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Product Talks

  • LUX Group Limited Level 12, 201 Kent Street NSW 2000 Australia (map)

Why Learning In Product Management Is All About Unlearning

Product Talks brings together a panel of speakers to share and discuss pertinent Product Management topics. This time, we'll be discussing "Why learning in Product Management is all about unlearning". We'll explore if Product Managers should focus on shedding preconceptions and notions about how customers behave, how products should be developed, and how businesses flourish? To quote a 2016 HBR article; "The problem isn’t learning: it’s unlearning. In every aspect of a business, we are operating with mental models that have grown outdated or obsolete, from strategy to marketing to organization to leadership. To embrace the new logic of value creation, we have to unlearn the old one." (
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Emma Jones, Founder, The Future of Work
Future Of Work was born out of a passion for solving people-related problems, introducing change and taking people on the journey to new and better ways of doing things. Understanding what is around the corner that will affect both how and what companies hire is what underpins all that Future Of Work does.

Emma Jones is a talent leader with over 20 years experience in a wide cross-section of people and talent disciplines. She has worked in businesses from boot-strapped tech' start-ups to global corporates, across the UK, US and Australia. Join us for this Meetup if you are interested in unlearning ineffective Product Management models.

Kevin Lucas, Director, BCG Digital Ventures
BCG Digital Ventures is a corporate investment and incubation firm. We invent, build and invest in startups with the world’s most influential companies. We share risk and invest alongside our corporate and startup partners via a range of collaborative options. Kevin Lucas is senior Executive who has worked in Telecommunications and Financial Services. •

Jen Marshall, CEO, Brainmates
Jen's extensive career spans media and digital publishing, TV news production, commercial evaluation and negotiation, as well as Product Management. As a long-time leader, she keeps up-to-date with thinking on leadership, organisational culture, structure and strategy.

Shay Hamama, CPO, Lux Group
With a Technical background in the Israeli Army, Shay's career in Product Management spans across a number of businesses in Australia and Israel. As the CPO of Lux Group he has built the technology behind one of Australia’s biggest e-commerce groups with fifteen websites including Luxury Escapes, The Home, Brands Exclusive, Living Social and more. • Important to know

What to bring
An open mind and a healthy set of questions.
This Meetup will be held at Lux Group.