ProductTank Newcastle


Drinks and networking will start at 18:30, with the speakers starting promptly at 19:00.


18:30 – Doors Open, food and drinks
19:00 – Talks and discussion
20:00 – Drinks and chance to chat


Justin Souter (lean start-up expert) — Building successful products with lean start-up thinking.

Lean Startup methods have emerged in the last 6 years as a distillation of Silicon Valley best practice. Before you’re ready to write a business plan, Lean Startup methods help you prioritise what to do next, find early adopters to co-create your product or service, and ‘structuralise’ your thinking so you can share it with co-Founders, team members, and potential investors. Justin will combine Lean Startup thinking with a toolset for product management to give you a framework to give Chief Product Officers the wherewithal to succeed.

About Justin: With a long track record in IT consultancy, Justin now works with entrepreneurs and corporate innovators and to find the solutions, business models, and customers for themselves using lean start-up, as a visual and straightforward process.

Will Murray (Ed-Tech Executive) — 6 Lessons (Learned growing a business)

6 Lessons - A reflection on Will's career which attempts to identify guidance that he found useful along the way.

As co-founder of TurnItIn and the company's Chief Product Officer he has grown a company of significant global reach in the education technology business before he helped to sell Turnitin to Insight Venture Partners for ~$750M. On Twitter, Will describes himself as "EdTech exec, innovator, relentless tinkerer and student of happiness who believes that all boats should rise together."