Successful organizations don’t scale without remarkable product teams. So, what’s the secret sauce for building teams, managing actual humans, and producing emerging tech products without losing your heart and soul? Join our panel of experts—Pluralsight Chief Experience Officer Nate Walkingshaw, ProductTank Founder Martin Eriksson, and Fresh Tilled Soil CEO Richard Banfield—and learn how to overcome roadblocks and make magic happen within your own organization.
This powerful product leadership trio shares tried-and-tested strategies for:
- Taking your product team through varying stages of your company’s evolution
- Developing talent among your key players
- Keeping your top talent from jumping ship
- Building culture that adapts and aligns with your north star goals
Meet our presenters
Richard is the CEO and co-founder of Boston-based user experience agency Fresh Tilled Soil. He started his tech career with MultiChoice, Africa's largest broadcast communication and internet company. He then left MultiChoice to become co-founder of Acceleration, an international adtech business headquartered in London (now owned by advertising giant WPP). Under Richard’s leadership, Fresh Tilled Soil has delivered digital product design and product strategy to 700+ clients around the world. Richard has published two other books, Design Sprint: A Practical Guidebook for Building Great Digital Products, which he coauthored with C. Todd Lombardo, and Trace Wax and Design Leadership: How Top Design Leaders Build and Grow Successful Organizations.
Martin Eriksson is a product management professional with over 20 years of experience building leading online products all over the world, from small startups to global brands, such as Monster and The Financial Times. He is the founder of ProductTank, a global meetup for product people with over 50,000 members across 100+ cities worldwide. He is also the co-founder and curator of Mind the Product—the world's largest product management community, blog and conference, with annual events in San Francisco and London. He also serves as a consulting chief product officer, advising startups and enterprises on how to build successful product teams.
Nate Walkingshaw is the chief experience officer at Pluralsight. He started his first company in 2004, where he revolutionized medical evacuation with Paraslyde, later acquired by Stryker Medical. He then built Brightface, a product development company that focused on mobile and web applications, including Cycleface (acquired by Strava). He then became the Chief of Research and Innovation at Tanner Labs, where he built O.C. Tanner’s first human-centered product development team. Nate joined Pluralsight, the largest providers of online technology learning, as the chief product officer, and in February 2016, Nate’s role expanded to chief experience officer to also oversee development, content and product marketing.
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