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Driving Sustainable Innovation – Mo Khalil, CBA

Driving Sustainable Innovation – Mo Khalil, CBA

General Manager of Digital Banking (Chief Innovation Officer) for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Mo Khalil shared some of the bank’s innovation strategy with the 2016 Leading the Product audience, giving insights into how the bank stays competitive in a highly innovative and fast-moving space. Getting to know startups Mo […]

How to monetise your product – Christina Lucey

How to monetise your product – Christina Lucey

How to create the business models that result in profits. Apps for work specialist Christina Lucey joined Leading the Product in 2016 to share her insights into monetisation strategies for products and startups. With an extensive career, Christina has experience creating apps for Microsoft, Yammer and Blackberry. “Product should always […]

Creating value for customers through product management – Dan Olsen

Creating value for customers through product management – Dan Olsen

How the right product management leads to satisfied customers and better return on investment. The goal of every company is to make money, and they do that by creating value for customers. The responsibility of a product manager is to make sure the company is creating value for customers, by […]

Driving your product management career – Victoria Butt, Parity Consulting

Driving your product management career – Victoria Butt, Parity Consulting

  Specialist recruiter Victoria Butt focuses on the product, marketing and communications. She shared her advice for getting that job you want in this highly competitive industry with an audience of over 500 at the Sydney Leading the Product Conference. “If you’re not actively managing your career, it will be […]



Outcome driven innovation – Doug Blue, Seek

Outcome driven innovation – Doug Blue, Seek

Doug Blue explains how job seeking website Seek has evolved to a product culture of outcome driven innovation. A digital product manager with over 15 years of experience, Doug Blue is now Product Director at jobs-website extraordinaire Seek. In his presentation at Sydney’s Leading the Product Conference, Doug shared how […]

Details are the difference – Ash Donaldson, Tobias & Tobias

Details are the difference – Ash Donaldson, Tobias & Tobias

Ash Donaldson is Principal Behaviour Design & Innovation Consultant for Tobias & Tobias Australia, a design and innovation consultancy on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. At 2016’s Leading the Product conference in Melbourne, Ash shared some scintillating examples of how the details are the difference between good and great. Ash opened his […]

Iterating a new product culture – Lucie McLean, Children’s BBC

Iterating a new product culture – Lucie McLean, Children’s BBC

Lucie McLean refers to Socrates when discussing product culture, quoting “I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.” One of the major challenges as Head of Product for Children’s at the BBC has been creating a new culture in the broader organisation. “Change can be scary” says Lucie, […]

Why evolution is key for startups – Kate Claringbold, Sidekicker

Why evolution is key for startups – Kate Claringbold, Sidekicker

Chief Product Officer for on-demand workforce startup Sidekicker, Kate Claringbold, explains why you have to evolve to meet the demands of your customer base. Sidekicker is a curated, two-sided marketplace that works with more than a thousand businesses in Australia and New Zealand, allowing them to hire waiters, bar staff, promo […]

Life after launch – Cameron Adams, Canva

Life after launch – Cameron Adams, Canva

Canva’s CPO and Co-Founder Cameron Adams explains why your product launch is only the first one percent of your journey. Cameron Adams is riding high as one of the co-founders of the wildly popular startup Canva, but it is the lessons he learned during his previous product roles that have […]

Breaking the Status Quo – Damon Pezaro, Domain Group

Breaking the Status Quo – Damon Pezaro, Domain Group

Damon Pezaro, Chief Product Officer from Domain Group asks –  when it comes to product, are you the chef or the cook? Damon Pezaro shared insights into a highly busy three years as CPO of the fast growing Domain platform at Leading the Product 2016. The evolution of business Opening […]

What’s in the Leading the Product Conference bag?

What’s in the Leading the Product Conference bag?

Behind the scenes we’ve been hard at work packing the Leading the Product conference bag. This year, we’ve opted for a simple calico backpack. It will be easy to sling over your shoulder on the day and will be a great re-useable shopping bag into the future. Let’s take a […]

Chance to win: great Product Management books

Chance to win: great Product Management books

If you’re attending Leading the Product this year, drop by the Brainmates stand for a chance to win some great Product Management books! All you have to do is sign up to the Brainmates newsletter for a chance to win six great books.

Leading the Product 2016 Is Almost Here

Leading the Product 2016 Is Almost Here

What Does it Mean for Product Managers? Product Management – it can be a lonely, 24-7, thankless grind.  Day in and day out, you empathise with customers, wrangle with development, sooth executives, and coax marketing.  But you’re asking yourself: am I doing it right?  Is there a better way? Could […]

5 Minutes with Dan Olsen

5 Minutes with Dan Olsen

We’re proud to have Dan Olsen, author of “The Lean Product Playbook“, speaking at both of our conferences in Melbourne and Sydney. With a vast experience in the industry, Dan has some great advice and experience in Product Management Leadership and the qualities one must possess to be effective in […]

5 Minutes With Kara DeFrias, White House Cancer Moonshot

5 Minutes With Kara DeFrias, White House Cancer Moonshot

Government services are going through significant transformation and modern Product Management practices play a key role in changing the way in which these services are delivered. Kara is now the Director of UX at White House Cancer Moonshoot. She was previously a senior advisor to the head of 18F, is […]

5 Minutes with Ambassador Liz Blink

5 Minutes with Ambassador Liz Blink

Do you remember our awesome ambassadors from the conference last year? We’re lucky to have them return for 2016! We decided to have a chat with them so they could share their experiences and perspectives from behind the scenes. Liz is a Product All-Star and won a contest for referring […]

5 Minutes with Ambassador Jamie Finnegan

5 Minutes with Ambassador Jamie Finnegan

Jamie is the Research and Delivery Lead at MitchelLake and works across the Product Management spectrum, helping to link outstanding product talent with early-stage startups and larger global organisations. He is passionate about nurturing businesses through their growth phase, and helping large companies harness innovation by connecting the dots between […]

5 minutes with Ambassador Rebecca Jackson

5 minutes with Ambassador Rebecca Jackson

How much you loved last year? Last year was excellent. So much information and energy packed in to one day. A wide variety of speakers and plenty of delegates to chat product with. Your favourite thing about last year? Is it bad to say it was the best swag bag […]

5 Minutes with Ambassador Andrea Ho

5 Minutes with Ambassador Andrea Ho

Another one of our awesome ambassadors, Andrea Ho, shares her experiences and perspectives from our conference last year. Andrea implemented her excellent behind-the-camera skills as a videographer and photographer throughout the event. She also joins us as an ambassador this year for both Melbourne and Sydney conferences. Here’s what Andrea […]