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MELBOURNECONFERENCE

24.05.24    9AM - 5PM

Melbourne
Cricket Ground

Melbourne Conference

LTP 2024 will focus on mastering disruption – both proactively and reactively. By honing our ability to detect the critical triggers of disruption that can signal impending changes, we can respond proactively with effective solutions once the threat materialises.

To effectively anticipate potential disruptions to our products, we must remain vigilant and attuned to various triggers that can signal impending changes. We can strategically plan to disrupt our product and anticipate disruptions arising from internal and external sources. With this in mind, we can adopt a proactive stance to navigate and thrive amidst disruption.

We will be exploring the theme of “Disrupting the Product” by considering some critical triggers of disruption and look to how we can master them.

Speakers at LTP 2024 will share their insights and expert strategies to empower you in weathering disruptions and leveraging them to your advantage.

By attending LTP 2024, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the triggers of disruption effectively, and will leave the Conference equipped with the tools to ensure your products maintain their resilience and innovation in an evolving business landscape.

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Melbourne Conference Agenda

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Opening Welcome

Main Stage (Olympic Room)

9:20 AM - 
9:50 AM

Mark Drasutis | Head of Value, APJ

Main Stage (Olympic Room)

Speaking on Internal Innovation

Mark has over 25+ years of experience building and leading product, data and technology teams, locally and globally. Mark is a system thinker focused on leading customer-centric organisational change, fostering cultures that prioritise customer ‘jobs to be done’. His corporate innovation initiatives have resulted in tangible outcomes, identifying growth opportunities and implementing innovative solutions within corporate environments. Mark has a proven track record of assembling and empowering high-performing teams which are obsessed with delivering value at all stages of the product lifecycle across many industry sectors.

9:55 AM - 10.10 AM

Networking Session #1: ‘One Experience’

Networking Nook (Jim Stynes Grill Room)

10:15 AM -
10:45 AM

Siddha Ganju | Senior Data Scientist

Main Stage (Olympic Room)

Speaking on Technology Advancements

A Forbes '30 Under 30' alum, Siddha spearheads AI innovation at Nvidia in LLM and Guardrails, the deployment of Medical Instruments for Nvidia partners, and led AI strategy and innovations in Floods and Disaster Relief. Siddha previously worked at Kinara, Inc. where she joined as the first engineer and developed deep learning models for resource constraint edge devices. 

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Siddha is the co-author of the O'Reilly book ‘Practical Deep Learning for Cloud, Mobile, and Edge’, and serves as an AI domain expert guiding teams at NASA’s AI Accelerator.

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Morning Tea

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM

Breakout Session #1: Bumps in the Roadmap

Breakout Room (Jim Stynes Grill Room)

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Workshop #1: Build Better Products

Workshop Room (Yarra Park Room)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Session #2: 'The Best & Worst of User Experience'

Networking Nook (Jim Stynes Grill Room)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Meet the Speaker Session #1

Main Stage (Olympic Room)

11:20 AM -
11:50 AM

Paul Wissam | Senior Product Consultant

Main Stage (Olympic Room)

Speaking on Societal Shifts

Paul is motivated by the belief in a better world, driven by curiosity and a commitment to challenging the status quo. With 15 years of experience, he transitioned from journalism to the forefront of the streaming revolution at major Australian and global media players like Network 10, ESPN, and Kayo.

In the past three years at Brainmates, Paul's innovative and boundary-pushing mindset has been a driving force in challenging and redefining industry norms in product management. For him, it's not just about adhering to best practices; it's about questioning, refining, and setting new standards to create positive change.

11:55 AM - 12:10 PM

Networking Session #3: ‘When I’m not in Product...'

Networking Nook (Jim Stynes Grill Room)

12:15 PM -
12:45 PM

Sean Flaherty | EVP, Managing Partner

Main Stage (Olympic Room)

Speaking on Internal Friction

Sean Flaherty unlocks product leadership with transformative tools, fostering creativity and innovation in teams. With a background in software development since age 11 and diverse experiences in aviation, genetics, and business, Sean brings decades of expertise to his role as a top-rated professor at the Simon School of Business. Through his teachings and engagement with CEOs worldwide, Sean shares his "Momentum Framework," a systematic approach to maximizing team creativity. His work has earned him accolades such as the Vistage "New Speaker of the Year" and Trust Across America's "Top Thought Leader in Trust" awards.

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch

12:50 PM - 1:15 PM

Breakout Session #2: Defending Initiatives Against 
Disruption

Breakout Room (Jim Stynes Grill Room)

12:55 PM - 1:10 PM

Meet the Speaker Session #2

Main Stage (Olympic Room)

1:05 PM - 1:25 PM

Networking Session #4: ‘Product Bingo’

Networking Nook (Jim Stynes Grill Room)

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

Workshop #2: Sketching the User Experience

Workshop Room (Yarra Park Room)

1:20 PM - 1:35 PM

Meet the Speaker Session #3

Main Stage (Olympic Room)

1:25 PM - 1:50 PM

Breakout Session #3: Disruptive Talent Management

Breakout Room (Jim Stynes Grill Room)

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM

Lightning Talk: Tim Hardaker

Main Stage (Olympic Room)

2:00 PM -
2:30 PM

Navya Rehani Gupta | Chief Product Officer

Main Stage (Olympic Room)

Speaking on Business Growth Surges

As Peek's Chief Product Officer, Navya drives the bold vision of turning Peek Pro into the 'Shopify for the experiences economy,' with $1 billion in annual bookings. Her prior contributions at StyleSeat and experiences at Uber, Disney, and Goldman Sachs underscore her expertise in shaping large-scale products.

With an MBA and degrees in Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Navya is a mentor and advocate for female founders - fostering inclusivity in the tech industry.

2:35 PM - 2:50 PM

Networking Session #5: ‘Story in a minute’

Networking Nook (Jim Stynes Grill Room)

2:55 PM -
3:25 PM

Tanmay Bhola | Chief Product Officer

Main Stage (Olympic Room)

Speaking on Unexpected Opportunities

Tanmay is a cross functional product leader with a passion for helping organisations find and improve their Product-market fit. He is chief Product Product Officer at Zipline.io, an AFR Fast100 company focused on simplifying healthcare compliance. Previously, he was responsible for Envato's website builder offerings. Products led by him have been recognised at The Webbys and Product Hunt Awards.

At Zipline, Tanmay has built a cross-functional product org with PMs, Designers, Engineers, PMMs and Data Analysts all working together without silos, focused on improving existing products, while simultaneously managing an "exploration" portfolio to help find the next growth engines.

3:25 PM - 3:55 PM

Afternoon Tea

3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Breakout Session #4: Disruptive Forces: Threat or Opportunity?

Breakout Room (Jim Stynes Grill Room)

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Workshop #3: Unlocking Customer Insights: How to Build Winning Product Hypotheses

Workshop Room (Yarra Park Room)

3:35 PM - 3:50 PM

Networking Session #6: ‘Needs no intro’

Networking Nook (Jim Stynes Grill Room)

3:40 PM - 3:55 PM

Meet the Speaker Session #4

Main Stage (Olympic Room)

4:00 PM -
4:30 PM

Octavia Maddox | Chief Product Officer

Main Stage (Olympic Room)

Speaking on Economic Changes

Octavia has 20+ years' experience in driving innovative product strategies and enhancing customer experiences for major retailers in Australia. With key roles at Kmart and Target, she merges deep retail insight with digital transformation to foster customer-centric innovations and business growth.

Octavia’s leadership philosophy is to lead by example, showing that it’s possible to deliver exceptional results while having fun along the way and maintaining real, meaningful connections.

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Closing Announcements

Main Stage (Olympic Room)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Afterparty

Hugh Trumble Cafe & Bar

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Melbourne Conference Location

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