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ProductTank Yorkshire (Leeds) - May (World Product Day!)

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ProductTank Yorkshire is back in combination with other ProductTank meetups across the globe to celebrate the first ever World Product Day. The usual pizza and drinks will be available to keep everyone watered and fed.

The venue will be :

6 Wellington Place,
3rd Floor,

Please bear in mind this is not the original venue of 2 Wellington Place, but the venue we were in last time. That said, if you end up at number 2 they will direct you to number 6.

Arriving: 6.15 - 6.55pm

Tim & Stephen: 7.00pm - 7.25pm

Mark: 7.30pm - 7.55pm

Paul: 8.00pm - 8.25pm

Drinks: 8.30pm onwards we will head over to the Good Luck Club just underneath the office for a few cheeky drinks.

Our Speakers....

Stephen and Tim, Senior Product Managers at Arbor Education, London.

Tim: After deciding that teaching wasn’t the career for him, Tim found his way into Product Management, working on assessment products in a time of huge policy change. Now a Senior Product Manager at Arbor leading teams to solve the problems faced by schools, Tim’s experience has given him a unique take on what success looks like when user centered, competes with customer centered.

Stephen: Before taking the leap into Product Management, Stephen was a secondary school teacher and part time software developer. During this time as a teacher, Stephen created multiple bespoke software system to track student progress and manage behaviour. He has spoken about the subject of EdTech and led CPD events at regional and national level. In his spare time, Stephen likes nothing more than spending time in his native Yorkshire and discovering new flavours of continental lager.

Stephen and Tim will be speaking about the challenges of ‘building fast and slow’ in a fast paced, competitive emerging sector; and how they balance out the needs of the ‘buyer’ and the ‘user’.

Mark Joyce, Head of Delivery & Sky Betting and Gaming

Mark Joyce is an Agile Portfolio Delivery Specialist who has spent years trying to balance and drive forward large portfolios and programmes of work. Delivering them using Lean-Agile practices and principals and helping teams and businesses scale. From Digital Transformation in British Gas, implementing Agile at Yahoo and developing and delivering coding devices for 1 million children at the BBC, he is now working as Head of Delivery in the Gaming Tribe at SB&G, working to deliver industry-leading experiences and scaling the business on its exciting journey.

Building the right thing for your customer & doing it at scale. How do we go from Idea to Customer using Agile Ways of Working? Oh and don’t forget we want to go faster and hit the TV campaign deadlines!

Paul Featherstone, Director @ PartnerPages

Paul has spent 18 years in the trenches leading the development of digital products, services and platforms for household names such as NHS, HSBC, Experian and DWP.

Paul currently works with a large government organisation helping them deliver transformation in the healthcare sector. He is also founder of digital content technology specialists and content sharing platform provider PartnerPages.

Paul will be sharing his thoughts and research on how to build products that people can trust. In these current times of Cambridge Analytica and fake news, people are becoming increasingly sceptical about using digital products and platforms. This talk will explore some of the ways we can build and maintain trust with users and whether machines can help or hinder us achieve this goal.

See you there!