CEO @Produx Labs | Author of "Escaping the Build Trap”
Melissa Perri is a strategic advisor, author, and board member that works with executives to enable growth through building impactful product strategies and organizations. Currently, Melissa is the CEO and founder of Produx Labs, which offers e-learning for product people through Product Institute and CPO Accelerator. Previously, she taught Product Management at Harvard Business School in the MBA program. She is a board member of MeisterLabs, a board advisor for Dragon Boat and Labster, and a former board member of Forsta (acq. by Press Ganey). Melissa has written two books: "Escaping the Build Trap" and "Product Operations."
Growth & Scale Advisor for B2B
Leah Tharin is a leading Growth Advisor for scaling B2B companies. She was the former Head of Product at Deindeal, Jua and lead the core product at Smallpdf with over 50 million monthly active users. She is a program creator, lecturer, executive coach and advisor to company leadership and funds around product-led growth, scaling and product-led sales.
Product Leader Coach @The Product Leader Coach
Tami Reiss is a product leader coach who empowers teams and leaders to achieve their goals by focusing on strengths. With multiple product roles in B2B SaaS companies and consulting experience with a variety of firms such as Humana, Aetna, JPMorgan, and TheKnotWW, among others, she has a deep understanding of various industries. She primarily focuses on coaching product executives by helping them view themselves as a product.
Author of "Radical Product Thinking: The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter"
Radhika Dutt, an author, entrepreneur, and product leader, advises high-tech startups to government agencies on building radical products that drive fundamental change. She's an Advisor on Product Thinking to the Monetary Authority of Singapore and serves on the boards of Berrett Koehler and the Association of Product Professionals. Dutt co-founded Radical Product Thinking and frequently speaks at business events and conferences globally.
VP of Product @Kitch (acq by Glovo)
André Albuquerque led cross-functional teams in building products across different startup stages, including 2-sided marketplaces, SaaS, and integrations-based products.
Currently leading product, design and research at Kitch (kitch.io), joining the founding team, and helping through the acquisition by Glovo/Delivery Hero ($DHER). Founder of One Month PM, a product manager acceleration program (onemonthpm.com), taught Product at the University (MSc and Exec Ed), advise the portfolio companies at Shilling Capital (shilling.vc), and wrote 0-to-1 product thoughts at www.andrealbuquerque.com.
Chief Product Officer @ SoSafe | CPO Top 20 | Product & Community Led Growth
Gonçalo Gaiolas is the CPO of SoSafe, a company dedicated to promoting cybersecurity awareness worldwide. With more than a decade of experience as either Chief of Product, VP of Product or Community, Gonçalo brings his words of experience combining the fields of Business and Leadership, Low Code and OutSystems, and Product Management and Productivity. He is also an experienced traveler with an eternal beginner mindset, so he might bring an interesting perspective in his worldview.
VP of Product Operations @OutSystems | Product Ops Leader, Coach & Mentor
Product management leader & coach that is passionate about helping teams building products customers love. Throughout her 20+ year career, Anabela Cesário has successfully built products and teams from scratch for both startups and Fortune 500 companies.
Currently, she’s VP of Product Management at OutSystems. Reporting to the CEO, Anabela leads multiple teams, including Product Management, Product Experience, Product Ownership, Pricing, Developer Relations, and Product Ops.
Loves a good talk about fresh starts, product management, ops, scaling teams, and yoga!
Product Manager @Google | The “Visual PM”
Julia isn't your usual Product Manager –she's "the Visual PM."
With a deep-rooted passion for both technology and drawing, Julia effortlessly combines creativity and innovation to guide product development from a unique perspective.
With experience as a Product Manager at different companies, including her current role at Google, Julia incorporates visual thinking and communication into her work whenever possible. Her drawings help teams to be clearer on the vision and product goals, and to collaborate and communicate more effectively.
She enjoys sharing her expertise through workshops and practices real-time visualization for talks and conferences, a skill known as graphic recording or visual facilitation.
She firmly believes that drawing is a valuable tool that can help you become a better Product Manager, and she's excited to teach you how to harness its potential.
CPO @Alteos | Product Leader | Speaker | Coach | Mentor
Assiduous Product Leader driving delivery from the product roadmap to end users. Experienced financial products and services product professional with proven technical and commercial expertise across the complete Product Development Lifecycle. Excellent communicator, able to influence and operate at all levels of the business. A committed and motivated servant leader of high performing teams that deliver successful outcomes, based on collaborative ways of working and solution driven thinking.
Product @Doist | Founder @Calmr Works | Coach @Product Academy
Dominique is the Head of Product at Doist, makers of Todoist and Twist, where he is building a world-class, remote and async-first product organization. He started his career writing code for web applications but quickly gravitated toward the art and science of shaping and shipping great products.
This interest in all things product, and his appetite for sharing and learning new ways of working, inspired him to take on different leadership roles throughout his 20-year career in engineering and product.
His ultimate goal is to create empowering environments where teams can create value for customers and the business — all while having fun and staying sane.
Digital Products and Value Creation @ Cofidis Group
João Colaço de Freitas is the CPO of Cofidis, a leading consumer finance player in Portugal. He has spent his career zig-zagging between start-up and corporate world across Energy, Retail, Enterprise Software and Finance - finding a surprising amount of common ground. Deep curiosity around user problems, disciplined execution in both discovery and delivery work and radical focus on talent are the things that move the needle - irrespective of the environment.
CEO @omoqo GmbH
David Pereira is a product leader with 15+ years of experience. He's sharpened his skills by leading diverse teams, from startups to giant corporations. Since 2020, he has openly shared his mistakes, failures, and insights on agile product management, reaching over 10 million readers worldwide. His thought-provoking courses had 15K+ satisfied students across 100+ countries.
Let his unique expertise inspire your journey.
Senior Service Designer @ Koos Service Design
Cátia is a hands-on designer with 10 years of experience as a consultant and manager of design and innovation projects. Getting to know people and their realities, to be able to materialize ideas and bring them to life is her passion! No wonder she finds human-centered innovation the most interesting. Cátia loves adventure – she climbed the highest mountain in Portugal.
Lead Program Manager @OutSystems
Patrícia is a storyteller by training and by heart. After some time as a TV Journalist, she found a different path in the intersection of people, product, and marketing in the past ten years. She's a Lead Product Operations Manager at OutSystems, leading an internal Product Management Academy, helping to grow the next generation of product leaders. At the same time, she hosts and organizes Product Ops Unwrapped, a talk series about Product Operations, followed by a community of 1000+ product and product operations professionals.
Product Manager @ Google
Nesrin is an agile professional at heart, driven by a deep passion for building innovative products that effectively solve users' problems. With her self-management skills, she excels in taking ownership and driving projects forward. Nesrin's exceptional team-building and relationship-building abilities contribute to a collaborative and supportive work environment. As a strong communicator, she thrives on fostering open communication and enjoys collaborating with others to achieve shared goals.
Group Product Manager
A seasoned software professional, who is passionate about product management, with 8+ years of experience. Specializing in B2B and platform products, he excels in strategy, discovery, and delivery. Skilled in public speaking, coaching, and line management, João currently thrives as a Staff Product Manager at Remote. His previous roles include product leadership at Farfetch and Onfido, teaching at Universidade Lusófona, and product management at Premium Minds. He has also conducted research and served as a teaching assistant at the University of Lisbon.
Product & Leadership Coach, Community Builder, & Consultant
With a background in leading high-performance product teams at renowned companies like Amazon, Sainsbury's, and HSBC, Randy specializes in building strong product cultures and empowering teams to ask better questions, driving faster progress. He is the author of the book “What Do We Do Now?”. He also runs The Product Experience podcast and you can also check the valuable insights shared at Product in the [A]ether events.
Head of Product @ SamKnows
Senior Product Executive with a record of improving the bottom line of 10+ products. Reputation for finding product-market fit, turning around underperforming products and growing adoption. A pioneer in bridging the gap between people, process and technology and implementing workflow automation, AI integration and risk mitigation. Confident in building and developing careers of global cross-functional teams and influencing at C-suite/Board levels. Former artistic swimming elite athlete and Channel swimmer who exemplifies teamwork, accountability, and DEI.
Rémi Ribas Policastro
Speaker, Writer, Workshop Facilitator
Finding out that emotional regulation was a skill and as such it can be learned and mastered was a pivoting moment in Remi’s life.
Since then, Remi has packed years of findings and (self) experimentations in that area to share them with all sorts of crowds allowing them to effectively notice, regulate and harness emotions.
Outside of this, Remi builds a career around revenue in the tech industry with an appetite for growth, solving problems and building lasting relationships.
Product and Design Leader
Questions like “Why do we—as individuals and as group members—do what we do?" "How can we and our customers and co-workers be brought to behave 'better'?" "How can insights from behavioral science help us build more impactful and better-loved products?" guide much of Elizabeth's work. Currently Head of Product Acceleration and Strategy at Frontiers Media, her product leadership approach is heavily influenced by her scientific background in behavioral science. Keywords in her work: Behavioral economics, experimentation, evidence-based decision-making, user research, strategy, usability, UX, CX.
As a growth-focused Researcher, Rene's expertise lies in helping businesses, regardless of size, excel in building, marketing, and selling products that generate value and excitement for customers while driving business growth. He specializes in leveraging Jobs to be Done theory, conducting buyer's journey analysis, and performing comprehensive market research. By understanding customer needs and preferences, he assists companies in creating compelling offerings that deliver exceptional customer experiences and drive sustainable growth.
Researcher and Designer @ Miro
Andrej Balaz is working as a Staff Researcher in Growth at Miro. With a multi-faceted background in service design, UX, UI, and strategy, he helps teams at Miro to explore and test new ways of attracting customers to engage and retain them. Andrej has also consulted with various organizations worldwide to help them reveal new growth opportunities. When talking to Andrej, you will hear him talk about "selling before building it", leveraging design to "take curiosity on a walk with a clear goal, but no obvious path", and more. Reach out!
Product Coach @ Founders Factory
With a vibrant background spanning big data, gambling, financial regulation, and IoT, Inês dives into the realms of B2C and B2B contexts. As an entrepreneur, she thrives on collaborating with start-ups and scale-ups, injecting her passion for product innovation and transformation initiatives. Currently serving as a Product Coach at Founders Factory, Ines brings a unique blend of expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to the table. Her magnetic presence and insightful perspective make her a captivating speaker, leaving audiences inspired and eager to embrace the endless possibilities of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Partner @ Koos Service Design
Siddi is an experienced Chief Digital Officer and Chief Technology Officer with more than 25
years of experience in leading technology and digital transformation in multiple industries.
His role is to make companies and their customers successful in navigating and adapting to
the big questions that technology raises: how to utilize digital and modern technologies to
improve the operations and change the way you compete, as ‘everything gets more digital’?
How to better utilize data, improve the customer experience, and build new products,
services and business models that meets stakeholders’ values and needs, while staying
safe, secure, and trusted.