Session: Emerging trends from today's rapidly changing world, and how they impact the products we build for tomorrow
The talk will focus on crucial signals emerging today that will affect the "why" behind which technologies we build for tomorrow. Some highlights include the following patterns that are surfacing as a response to the covid crisis: (1) Altruism everywhere, (2) The Darwinian effects of eCommerce favoring specific categories, (3) The shift from innovating on the new and frivolous to the necessary and value-based, and (4) opportunities presented from the largest work from home experiment in history.
Bio: Megan Murphy
I am a product leader who has led product teams in San Francisco, Brazil, China, Spain, and fully distributed environments. I’ve managed portfolios of products with millions of MAUs, and have launched MVPs at Series-A startups in pursuit of product-market fit. Alongside founders and exec teams, I build a vision and narrative, and break them down into meaningful work for the product, tech, data science, design, and research teams I manage. I practice a balance of quant and qual, having run A/B and multi-variate experiments at scale (80m MAU products), as well as having conducted global user research studies from question capturing through synthesis. My product ethos: Great products are born at the intersection of (1) data that exposes a problem or opportunity, (2) qualitative insights that explain the “why” behind the data, and (3) either an appetite or white space in the market.