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You Don't Own the Voice of the Customer by Tricia Wang

BY Emily Tate on August 30, 2019

Can putting a product into the world really be harder than launching a spacecraft? In her keynote at #mtpcon San Francisco, Tricia Wang, Co-founder of Sudden Compass, says it can. While launching a spacecraft seems more complex, it all boils down to math, and there is scant unpredictability in the calculations. But you have to […] Read more »

How to Influence the Business by David J Bland

BY Valerie Gee on August 23, 2019

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Precoil founder David J Bland offers some helpful tips on how product managers can influence the business and run more effective experiments. David talks about products that people loved and that have now disappeared from the shelves. He gives the example of Clearly Canadian, a popular flavored sparkling […] Read more »

Platform Management by Brandon Chu

BY Emily Tate on August 16, 2019

At #mtpcon San Francisco, Brandon Chu, VP of Product at Shopify, provides some insight into what he considers the most interesting challenge in his career: managing platforms. In this talk he shares what platforms can mean for our product strategies, and what his team learned as they discovered how to build a platform at Shopify. […] Read more »

Helping Product Managers to Let Go by Michael Sippey

BY Valerie Gee on August 9, 2019

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Michael Sippey, VP of Product at Medium, shares some insights on how to think big and create clarity and focus for product management teams to unleash their full potential. The Power of Optimism At the start of his keynote Sippey says that: “Most acts of creation – live […] Read more »

Banish your inner critic by Denise Jacobs

BY Emily Tate on August 2, 2019

What blocks us from doing our best work? This is the question that Denise Jacobs, author of Banish Your Inner Critic, asks us in the opening keynote of #mtpcon San Francisco. […] Read more »

Lean, Agile, & Design Thinking by Jeff Gothelf

BY Emily Tate on June 7, 2019

Good product development practices are supposed to be built upon alignment and shared understanding, Jeff Gothelf, Author of Sense & Respond tells us at #mtpcon Singapore. But often, organisations end up looking a lot like that painting in the classic scene from the movie Goodfellas: One dog’s going one way, the other dog’s going the […] Read more »

The Promiscuous Product Manager by Jen Dante

BY Emily Tate on May 31, 2019

Jen Dante, Head of Product for Payroll at Square, opens her talk at #mtpcon Singapore by telling us that humans are terrible at making predictions. This is unfortunate for product managers, given that at its core, our job is all about making predictions. We predict that making a change in our product will have a […] Read more »

The State of Product in AsiaPac

BY Emily Tate on May 17, 2019

I’m quite excited about the future here. Seeing the speed with which the industry has changed- it has been amazing to be a part of, so I’m really positive about it. Silvia Thom, Senior Director of Product at Zalora Asia may be the future for many areas of business and culture, but in product it […] Read more »

The Power of Thoughtful Research by Prakriti Parijat

BY Emily Tate on May 3, 2019

“Do you like the conference so far?” begins Prakriti Parijat of DBS Bank. After cheers from the #mtpcon Singapore crowd, she turns the response around: “What is wrong with that question?” Everyone immediately recognizes that it was a leading question. It is tempting to ask customers what they want, but you won’t get a good […] Read more »

The CEO Decoder Ring by Amanda Richardson

BY Emily Tate on April 12, 2019

Why are CEOs crazy? This is the question that Amanda Richardson, CEO of Rabbit, tackled at #mtpcon Singapore. With extensive experience working with CEOs, and now being one herself, Amanda has come to the conclusion that even good CEOs are crazy. Moving from leading product teams to leading a company has given her the perspective […] Read more »