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123 / Essential Lessons in Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design, with Dave Dame

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Dave Dame
Microsoft

“I have Cerebral Palsy,” says Dave Dame, Senior Director of Product Accessibility for Windows at Microsoft®. “But my money doesn’t. So if you want my money, you better build a product or a service I can use, or I’m going to spend my disposable income somewhere else.” Imagine hearing that from the estimated 2 billion …

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Dave Dame
Microsoft

Special Edition / Audience-first Innovation: How to Use Data to Create People-Centric Products, with Quincy Olatunde

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Quincy Olatunde
Peacock

What’s the point of building a product if it doesn’t actually help to solve a user problem? And how do you grow and scale your product without understanding consumers’ behavior with it?  Quincy Olatunde, Peacock’s VP of Products, Direct-to-Consumer explores these questions through the lens of data – what he calls the third leg of …

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Quincy Olatunde
Peacock

Special Edition / Revolutionize Your Product Development Process with Customer Feedback, with Jay Brewer & Zhuldyz Alimbek

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Jay Brewer & Zhuldyz Alimbek
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

It hurts to admit, but product designers and teams don’t always know what our users need. We need to seek out user feedback and create ways for them to tell us spontaneously, often in the heat of the moment. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Jay Brewer & Zhuldyz Alimbek – fresh from the stage at Pendomonium 2023 …

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Jay Brewer & Zhuldyz Alimbek
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Special Edition / Taking an AI-first Approach to Product Development, with Yochai Konig

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Yochai Konig
Ada

Yochai Konig, Vice President, Machine Learning & AI at Ada, has worked in product and specialized in AI-enabled capabilities for more than 2 decades. All of a sudden, it seems, the rest of the world is catching on. Yet despite the recent buzz, many remain confused about how AI truly works. There was a lot …

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Yochai Konig
Ada

Special Edition / Entering the Age of Intelligence, with Todd Olson & Trisha Price

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Todd Olson & Trisha Price
Pendo

If you believe all you read about AI, it’s easy to come away feeling that it’s the cure for all ills. But in many ways, it’s a solution in search of a problem. In this episode with Pendo CEO Todd Olson and CPO Trisha Price, we move past the hype to remind ourselves, as Todd …

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Todd Olson & Trisha Price
Pendo

122 / The Human Connection: The Tie that Binds Product Teams + Users, with Christine Itwaru

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Christine Itwaru
Pendo

In this episode, Christine Itwaru, Principal Strategist at Pendo, describes her journey from a product management role to product ops to strategy, tackling big-picture issues and leaves kernels of wisdom for us to use in our own product roles. Among them, how to strengthen the human connection between product teams and their users. Key takeaways …

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Christine Itwaru
Pendo

121 / A Gigantic Vision: Infusing Joy into Workplace Culture, with Michael Sacca & Chloe Oddleifson

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Michael Sacca & Chloe Oddleifson
Gigantic

Working in a startup brings the concept “CEO of the product” to a whole new level. Suddenly, as Gigantic CEO Michael Sacca and COO Chloe Oddleifson know well, you’re responsible for every aspect of your product’s development, launch, promotion, sales – and everything in between. Fun fact: there’s plenty to take away from the startup …

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Michael Sacca & Chloe Oddleifson
Gigantic

120 / Understanding Communication Structure To Effect Positive Change, with Marsha Acker

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Marsha Acker
TeamCatapult

When we’re afraid to have difficult conversations, we hold ourselves back and create more frustration and work in the long run, says Marsha Acker, founder and CEO of Team Catapult. “We spend a lot of time trying to avoid conflict and the things that make us feel uncomfortable. And yet in our attempts to avoid …

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Marsha Acker
TeamCatapult

119 / Building Resilient Organizations and Safe Cultures, with Alla Weinberg

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Alla Weinberg
SPOKE & WHEEL

Alla Weinberg, CEO of SPOKE & WHEEL, says that the key to designing relationships that resolve (even avoid) workplace tensions is to have different conversations than the ones we’re currently having. Our relentless focus on the work, she explains, distracts us from focusing on the people and making sure that we have created an organization …

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Alla Weinberg
SPOKE & WHEEL

118 / Empathy, Transparency, and Intentionality in Product Management, with Devan Goldstein

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Devan Goldstein
Trello

Success as a product manager requires finding the right balance between solving user problems and meeting rigid business demands. For Devan Goldstein, a Group Product Manager at Trello (an Atlassian product), “product management’s fundamental accountability is to ensure that the business gets what it needs out of the teams it has put in place to …

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Devan Goldstein
Trello

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