of Product Marketing at Grab

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Colin Pal

Colin Pal

VP Product at Photobook

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Silvia Thom

Silvia Thom

Senior Director of Product at Zalora

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Renato Silva

Renato Silva

Director of Product at Tencent

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François Le Nguyen

François Le Nguyen

Company Building Lead, Entrepreneur First

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Priyankka Mani

Priyankka Mani

Head of Product for Kindle, Amazon

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