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Speaker Syed Ahmed gave us a few of his thoughts on Product Management in Start-ups. Read on to find out what the key skill is for a Product Manager in a startup.   When should you hire a PM in your startup? That’s a difficult question to answer because ideally […]

5 Minutes with Syed Ahmed

5 Minutes with Syed Ahmed

Syed Ahmed is Head of Digital Products and Operations at Bupa Australia and New Zealand. He’s speaking at Leading the Product in Melbourne on 19th October and Sydney 24th October. In this short interview, he shares with us the key areas he focusses on to be successful at Product Management […]

5 Minutes with Rakalene Condon

5 Minutes with Rakalene Condon

Rakalene Condon is Head of API and Partner Integrations at CoreLogic, leading a team that delivers bespoke data solutions for clients. She’s speaking at Leading the Product in Melbourne on 19th October. Below she shares how she got into Product Management, and two of her current favourite books. 1. Product Managers often have […]

Small changes can mean big wins

Small changes can mean big wins

When you’re working on improving the hirer experience at SEEK you can deal with big and hairy problems, and different segments of the market with very diverse jobs-to-be-done. As well as being exciting and challenging, sometimes this can mean it’s hard to see the wood for the trees – you […]

5 Minutes with Sally O’Donoghue

5 Minutes with Sally O’Donoghue

Sally O’Donoghue is Manager of iview and Internet Broadcasting at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She’s speaking at Leading the Product in Melbourne on 19th October and Sydney 24th October. Below she shares her journey into Product Management, and why machine learning is the most exciting development for product management. 1. […]

5 Minutes with Sara Wood

5 Minutes with Sara Wood

Product Managers often have varied backgrounds before becoming a Product Manager. How did you get into Product Management? During grad school I realized my technical skills gave me a leg up in my research during a time when the internet was a hobby for most. Governments, companies, etc had not […]

5 Minutes with Trent Mankelow

5 Minutes with Trent Mankelow

Trent Mankelow is Chief Product Officer at Trade Me. He’s speaking at Leading the Product in Melbourne on 19th October and Sydney 24th October. Below he shares how he got into Product Management, and his favourite book. 1. Product Managers often have varied backgrounds before becoming a Product Manager. How […]

5 Minutes with Ken Sandy

5 Minutes with Ken Sandy

Product Managers often have varied backgrounds before becoming a Product Manager. How did you get into Product Management? I was very fortunate to have found my passion very early in my career. I studied computer science and worked briefly as an engineer. While I enjoyed solving the complex technology problems, […]

5 Minutes with Ambassador Ivy Hornibrook

5 Minutes with Ambassador Ivy Hornibrook

Ivy Hornibrook went from a degree in Latin and English Literature to launching innovative products for NSW Government. Coming from a background in human-centred design, Ivy’s product toolkit uses gamestorming and practical empathy with a healthy dose of gritty determination. Passionate about building community, Ivy co-founded and runs Product Book […]

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 […]

Our Ambassadors

Brainmates and SEEK are very grafeful to be supported by the following outstanding members of the Australian Product Management Community. Without them Leading the Product wouldn't be the success that it is.
Liz Blink

Liz Blink

Product Manager Sensis

Amanda Ralph

Amanda Ralph

Senior Product Manager
First State Super

Andrea Ho

Andrea Ho

Product Manager MYOB

Rebecca Jackson

Rebecca Jackson

Digital Workplace Coordinator NEXTDC

Rebecca Jackson

Jen Leibhart

Senior Product Manager, Australia Post

Jamie Finnegan

Jamie Finnegan

Head of Talent Acquisition
finder.com.au

Ivy Hornibrook

Ivy Hornibrook

Product Manager