This talk will provide an introduction to Product (not Project!) management - one of the fastest growing specialisations in tech today. A quick delve into the background followed by an outline some of the key areas of the discpline and a handful of takeaway tips and tricks, specifically focussed on improving cross-functional collaboration.
James has been with Mind the Product since the first conference in London in 2012. Initially focussing on commercial sponsorships, he’s taken on an ever increasing number of challenges as the company has grown, leading to his appointment as CEO in 2017. He still owns many of the partnership discussions and spends much of his time travelling to maintain and develop these relationships.
Before joining Mind the Product, James had two other careers. He started as a tech recruiter in 1996 (first project: building Europe’s first Java development team for IBM’s research lab) and continued in this industry for 12 years. His focus was on building niche technology teams for startups and enterprise alike. He embarked on a startup journey of his own in 2009 in a commercial/product role, exiting TweetJobs in 2011 to continue his learning for a year with another of London’s hottest firms in the social talent/community space.
The End of Digital
"Technology is anything invented after you were born," said the computer scientist, Alan Kay. By this measure, much of our digital world will just be 'stuff' for the coming generations, blending into the background, as innocuous as a wheel or a table. But as digital technology disappears from view it is changing our world, our work, and the very nature of what it means to be human. How will we live and work in a future where the lines between physical and digital have been erased? Where we exist as much outside our biology as inside it? Get a glimpse of what might be in this talk from Applied Futurist, Tom Cheesewright.
Mark from WorthingDigital sat down and had a chat with Tom ahead of his talk next month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSOe2VayaVI
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Tom Cheesewright is one of the most respected consultants and commentators on tomorrow’s world. As an Applied Futurist, Tom helps people and organisations around the world to see what’s next and to build a coherent response.
Tom is a frequent presence on TV and radio, explaining today’s world of high frequency change and the technology that drives it. He has appeared thousands of times over the last decade across the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Sky News as well as in many print and online publications including The Guardian, The Times, and The Evening Standard.
Tom consults with clients looking for greater foresight into the near future, and teaches and licences a range of tools for building more agile organisations. He is a frequent speaker on the future across a range of industries. Customers include global corporations such as BASF. BP, KPMG, LG, Nikon, and Unilever, as well as universities, charities and public bodies.
Tom’s first book, High Frequency Change, will be published in 2019. Find out more at https://tomcheesewright.com
This event is part of the Brighton Digital Festival http://brightondigitalfestival.co.uk/
WorthingDigital members John Dalziel and Elliot Taylor have both been been "camping" this summer. John has been at EMF (http://emfcamp.org/) talking about leap seconds and soaking up the rest of the event. Elliot is an organiser of WordCamp Brighton (https://2018.brighton.wordcamp.org) and will tell you what we missed if you weren't there.
John Dalziel: Adventures @EMFCamp 2018
EMF Camp is a remarkable thing. A team of volunteers put on a three day camping event for hackers - with power, wifi, lasers, giant robot spiders, more lasers, speakers, workshops, and their own mobile phone network. The most recent event was held at the end of August. Worthing Digital regular John Dalziel went along to find out more.
Elliot Taylor: WordCamp Brighton
Brighton held it's third ever WordPress conference this August. WordCamp Brighton is now the second largest WordCamp in the UK and was it's biggest to date. Elliot will discuss some of the aims of the organisers', lessons learnt and why community matters.
Elliot is a WordPress entrepreneur, maker and developer based on the sunny south coast.
As we wind down for the summer we're having a bit of a break from our normal topics. WorthingDigital bring you a chance to take stock and think about yourself and your goals with two talks and a chance to socialise.
Gut feel...instinct...sixth sense. We all experience it sometimes, but how often do we allow ourselves to trust it?
Simon Collyer talks about his experiences of trusting his gut feel (plus the times he didn't and regretted it) and looks at what's happening in our brains when we have an instinctive reaction to a situation. Find out how our emotional responses are the product of decision-making systems finely honed by millions of years of evolution; why it's OK to trust those feelings; and how you can make better decisions as a result.
Simon is an ASP.NET developer with 20+ years of experience in web development. He has been running his own business for 7 years and makes bad decisions all the time. Agreeing to do this talk may turn out to be one of those.
Goal planning for personal development With Ty Knight
It is best to start with a plan, or your enthusiasm can get the better of you.
Ty will share his experience of personal development & goal planning and tells us about some digital resources to help us succeed.
Ty has worked in elearning for many years, and was responsible for staff development.
2 talks and a chance to socialise.
"Look EAST - A Behavioural Insights framework for improved customer experience"
David Somerville, Strategy Director at Fresh Egg
In this presentation David will introduce you to the area of behavioural insights, explain what the EAST model is and then go on to show how it can be applied to customer experience challenges for brands or organisation, to enhance and improve the customer journey.
"MVPs - exploring the most misunderstood acronym in the digital sector"
Jayde Adams - UX Designer jayde-adams.co.uk
Jayde will tell us about what happens when MVPs (Minimum Viable Products) aren’t executed properly, and how they are actually an underused and powerful method.