February ProductTank

ProductTank is all about Talent - how to find it and how to nurture it this month, and - curated by James Mayes - we have got a great line up of presenters for you!


We are back in the heart of Shoreditch, at Central Foundation Boy's School on Cowper Street. Right next to Old Street tube station.

Speakers

Ken Ward | Principal, Winter Court Consulting

Ken built teams for Playfish and Mind Candy and will address the topics of talent attraction and engagement. He’ll also look at the art of funneling hundreds of applications down to the few that really count.

Twitter: @kward69Linkedin

 

Gareth Jones | Partner and Head of Fresh Thinking, The Chemistry Group

Gareth will be talking about the fundamentals that many companies, large and small, miss out when considering how to develop their people and to give them the opportunity to be brilliant at what they do. He will be sharing with the audience how they can accurately define what great looks like.

Twitter: @garelaos | Linkedin

 

Kate Leto | Product & Marketing Consultant

Kate will be talking about Product Managing your career looking at how you find and mange the different positions in product management illustrated with war stories!

Twitter: @kleto | LinkedIn

There will then be a short panel discussion and Q&A with all three speakers.

Registration will start at 6:30pm, with the first presenter beginning at 7:30pm.

Finally we will have the usual networking over drinks before we repair to a nearby pub for more drinks around 9:30pm!

ProductTank is proudly sponsored by The Up Group:

The Up Group is a leading Executive Search and Networking firm for digital and technology talent.  We have a strong global talent network comprising of executives from start-ups, growth companies and corporates, as well as entrepreneurs and investors.  We have a track record of building senior management teams across all core functions, with product management being a particular area of focus.  We are proud to have helped build the product teams of many digital companies.  We frequently bring together leading senior product talent at our networking events, which are a key part of the value-add we offer those in our network.  You can find out more about our clients and events by visiting www.theupgroup.co.uk.



Join or login to comment.

  • Marian

    This looks interesting! I will come along.

    February 20, 2013

    • Dan K.

      Hey Marian! I'm now based around the corner and will go early if not for the whole event. Hopefully see you there.

      February 20, 2013

    • Marian

      Just saw your message! It was nice seeing you again :)

      February 22, 2013

  • Hilary R.

    Hi, Thanks for a great first meet up experience, and very much looking forward to next month! Enjoyed the speakers and evening

    Hilary

    February 21, 2013

  • James M.

    Thanks for the feedback all. First time I've curated a PTank, looks like the speakers got a good reaction - thanks for making me, and them, so very welcome! Feel free to hit me up here, Twitter or LinkedIn if there's any aspect of the Talent conversation you wanna continue? Cheers
    - James

    February 21, 2013

  • James M.

    Hi everyone,

    I'm a startup founder (www.vinetrade.com - we raised VC funding, built a team etc) for whom it didn't work out.

    I'm now looking for a new product focused job. If anyone is recruiting it would be great to have a chat tonight.

    James

    February 20, 2013

    • James M.

      Vladimir - a little. Not huge amounts but could be worth having a discussion.

      February 20, 2013

    • Simon C.

      There are quite a few jobs on the job board http://mindtheproduct...­ and if you signup to the newsletter we announce new jobs through that as well http://eepurl.com/qlz...­

      February 21, 2013

  • Kitty

    Hi guys, I am looking for a job in e-learning product development. If you know any, please let me know. Thanks.

    February 20, 2013

  • Maurice C.

    Hi all,

    I'm an experienced Head of Product looking for a fresh challenge. If that sounds interesting, I'm happy to have a chat.

    Thanks,

    Maurice

    February 20, 2013

  • Rieethaa

    Hi All,

    I am a developer who has done a little bit of product management in the past. I am looking for an opportunity to do it officially at a fairly junior level. Would be keen to hear from anyone who is looking for fresh talent to build a small team of product managers!

    Thanks,
    Rieethaa

    February 20, 2013

    • Jack R.

      Hey Rieethaa - we chatted last night but I completely forgot to mention that we are recruiting for a tester at the moment! Please don't be scared off by the title and potentially stigma that goes with it (!) - we actually view testing as the intersection between dev and product management in many ways, so I think it might be a very interesting opportunity for you. Please drop me an email - [masked] - if you're interested. Cheers!

      1 · February 21, 2013

    • Simon C.

      There is a job board here http://mindtheproduct...­ for PM jobs of various types. Also signup to the email newsletter http://eepurl.com/qlz...­ for job announcements as well

      February 21, 2013

  • Nick F.

    Good speakers and a highly relevant topic. Great to see the membership numbers tip over the 1,500 mark.

    February 21, 2013

  • Anney W.

    Thanks for a most interesting first experience, great event. Look forward to the next!

    February 21, 2013

  • Jock B.

    Good speakers as always. They highlighted the facts that still only a few recruiters really 'get' what product management is about and that companies need to figure out what flavour of product manager they're looking for. It's a separate question whether it is better that product management as a job role should continue to come in different flavours, or should settle down to a single, concrete definition.

    February 21, 2013

  • Zoe F.

    Thanks for another great event Janna and Simon - looking forward to the next one!

    February 21, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Good topic to discuss and interesting insight as always.

    February 21, 2013

  • Jack R.

    Really positive first experience of Product Tank - will be coming back. Thanks Janna & Simon!

    February 21, 2013

  • Natasha M.

    Good fun, Stimulating discussion and a great place to meet new people and network!

    February 21, 2013

  • Simone P.

    Great work guys another informative, idea generating fun evening. Let's hope next months comes around as quickly as this months did :)

    February 21, 2013

  • Joey J.

    Can't make it sadly. Have a great night though. For anyone on their way across the country for tomorrow's BBC Creative Studio event get in touch http://bbc.in/WRb3JZ - will be in Cardiff!l

    February 20, 2013

  • Lauren B.

    Sorry – I'm unable to make it tonight after all.

    February 20, 2013

  • Enrique S.

    Unfortunately I can´t go finally. Enjoy it

    February 20, 2013

  • Mathieu

    Gutted but I am going to have to miss this one...

    February 20, 2013

  • Mark L.

    be there in a bit

    February 20, 2013

  • Hugo P.

    I'm stuck at work. :(

    February 20, 2013

  • Thomas H.

    Sorry!

    February 20, 2013

  • C-F T.

    just realized I was double booked.

    February 20, 2013

  • Ed W.

    Have to pull out again due to a house move!

    February 20, 2013

  • Neil G.

    Gonna miss out - A half term ice skating trip has taken precedence :-)

    February 20, 2013

  • James B.

    unable to make it unfortunately

    February 20, 2013

  • SallyB

    Yet again have to miss out due to work overload... one day I'll get to join in - have fun tonight everyone!

    February 20, 2013

  • Will

    One I did not want to miss. Hope to read a good write up on one of your blog's.

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, cannot make it any more. Please take my place.

    February 20, 2013

  • Paul F.

    Can't make it today unfortunately.

    February 20, 2013

  • yoyo y.

    i'm coming!

    February 19, 2013

  • Paul M.

    Day job needs some attention. Darn.

    February 19, 2013

  • Laura M.

    Sorry, I have to be in Manchester tomorrow now. Have fun!

    February 19, 2013

  • allan k.

    Looking forward to it!

    February 19, 2013

  • paul

    11 hours on a plane! Enjoy.

    February 19, 2013

  • Simon W.

    Yes, love to come!

    February 19, 2013

  • Bruce

    Sorry - been called away

    February 19, 2013

  • Ayako H.

    Sorry, I don't think I can make it..

    February 19, 2013

  • johanna k.

    feeling under the weather :(

    February 18, 2013

  • Jack R.

    First time - looking forward to it!

    February 15, 2013

  • Daniel S.

    Looking forward to it!

    February 15, 2013

  • Bruce

    Looking forward to it

    February 14, 2013

  • Hugo P.

    Looking forward to it.

    February 14, 2013

  • Vinay M.

    Excited to attend this

    February 14, 2013

  • Rosemarie D.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it.

    February 14, 2013

  • angie w.

    Glad to get a space this time!

    February 14, 2013

  • Lisa Hannaford T.

    Can't wait!

    February 12, 2013

  • Cecile

    Oh no, just realised I'm already booked then...

    February 12, 2013

  • Michael S.

    <jest>Will the speakers be covering the importance of hiring people who can spell 'February' properly in H1 tags? Or will that be in a future Product Tank about QA? </jest> Looking forward to it as always.

    3 · February 12, 2013

    • Simon C.

      4 years ago I couldn't spell ingineer, now I is one ;)

      2 · February 12, 2013

    • Michael S.

      Ha ha - next time I'll send you a bugzilla ticket...

      1 · February 12, 2013

  • Jock B.

    Cor - I cut that one fine this month! Last but one spot ;-)

    February 12, 2013

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

You don't have to be an expert to start your own Meetup G roup

Get started Learn more
Katie

I'm surprised by the level of growth I've seen since becoming an organizer, it's given me more confidence in my abilities.

Katie, started NYC ICO

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy