Leading The Product Melbourne - Leading The Product

Your Host

Jen Marshall

Jen Marshall | Brainmates

Jen Marshall is CEO and Senior Consultant at Brainmates. She has deep experience in Media starting out her career as a News Producer at BSkyB, London. Before leading the team at Brainmates, Jen was the Product Director at Fairfax Media. Jen has an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a BA in Communications from Charles Sturt University. She is regular presenter at events on the state of Product Management.

Your Speakers

Ken Sandy

Ken Sandy | University of Berkeley

Ken Sandy is a 20-year technology Product Management veteran based in San Francisco Bay Area. He has led Product Management teams at an executive level at both fast-growth, early-stage companies, and for larger companies attempting digital transformations amidst industry disruption.

 

Ken is an Industry Fellow and Lecturer at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at University of California, Berkeley, where he instructs a pioneering Product Management course equipping students with real-world tools and frameworks, and immediately applying them on complex product initiatives. And he is an Executive Product Consultant, assisting companies to drive growth through establishing focused Product strategy, and maturing their Product Management processes and teams.

Previously, Ken was Vice President, Product at Lynda.com – the premier online learning company acquired by LinkedIn. Prior, he worked for companies developing content and advertising platforms for independent publishers, startups creating mobile messaging and social networking solutions, and led business units based in the US and China. He is an alumnus of University of Melbourne.

 
Dan Olsen

Kenneth Chin | SEEK Asia

Ken leads the product team at SEEK Asia delivering engaging customer experiences to hundreds of millions of job seekers in seven countries across Asia. SEEK Asia has the mission of improving people’s lives through better careers and helping organisations be successful by hiring great talent.

Prior to joining SEEK Asia, Ken was the Product Director and member of the founding team of the London office of BCG Digital Ventures. He has consulted to many large corporate clients in Europe on startups, disruptive innovation and digital transformation. While at the firm, Ken also acted as the CEO of FarePilot, a startup venture that applied machine learning and predictive analytics to the transport sector.

Ken developed his product management career over nine years at eBay in both Sydney and London, where he became Head of Product Management for the European Product Development group at eBay Europe.

Ken’s career has included various roles in marketing, business management and sales. He founded a digital media agency in the mid 90’s and started his career as a software developer writing code for IBM mainframes in Singapore. He is a lean startup and agile practitioner and has an MBA from the University of Western Australia.

 
Trent Mankelow

Trent Mankelow | Trade Me

Trent Mankelow is the Chief Product Officer at Trade Me, New Zealand's leading online marketplace and classified business.

Trent helps define the product management practice for Trade Me, including the tools and processes to help deliver a great user experience used by over 700K Kiwis a day. More than anything, he sees his role as building better product managers.

Prior to Trade Me, Trent was the co-founder and CEO of Optimal Experience, an UX consultancy started in New Zealand. Trent helped grow the business from two people sharing a desk in 2003, to 30 staff across Auckland, Wellington and Sydney before selling to PwC in 2014. He is a co-founder of Optimal Workshop (which builds tools for UX professionals), was the Chief Product Officer for a high-growth SaaS business, and has worked for Spark Ventures.

He's currently obsessed with mountaineering with the goal to climb Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain, in January 2018.

 
 

More speakers to be announced soon

Venue

Where is it?

RACV City Club
501 Bourke Street

Getting there

By Taxi | Proceed to 501 Bourke Street.

By Train | From Flagstaff Railway Station. Walk 400m down William Street towards Bourke Street. Turn into Bourke Street. The RACV City Club is on 100m the right.

By Tram | From Tram stop William St/Bourke Street. Walk down Bourke Street towards Queen Street. RACV is 100m on the right.

From tram stop Queen Street - stop 4. Walk along Bourke Street towards William Street. RACV is 150m on the left.

The after party

RACV
501 Bourke Street