Keynotes & Talks

Influencing with Stories

by Shawn Callahan

We’re excited to announce Shawn Callahan as a Product Camp keynote this August! Shawn will talk about how to build your ability to share stories to influence your stakeholders. This will be a practical session where you will learn some new skills to find and tell effective oral stories.

Shawn Callahan is the author of Putting Stories to Work and founder of Anecdote, a global company that helps leaders with influencing and inspiring action with oral stories. He helps leaders find and tell the story of their strategy, change, their company & values – and also the story of their product or service.
Anecdote works with companies such as Mars, Danone, Allianz, SAP, Tesco and Shell and delivers training for leaders in 20 countries and in 6 languages. Shawn has been working with organisational stories for close on 20 years and is regarded as a world leader in his field.

If you want to do some reading before Product Camp, grab Shawn’s book here.

Organisational agility + product alignment
to drive innovation

by Craig Rees

Craig Rees has been in digital product management since early 2000. Working across retail, media, technology and financial services sectors in both Europe and Asia. Originally from the UK but now based in Australia he has been involved with organisations such as BBC, Sensis, Atlassian, SKY, Vodafone and BCG Digital Ventures (A division of the Boston Consulting Group) where he has built up and led teams that have been at the forefront of modern product development and innovation practices including agile, lean and design thinking.

His belief is that organisational agility will be the difference between the companies that succeed and those that don’t. His driving passion is that there has to be a better way, to bring new products to market, to build software platforms and to innovate beyond the constraints of your organisation whoever they may be or what they may do.

Craig has recently taken on the role of Chief Product Officer at Unlockd a startup in the adtech space based in Melbourne, New York and London.


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Rosenfeld Media has provided us with ebooks for giveway & a discount for all attendees.

Rosenfeld Media provides deep user experience design expertise in the formats you need: 25 books, over 50 workshops, and consulting from dozens of the field’s top experts.