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31st October 2015 – London, UK

Sharing the stories behind great products



9 speakers will share in-depth stories on how they addressed specific challenges within their organisation.

Pip Jamieson
Founder, The Dots
Pip is the Founder of The Dots. Best described as a "LinkedIn for creatives", The Dots is a professional networking platform designed to help creative professionals and companies showcase work, network, collaborate and (most importantly) connect with commercial opportunities. An entrepreneur with a distinctive marmite laugh (you either love it or you hate it) Pip has spent the last 13 years immersed in the creative industries, including executive roles at MTV Australia and New Zealand. Pip lives on a houseboat with her husband in Kings Cross, London.
Will Swannell
Founder & CEO, HireSpace
Will has been responsible for product at Hire Space and has helped grow the business from something scratch to a market leading position. Previous to founding Hire Space in 2012, Will worked as a corporate strategy advisor and before that as an Economics teacher. Will has a BSc in Theoretical physics from Imperial College, London and MPhil in Finance from Cambridge University. He also has a keen interest in Education.
James Gill
CEO, GoSquared
James is the co-founder and CEO of GoSquared, the real-time customer analytics platform. James has been making product decisions since he was 14, and now manages a team of engineers and designers focused on making the analytics world a little less dull.
Karolis Kosas
Creative Director, YPlan
Karolis specializes in interactive product design. He is currently a leading UI / UX design team at YPlan. In 9+ years he has worked with impactful organisations and products, including Samsung User Experience Lab, Google, TuneIn, Rapt Studio, Ravel Law and the Barbican Centre.
Scott Weiss
VP Design, SwiftKey
Scott Weiss is a mobile design visionary and has led design teams in many prominent tech companies across the globe. In 2001 he started work on his seminal book "Handheld Usability" after discovering that there were no design texts for phones and other handheld devices, and has gone on to help create compelling user experiences on a wide range of mobile platforms. He?s worked with LG, Samsung, Vodafone and many other well-known brands, held career-level roles at Apple, Microsoft, Sybase and Autodesk, and run his own UX agency in New York.
Tim Davey
Co-Founder & Head of Product, OneFineStay
Previous to founding onefinestay in 2009, Tim was co-founder and CTO of Snaptalent, a web recruitment ad network based in San Francisco, which raised funds from Y-Combinator, Index Ventures and other leading investment firms. Tim has a BSc in Theoretical physics from Imperial College, London and is an active member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) and the Privacy International advisory board.
Anna Wojnarowska
User Researcher, Government Digital Service
Anna Wojnarowska is a user researcher at Government Digital Service (GDS) where she specialises in IT transformation for the British government. For the past two years she has been working within the Cabinet Office conducting ethnographic investigations on the daily lives and work practices of civil servants in order to make government services faster, clearer and simpler. She worked with the Home Office and related organisations on national security.
Rachel Ilan Simpson
UX Designer, Google
Rachel is currently working as a UX Designer on the Google Chrome team. She has worked with award winning Design Agencies, Startups and Software Companies and frequently speaks on topics related to Design, User Research and prototyping. In her free time, she loves to organize design events. She was one of the original co-founders of Make Munich, a yearly festival of all things DIY. She also started Munich Design Jam, and is on the orga team of IxDA Munich. For fun, Rachel loves to travel (and live!) other places. She?s originally from Calgary, Canada and has visited 26 different countries in as many years.
Graham Paterson
CPO, Catapult

Graham is Chief Product Officer at Catapult, the flexible workforce platform that gives part-time hospitality and retail workers access to top brands in the UK and Germany.

Prior to joining Catapult, Graham spent 3 years at Deliveroo where he held the position of Group Product Manager, working with teams across all aspects of the product including consumer, B2B, internal tooling, pricing, and artificial intelligence systems.

In addition, Graham has helped to scale and grow brands such as Transferwise, and Intuit (QuickBooks), building the customer experience and supporting expansion into new markets.

With a background in design and development, Graham started out building his own products, such as NightCapp the late-night bar locator, which originally ignited his passion for the Product area. Graham is also the Editor of Product Dogs, a blog for people who build digital products. The content includes a series of essays, ideas, and general thoughts on how to build better products.