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  • eBay European Product Development Director on How to Build Strong Agile Foundati
    eBay European Product Development Director on How to Build Strong Agile Foundati Paul Hammond Recorded: Oct 16 2017 79 mins
    Agile transformations are about people. Frameworks and practices can help, but a successful transformation starts and ends with the individuals, teams and leaders who bring the change to life. One of the most powerful tools you already have for facilitating change is your vocabulary and your word choice. eBay exec and Agile Alliance board member Paul Hammond reveals how to create strong foundations for a strong agile transformation through careful consideration and selection of your team or organizational agile vocabulary.
  • Virta Health Founding CEO on How AI Will Disrupt Healthcare and End Diabetes
    Virta Health Founding CEO on How AI Will Disrupt Healthcare and End Diabetes Sami Inkinen Recorded: Sep 29 2017 62 mins
    What if chronic diseases weren't actually chronic? What if everything we’ve been told about healthcare is wrong? Virta Health founding CEO, former co-founder of Trulia, and world-class athlete Sami Inkinen reveals the 5 principles that can disrupt healthcare and end diabetes. Sami is a returning guest at Products That Count, where he previously talked about how to achieve the impossible— literally: what most people think is impossible. Once again, he set out to do just that! From systems building to applications of artificial intelligence to exponential thinking, Sami offers practical wisdom from a remarkable life and career.
  • Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products with Nir Eyal
    Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products with Nir Eyal Nir Eyal Recorded: Sep 26 2017 79 mins
    What makes some products so engaging while others flop? Nir Eyal explains the psychology behind the world’s most habit-forming technologies and provides practical advice for increasing user engagement.
  • XO Group EVP of Product on a PM’s Superpower—User Science
    XO Group EVP of Product on a PM’s Superpower—User Science Brent Tworetzky Recorded: Sep 20 2017 61 mins
    Successful product managers help their organizations identify and build magical products that solve their users’ needs. While finding the perfect user-product fit is rarely easy, trained product managers can find great fits consistently through User Science–understanding both user needs (identifying which problem to solve) and user behaviors (understanding how and why users react to products). Brent Tworetzky (CPO of XO Group, which includes The Knot) walks you through a simple system that brings User Science to life for you and your team.
  • Oculus Head of Design Engineering on How to Turbocharge Product Development
    Oculus Head of Design Engineering on How to Turbocharge Product Development Caitlin Kalinowski Recorded: Aug 25 2017 57 mins
    Master the art of prototyping by learning to apply six core principles honed by Oculus Design Engineering Head Caitlin Kalinowski. Distilling 15+ years shipping products, she shares examples of how these principles can help you to turbocharge your product's development and focus your team on the right things at the right time. She also shares management secrets that pair best with each stage of development and iteration to keep your product on track.
  • Slack Product Lead on Excellence Under Uncertainty
    Slack Product Lead on Excellence Under Uncertainty Paul Rosania Recorded: Jul 21 2017 46 mins
    Software is hard. Getting the product right is challenging enough, and unless you're working alone, you're contending with people and process in a daily struggle to get things done. As product builders, how do we guarantee excellence when so much can go wrong? Slack product lead Paul Rosania gives an overview of the many risks that face software teams, and a recipe for building exceptional products.

    Paul Rosania leads the Core Product team at Slack, where he and his team build the interfaces millions of people use to get their work done each day. Previously, he led the Timelines Team at Twitter, where he spearheaded the transition to an algorithmically ranked feed. Paul graduated Dartmouth College with a BA in Computer Science and has spent the last decade building software he hopes brings people closer together.
  • Sunday Times fmr Product Head Paul Jackson on Making Anyone Use Your Product
    Sunday Times fmr Product Head Paul Jackson on Making Anyone Use Your Product Paul Jackson Recorded: Jul 12 2017 57 mins
    The success of a product is increasingly defined by the 'why' someone will use a product, over the 'how' it should be built. But how do you get people to care? How do you go about showing people why they must use your product. The Times and The Sunday Times fmr-product head Paul Jackson explores the drivers of that 'Aha' moment, including the 9x challenge of new product adoption.

    As a Product Manager and user-centred design practitioner, Paul Jackson has been building digital products and services for over 15 years. Currently Managing Director of Castle in the UK, he was Head of Product Management for The Times and The Sunday Times and Director of Product at Newsmart, an edtech SaaS that leverages premium news content from the Wall Street Journal. Paul is the publisher of Pivot Product Hits, a monthly newsletter on product strategy and a regular writer on all things product.
  • Instagram Growth Lead on How to Set Product Goals that Matter
    Instagram Growth Lead on How to Set Product Goals that Matter Bangaly Kaba Recorded: Jun 28 2017 55 mins
    Teams do their best work, collaborate more efficiently, and are highly motivated when there are clear metric goals that are aligned with the company mission. Unfortunately many teams struggle with setting goal metrics that drive meaningful product outcomes, align stakeholder incentives, or allow teams to execute rapidly with a clear purpose. Instagram growth lead Bangaly Kaba shares his attributes of good metrics, discuss how to align and prioritize team metrics to topline goals, highlight common risks and mistakes, and share how he applies these frameworks to a couple real life products.

    About the speaker: Bangaly Kaba leads the Growth Team at Instagram, leading the growth efforts for its core app. He's been at Facebook for over 3 years and previously worked on Facebook's Growth Team as the PM for Friending, the team responsible for building the social graph. Prior to FB, Bangaly drove new product ideation for DirecTV's Digital Innovation Lab, launched a couple startups, and also worked on Wall Street.
  • Products That Count: Getting your first million mobile users Part 1
    Products That Count: Getting your first million mobile users Part 1 Joel Freeman, Co-Founder and CEO of Grabble & Mobula Recorded: Jun 15 2017 47 mins
    How do you go about launching products that attract millions of users? How do you go from ZERO to 1 MILLION users? Serial mobile entrepreneur and member of Facebook's Client Council, Joel Freeman shares his experience bringing fast growing apps to market and reveals what he learned along the way, including how to effectively design for virality and retention, how to maximise organic growth and invest in scaling paid opportunities, and what the future of the Appstore looks like.


    About the speaker: Joel Freeman is co-Founder and CEO of Grabble & Mobula. He has launched services that have reached millions of users and ha ve been featured by Apple in over 100 countries. Interested in starting businesses from a young age, which led to an accidental delivery of 1m playing cards in London Bridge with no means to distribute them, Joel is obsessed with the future of mobile. He sits on the Facebook Client Council and strategizes about the future of native app distribution.
  • Eventbrite Growth VP on how to Build a Billion-Dollar Marketplace From Scratch
    Eventbrite Growth VP on how to Build a Billion-Dollar Marketplace From Scratch Brian Rothenberg, VP & GM at Eventbrite Recorded: Apr 27 2017 50 mins
    Marketplaces are changing the way we work, buy, travel and more. Their business model could well be the best ever: it’s powered by network effects at scale, where supply and demand follow one another, creating a winner-take-all situation. But why will one marketplace gain traction and achieve scale, where others falter? How do you build a winning one? Eventbrite Growth VP and marketplace guru Brian Rothenberg shares what he learned through more than a decade building 4 marketplaces from $0 to $billions.

    Brian Rothenberg has spent the last four years playing a critical role in scaling Eventbrite’s business to millions of events per year, generating more than $5Bn in gross transactions since inception. Prior to Eventbrite, Brian helped to multiply TaskRabbit’s business 3x, he co-founded and ran product & marketing for his own marketplace startup SkillSlate (acquired by TaskRabbit), and started his career as a product manager for Yahoo!’s marketplace businesses.

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