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Our trainers are experienced international product leaders who love sharing their experience and believe in giving back to the community.

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Marc Abraham

Product Ownership Practice Lead at ASOS.com (London)

Starting his career as a corporate lawyer, Marc made the transition into digital technology initially as a project manager and then as product manager. Marc has been managing products for the last 8 years, working on a range of successful digital products/services, at companies such as 7digital, carwow, YouView, Not on the High Street, WorldFirst and Settled. He currently serves as the Product Ownership Practice Lead at ASOS.com. He works closely with organisers of all our ProductTank meetups in over 150 cities around the world to ensure deliver the highest quality events for a the world's largest community of product people. He's also written a book about product management: My Product Management Toolkit.

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Keji Adedeji

Digital Product Owner at National Express (Birmingham)

Keji is a self confessed product nerd who particularly loves the discovery process. Her experience has mostly been in B2B and edTech but more recently in the world of B2C in the digital team at National Express (the UK's largest coach & bus company). She is passionate about building product communities, sharing and learning experiences and as well as running ProductTank Birmingham, is also the regional coordinator for ProductTanks in EMEA.

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Taisia Antonova

Co-Founder and CPO of Polyteia (Berlin)

Taisia is a Co-Founder & CPO at Polyteia, a govtech startup enabling municipal governments to make data-based decisions. Within 15 years of experience in building digital services, she has managed cross-functional teams within startups and large companies and launched multi-platform services that are being used by millions of people daily. Taisia completed an interactive Art Director program at Hyper Island, a digital media school in Stockholm June 2013 and lives in Berlin since 2015.

Mentor & Coach for 'Level Up!'

Product Vision (for 'Level Up!')

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Noam Ben-Haim

Senior Director Marketplace at Booking.com (Amsterdam)

Ben Haim currently serves as Senior Director Marketplace at Booking.com in Amsterdam. Prior to that, he has been with Google between 2007 and 2019, in Zurich since 2008. His last position at Google involved leading the Flights and Packages product teams. Before, Ben Haim worked on Google Maps, leading all the directions related product, including Driving Directions, Public Transit, Road Traffic and more. Ben Haim joined Google in Tel Aviv, as the first PM hired in Israel, and worked on launching products for Israel and the Middle East. Prior to joining Google he spent 5 years with Mobileye, developing Vision based technologies for Driving Assistant systems. Ben Haim is a graduate of the Hebrew University, majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive Sciences, as well as the Stanford Graduate School of Business and École Polytechnique Ignite program.

Mentor for 'Level Up!'

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Alexandru Bleau

Product Manager Alternative Monetization at trivago (Düsseldorf)

Alex is a seasoned product manager with over 7 years experience, currently working at trivago on personalisation topics. He has worked on or built advertising products, online services, mobile apps and games and physical, educational and travel products. He’s also had the chance to experience working at companies with 2, 20, 200 and over 1000 employees, trying out various ways of working, frameworks and tools while working onsite, distributed or fully remote with cross-functional teams. He likes bowties and wishes everyone a “crazy day”.

Mentor for 'Level Up!'

Trainer for Prioritization Techniques and Optimizing Your Onsite Search

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Alexandra Cain

Freelance Designer (Globally)

Alex is a Senior freelance UX Designer with a background in research. She has worked globally for well-known brands to smaller startups. With a passion for finding the real problem to be solved, she works closely with product managers and has formed some great working relationships along the way. Outside of work, she is a keen traveler and avid diver.

Collaborating with Designers (for 'Level Up!')

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Katia Cassano

Lead Product EMEA at Paypal (Berlin)

Katia is passionate about building B2B and B2C products for established business and startups with more than 15 years of international experience in companies such as eBay, eDreams and Schibsted Media Group. Currently she is responsible for driving innovative credit solutions at PayPal as Lead Product EMEA. Katia has a master degree in Business Administration at Bocconi University and a certificate in Design Thinking at Stanford University.

Mentor & Coach for 'Level Up!'

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Anurag Chitlangia

Product Manager at Booking.com (Amsterdam)

Anurag is a Payments Product Manager in Booking.com, where he is working on building globally scalable, yet locally relevant payment solutions. He is working in FinTech for past 17 years. He did his Masters in Computer Science and then worked as a developer for many years. Wore different hats in his career like Presales, Business Analyst, Solution Architect, before arriving in Product. He has lived and worked in Cyprus, USA, India, Australia and now Netherlands. He is passionate about conducting workshops for various leadership-life skills, like Conflict Resolution, Growth Mindset, Building your brand and others.

Mentor & Coach for 'Level Up!'

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Cédric Demierre

Product Manager at Scout24 (Flamatt)

After starting his career as a software engineer for iOS app, Cédric decides after 2 years of developing apps to move to the project management in parallel to a MSc BA in entrepreneurship. After several years of experience in the agile project management, he decides to move to the product management and joins anibis.ch (scout24). He’s currently the product manager of the team in charge of all the n”next gen” topics. His team is in charge of testing and developing quickly new features for anibis.ch on the web and apps. He’s passionate about innovation and a big fan of the design thinking and design sprint.<br /> During his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family and learn new things.

Mentor & Trainer for 'Level Up!'

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Ketan Gupta

Product Manager at Booking.com (Amsterdam)

Ketan is a Product Leader who is passionate about building ideas into great products that are beautifully designed, functional and delightful. He is currently a Product Manager at Booking.com headquarters in Amsterdam. He holds extensive experience building products at companies at different stages – startup, growth and large-scale, where he built and scaled products in varied domains – travel, healthcare, entertainment, analytics, and marketplace.<br /> He is passionate about technology specifically in leveraging Data Science to solve complex problems and building/mentoring startups. In his free time, he loves to learn about different cultures, read, travel, advising startups and biking.

Tech Skills for PMs (for 'Level Up!')

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Tim Herbig

Director Iridion at KonversionsKRAFT (Erfurt)

Tim is a product and business leader, as well as a prolific writer, podcaster, and speaker. Currently, he’s responsible for the overall sales, product, engineering, and marketing efforts behind the leading conversion optimization platform Iridion. He previously shaped digital products at XING, Gruner+Jahr, and several smaller startups where he held product leadership roles for more than seven years. Tim also regularly co-organizes the Product Tank Hamburg meetup to promote the local product management community.

Mentor for 'Level Up!'

Lateral Leadership (for 'Level Up!)

Lateral Leadership (Zurich)

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Dominique Jost

CPO at Scout24 (Flamatt)

Dominique has been with Scout24 Switzerland for 14 years. With a background in software engineering, he started out writing code for Immoscout24.ch, and gradually transitioned into different leadership roles in engineering and business development. He is interested in all aspects of creating great digital products, and loves learning and sharing. Dominique and is currently leading the product organization at Scout24, where he helps multiple cross functional, agile and international teams achieve their goals.

Coach for 'Level Up!'

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Tilke Judd

Product Manager at Google (Zurich)

Tilke Judd is a Product Manager working on the Google assistant. During her 7 years at Google she was a product manager on Google Alerts, Google Search and the Google Assistant. Prior to Google she completed her BS in Math, and MS and PhD in Computer Graphics from MIT while dabbling in digital video making and competitive ballroom dancing. Originally from the United States, she now lives and works in Zurich. When not at work she and her husband like to take their twin 3-year-olds to the mountains.

Mentor for 'Level Up!'

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Fabian Kleeberger

Product Lead at Cornelsen Verlag (Berlin)

Fabian is an experienced Product Leader with more than 10 years of experience in building a veriety of products. Currently he is working for one of Germany’s biggest educational companies, building apps that enable suceesful learning experiences for students. He has been working for small startups and large companies as a consultant - helping with agile transformation, product discovery and strategy. He is especially interested in using AI for his products and loves to solves problems.

Mentor for 'Level Up!'

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Philipp Krehl

Senior Product Manager at Zalando (Berlin)

Philipp is a passionate Product Manager by profession with a strong product sense and a penchant for human-centered product development. Currently, he is working as Senior Product Manager at Zalando SE, where he drives new product development starting from product discovery to implementation and scaling. Prior to Zalando, Philipp worked as Product Manager for Lovoo, responsible for monetization, and Opera Mediaworks, responsible for the development of innovative advertising formats. Philipp holds a Master`s degree in Business Informatics, which helps him to understand technology capabilities, market and user needs to envision digital solutions at scale.

Jobs-to-be-Done in Practice (Zurich)

Goal-Oriented Roadmaps (for 'Level Up!)

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Dan Kreibich

Venture Development Manager at Lufthansa Hub in Berlin

Coming from a business-IT background, starting in product management after university was a fairly logical step to start my career. After building legal-tech solutions for Flightright, I joined Lufthansa Innovation Hub where I developed several web services and apps, e.g. swiss-flightpass.ch, airlinecheckins.com, rydes.com and a few more. My personal highlight was to initiate Lufthansa Group's new offsetting platform compensaid.com which is the first platform giving passengers of any airline access to Sustainable Aviation Fuel, thus enabling them to fly carbon-neutrally.

Mentor for 'Level Up!'

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Philipp Krehl

Senior Product Manager at Zalando (Berlin)

Philipp is a passionate Product Manager by profession with a strong product sense and a penchant for human-centered product development. Currently, he is working as Senior Product Manager at Zalando SE, where he drives new product development starting from product discovery to implementation and scaling. Prior to Zalando, Philipp worked as Product Manager for Lovoo, responsible for monetization, and Opera Mediaworks, responsible for the development of innovative advertising formats. Philipp holds a Master`s degree in Business Informatics, which helps him to understand technology capabilities, market and user needs to envision digital solutions at scale.

Mentor for 'Level Up!'

Work-Life Balance for PMs (for 'Level Up!')

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Tanja Lau

Founder of Product Academy (Bern)

By launching the Product Academy, Tanja is combining her passion for continuous learning with her professional background as product leader. As founding partner of start-ups in Munich and Madrid, she has gained valuable entrepreneurial experience which she passes on as e-commerce consultant and public speaker on various occasions. Previously, she worked as senior consultant for Unic as well as Head of Product for siroop, a former marketplace in Switzerland. She loves to take on pet projects such as being Head of Marketing for TEDxZurich 2015 or launching non-profit initiatives. In 2017, she founded the local ProductTanks Bern and Zurich for Mind The Product and is now also leading the Swiss chapter of 'Women in Product', a non-profit organization dedicated to provide women with equal access and representation in product management careers at all levels.

Hypothesis-Driven Product Management (for 'LevelUp!')

Negotiation Skills

Building Learning Organizations

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Stefania Leone

Head of Plattform at Appway (Zurich)

Stefania is a product leader specialized in B2B and Platform Product Management. She is passionate about technology, with a focus on how to abstract from it to fasten and facilitate application design. At Appway, she heads the product team, creating software products for the financial services industry. Previously, she was a product manager of the Appway Platform focusing on developer and operations experience. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and has worked in research for several years. She spends her spare time cooking and exploring the world with her husband and two children.

Working with OKRs (for 'Level Up!')

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Boris Libeert

Product Management Coach at WATTx (Berlin)

Boris is a product and people person. He has a passion for coaching because he believes experience should be shared and avoidable mistakes prevented. After founding the IoT company Snuk, Boris moved on to coaching product managers and co-founders at WATTx, a Berlin-based company builder. He has set up various product teams from scratch; conceptualizing the idea, hiring the team and setting up the processes to deliver a great product. His background in electrical engineering enables him to manage products of various tech stacks and markets; Internet of Things, e-commerce, mobile apps, etc. Boris puts a lot of attention to communication, and how it can impact people collaborating more effectively and with less anxiety.

Mentor for 'Level Up!'

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C Todd Lombardo

Head of Product & Experience at Workbar (Boston)

Having made all the mistakes one makes as a product management rookie, C. Todd Lombardo is a co-author of the book Product Roadmapping (O’Reilly Media, 2017). He brings his vast experience in design, innovation, and strategic thinking to craft smart, impactful solutions that radically transform his clients’ business strategies. He’s Head of Product & Experience at Workbar in Boston, an Adjunct Professor at IE Business School in Madrid and also co-authored the first book on Design Sprints, appropriately titled Design Sprint (O’Reilly Media, 2015).

March 20, 2020: Roadmapping Workshop

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Chris Long

VP of Product at Konsus (Oslo)

Before joining Konsus in Oslo as their VP of Product, the Canadian was part of the product team at Booking in Amsterdam. Previously, he was a product and growth leader at Shopify. He’s always excited to find unique ways to connect his experience in development, product management, and growth.

Growth Mindset (for 'Level Up!')

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Alexandra Lung

Consultant Senior Product Manager at Pivotal Labs (Paris)

Alexandra is a product leader and a digital transformation expert who’s been in the game for more than 10 years.</p> <p>Originally from Romania where she worked as a consultant in new business launch. Previously held positions in marketing, communication, product strategy and development and consulting in digital transformation. She's been building products for years touching various phases of the product lifecycle: user research, business insights, market analysis, financing, product vision, strategy and roadmapping. Alexandra was listed in the top women in Product in Europe 2018and the elite business women to follow in 2019.</p> <p>She is focused on helping companies transform the way they build software. She’s a result-driven expert who has extensive knowledge in finding product market fit and gathering deep understanding of the user in order to build a product people will love. She also shares her know-how and stories through talks and workshop all over the world and she mentors and coaches product professionals.

Mentor & Coach for 'Level Up!'

Rapid Prototyping & Experimentation (for 'Level Up!')

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Akshay Mahajan

Senior Manager, New Business at Booking.com (Amsterdam)

Akshay holds a strong belief in doing his bit to earn good Karma and contribute back to the community.</p> <p>He's a Product & New Business specialist and in his current role of corporate innovation, he's helping Booking.com evolve to a multi product Marketplace through building a new vertical. Previously as the Associate Director at Cars24.com, he has helped scale the profitable omnichannel business from scratch to $400 mn+ valuation in 3 years. He's also worked in sectors of Media, Healthcare and E-commerce before that.</p> <p>Akshay finished his MBA from IIM Calcutta, India in 2014 of which he has some really fond memories.

Mentor & Coach for 'Level Up!'

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Regula Marti

Head of News Product Management at Tamedia in Zurich

Regula is a product manager in the media industry, passionate about being in the intersection of technology, journalism and engaged users. She currently leads the product team for the news sites of Tamedia, including Tages-Anzeiger, Berner Zeitung and Tribune de Genève. She has been with the company for over 5 years, working in various product roles, spanning from E-Commerce to paid media. Previously, she has been working as a project manager and consultant in IT projects in the financial sector. Regula holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute in Geneva and is a certified Fraunhofer Institute Usability Engineer. In her spare time, she can either be found running and cycling, reading or traveling the world.

Mentor & Coach for 'Level Up!'

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Andrew Martinez-Fonts

Product Leader (ex-Yelp & ebay)

Andrew is a veteran product manager and product leader with experience at Bay Area companies like Yelp, eBay, Prosper, and Silver Spring Networks. He has a degree in Product Design from Stanford University, and spent the first five years of his career as a digital product designer at various agencies. In 2016, Andrew moved from San Francisco to Hamburg to lead a team of product managers and designers in Yelp’s Hamburg office. As of January 2020 he is on sabbatical, and is looking forward to some travel and time with family.

Mentor & Coach for 'Level Up!'

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Aude Morandi-Tinguely

Head of Product at Anibis.ch (Flamatt)

After a career start in management and marketing, Aude moved into digital product management 5 years ago. She is currently the Head of PM for anibis, leading three cross functional product teams, and line managing four direct reports. Her approach to work as a product leader and life as a young mother is: learning by doing, failing, iterating and always staying curious and humble

Prioritizing Your Backlog (for 'Level Up!')

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Hélène Mory-Levèrt

Product Lead at Zenjob (Berlin)

Hélène recently joined Zenjob as Product Leader for Machine Learning and Customer Journey. Prior to that, she has been driving product at Delivery Hero and in Zalando’s Sizing team, discovering and launching innovative machine learning based size guidance that helps customers find the right size online. She has been an advocate of machine learning based product development, sharing her insights on how to build data driven products hat customers love. Hélène holds a M. A. in political science and journalism. Her background enables her to focus on discovery, bring empathy and look for the “why” behind each story. Prior to Sizing, Hélène built transactional and logistics products, both for retail customers and major airlines, at Zalando and Amadeus. In her free time, she loves mentoring future PMs, reading - real, paperback books! -, learning new languages and debating with friends, if possible in German.

Machine Learning and Personalization (for 'LevelUp!')

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Sandra Müller

Senior Product Manager at Freeletics (Munich)

As a self-tought Product Manager, Sandra knows how it is to learn on the job while going through and driving an agile transformation in a company. She strongly believes that Product Thinking shouldn't stop with building a product but is a mindset on how to solve problems that deliver business value that needs to span the whole organization. She therefore likes to challenge mindsets and works hard towards finding the best ways to work together across departments, breaking up existing structures to come to even greater results for customers and the business.</p> <p>In her current job at Freeletics she's responsible for the core product experience to help people establishing a healthy and active lifestyle. She is passionate about finding new ways to think about retention as well as finding the best ways to innovate core product experiences in an iterative way.

Roles & Responsibilities in Agile PM (for 'Level Up!')

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Ingrid Oline Skeide Ødegaard

Founder of Appear.in (Oslo)

Ingrid is the Founder and CEO of appear.in, a browser-based video meeting service used by 10 million unique users worldwide in 2018. Prior to taking over as CEO in 2017, she was Product Manager and has been deeply involved in the design and development of the service since it's inception in 2013. She has a background in economics and entrepreneurship from Norway and Boston, and has also been working with product development at Norway's largest newspaper. She's an avid offpiste skier and has recently taken up knitting.

Coach for 'Level Up!'

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Lukas Oldenburg

Founder of Dim28 (Zurich)

Lukas Oldenburg holds 12 years of experience in the Digital Analytics field and works as a freelancer in Switzerland and Germany. Before deciding to start his own business, he was the Head of Analytics & BI at siroop, an ecommerce online startup in Zurich, Switzerland. Earlier, Lukas acted as Senior Consultant for Digital Analytics at Unic, one of the largest Swiss-based E-Business specialists. From 2006 to 2012, Lukas worked as an editor-in-chief and webmaster for e-fellows.net, the German career network, online scholarship and recruiting company owned by McKinsey & Co. and DIE ZEIT. He has planned and rolled out several complex data setups, using mostly Tealium, Google Tag Manager, and Adobe DTM as the Tag Management System, and Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics and Webtrends as the Analytics tools. His experience goes beyond Web Analytics and Tag Management however, having been the driving force behind several Business Intelligence initiatives as well.

Digital Analytics (for 'Level Up!')

Taking Data-Informed Decisions

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Paolo Petrolini

Product Coach, Ex-Google (Zurich)

Paolo Petrolini, a product coach with well over a decade of experience in product management and strategic innovation management. Paolo is a product advisor to a number of fast growing startups in Europe and Asia, while being the Chief Product and Growth Officer at Salarify, a fast growing fintech startup revolutionizing the way salaries are paid, and Chief Technology Officer at Digital Nomads, a growth marketing agency based in Hong Kong. Lastly, Paolo served for 12 years at Google as the Head of Trust & Safety in Switzerland, where he led an international team of Product Specialists, Data Scientists and Program Managers working on innovative solutions to keep Google users safe online.

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Tobias Quelle-Korting

Head of Product at Digitec Galaxus in Zurich

Tobias is a strong operations professional with a Diploma in Business Administration focused on Strategic Management and Business Development from HTWG Konstanz University of Applied Sciences. He is skilled in e-commerce business development, agile leadership, leading consumer-focused cross-functional teams, user experience, online marketing, category management and passionate about applied machine learning use cases.

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Nina Schneider

Head of Products and Solutions at Appway (Zurich)

A product specialist with a background in business strategy and international relations, Nina is currently working as Head of Products and Solutions driving the go-to-market strategy of Appway, a global software company serving the financial services industries. In her previous roles at Appway she worked closely with the CEO and CTO of the company to build-up and institutionalize product management during the company’s growth from 30 to 200 employees. She holds a degree in Strategy and International Management from the University of St. Gallen. When she is not doing gymnastics, Nina spends her spare time recharging on sunlight in Ticino, following world politics and trying to find her voice as a passionate supporter of women in leadership.

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Karin Schöfegger

Product Manager at Google (Berlin)

Karin Schoefegger is a math geek turned Product Manager. She is currently a PM for a product innovation group within Google Research, after leading ML based products at YouTube and Google Assistant. Prior to Google Karin gained vast experience working in various countries, from small to large organizations , from working in fast-paced startup environments (N26.com and Pixsy.com), but also large firms like IBM.

Mentor (for 'Level Up!')

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Randy Silver

Director, Insider Insights UK (Motivate Design) & Co-Host of Mind The Product's podcast

A recovering music journalist & editor, Randy has been working as an interactive producer & product manager across the US & UK for nearly 20 years. (Yikes!) After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media & entertainment, retail and financial services. He’s held Head of Product roles at HSBC and Sainsbury’s, where he also directed their 100+-person product community. Randy currently works with Motivate Design to bring their Discovery process to Europe, and as a Product Management consultant. He’s also the co-host of Mind the Product’s podcast, The Product Experience.

Mentor & Coach for 'Level Up!'

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Vanaja Sriskandarajah

Director of Product at Billie (Berlin)

Vanaja is a fin-tech enthusiast, with over 10 years of banking and financial services experience. She currently leads the product team at Billie, which is aiming to revolutionize the B2B financing space. Prior to that, she was shaping the premium cards and insurance offering at N26 and helping it scale from a start-up to a global bank. She became hooked on working in start-ups after co-founding her own investment app in Australia and never looked back. She enjoys conceptual and creative thinking and working with cross-functional product teams to solve real world problems.

Mentor & Coach for 'Level Up!'

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Isabel Steiner

CTO at carforyou.ch (ex-Youtube PM)

Isa Steiner started her career in R&D as a research Engineer after her Computer Science studies. In 2008, she joined local.ch as an Engineering Director. After spending some years in technical leadership positions, she restarted her professional life as a human centered design consultant at Swisscom and eventually took over the PO position for the relaunch of Swisscom TV. After the successful market launch, she took over a cross-functional Service Innovation department at Swisscom, to develop the next generation of customer service product lines. In 2013, she moved to Swisscom’s Outpost in Silicon valley before joining siroop.ch as a CTO just a year later. After an other year at YouTube, she started a new assignment as CTO of carforyou.ch recently. Her passion is to lead x-functional organizations, enable them to develop new products in a lean way and to inspire the next generation of knowledge workers.

Writing Great Specs (for 'Level Up!')

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Dave Studer

Interim Head of Product Management at Scout24

Dave started his career working for a digital agency and basically grew with the evolution of the Internet. He spent many years of his career as a Concept Developer and Consultant for agencies like Pixelpark and Goldbach Interactive in Switzerland and London. In 2011 Dave became a Product Manager at Scout24 Switzerland where he developed to Head of Mobile Products and for the last two years built up a new team, which created innovations for all Scout24 marketplaces in Switzerland. Since April 2019 he’s the owner of his own company snabbt GmbH, where he supports SME companies in creating digital products and transforming into a digital world. He has a degree in Marketing and Communications, likes to solve technical problems and loves well thought through products. A father of two and a sailor, Dave also helps in organizing ProductTank Bern and Zurich.

Communicating with Business Stakeholders (for 'Level Up!')

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Yves Studer

Head of Product Management at Homegate.ch

Yves works for Switzerland’s largest real estate platform homegate.ch at Tamedia. He started as a Senior Product Manager, then transitioned into the role of Head of Product Management and now leads the B2C segment. Whether it is being a co-founder in startups or as a consultant for SPI-listed corporations, he is passionate about building commercially viable products and services that users love. He also believes that to build great products, self-organising teams and helping individuals to grow are keys to success. Yves holds degrees in Computer Science and Business and is lecturing entrepreneurial courses where he continues to learn a lot from his students. In his spare time, he loves the feeling of flying over lake Zurich with his rowing team or visiting his town in sunny Wallis.

Mentor for ``Level Up!``

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Phil Suter

Head of UX at Scout24

Phil started his career during the dot-com bubble and the first agency he worked at was short lived. But he stuck with the field because he was utterly fascinated by the possibilities of this new medium. In the following years he worked for several web agencies and launched an online video magazine with friends. He currently works at Scout24 Switzerland where he leads three UX teams, a UX Writing team and the Group Innovation team. Phil is curious by nature and strongly believes that one should never stop learning. When he isn't working he spends time with his son, brews beer, cooks and reads way too many sci-fi books.

UX for Product People (for 'Level Up!')

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Kristina Walcker-Mayer

Product Lead at N26 Group (Berlin)

Kristina brings 8 years of digital experience to her current role as Product Lead at N26 Group where she enjoys developing product mobile-first. Before taking over the product leadership in the Loyalty team of Zalando, she led the browse & shop & find team for Mobile Apps, delivered customer-centric solutions and drove the mobile mindset within Zalando’s various departments. Besides her passion for building products, Kristina hosts her own podcast “emploYAY” that challenges us to rethink employment & purpose at work and showcases role models with nonlinear careers & new work approaches. Before joining Zalando, Kristina worked as Mobile Consultant and Account Manager for Aperto Move and icon mobile, building up mobile strategies and creating innovative mobile solutions for major clients in the retail, television, NGO and automotive industries. Kristina holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration.

Product Discovery (for 'Level Up!')

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Julia Whitney

Executive Coach at Whitney & Associates (London)

Julia Whitney is an Executive Coach who helps individuals and teams, in the tech community and beyond, step up to the next level of their leadership potential. Julia brings her own experience as a board level leader to her coaching practice. She’s led UX design teams for more than 20 years, in both the U.S. and the UK, most recently as General Manager and Executive Creative Director for the BBC’s 150 person strong UX&D department. Julia is supporting our mentoring program 'Women in Product' as coach and trainer for 'Conflict Competence'.

Coach for 'Level Up!'

Conflict Competence (for 'Level Up!')