May ProductTank - World Product Day

May 23, 2018 · Belfast, United Kingdom

Join us and 90+ cities around the world to celebrate One of the key themes of this event will be Product Inceptions, i.e. how do you actually get started after the big vision! We're lucky to have 2 great speakers who are going to broadly cover the themes below + Secure Broadcast are kindly going to create video content on the night;

Rachel Gawley (Founder & CEO App Attic)

Starting a company vs a building a new product
How to manage different product streams at the same time
What’s involved in launching products in the public health space
Ethics of product management

Conall Laverty (Founder & CEO of Wia)

Background to what is iOT
Realities of building a platform esp in Ireland
How to prioritise steps to build a product roadmap
Selling a true platform strategy to software partners
How is Product Management different for iOT

Speaker Bios

Rachel Gawley has led AppAttic to be named as one of the Disrupt 100 “businesses with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets” in 2017.
Holding a PhD in Software Architecture and post-doc in connected health, Rachel is a former academic with a passion for innovation.
She uses her specialist skill-set to develop people-focused, novel technologies that form an integral part of solutions for complex medical conditions.
Rachel’s natural curiosity and tendency to bend the rules has enabled her to produce software that works with today’s healthcare system whilst provoking change for the better!

Conall Laverty is the Founder & CEO of Wia, a leading cloud platform for software developers building Internet of Things applications. Wia provides a simple way for people and things to talk to each other with just a few lines of code. The platform is now being used by developers in more than 85 countries and has attracted €1m in venture capital funding with backers including Suir Valley Ventures, Enterprise Ireland and NDRC. He is a key figure in the Irish Internet of Things ecosystem.

Previously Conall was CTO of Big Motive, a creative technology company based in London and Belfast. There he architected and developed products for BBC, Net-a-Porter and Channel 4. He was also Technical Director of Woogie, an innovation consultancy who has worked with Cambridge Silicon Radio, Deezer and startups throughout Ireland. He attained a First Class Honours Masters from Queen’s University Belfast in Computer Games Development.

Event organizers
  • ProductTank Belfast

    The 1st & only product meetup in Belfast! We've re-branded under the ProductTank global community as ProductTank Belfast. Our events are for everyone interested in #productthinking #ux #design #productdesign (product managers, designers, engineers, etc).  Basically, we welcome anyone involved in product creation to share knowledge, celebrate successes and give fanfare to our failures. If you believe in innovation, and failing fast, please join our wonderful new tribe.

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