Mind the Product

Mind the ProductMind the Product explores product design and technology, as well as the business side of product development and management. The one-day conference is held each year in Central London. The event brings together leaders in product design and management from around the globe to discuss the business of product development. From entrepreneurs and start-ups to experts in product design and executives in leading technology firms, the conference is a forum for a variety of participants.

Conference Summary

Mind the Product markets itself as the first conference to bring together product management leaders from around the world to discuss and consider how design, technology and business intersect. Mind the Product explores and discusses the business of building leading products for consumers. It attracts some 500 delegates from around the world. Speakers of the event range from executives of leading technology enterprises to product designers of established technology giants and founders of start-up companies.

In 2012, speakers at the conference included Marty Gagan, the managing partner of the Silicon Valley Product Group and author of Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love. Speakers also included Charles Adler, the co-founder of Kickstarter Charles Adler, Tom Hulme, the design director for IDEO, and Deputy Directory Tom Loosemore of UK Government Digital Services. In 2013, speakers included Catrina Fake, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Findery and co-founder of Flickr. Cennydd Bowles, the product designer for Twitter, and broadcaster and writer Tim Harford, known for authoring the Financial Times' column The Undercover Economist.

Conference Organisers

Held annually at the end of September, the first Mind the Product Conference was organised in 2012. The conference is put on by leading product managers who work with start-up businesses. Organisers include Martin Eriksson, founder of Product Tank. Product Tank brings together project managers each month in London. Since it was launched in 2010, Product Tank now has over 1,600 members. Organisers for Mind the Product also include the founders of ProductCamp London, a biannual event focused on product management and marketing.

The founders of the Mind the Product conference first got together to establish the Mind the Product blog, a precursor for the event. The blog focuses on product management, focusing on topics related to product design, technology and business. The Mind the Product blog includes editorial content from its founders, as well as community contributions. The blog and conference are both supported by a range of sponsors and ticket sales.

Conference Location

The Mind the Product conference is held in the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre at Puddle Dock in Blackfriars, London. The conference site is within a two minute walk of the Blackfriars tube and rail station. Mansion House and St. Paul's tube stations are also within a short walk of the conference centre, which sits on the north bank of the River Thames overlooking the Tate Modern, Globe Theatre and Millennium Bridge. The conference site is also within short walk of several leading London hotels, including the Grange St. Paul's, the Crown City Plaza, and the Mercure Bankside.

Conference Sponsors

In 2013, the signature sponsor for the Mind the Product Conference was eBay. eBay was also a sponsor for the 2012 edition of Mind the Product. Additional sponsors in 2013 include Eventbrite and Skype. Past sponsors of the conference have included The Guardian newspaper, Ticketmaster, Orrick, Balsamiq, D-Labs, and Pearson.

Ticket Information

For more information about the Mind the Product conference, visit http://conference.mindtheproduct.com. Tickets may be purchased online from the conference's website and Eventbrite.

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