• Measuring Actionable Metrics
    Have you ever faced the situation where you've invested time and money towards increasing user registration, only to realize that your product still has a very low retention rate? How do you find out why? What are the kinds of metrics could we identify that will help us to answer this question? If you are a curious product person, you will soon discover that it is "how" metrics are measured is what makes them actionable. Join us this December at ProductTank NYC at Mixpanel where we will have several speakers presenta about Measuring Actionable Metrics. Lets get together to discuss how we can move beyond just measuring the current state of events in products. Let's talk about how we can track more than just when things happen, but the reasons for how and why they happen. Please meet our guest presenters: Matt Wallaert Chief Behavioral Officer at Clover Health http://mattwallaert.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattwallaert/ Brian Weinstein Senior Analytics Lead, WeWork https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianmweinstein/ ProductTank NYC will kick off at 6:45pm and continue until 8:45pm. Refreshments and snacks will be provided, compliments of our sponsor: Mixpanel http://mixpanel.com To find out more about ProductTank NYC and Mind the Product, visit: http://producttank.nyc and http://mindtheproduct.com

    18 W 18th St

    18 W 18th St · New York, Ne

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  • CAD to 3D: Product Design & Modeling
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  • Mobile vs. Desktop: The Design Debate
    Join us this September as ProductTank NYC and Shutterstock bring to you our first ProductTank debate: Mobile vs Desktop! Do desktop users still matter when you build a mobile app? Is it profitable for designers to make feature-rich sites for mobile? When does Desktop-First make the most sense for product or business? Do you prefer the Amazon site or the Amazon app? The Design Debate is on. We want to go beyond finding out which design strategy is the best. We are coming together to strive for a greater understanding of what’s best for your product or business by assessing the pros and cons of mobile and desktop digital design standards. We are bringing to you opportunities to determine which strategy best suits your company and set up your products for success. - Get inspired by learning about adaptive design strategies and thinking - Find out more about the technology and tools available for designers, managers and strategists - Enjoy free refreshments and snacks during the debate - After the debate, meet like-minded individuals and network Meet our guest moderator: Michelle M. Chu, Senior Product Manager / Head of Design at Alpha https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellechu/ And our guest debaters, Team Mobile: Silvia Tueros-Cossio Design Director Quesbook https://www.linkedin.com/in/silviatc/ Erin Essex Product Design Manager and Senior Product Designer Shutterstock https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-essex-6053888/ Ringo Lertprecha Product Designer and Strategist Formerly Senior Product Designer at Reserve https://www.linkedin.com/in/ringolertprecha/ Team Desktop: Bianka McGovern Vice President, User Experience Goldman Sachs https://www.linkedin.com/in/bianka-mcgovern-2027293/ Henry Bruce Director of Product Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) https://www.linkedin.com/in/henryhbruce/ Jordan Bergtraum Management Consultant Formerly VP of Product Management at ServiceChannel https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanbergtraum/ The debate will kick off at 6:45pm and continue until 8:30pm. Refreshments will be provided, compliments of our sponsor: NexTier Innovations http://nextierinnovations.com This ProductTank NYC event is also sponsored by: Shutterstock http://shutterstock.com To find out more about ProductTank NYC and Mind the Product, visit: http://producttank.nyc and http://mindtheproduct.com

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    Shutterstock HQ

    350 5th Avenue · New York, NY

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  • AI: Building Products that Understand
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  • Criticality v. Scope: How to Prioritize Product Decisions
    Prioritizing decisions for product releases can sometimes be an intimidating experience for product leaders. Sometimes the trepidation they feel can rise exponentially when there are many ideas to review while managing expectations of stakeholders. In many companies large and small, some strategists think they should develop many features to build better products, while others choose to be selective about which features to build in order to prevent turning a product into a "feature Frankenstein" which only creates more problems in the minds of customers. Let's get together to discuss how prioritizing product decisions can work in the industries of today. We invited career product leaders to share with us their experiences and demonstrate that making effective prioritization decisions are the result of conscientious evaluation, estimation, and other proven methods. Please meet our guest presenters: - Holly Hester-Reilly Product Management Trainer and Consultant H2R Product Science http://www.linkedin.com/in/hollyhesterreilly - Eric Chambers Product Manager, Enterprise IoT Citrusbyte https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericlchambers/ - ProductTank will kick off around 6:45pm and continue until 8:15pm or 8:30pm, followed by a reception for networking and meeting new friends. Refreshments will be provided, compliments of our sponsor: Capital One Labs http://capitalonelabs Our Capital One Labs Event Host: Saad Khatri, Director of Product at Capital One To find out more about ProductTank and Mind the Product. visit: http://producttank.nyc http://mindtheproduct.com

    Capital One Labs

    5th Floor, 114 Fifth Ave · New York, NY

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  • Digital to Physical: The Experiment Economy
    When you wish to learn about a business or product idea, the last thing you want is to rely fully on your imagination. You want to get as close as possible to a real world interaction with the product or service you wish to provide. Even better - you want to see how real customers actually use it. While seeing the product on a computer screen is awesome, if it doesn’t look real and customers can't really interact with it - the feedback won’t be real. This is why we run experiments. But why is it that "experimentation" is now considered a viable service offering for many companies today? We believe that the answers are in what we at ProductTank call the "Experiment Economy". Over the last several years, we’ve seen the rise of a segment of the post-industrial economy called the "software-based economy" as companies like InVision, Pivotal and Alpha demonstrate levels of innovation driven by the need to run experiments before customers spend unnecessary amounts of money on the wrong ideas. We also see the rise of access to digital and physical products like MakerBot 3D Printers that give creators the ability to test and launch physical products faster. Let's come together to discuss how this experiment economy has done wonders for product designers and how we can continue to benefit from the ramifications and create more opportunities for innovation. It stands to reason that as this experiment economy matures, product people will continue to evolve in their roles. We believe it is safe to assume that we’re in the midst of an experiment "gold rush" as we continue to discover how we can make digital and physical products better. Meet our guest panelists: Michelle M. Chu, Senior Product Manager / Head of Design at Alpha https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellechu/ Shanfan Huang, Product Designer at Pivotal https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanfan-huang-3930616b/ Jonathan Schwartz, Co-Founder & CPO at Voodoo Manufacturing https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmschwartz11/ John Marcantonio, VP of Product at MakerBot https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnlmarcantonio/ And our moderator: Tremis Skeete, Director of Product at nexTier Innovations https://www.linkedin.com/in/tremisskeete/ Our conversation will kick off around 6:45pm and continue until 8:15pm or 8:30pm, followed by a reception for networking and meeting new friends. Refreshments will be provided, compliments of our sponsor: MakerBot http://makerbot.com Find out more about ProductTank and Mind the Product at: http://producttank.nyc http://mindtheproduct.com

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    MakerBot Industries

    1 Metrotech Center 21st Floor · Brooklyn, NY

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  • How to Launch Version One Products
    Launching version one products can be an intense and challenging experience for design and marketing teams, but with some thoughtful planning you can reduce risk and provide your team with a strategy designed to manage delivery timelines, customer and business goals, and stakeholder expectations. By keeping a pulse on the development process and product narrative, your launch will be easier to manage and less stressful overall. It will also set up your product for success, which leads to greater success for your team and company. Let's get together to discuss how we've worked on product launches and examine how designers, managers and marketers have been known to work together to succeed (or fail) at launching version one products. During the event a presentation will be used to steer the conversation. Our conversation will kick off around 6:45pm and continue until 8:15pm or 8:30pm, followed by a reception for networking and meeting new friends. Refreshments will be provided, compliments of our sponsor: Animoto! http://animoto.com - Meet Our Guest Moderator: Jonathan Lai Product Manager Formerly at Compass / Founder of Tribe of Five https://mindtheproduct.com/2018/06/the-art-of-the-side-hustle-by-jonathan-lai/ Jonathan Lai believes that aspiring and experienced PM's should have a side hustle outside of their day jobs. He is the founder of Tribe of Five (http://www.tribefive.me/), an organization that believes that a daily dose of accountability is the perfect catalyst that can help one make progress on their goals. Formerly a Product Manager at Compass, Jonathan worked on product teams in collaboration with realty brokers dedicated to reshaping the home-buying process. Jonathan also studied Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University. - Meet Our Guest Panelists: Alana Mariano UX Designer Formerly at armchair studio https://linkedin.com/in/alanamariano/ Alana Mariano is a lead UX designer, art director and consultant who combines over a decade of experience in startups, design agencies and creative studios. Alana started her career as a Web Designer for the University of Chicago Medicine and relocated to New York City where she continued working with a variety of clients such as: Pampers, L'oreal, Scholastic, Playskool, and several other consumer brands. Alana also studied eCommerce Technologies and Graphic Design at DePaul University. - Paul Yokota Director of Product Management Animoto https://mindtheproduct.com/2017/03/launching-products-paul-yokota/ Paul Yokota's ability to understand the implications of launching version one products helped elevate core strategies to Animoto’s Marketing Video Builder. Paul started his career at Mixbook as a product manager for Mosaic, a mobile app for creating photobooks. Then he was Senior Product Manager for Animoto, a company dedicated to giving people an easy way to create professional videos. Now as Director of Product Mangement, Paul ensures that assessing opportunities, exploring solutions and then evaluating impact are among their core practices when building and launching products. Paul also studied Public Relations at San José State University. - Eric Menzie Director of Product IHS Markit https://mindtheproduct.com/2017/05/enterprise-user-buy-in/ Eric is the Global Head of Product of the "Evaluation" application at IHS Markit, a global leader in analytics and solutions for markets and industries that drive our global economies. Eric started his product career at JPMorgan Chase where he worked on cross-functional teams on the development of brokerage technology services and trading platforms. Before joining IHS Markit, Eric was a VP and Head of Product (WFS Markets & WF Research Salesforce CRM) at Wells Fargo, where he was responsible for driving the growth of over 25 lines of business within Wells Fargo sales, trading and research. Eric also studied Computer Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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    Animoto

    436 Lafayette Street 2nd Floor · New York , ny

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  • Making the Right Decisions with the Right Metrics
    The universal problem every product person deals with is ensuring the metrics align with business goals and customer outcomes. Too often product designers are measuring the wrong KPIs due to problems in setting up thoughtful event tracking and focusing on vanity metrics such as registered users and downloads. This has massive implications to product strategy and can prevent product people from making the right trade-off decisions. The goal of this conversation would be to walk through research that can help product designers build better frameworks that can support them in setting up the right KPIs to learn about how customers use products, and how the businesses that launch these products perform as a result. During the event a presentation will be used to steer the conversation. Our conversation will kick off around 6:45pm and continue until 8:15pm or 8:30pm, followed by a reception for networking and meeting new friends. Refreshments will be provided! - Meet Our Guest Panelists: - Silvia Tueros-Cossio Design Director Quesbook https://www.linkedin.com/in/silviatc/ Silvia Tueros-Cossio is a Design Director at Quesbook, a global startup with a new and modern approach to test prep. Quesbook works to bring together all of the various elements of effective test prep into one connected experience for their customers. Previously, Silvia was a Senior Product Designer at the XO Group where she worked with a team of designers and developers on building web and mobile systems for brands such as the The Knot. Silvia also studied Advertising and Graphic Design at Boston University. - Holly Hester-Reilly Product Management Trainer and Consultant H2R Product Science http://www.linkedin.com/in/hollyhesterreilly Holly combines a decade of experience in startups and web technology companies with experience in scientific research to bring her clients a rigorous, research driven approach to growing their businesses through successful product launches and iterations. Holly has helped startups like Plectica and YourBase.io, growth companies like MediaMath, Shutterstock and the Lean Startup Co, and enterprises like Weight Watchers and Toys “R” Us figure out which product growth strategies and opportunities they should pursue and build the teams to deliver on their goals. Holly also studied Chemical Engineering at Columbia University in New York City. - Michael Clark Vice President of Digital Media Entertainment Studios Network http://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-clark-9917aa Michael is VP of Digital Media at Entertainment Studios, a global media production company with 8 HD networks, a film distribution company, podcast network, and over 5,000 hours of HD programming. As VP, Michael also oversees the marketing of TheGrio.com, one of the largest online sources of news and entertainment for black Americans. Previously, Michael was Director of National Sales at The Washington Post, where he led new business development initiatives in several consumer markets. He also worked with design and marketing teams on the development of the TheRoot.com, an online source focused on black pop culture news. Michael also studied Consumer Science, Advertising, Communications and Marketing at Howard University. - John Marcantonio Vice President of Product MakerBot http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnlmarcantonio John is VP of Product at MakerBot, a company that manufactures award-winning 3D printers and is the home base of the largest 3D printing community in the world. John brings 15+ years of experience managing complex projects and developing teams in startups through Fortune 500 companies. Previously, John was Director of Application Development at Lifion. He also served as an Advisor at WorkRails, a company that provides a service catalog platform which allows companies to streamline selling processes, ensuring a quality customer experience. John also studied Computer Science and Finance at NYU Poly and University of Notre Dame respectively.

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    Capital One Labs

    5th Floor, 114 Fifth Ave · New York, NY

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  • Elevating Mature Products to the Next Level
    New York's Finest Product Builders! Join us for a very special ProductTank NYC event at Squarespace, where we’ll learn from seasoned product leaders how to elevate mature products to the next level. -- New York City is a cradle of great startups, and we celebrate product people and entrepreneurs who've built great products from the ground up. However, what happens after the product becomes successful and starts to mature? As the product matures, its user acquisition rate starts to slow down and its market position is challenged by new market entrants. ProductTank NYC and Squarespace are proud to host four amazing product leaders, who have succeeded in expanding their user segments while retaining their existing users. One of the speakers even introduced the modern product management practice and design thinking to large, traditional companies and helped them foster new product innovation. Ladies and gentlemen, please meet our product leaders: -- Adam Perlis Founder & CEO Academy - UX & Design Thinking Studio https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamperlis/ Adam Perlis is the Founder and CEO of Academy – UX & Design Thinking Studio. He is the former Design/UX Director for TIME Magazine where he oversaw the redesign of TIME, Fortune and Money.com. His award-winning work has been featured on Awwwards, The FWA, and TechCrunch. He was a Speaker at SXSW, Web Summit, Northside Festival, Fifteen Second Festival, Tech Open Air. Working as both a designer and developer his diverse skill set includes UX/UI design, front-end and back-end development, 2D & 3D motion graphics, video production. He has also served on the Rutgers University Design Thinking Advisory Board, Working Not Working Members Board, and as a guest lecturer at General Assembly. -- Jia Liao Product Design Manager Grubhub https://linkedin.com/in/jialiaodesigns/de At GrubHub, Jia leads the Core product design team, building the ordering experience for 1.5m active diners. Before joining GrubHub, Jia managed a UX team that delivered reporting system and mobile experiences for HR platforms at Namely. Previously, she led the redesign of a complex EHR (electronic health records) in the hospice industry. Throughout her career working on both consumer-facing and enterprise applications, Jia oversaw the iteration of 50+ winning experiments, pushed out features that reduced care support calls, and grew the UX and design teams in several organizations. Jia is an active Design Sprint practitioner. She loves to share her experience running Sprints and training the teams on best practices. -- Tim Miller Product Manager Squarespace https://linkedin.com/in/timrm Tim is a Product Manager at Squarespace, where he works on marketing tools which help over a million customers promote their presence online. Every couple of years, he flip-flops between engineering and product. Before Squarespace, Tim worked in ad-tech, at an event aggregation startup, and at a handful of manufacturing companies. Tim also teaches web development with ScriptEd and is a former instructor at Dev Bootcamp. -- Eli Goldberg User Experience Researcher Squarespace https://linkedin.com/in/eligoldberg Eli is a User Researcher at Squarespace. He’s earned his grey hairs, having worked in UX research and product testing roles for 20 years at companies like Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple, as well as at fallen giants like Sun Microsystems and America Online, and a handful of startups. In Seattle, he was a founding organizer at Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, which brings neighborhoods together to advocate for safer streets for walking and bicycling. == Host: Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. Its platform empowers millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories and create an impactful, stylish, and easy-to-manage online presence. Check us out at: http://www.producttank.nyc

    Squarespace

    8 Clarkson Street · New York

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  • World Product Day!
    This year we’re celebrating the 8th Anniversary of ProductTank, our global series of product management meetups for product people, by product people, and what better way to do that than to throw the world’s largest product management event! We’re thrilled to announce the first ever World Product Day on May 23, the 8th anniversary of the first ProductTank meetup in London! To celebrate, World Product Day will feature over 70 Product Tank events across the world. http://worldproductday.com -- - 6:00pm - Doors open at Capital One Labs - 6:30pm - ProductTank Begins - "Happy World Product Day!" Introduction from Tremis Skeete, ProductTank NYC Organizer - Sponsor Remarks from Saad Khatri, Capital One Labs - Guest Speaker Presentation by Vivek Bedi - Guest Speaker Presentation by Tania Philip - Q/A Discussion with Guest Moderator, Karen Kranack - 9:00pm - ProductTank Ends -- Please meet our special guests: Our guest moderator: Karen Kranack, VP of User Experience at Intouch Solutions https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenkranack/ As a versatile User Experience Executive and Strategist, Karen Kranack is a team leader adept at creating omnichannel digital ecosystems that balance business objectives, user goals and technical feasibility. She has led UX departments for Fortune 500 companies and have overseen a portfolio of business worth more than $10MM. Karen began her career as a programmer for National Geographic Online, then transitioned to UX design, focusing on mobile. Karen has worked with product teams at companies such as: Estee Lauder, Coca-Cola, Sony, Johnson & Johnson, Google, MasterCard, Seamless, Barnes & Noble.com, and several other big brands. And our guest presenters: Vivek Bedi, Head of Product Management at LearnVest https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivekbedi/ Vivek Bedi is the Head of Product at LearnVest and Head of Consumer Experience Products at Northwestern Mutual. Vivek’s leadership spans several areas of the business, including technology, product management, sales, marketing, and operations. Before joining Northwestern Mutual, Bedi was SVP of Digital Product and Platform for Sterling Solutions, a provider of background-screening services. He handled all aspects of the company’s digital transformation, including mobile, digital, web, and B2B applications. Prior to his role at Sterling, Bedi spent 13 years at Goldman Sachs as SVP of Digital Consumer Communications Products, where he focused on digital client and employee transformation. He holds dual bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering. Tania Philip, VP of Product at Shutterstock https://www.linkedin.com/in/taniaphilip/ Tania Philip is a visionary and product leader with 11+ years of extensive global experience defining, building and launching award-winning digital products. In her current role as VP of Product at Shutterstock, Tania generates bold and innovative ideas for growth, creating and delivering products that meet the needs of the customer. Previously, Tania spearheaded and executed the product strategy at Zocdoc, implementing the rollout of new product initiatives to drive exponential growth and scale. She also served as Global Head of Mobile and Connected Devices for Bloomberg where she directed, managed and executed the product portfolio roadmap. -- Refreshments will be provided! This World Product Day event is sponsored by: Capital One Labs Our Capital One Labs Event Host: Saad Khatri, Director of Product at Capital One http://capitalonelabs.com and NexTier Innovations http://nextierinnovations.com Find out more at: http://www.producttank.nyc

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