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Let's Engage - Live Data Visualisation at MTP Engage Hamburg 2018

BY Arne Kittler on August 22, 2018

True to the “Engage” of our conference title we always look for formats that go beyond brilliant presentations and that give our attendees opportunities to interact with each other and grow their network within the product community. But we also wanted to try something new at this year’s MTP Engage conference in order to create […]

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Don't Join the Cult by Paul Adams

BY Arne Kittler on July 5, 2018

The final keynote of this year’s MTP Engage came from Paul Adams, VP of product at Intercom. In the preparations leading up to the conference, Paul had warned me that he would challenge some common beliefs in the audience. We were excited, because we wanted to end the conference by giving our audience something to […]

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Democratising Online Controlled Experiments at Booking.com by Lukas Vermeer

BY Arne Kittler on May 24, 2018

Booking.com is a European company with a reputation for running experiments in a sophisticated way. Lukas Vermeer is a senior product owner at Booking.com and one of the key players who established not only the tooling, but more importantly the culture behind experimentation at Booking.com. The title of his keynote at MTP Engage refers to an […]

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MTP Engage Hamburg 2018 was all About the People

BY Arne Kittler on May 4, 2018

Music fans know all about that old chestnut of the “difficult second album”, but it’s a cliche that contains some truth. You usually get a decent helping of goodwill on your first public outing as the producer of something you’re passionate about, and this makes it very hard to live a up to a strong […]

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Get Ready for MTP Engage Hamburg 2018

BY Arne Kittler on November 3, 2017

On April 19 & 20 the second edition of MTP Engage will take place in Hamburg. We’ve been really happy with the positive feedback we received for this year’s premiere – it’s great to know so many people took so much away from the event. Here’s a video with some impressions from this year’s event: […]

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How to Break Free of the Feature Factory by John Cutler

BY Arne Kittler on August 22, 2017

In the closing talk of this year’s MTP Engage Hamburg, John Cutler looks at why his Medium post 12 Signs You Are Working in a Feature Factory touched a nerve for so many people in product development. There’s widespread tension in our industry, John says. While everyone talks about “outcomes over output” and says they strive […]

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Memento Product Mori: Of Ethics in Digital Product Design

BY Arne Kittler on July 6, 2017

In this beautifully narrated presentation from MTP Engage, Sebastian Deterding, research fellow at the Digital Creativity Labs at the University of York, challenges us to consider the moral dimensions of our work as product people: Why do many of us engage in building platforms that aim capture the users time (and money) in rather unhealthy […]

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Save the Date: MTP Engage Hamburg April 28!

BY Arne Kittler on December 21, 2016

It is great to see that more and more product people enjoy getting together for events like ProductTank (now in over 90 cities across the globe!) and two major events of our tribe, the Mind the Product conference in London & San Francisco. It shows that many of us share a healthy curiosity to learn, […]

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