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ProductTank Lisbon – February Edition

Feb 19, 2019 · Lisboa, Portugal

Hi Product People!

We are pleased to announce the next ProductTank event where we'll share and spread knowledge around Product. It will happen on Tuesday, February 19th, at 19:00.

We are welcoming two amazing speakers: Mark Bastiaanssen, Co-founder and CEO of Shiptimize, and Michael Rutledge, Head of Product Management at OLX Group. Their talks will be:

The Product Challenges of Contributing to a Slow Moving Industry in a Very Fast Moving Era
By Mark Bastiaanssen

Mark will talk about the Product challenges of growing a startup that is bridging the gap between a very slow moving industry - traditional SME commerce - and a very fast moving one, delivery solutions. The technical, organizational and cultural Product challenges will be addressed.

Short Bio:
Mark is co-founder and CEO of Shiptimize, a startup contributing to SMEs with delivery solutions. Born in Holland, Mark has been living in Lisbon for 3 years. He was a former banker who believes that paradise is a tent in the middle of nowhere with a fast internet connection.

Applying the 3 Horizons Growth Framework as a Product Leader
By Michael Rutledge

Product leadership often requires developing the most compelling vision for a given area, balancing execution needs with demands from senior leaders to constantly innovate. To embody this duality, leaders must not stick in the operational weeds with incremental optimizations. Rather, she/he must balance the long term future horizons to ensure opportunities are not left to the side. The 3 horizon framework, originally developed by McKinsey strategists, provides a guideline for how leaders can think of this balance that must occur between small optimizations and long term vision. This balance is critical not only for product success but also to inspire and motivate teams.

We’ll review the importance of the 3 horizon framework and common pitfalls. We’ll also review best practices for product leaders and managers to apply this framework on a daily basis.

Short Bio:
Michael is a technical and design centered product leader with 8+ years of Product Management experience in global eCommerce, horizontal and vertical marketplaces, digital payments, aerospace, and media businesses. Michael is has been leading product, design and engineering teams to build experiences customers love and scaling successful businesses.


Thank you Farfetch for hosting this month's meetup at their place and sponsor snacks and drinks.

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  • ProductTank Lisbon

    ProductTank provides an opportunity for Product Managers in Lisbon to exchange ideas and experiences about Product Design, Development and Management, Business Modelling, Metrics, User Experience and all the other things that get us excited. Events include talks from guest speakers on topics around product management, networking opportunities, and a good old-fashioned chin-wag over a beer or two. We're open to companies big and small. We also welcome early-stage technology businesses looking to learn how t

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