Welcome to the second 2020 instalment of our lunchtime bite-size series. This month we're very pleased to welcome Benjamin Keyser, VP of Product at Contentful, one of Berlin's best-knowing, fast-scaling companies.
Join us over lunch on October 29th to hear from Benjamin about the challenges and lessons learnt taking a company from startup to scaleup and beyond. We'll cover how this affects teams and organisational effectiveness, plus hear a few lessons and tips Benjamin's learnt the hard way so we don't have to.
Join here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQj65xIqfj0
The event will kick off at 12, with a 20 minute presentation, followed by ~25min Q&A. We look forward to seeing you there!
About Benjamin: After graduating with a more or less unhelpful MFA degree, Benjamin moved to the Bay Area to work as an information architect, content strategist, and finally a product person.
After surviving the violent burst of the 2008 tech bubble, he moved to Europe to take a break, hang out and learn a "foreign" language. Within 6 weeks, he was back at it working as a Product guy in Telefonica in Madrid (struggling with the language), Intercom in Dublin and then at Zendesk in Copenhagen (struggling with the language) before moving to Berlin's own Contentful (again, struggling with the language). Over the course of these experiences, he picked up a few Spanish, Danish, and German phrases as well as ideas about how to evolve teams toward a systematic approach to winning customer love, loyalty and revenue. As your business strategy becomes more focused, your Product strategy needs to match and support it, and that's where changing how we do our product work can create new opportunities.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Alana, Shaun and Dmitri (the PT Berlin team)