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Developing & Communicating Strategy talk at Leading the Product, Melbourne

  • Pullman on the Park, Grand Ballroom, Level 1 192 Wellington Parade East Melbourne, VIC, 3002 Australia (map)

Come and join us for another year of learning and loving Product! 

Around the world, there is a global movement of Product Managers coming together to network, learn and collaborate. Leading the Product is a community event, championed by Product Managers so that we too have a place to ignite our passion for developing and managing great products and services. 

In 2019 we are celebrating five years of Leading the Product. Bring the team and help us celebrate. 

Why come?

  • Hear from local and international leaders in Product Management

  • Learn from product practitioners who’ve experienced the same challenges you have delivering and managing products and services

  • Extend and challenge the way you currently think about and practice Product Management 

  • Be inspired by your very own Product Management community

Come and be a part of something bigger than you. 

The Speakers

Here are the first confirmed speakers for 2019. 

Jake Knapp | Writer, designer, person

Jake Knapp is the author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint.

Jake spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the Design Sprint. He has since coached teams like Slack, Uber, 23andMe, LEGO, and The New York Times on the method.

Previously, Jake helped build products like Gmail, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Encarta. He is currently among the world’s tallest designers.

Bruce McCarthy | Author, Speaker, Founder at Product Culture

Bruce McCarthy is a serial entrepreneur, author, organizer, and speaker at product, UX, and innovation events around the world. He helps growing organizations achieve their product visions through workshops, mentoring, and team coaching. Bruce's co-wrote Product Roadmapping Relaunched: How to Set Direction While Embracing Uncertainty and opines regularly aboutProduct Culture.

Talk Topic: Developing & Communicating Strategy


Sharon Anne Kean  | Director of Product at SEEK Asia 


Sharon is a global product & technology leader, currently Product Director at SEEK based in Hong Kong heading up the candidate product across Asia markets. With a strong background in high growth disruptive start-ups, she’s worked in a diverse range of sectors including fintech, e-commerce and most recently recruitment. She’s drawn to businesses with strong purposes and challenging product goals and has a track record of building and leading data-driven customer centric teams across multiple locations. She believes in empowering teams by hiring great people and creating an environment where they are able to put the customer at the heart of the product. 

Brian Swift | Head of Product at Safety Culture

Brian is a product leader with over 10 years experience in product management and strategy. He currently leads the product team at SafetyCulture and has previously worked with product teams at Atlassian, Twitter and Zynga, among others. Brian has helped build products like iAuditor, Confluence, Fabric, Crashlytics and FarmVille.


Lightning Talks (5 minute presentations)

Do you have something to say? Want to push yourself further? 

We'd love to hear your ideas. Look out for the Lightning Talks pitch fests in Melbourne (hosted by the Product Anonymous Meetup) and Sydney (hosted by the Product Talks Meetup) in July.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Analysts

  • Chief Product Officers

  • Consultants

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Heads of Product

  • Innovators

  • Product Managers

  • Product Designers

  • Product Marketers

  • Product Developers

  • Strategists

  • UX Designers 

After Party

End the day with canapes and drinks after the event with your product management tribe.  We hope you'll stay and take the chance to relax and chat with new and old friends.