Join us for Product Tank, Bristol!
The theme for the evening is good tech and sustainability. We have some great speakers lined up and we will be hosted and sponsored by Ovo Energy.
“Our capacity for the evening is 100, we typically have a 30-40% drop off rate. in the unlikely event that everyone on the RSVP list turns up we may have to turn people away”
It will take place on 14h November.
The format will be as usual:
6pm - arrive and grab a drink, have a chat
6.45pm - talks start
8pm - talk finish, grab another drink, chat some more
9pm - head to the pub for those that want to continue the conversation
Our Speakers for the evening:
Ella is currently Head of Narrative Strategy at technology studio Projects by IF, where her work spans product strategy and explaining why organisations should care about trust and privacy. She has worked with organisations like Co-op Digital, the Government Digital Service, Bulb and Google to create and execute compelling stories about people and products. Holding a PhD, she's worked in teams that have gotten funding, had funding cut, and sometimes won awards, like the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) future voices award in 2016.
Talk: We know tech companies need code, we know they need design and business skills, but technology also needs word people. What are those skills? Who pays for them? And where do they sit in the organisation?
Mark is the (newly minted) Product Manager at Zap-Map, the UK’s leading App for finding a charger for your electric car. With a background in engineering and having spent the last 15 years working as a Software Developer, more than 10 of that freelance, he brings a solid technical understanding to the PdM process.
The power of engaged
Zap-Map is a service that was spun out of a map of charge points listed on the well established low-carbon vehicle information site NextGreenCar.com. Grown organically over several years to a user base of +70k registered users the company secured its first investment round in March of 2019. Zap-Map’s success has been driven by its users who are dedicated, knowledgeable and very, very engaged. Mark will talk about the Zap-Map community and share how the user engagement has shaped Zap-Map and how it will continue to do so in the future.
Matt has had a long career running digital programmes in public service and civic tech. He led the team that rebuilt the Office for National Statistics website; he has also worked at mySociety, overseeing its Community practice (including FixMyStreet and MapIt) and partnership with Facebook on their Town Hall product. At Notbinary he helps institutions apply the culture, practices, processes and technologies of the internet era to respond to the raised expectations of users.
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