Product Impact 2020 speakers

Product Impact 2020 is now live. Learn more about the speakers and the name of their sessions. Product Impact 2020 – Product Impact 2020. A 1-day conference to level up your Product Skills.

Update: Read the conference that never happened here.

What you will learn (by doing)

Level up your Product skills – develop the skills, mindset, & tools, to facilitate effective collaboration and communication in cross-functional teams. Creating alignment and breaking down silos.

The conference combines training, practical exercises, and conference-style talks to create a learning environment where you can practice your new skills on the day.

Product Impact 2020 Speakers

Katelyn Bourgoin

Growth Strategist & Trainer @Customer Camp

Katelyn is a 3X founder turned growth strategist and trainer. Named as an influencer by Forbes, Katelyn’s past clients include tech startups, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies like Target and Holiday Inn.

Today Katelyn helps frustrated marketers and product teams figure out what triggers their right-fit customers to buy. When companies know who their best customers are and what those customers really want, it becomes much easier to create awesome products and sell more of them. The result? More happy customers and more money in the bank.

Name of Session: How to use customer discovery interviews to get more customers (interactive workshop).

Mubashar Iqbal

Engineering Director @Area 17

Mubs started development at the age of 8, leading to a degree in Computer Science specializing in Software Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire, in England.

After relocating to the USA and working for some very early-stage startups in San Francisco, Mubs made the transition to the agency world with a move to New York a few years later.

In his spare time, Mubashar enjoys watching Football (the real kind ) and working on Side Projects. In 2016 he was awarded the Maker of the Year award by Product Hunt primarily for making and launching his many side projects.

Name of Session: Converting big ideas into small MVPs (interactive).

Marcie Walker


Community Mobilization Manager @Fiverr

Marcie has found her niche in designing and implementing community programs around a company’s mission.

She specializes in event content & design, program design, and program management. In her last role, she helped create a training program for community leaders at Meetup and is currently managing the community program at Fiverr.

Marcie is an advocate of in-person connections and believes in seeking out organizations that will create an opportunity for growth and development.

Name of Session: How to Leverage Community to Accelerate Your Career.

Pradip Khakhar

Founder – The Product Angle

Pradip is the founder of The Product Angle – a place to Level up your Negotiation & Product skills, and connect with other Product People.

As a consultant, Pradip works with small businesses, tech startups, and fortune companies in the B2B space helping build digital products that users want to buy and use.

He focuses on helping Product people Communicate, Negotiate & Evangelize effectively while building trust and confidence in cross-functional teams. Resulting in shared goals and team alignment.

Name of Session: Negotiating in cross-functional teams (interactive) – simulated negotiation.

Michelle Chu

Senior Design Producer @Auth0

Michelle is a Design Operations Consultant who creates systems that increase return on design investment while enabling designers to do their best work.

She has held product, design and program management roles, working with Fortune 500 companies, agencies and startups. She is also a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, as well as the importance of design mentorship, and has written for Smashing Magazine and InVision.

Name of Session: How to create true partnerships with your design team.

Tremis Skeete

Senior Product Analyst @Paralect

Tremis Skeete is a Senior Product Analyst at Paralect, a product engineering company with headquarters in Minsk, Belarus. He has been a design leader and strategist focusing on web application development, UI/UX design, and product discovery.

Previously, Tremis led digital design projects at Zel Technologies, a Virginia-based technology services company, and held roles at organizations that include Experis, the Altria Group, New York City Department of Education, and Hampton University.

He’s currently one of the more prolific writers for Product Management Insider, a publication created by Alpha, makers of the Alpha insights platform. He’s also best known for his work with ProductTank New York City, Mind the Product, Product Coalition, and the New York Product Conference.

Tremis also earned his Product Management certification from the Product School in New York City.

Name of Session: The next Product Debate.

Erin Essex

Director of product design and UX at Shutterstock

Web apps to native apps, SaaS to CMS, data analysis tools to drone calibration tools, Erin has designed for them all. With a background in Psychology Erin’s approach to designing user, experiences are unique. She takes this knowledge to build human-centered, empathetic, and sticky experiences that impact user behavior and enjoyment. She has a passion for research, testing, and experimentation to find the right solution for the user and the product.

Erin currently works as a Director of UX and Product design at Shutterstock on a handful of products including the mobile apps, Shutterstock Editor, and the enterprise experience. She has also worked with brands such as MLB Digital Academy (in partnership with MLB.com), Oskar Blues Brewery, USA Football, Precision Hawk (drone tech), and with pro athletes such as Rashad Jennings (NFL and recent DWTS 2017 winner) and Vincent Lecavalier (NHL).

Name of Session: The next Product Debate.

Henry Bruce

Director of Product at MIX

Managing the MIX Market suite of information service & analysis products for investors in the Financial Inclusion sector.

Led & advised companies from startups to multinationals in building successful customer-first products & teams.

Name of Session: The next Product Debate.

Bianka McGovern

Vice President, User Experience at Goldman Sachs.

Bianka leads UX and operational projects within the Global UX team at Goldman Sachs. Before that, she built up the design practice at the Tax & Accounting division of Thomson Reuters.

She has spent most of her UX career in the Enterprise space, typical working on multi-layered platforms and redefining the experience of professional and operational workflows.

Bianka is passionate about taking a holistic approach to UX that fosters awareness of the many touchpoints in the experience ecosystem.

Name of Session: The next Product Debate.

Product Impact Sponsors

Fiverr

Fiverr’s mission is to change how the world works together. The Fiverr platform connects businesses of all sizes with freelancers offering digital services in more than 250 categories, across 8 verticals including graphic design, digital marketing, programming, video and animation.

Since inception, the platform has served over 5.5 million businesses and has facilitated over 50 million transactions. Fiverr’s global community of freelancers spans across more than 160 countries.

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