ProductTank Exeter #3 - Starting-out, Monetising Data & Testing

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City Gate

Iron Bridge · Devon

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Travelling by 🚗: Harlequins council car park is closest and conveniently free from 6pm 😀 Travelling by 🚈: Exeter Central train station is a five minute walk from City Gate Any questions on travel/transport, please message one of the organisers

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***UPDATED 27/06/2019***

Come and join us for ProductTank Exeter #3. For this sunny, summer event we'll be on the ground floor of Citygate pub. It's a lovely, light open-plan space with access to the pub garden, perfect for a chat and drink with some new Product people before the evening's talks. ☀️🍹

We have three varied talks lined up for you, from start-up experience to the potential of data monetisation, and onto top tips on how to perform rapid prototyping on new products.

We're really pleased to announce that this event has been sponsored by Landmark Information Group. A large prop-tech organisation with offices in Reading & Exeter, employing over 100 staff from the local area.

Read below for speaker bios and talk topics. See you there!


Talk #1
🎤 Lessons learnt from a Digital Start-up - Sarah Nicholson

Summary: In 2011, whilst on maternity leave, Sarah launched The Mumdrum, a site that enabled new parents to create online child memory books. Four years later, having grown to over 250,000 users, Sarah oversaw the integration of The Mumdrum into MadeForMums. In this talk, Sarah will tell the story of her entrepreneurial journey and the lessons learned along the way, including the highs, lows and times when things did not go exactly to plan!

Bio: Sarah Nicholson is the Digital Director at Flybe, based in Exeter. With over 10 years experience in digital product development, Sarah combines her work, where she focuses on Agile and Lean UX methodologies, with raising two unruly boys and participating in triathlons.


Talk #2
🎤 Just test it! - Philip Pantelides

Discovering new products and reducing risk through rapid prototyping.

Bio: Philip is a Product & technology leader with a passion for empowering teams around scientific, outcome-driven product development. As Head of Product for Premium Services at Cookpad he is currently focusing on solving the complex problems around everyday cooking using a build, test, and repeat methodology.


Talk #3
🎤 How to monetise data without getting fined - Helen Tanner

Summary: We've all heard about monetising data haven't we? The term is banded around almost as much as big data, predictive analytics, blockchain and all the other buzz words in the data world. But you might be I going to get fined if I sell our data? Perhaps. So let's demystify it...want to monetise your data without the fines? This talk is for you.

Bio: Helen set up Data3 in 2017 and has loved working with big and small clients ever since. Born in the corporate world, she worked at a senior level for some big global businesses. With a career spanning oceanography, meteorology, wealth management, insurance & equity, Helen is a data fan. A data geek with a commercial purpose.

Data3 is a data lab that helps SMEs to improve their business performance using data, with a minimum of 10% improvement in business results, either by increasing sales through data-driven sales & marketing activity, or by reducing costs through identifying data-informed inefficiency. They harness AI, machine learning, predictive analytics and bring it to SMEs.