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ProductTank June

This month ProductTank is on roadmapping, prioritisation and portfolio management. 

Speakers this month are:

Lee Wilkinson, Director of Product at Hearst Magazine

Lee will be exploring how product portfolio management is much like investment portfolio management with some tips on how to effectively manager a portfolio of products. 

Lee Wilkinson is the Director of Product and Strategy at Hearst Magazine. Long time product manager with 15 years experience in the digital media industry, Lee has been navigating the waters of bringing a broad portfolio of disparate products into alignment.

Michelle You, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Songkick

Michelle will explore how you can make the tradeoffs to effectively prioritise improvements and changes to your products.

Michelle You is co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Songkick. Michelle started Songkick with 2 co-founders to solve the problem of knowing when your favourite bands where playing live in your town. Michelle is one of the early ProductTankers from way back in 2010.

Janna Bastow, Co-founder ProdPad

Janna will be looking at ways to effectively utilize your roadmap for communicating direction of your products. 

Janna co-founded ProdPad and Mind The Product. Long time product fanatic, Janna's focus has been on the user and effectively communicating product direction using roadmaps.

ProductTank is kindly sponsored by Sky

Meet the people behind Sky

Sky has a string of market firsts: the first integrated set-top box and digital video recorder (Sky+), the UK’s first HD TV service and the world’s first live 3D TV sports event. And that’s down to the pioneers in our Product Development Division. You can meet some of them at the event. They’ll be able to tell you how we’re continuing to change the game across broadcasting, technology and entertainment – and how you could help us deliver brilliantly for our 11 million customers while developing your career in our fascinating, fast-moving and fun environment. We’re always on the lookout for great talent, so come and say hello – we look forward to meeting with you.


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  • Nick F.

    Great selection of speakers who delivered relevant talks. Good to see people cover portfolio management.

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • Joshua W.

    Sorry for not knowing this, but do the slides / videos get posted here or somewhere else? Also, when do they normally become available?

    June 24, 2014

    • Joshua W.

      Anyone able to respond to my initial question though? :) -- still can't find the material anywhere

      June 25, 2014

    • Joshua W.

      sorry for previous comment, just saw meetup hid the initial replies lol -- didn't see the actual answers :)

      June 25, 2014

  • Miranda R.

    Excellent talks on really interesting subjects. Thanks to all the speakers for taking the time to share your knowledge

    1 · June 25, 2014

  • Richard L.

    Great ProductTank - All great speakers and presentations. Michelle's take on prioritisation was the most relevant and practical for me. Look forward to the next one.

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • William N.

    I absolutely enjoyed this month's talk, Michelle's take on a validated data driven approach to prioritisation hits the nail in the coffin! Thanks again ProductTank, I will no doubt find ways to implement my learnings.

    2 · June 24, 2014

  • Salim S.

    Useful, would love for some of the networking to be a bit more structured for those new to networking.

    2 · June 24, 2014

  • Michael A.

    Interesting content as always, I'm glad to hear that everyone has the same challenges in managing a roadmap as I do.

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Rory M.

    Great to see everyone there. Great presentations from Lee, Michelle, and Janna. I had hoped to speak to, and thank you all in person but ran out of time. I'm already looking forward to the next one. Please feel free to connect with me here:
    http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rorymcclelland/

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Chinny

    Great content with useful examples. Thank you and well done to ProductTank team.

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Satish Babu K.

    Great speakers. Content was good. Lot of takeaways for me. Looking forward to the videos.

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Paul B.

    Some great insights and takeaways came from all of the speakers, really enjoyed the evening!

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Joshua W.

    Best Product Tank I've attended yet. Insightful and actionable at the same time, thanks a lot :)

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Tim M.

    Very useful, insightful content supported by memorable examples delivered by successful PMs. Look forward to trying out some suggestions and the next meetup. Well done Product Tank team.

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Alfred A.

    The event as a whole was excellent. Each of the speakers were insightful in their own right. I particularly enjoyed hearing Michelle's take on prioritisation: The empirical, data-driven approach she employs to drive the ideation process is one that I will seek to implement in my own product development process. I was also fascinated by Lee's recommendation to map out service lines when establishing a roadmap for the product portfolio to support capacity building.

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Nathan W.

    Great mix of talks on a really useful topic that I'm sure a lot of people found immensely valuable.

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Laura M.

    Do the events get streamed at all? Seems they're generally oversubscribed.

    June 17, 2014

    • James M.

      @joost smart thinking! We usually start the exodus at 930, the hall has to be cleared by 10pm. We had to the Angel on City Road, right by Old St and would welcome extras!

      June 23, 2014

    • Dave N.

      James - sure, I'm always happy to help, but I won't arrive until about 7 tonight, so whoever is ticking off names simply needs to keep a counter/tally, so that you know how many spare seats there should be at any given time.

      Joost - as I say, there's no reason for anyone to get frustrated about not getting on the list, because there are always spare seats on the night! :-)

      RSVPs are now down to 301!

      June 23, 2014

  • Marie L.

    Had to change my RSVP last minute, I'm sorry I hate to do that (and I was very interested in this one too!), hope someone else from waiting list can attend!

    June 23, 2014

  • Nicholas C.

    Gutted but I'm afraid I'm going to have to miss this one....first one in just over a year! I'll definitely be back next month!

    June 23, 2014

  • Kartika

    Would have love to join but have to travel now earlier. Enjoy!

    June 23, 2014

  • Camille P.

    I'm very sad I can't make it but I look forward to catching up on what I missed with the video!

    June 23, 2014

    • Leonardo Z.

      remember to release your RSVP! thx!

      June 23, 2014

  • Chris K.

    What time are speaker on, please?

    June 23, 2014

  • Rags

    Had to travel last minute, so will have to give today a miss. So one more ticket released.

    June 23, 2014

  • Catherine M.

    Hi All,

    Released my ticket too! Catch the vids!

    C

    June 23, 2014

  • Peter R.

    I have released my ticket, I cant make it but if the great people at Sky could put it on 'Sky on demand' for me I'll catch up with it later. Failing that I'll be at the next one :)

    2 · June 23, 2014

  • Draven M.

    Morning, I have released my ticket as unfortunately other commitments have arisen. I am sure it will be a great evening as usual

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Haroon K.

    Morning all, really gutted I can't make it this month. I've released my ticket so if anyone wants to sign up go for it.

    June 23, 2014

  • Cait H.

    Agh, can't make my first one. Hope whoever goes instead has a good one.

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Jean-Philippe C.

    Sorry have to cancel my RSVP. Studies are getting in the way.

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Clancy C.

    Last minute travel plans means that I can't make this one now. Just released my ticket and look forward to the videos!

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Ricky L.

    Disappointed to have to cancel my attendance; a great product mgmt topic. Look forward to the videos and seeing what others have to say.

    June 22, 2014

  • Ana M.

    Unfortunately I can no longer come along, have released my ticket back. Look forward to the Post event videos and comments.

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Thomas S.

    Doh, can't make it after all. Freed up my seat. See you all next time.

    1 · June 17, 2014

  • Al B.

    Really wanted to be there this month for these topics but can't make it.

    June 17, 2014

  • James R.

    Sounds like a really useful event again, pity I can't make it to this one.

    June 16, 2014

  • Shaun R.

    That one filled up fast! You're gonna need a bigger venue...

    2 · June 16, 2014

  • Guilherme G. V.

    Great topic, shame I can't attend it this time :( I'll wait for the videos to be uploaded so I can watch them later.

    1 · June 16, 2014

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