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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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Product Talks By Innovify

Product Talks group, is a network of product managers and product owners where people can share ideas, and foster their own professional development. Our community is growing fast and we have an expert speaker line-up covering digital products across sectors.


6.00pm - Open and Networking

6.30pm - Welcome from Innovify

6.35pm - The Talk: Building a Modern Product Management Organization by Barron Ernst - Director of Product Management at

7.20pm  - Q&A and panel discussion

7.50pm - Close and Networking (pizza, beer & cider is on the house!)


The Talk: Building a Modern Product Management Organization

Barron will be speaking about: 

  • Trends in mistaken product strategy;
  • Over-optimisation;
  • Great products = customer knowledge + data;
  • Keys to Modern Product Management;
  • Principles to apply while building product teams;
  • The mix of new customer development and optimization;
  • The mix of goals and focus defines resources a team will need;
  • Reasons to be customer-focused;


About the Speaker: Barron Ernst  - Director of Product at

Barron Ernst is a Director of Product at, where he oversees the Ski and Beach Segments for the company. Previously, he was the Chief Product Officer for Showmax, a Streaming Video on Demand Provider focused on South and Sub-Saharan Africa and now part of the Multichoice Group (Previously part of Naspers). In this role, Barron built and ran the product, design, and QA organizations for Showmax while growing the company to a variety of new markets, new customers, and new platforms.

Prior to that, Barron was the Senior Director of Mobile and Growth for Naspers. Naspers (JSE: NPN) is a multinational global platform operator with principal operations in Internet services (focusing on e-commerce), pay-TV and print media, with assets spread across Eastern and Central Europe, China, Russia, Latin America, India, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Prior to Naspers, Barron ran email marketing, personalization, and growth for One Kings Lane 2014-2015. While there, he re-platformed the entire email system which resulted in 50% more registrations within 3 months for a relatively mature business. This also increased email open and CTRs in a channel that had been declining previously and ultimately generated 10s of millions in revenue growth for the business.

Before that, he ran monetization, acquisition, and the mobile team at IMVU from 2009-2011. During that time, the business grew from 20-50mm annual revenue. He was also VP of product for a small startup called Rewarder (2012-2013), a marketplace connecting consumers with home, auto, travel, and technology questions with a network of experts who could help. He started his career in product at Intuit, a prominent tech company in Silicon Valley focused on small business accounting and tax preparation (INTU).


This event is organised by Innovify - a London-based digital product studio, proudly providing the very best in new product development for the businesses of the future.

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WeWork Tower Bridge
1 Saint Katharine's Way
E1W 1UN London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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We are a London-based digital product studio, proudly providing the very best in new product development for the businesses of the future.

Since our humble beginnings all the way back in 2011, we’ve helped our clients from various sectors and backgrounds build a wide range of award-winning digital products including mobile apps, web platforms and much more.

We house an incredibly talented team of product managers, developers and UX/UI designers. As a company, we pride ourselves on delivering innovative projects and love seeing simple ideas develop into successful businesses.

After becoming the trusted partners for our clients, we’ve gone on to manage the entire product development life-cycle across the full spectrum of internet-enabled smart devices, including web and mobile.

So, whether you’re at the early stages of idea development or further along in your product journey, we’re the cost-effective solution for expert-built digital products.

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