LION+MASON is excited to bring you ‘Digital Experience Leeds’ on the 29th of September as part of the Leeds Digital Festival 2021.

This one-day event is designed to be an informal and laid-back series of talks aimed at specialists in digital propositions, products, and transformation, discussing the importance of experience as well as ‘real world’ challenges from the ever-evolving digital landscape.

ITINERARY

Date: 29th September

10:00AM Coffee & Networking
10:30AM Introduction
11:00AM Andy Curry / LION+MASON
“It’s all about the customer”
11:30AM Andrew Robinson / NatWest

“Title TBC”

12:00PM Mike Green / Researchable

“But what about the user?!”

LUNCH
1:30PM John James / First Direct / HSBC / OVO

“What’s your problem?- a journey of problem solving through product- asking are you solving the right problem?”

2:00PM Phoebe McLaughlin & Marc Bowers / Hark
“Title TBC”
2:30PM Eleni Sharp / BBC

“How to be a Product Manager in a Research & Development Lab”

3:00PM Drinks & Networking

ITINERARY

Date: 29th September

10:00am

☕️ COFFEE & NETWORKING

10:30am

 INTRODUCTION

11:00am
What should I call my talk?

ANDY CURRY

Principal UX Consultant

Andy has led end-to-end projects for a huge variety of household name clients from public and private sectors, including multinational corporations, universities, national institutions and government bodies.

11:30am
You can’t separate product and proposition: developing digital innovation in a bank

ANDREW ROBINSON

Digital Proposition Manager

Andrew currently leads digital proposition innovation for NatWest’s retail bank. Before this, he worked in a variety of agencies in digital strategy roles – helping brands such as Unilever, Virgin Trains, Barratt Homes and Virgin Media develop and implement their digital strategies across a range of channels, platforms and experiences.

12:00pm
But what about the user?!

MIKE GREEN

Freelance Senior User Researcher

Mike has extensive experience of working with major Whitehall departments to develop user-centred online government services for UK citizens.

12:30pm

🥗🌯🥪  LUNCH

1:30pm
What’s your problem?

JOHN JAMES

Product Manager

John has product managed and delivered award winning innovative services ranging from new product journeys through to partnerships with fintechs delivering new open banking based apps.

2:00pm
Wait, who’s our user?

PHOEBE MCLAUGHLIN

Product Owner

Phoebe’s background in customer services and project implementation has resulted in a huge passion for usable products. She understands that a shift in mentality, the pitfall of assumptions, and an appreciation for processes are all key factors in creating functionality that end users actually want to use.

2:00pm
Wait, who’s our user?

MARC BOWERS

Lead UI / UX Designer

Marc has worked in both B2B and agency environments designing solutions that solve problems across many sectors. A self-confessed pixel perfectionist, with a methodical mind, who is passionate about making the complex appear simple.

2:30pm
How to be a Product Manager in a Research & Development Lab

ELENI SHARP

Executive Innovation Product Manager

Eleni helps companies develop strategies for their products & services that can deliver meaningful change, such as better experiences, more value for consumers/customers or new business models.

3:00pm

🍹🍺 DRINKS AND NETWORKING

VENUE

We are delighted to be partnering with The Cross Keys to host the event. Located on water lane and just a short walk from city centre and train station, the venue provides an informal and relaxed environment to take in the talks. And of course, the outdoor courtyard provides an excellent space to network and enjoy a drink in the sun (weather permitting).

LUNCH

The venue does have a lunch menu. However, if you do intend to have lunch at the Cross Keys we highly recommend booking a table in advance and also consider ordering in advance to ensure timely service and avoid missing any of the afternoon talks.

Alternatively, there are a number of excellent bars, cafes, and sandwich shops in the immediate vicinity.

HOW TO FIND US

Address

107 Water Ln
Holbeck
Leeds
LS11 5WD
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