Companies that attend


Sepand Norouzi

Product Manager at Spotify

Ronnie Falcon

Product Manager at Google

Jeremy Bailey

Creative Director for Product at FreshBooks

Jisha Jacob

Product Manager at Dropbox

Carol Skordas Walport

Group Product Manager at Zocdoc

Greg Weissberg

Sr. Product Manager at SoulCycle

Thor Ernstsson

CEO at Alpha

Kevin D. Kim
Product Manager at Quartz

Why attend?

Are you interested in learning how to build and manage products that users love? We'd like to have you at Product Festival. This is where the world's leading product people come together and share practical advice on how to build and evolve products. Product Festival features enlightening talks to help you become a better product leader.

Get key insights

Learn about the newest product management practices, trends, tools, and processes.

Connect with product people

Build relationships with product leaders from fast growing startups to large enterprises.

Solve problems at work

Have your specific questions answered and challenges addressed by speakers and attendees.

Jesse Orme‏


At Product Festival by @AcademyOX listening to some great speakers. #sanfrancisco #design #product

Arijit Das / SĀF


Great day at #productfestival with @animoto design team! Learned a ton, looking forward to applying.

Sarah Waldner


"Clear goals help ppl contextualize work and find metrics to ensure their success" Great point @kberger! @AcademyOX #product @VictorOps



@kberger enjoyed you at #productfestival today. My colleagues and I at @checkr gave you the gold. :)

Joshua Sortino


I love how #productfestival is handling Q&A. Never heard of @Slidoapp but it's the most I've seen the audience engaging with a speaker.

Alina Kharina


Product insights at #productfestival today. awesome speakers



We had a blast at this week's #productfestival NY, facilitating discussions w/ the world's leading product managers  Great Qs & learnings!

Inga Chen


Had a blast talking data products & running a #machinelearning product workshop at #ProductFestival NY! Thx for having me @AcademyOX!

Droy Walker


All great talks at #productfestival  Thanks speakers!

Janet Stearns


@TheTravelTab’s product team listening & learning from product speakers from Google, Spotify, Instagram, and more at #productfestival #nyc

Noman Siddiqui


Stellar line up of speakers at #ProductFestival SF! organized by @AcademyOX #ProductDesign #UX #UI #conference

Prerak Patel‏


Awesome talk at #productfestival by @NickeySkarstad of @Airbnb. Really insightful.

London, UK

Milton Court Concert Hall

Milton Court
Silk St, London

Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, Old Street, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street

Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available

The Schedule
9:30am to 5:00pm
October 29, 2018




Morning Talks

Jisha Jacob, Dropbox

Facilitating Executive Involvement/Discussion: Grounded in my almost year-long close working relationship with AppNexus' executive team, I can talk through the communication skills I learned at AppNexus and how they've evolved with learnings in Dropbox, specifically leveraging some learnings/frameworks from The Pyramid Principle and ways to get ahead of/mitigate high-stakes conversations.

Jeremy Bailey, FreshBooks

I Lived Every Product Designers Dream; Here’s the Story: Haven’t you ever wanted to scrap your entire product and start from scratch? Jeremy got the opportunity to do just that. Hear from him about this experience, what he got right, wrong, and what he should have and how to create a product that talks up to customers, rather than talking down.

Sepand Norouzi, Spotify

In post product-market fit tech companies, running experiments is increasingly at the core of a product manager’s job. In this era of experimentation, there’s a trend towards allowing data to drive decision making. I argue that while PMs need to take data into consideration, they must not forget to consider the context of the user in order to paint a complete picture. This talk will make an argument for being data informed as opposed to data driven and speak to the downsides of overly data driven experimentation on your growth numbers and, ultimately, your bottom line.




Afternoon Talks

Thor Ernstsson, Alpha

Disrupting Tradition — How Companies Will Innovate in the Future: With a front-row seat to the digital transformations and cutting-edge product management techniques at companies like Citi, Experian, and Prudential, Thor can speak to preparing your organization for the future, and how experimentation reinvents traditional business models. Specifically, he can share how incorporating experimentation into product management workflows can grant better business outcomes. He will discuss how placing data-driven decisions in the hands of those closest to the problem to can breed less risks and more rewards for companies looking to plan for the future.

Greg Weissberg, SoulCycle

Shaping Physical Experiences & Behaviors: Merging online & offline products, enables us to build powerful customer habits. This presentation will discuss how technology, data & psychology can influence behaviors towards physical experiences.

Carol Skordas Walport, Zocdoc

Accelerating Product Delivery through a Shared Context: As teams and organizations scale, the importance of having a shared context increases. In this talk we will discuss why developing a shared context is important and how investing in it upfront can actually speed up the development process, reducing the headaches and wasted time that are created through information asymmetry. The talk will end with examples of efficient ways to share context that you can implement quickly in your teams.




Final Talks

Kevin D. Kim, Quartz

Practical User Research Tactics for a Global Audience: How are 200+ person WhatsApp groups in Brazil, 100%+ carrier surcharges in Kenya and the popularity of voice messages in China relevant to you?
Answer: They are examples of how factors like cultural and language differences, carrier data plans and internet speeds fundamentally shape consumer behavior in surprising ways around the world. How well your team deploys user research methods to understand these factors will make or break your global product’s success.
By the end of this session, you’ll learn (from a PM’s perspective) which practical user research methods, qualitative or quantitative, to deploy based on where you are in the development cycle and your company’s size. You’ll also learn how to work with your researchers to get from high-level findings to shipped product. You will walk away from this talk with a toolkit of creative, data-driven research tactics that will make sure your global user base is getting a product that is truly valuable.

Ronnie Falcon, Google

Building ML based products.




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Museum of Moving Image

36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street)
Astoria, NY 11106

Minutes away from Midtown Manhattan by subway or car, the Museum is located on the campus of the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios.

Parking provided by PV Parking Corp, 34-11 Steinway Street, Astoria (entrance on 41 Street, between 34 & 35 Avenue; wheelchair accessible).
In addition, there is street parking at meters.

Closest subway stations are the R/M at Steinway Street and N/W at 36 Ave. Please check with the MTA for any service changes.

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