Tom Walsham

VP of Product

Tom Walsham is a Product Manager, Strategist, and Startup Mentor with a breadth of experience in applying technology and a rigorous approach to modern product management  across verticals, platforms and business models. As VP of Product at TWG, Tom is responsible for helping organizations find the right mix of human-centred research and design, agile development and lean product theory to execute an effective digital strategy. Tom plays an active role in the Canadian startup and Product Management ecosystems, delivering talks and workshops, and running key community events. Tom is also the founder of the TorontoAPM program – a collective of organizations that run a cohort-driven Product Management training program to create new paths into the discipline.

Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24

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Wed, Sept 25

02:51pm

02:51pm - 03:06pm

Money

10 Signs Your Organization is Performing Innovation Theatre with Tom Walsham of TWG

The financial industry's investment in digital transformation over the past decade has put them in an enviable position compared to many other verticals. Customers interact effortlessly with online services and mobile devices deliver instant access through powerful, personalized native apps. With the most obvious problems solved, banks, insurance providers and other FIs have made significant investments in innovation labs and incubators hoping to uncover the Next Big Thing and keep hungry startups at bay. In this lightning talk, Tom will examine the practices, org structures, and activities that look like innovation but are little more than ‘innovation theatre’. This session will provide actionable insights on how to reposition budgets and internal innovation teams to deliver real value while empowering and motivating your change-makers to keep your organization ahead of the competition.

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Thurs, Sept 26

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