• World Product Day

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    Details May 15 is World Product Day! We’re joining 90+ cities across the world to celebrate all things product! Newcastle is one of five European ProductTanks to have a funded professional speaker and attendance is free so please come along, Speakers: Philip Pantelides - Just test it!' - Discovering new products & reducing risk through rapid prototyping Philip is 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 Agenda: 18:00 – Doors Open, food and drinks 18:30 – Talks and discussion 19:30 – Drinks and chance to chat 20:00 – Retire to a bar

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  • ProductTank April - Artificial Intelligence.

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    Details Speakers: John McKechnie Abstract: Artificial Intelligence – Where are we and how did we get here? In this talk I will review developments in Artificial intelligence from the 1940s to the present day, examining state of the art results and applications. I will introduce and illustrate key concepts, providing a vocabulary to enable further exploration of the field. I will cover opportunities and pitfalls for product managers interested in the potential of AI. Agenda: 18:00 – Doors Open, food and drinks 18:30 – Talks and discussion 19:30 – Drinks and chance to chat 20:00 – Retire to a bar

  • ProductTank March - What makes a product manager

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    Details Speakers: Gary Finnigan - Product Manager, Meet-up Organiser, Parent, Trainer, Jack Daniels connoisseur (mix it with ice and cola - keep them coming) and probably a few other things besides. Come hear me give my humble opinion on what makes a Product Manager and hopefully learn from some of my mistakes, and occasional successes, as I have navigated my way through the Product World. Agenda: 18:00 – Doors Open, food and drinks 18:30 – Talks and discussion 19:30 – Drinks and chance to chat 20:00 – Retire to a bar

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  • ProductTank February - Integration and Ecosystems

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    Details We will be looking at integrations and plugging your product into the world, along with some of the (what should be obvious but isn’t) pitfalls. We will also be recapping some of the highlights from MTPEngage Manchester. Speakers: Will Murray - Go forth and integrate Agenda: 18:00 – Doors Open, food and drinks 18:30 – Talks and discussion 19:30 – Drinks and chance to chat 20:00 – Retire to a bar

  • ProductTank December - Its a Big World Out There

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    Details This time we have two great speakers and a panel discussion looking at moving beyond the boundaries of the U.K. and giving hints and tips on what it takes to go global. Speakers: Julie Money (Jules) Product Writers and Localisation Manager at Turnitin. Thinking globally; Supporting non-English customers. Retrofitting global on-boarding advice, services and tools to a unicorn SaaS platform built for the US market but scaling so rapidly that it became a world leader in less than a decade. www.turnitin.com Turnitin is the world leading EdTech plagiarism prevention company with its international HQ based in Newcastle. It serves 30 million students in 15,000 education institutions across 150 countries. Turnitin started in 1998 and sold to Insight Venture Partners for $750 million in 2014 because of the growth and potential of its international business. Careers - https://www.turnitin.com/about/careers Dan Dalton Product Manager at SaleCycle. How SaleCycle took on the world. www.salecycle.com Founded in 2010 SalesCycle, from its Sunderland base, has been able to build a great client list and expand across the globe, with offices now in Washington DC, Paris, Singapore and New York with over 500 international clients and in April of this year SaleCycle featured in the Financial Time's list of fastest growing companies in Europe. Careers - www.salecycle.com/careers/ Tech & Product Blog - www.lovewhatyoucode.com Agenda: 18:00 – Doors Open, food and drinks 18:30 – Talks and discussion 19:30 – Drinks and chance to chat 20:00 – Retire to a bar

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  • ProductTank Newcastle — November: Engaging different audiences with your product

    We are back after a brief hiatus bigger and better than ever. This time with two great speakers from the North East and the North West coming to share their knowledge. Our theme for the evening will be all about 'Engaging different audiences with your product' Speakers: Graeme Goulden — Senior Product Manager, Manchester City (https://www.linkedin.com/in/graemegoulden/) Graeme is a senior digital product manager at Manchester City Football Club with extensive experience of web, mobile, broadcast and OTT application development. He has a special interest in developing platforms and delivery of complementary content across a variety of screens. Graeme will speak about how Manchester City Football Club uses data to understand different audiences' needs, both at home and abroad. He'll reflect on how Manchester City caters for a hugely diverse audience with a product that consistently needs to adapt. What are the challenges, what are the unexpected outcomes and what are the coping mechanisms?​ Helena Hill — User Experience Consultant, Helena Hill (https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenajhill/) Helena is a user experience and service design consultant working on a cross-sector basis helping organisations become more user-centric, both on and off-line. Her work helps clients significantly increase growth by creating exceptional experiences for their customers. She'll talk about the importance of keeping users' needs firmly in sight when growing a business. Agenda: 18:00 – Doors Open, food and drinks 18:30 – Talks and discussion 19:30 – Drinks and chance to chat

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  • ProductTank Newcastle: World ProductTank Day!!!

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    Join us for refreshments and networking from 18:15, with the talk starting promptly at 18:30. This time we will be in Bealim House's event space, easily reachable from Monument. 18:15 – Doors open, refreshments and networking 18:30 – A welcome from our sponsors, talk, and discussion Prototyping and managing the 'design stack' - why product managers need to know about it A brief review on the role of prototyping for product development and design and some of the practicalities of managing what can be called the 'design stack' (so the tools involved, and ways to keep a clear picture of process across the team). Speaker: Sebastian Weise. Sebastian is CEO of PlaceChangers, a Newcastle-based start-up developing a SaaS product for planner to optimise planning proposals. In this role, Sebastian has established a comprehensive approach to user research, involving continuous requirement validation, heavily drawing on prototyping. 19:30 – Food, drinks, and chance to chat (and to influence our roadmap for upcoming sessions)

  • ProductTank Newcastle: What Makes a Product Manager

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    Join us for refreshments and networking from 18:15, with the talk starting promptly at 18:30. This time we will be in Bealim House's event space, easily reachable from Monument. 18:15 – Doors open, refreshments and networking 18:30 – A welcome from our sponsors, talk, and discussion 19:30 – Food, drinks, and chance to chat (and to influence our roadmap for upcoming sessions) Gary Finnigan - What Makes a Product Manager Gary will be giving a high level overview of some of the areas of expertise a Product Manager should become very well acquainted with. The talk will be ideal for those starting out in Product Management or as a refresher for the more experienced Product Managers. Gary is Product Manager for Integrations at TurnItIn in Newcastle and brings a wealth in experience in EdTech products. He also co-organises our local ProductTank group.

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  • ProductTank Newcastle

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  • ProductTank Newcastle

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    Our topic this time is road mapping your product. Join us for refreshments and networking from 18:15, with the talk starting promptly at 18:30. This time we will be in Bealim House's event space, easily reachable from Monument. 18:15 – Doors open, refreshments and networking 18:30 – A welcome from our sponsors, talk, and discussion 19:30 – Food, drinks, and chance to chat (and to influence our roadmap for upcoming sessions) Roadmapping for Product Success, by Meaghan Donlon. Joining us from Boston (USA), Meaghan is the Senior Product Owner at Moltin. Previously she's held Product Owner roles at Cimpress (parent company of Vistaprint), Agero, and TechTarget. Professional passions include pragmatic product management, big juicy spreadsheets, data visualization, and pitch creation. Personal passions include design, beach vacations, making lists, and writing about herself in the third person. She's thrilled to participate in the upcoming Newcastle Product Tank session. We will be asking you to bring your story to the table: discussion topics can include anything Product Management related - how to // share or not share // plan or not to plan // continue or pivot. We will then be retiring to the Bar downstairs and further networking opportunities. You can join in with the Newcastle ProductTank community on our Slack channel mindtheproduct.slack.com #area-newcastle

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