Category: Mobile

Teams do their best work, collaborate more efficiently, and are highly motivated when there are clear metric goals that are aligned with the company mission. Unfortunately, many teams struggle with setting goal metrics that drive meaningful product outcomes, align stakeholder incentives, or allow teams to execute rapidly with a clear purpose.

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Serial mobile entrepreneur and member of Facebook’s Client Council, Joel Freeman shares his experience bringing fast growing apps to market and reveals what he learned along the way, including how to effectively design for virality and retention, how to maximise organic growth and invest in scaling paid opportunities, and what the future of the Appstore looks like.

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April 17, 2017

In this episode, Gaurav Hardikar talks about the future of e-commerce. He discusses how to design products that provides an efficient shopping process for consumers, how he drives engagement at Shopkick, and the need to balance stakeholders needs with the needs of consumers.

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April 17, 2017

In this compelling conversation, Jules Walter discusses his role at Slack to drive user growth. He also discusses his perspective on the future of mobile, the best qualities of a Product Manager, and his experience being a minority within Silicon Valley.

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February 13, 2017

Adobe/PleanPlum marketing exec Joyce Solano talks about her experience learning how to reinvent Adobe from a software co. to marketing co. She also talks about empathy, brand positioning, and how defining company goals to create your brand story.

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January 5, 2017

We’re super excited to announce that WeChat has partnered with Products That Count to boost our community. WeChat is kinda the Facebook of China: an addictive messaging platform like we’ve never seen in the West with 800M active users. If you consider yourself an innovator, this is your opportunity to get a glimpse at the future! Plus, we’ll be offering free tickets to our programs and more perks via our channel. Use the QR code to subscribe.

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December 6, 2016

Serial tech entrepreneur Sachin Rekhi talks about his journey in Silicon Valley to take his products from the idea stage to being sold to a top social media company. He candidly shares his experience on the challenges of working in Silicon Valley in 2016 and gives advice on building great products by learning what type of product manager you are.

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November 22, 2016

Singularity Professor Nell Watson discusses singularity including the notion of AI personhood. She talks about how AI is here to stay because of what she refers to as the ‘autonomous distributed corporation’. She emphasizes that knowledge is power and postulates that it makes sense to involve AI when there is so much data available.

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November 15, 2016

We’ll spend an evening of networking and fun around the theme “Building Products That Count.” Uber early investor, venture capitalist and recovering entrepreneur Shawn Carolan will share how to get to the essence of your product. Serial social entrepreneur Jonas Kaufman will talk about the product that counts the most: Drinkable Water. Your truly will reveal the rules behind the most successful mobile products,

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September 27, 2016

What are the fundamentals of building great products at scale? Former Uber product exec Frederique Dame reveals why it is critical to have a clear mission and clear goals, how companies can stay agile as they scale, and what culture fosters innovation with a team that operates in hyper growth mode. Along the way, she shares concrete examples from Yahoo!, Photobucket, SmugMug, and Uber.

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August 9, 2016

Leah Hunter is a Fast Company writer and futurist passionate about the human side of tech, fashion and augmented reality (AR). She describes how AR will disrupt big, heavy industries and completely change our lives. She gives advice on how to predict the future: be uncomfortable, she argues.

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August 9, 2016

Data and analytics expert Alistair Croll argues that big data is changing business, society and even the human species. Businesses are built faster based on analytics and data. What’s coming next for big data and cloud computing? Alistair’s answers and examples may surprise you. Listen in and find out.

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July 26, 2016

From search engines to voice assistants to healthcare and self-driving cars, machine intelligence can transform the products and services we build and use. Drawing from her experience working on algorithmic and AI-driven products, Google CEO Technical Assistant Aparna Chennapradaga shares insights and lessons on building trustworthy products powered by AI.

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July 12, 2016

How do you bring new users on board in ways that keeps them coming back? Slack head of growth Merci Victoria Grace reveals the secrets behind Slack new user experience including building a culture of shoshin (the “beginner’s mindset”), cultivating empathy for new users and more.

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April 19, 2016

MIT Digital Fellow and Boston University Professor Van Alstyne argues that product business models are broken and being replaced by platforms. Products have features, but platforms have communities. How does that impact business model? 

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March 22, 2016

Conversation and messaging-based interfaces are becoming the new norm in the post-app economy for next-generation mobile services, commerce and transactions. But why do some messaging services thrive when most don’t? Veteran Silicon Valley VC and Mayfield fund managing partner Tim Chang shares his investment thesis for re-inventing the interface for everything.

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February 2, 2016

We so identify with our mobile products that we expect from them what we wish for ourselves: an attractive body, a meaningful life, and increasing competence and ability. This 3-min video gives the highlights of the Mobile Formula, the 3 rules behind successful mobile products.

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December 1, 2015

Yelp Product VP Eric Singley talks about growing Yelp in the early days and shares what he sees as mobile product trends and best practices. Note: Yelp and Eric are the amazing sponsors that supported Products That Count from day 1 and make our events possible. Thank you thank you!!!

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October 13, 2015

On-demand economy and platform thinking guru Sangeet Paul Choudary talks about what makes a great platform. He discusses their business models, the key role of reputations, and explains why the best platforms are the ones we don’t even notice.

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September 30, 2015
How do you go about disrupting daily habits that haven’t changed in decades, such as driving places, finding a home, and balancing the books? Lyft CMO, ex-Trulia CMO and ex-Intuit exec Kira Wampler reveals her approach and secrets to successfully disrupting tough categories from transportation to real estate and personal finance.
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July 29, 2015
How do you create disruption in a complex ecosystem? Is an aggressive stand against the industry, such as Uber’s, the only way? Is it the most effective way? Emmy-award winner and TiVo’s CDO Margret Schmidt shares lessons learned from TiVo’s success in disrupting television and building partnerships with media behemoth like cable operators.
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January 28, 2015

Facebook’s ex-head of mobile development Jocelyn Goldfein shares best practices in building great software companies and cultures. “Your business model and technology stack shape your software company’s DNA and culture. You should understand how and why.”

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September 24, 2014

Internet of Things (IoT) devices do not exist on their own, they are nearly always closely associated with cloud-based services with multiple other touchpoints. Visionary author and founder of Adaptive Path Mike Kuniavsky will discuss how to design devices for multi-touchpoint services.

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April 23, 2014

Mobile advertising expert Yann Kronberg shares best practices in optimizing cost per install on mobile ad networks, optimizing user acquisitions strategies and navigating App Store marketing.

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