Launching your career as a product manager requires a varied tapestry of skills and experience. While a degree and advanced certification can help in some cases, you will also benefit from continuous growth mindset that engages business acumen, knowledge-based environments, and various soft...
Launching your career as a product manager requires a varied tapestry of skills and experience. While a degree and advanced certification can help in some cases, you will also benefit from continuous growth mindset that engages business acumen, knowledge-based environments, and various soft skills to succeed.
Condé Nast’s Mel McVeigh (VP, Digital Product - Global Consumer Brands & Commerce) has enjoyed an impressive career building consumer-focused products and strategies that spark growth. While Mel sits on the technology side of the house, her background is creative, leveraging product development and savviness.
Mel will share why focusing on the customer experience will help you drive revenue — and ultimately shape your career.
Get ready to take away:
The role business skills play in growing your career and driving revenue growth
What effective product strategy entails
Common challenges for beginners + how to overcome them
How creativity + a user-centric mindset can enhance your career
Soft skills + knowledge-based environments you need to thrive
Meet The Speaker
VP Product, Global Brands and Commerce, Condé Nast
Mel is VP Product, Global Brands and Commerce at Condé Nast. She leads the digital portfolio across 9 brands: Vogue, GQ, Conde Nast Traveller, Architectural Digest, House + Garden, World of Interiors, Allure, SELF, and Glamour. She is also responsible for the commerce product platform.
She is a senior leader with a creative director’s mindset. She works in the realm of conception, redesign, and reimagination of end-to-end customer experience. She creates some of the highest-performing teams in product + design and transforms businesses driving audience growth and commercial performance.
Across her career, she has worked for publishers and commerce organizations including Photobox, TUI, Telegraph, Mr&MrsSmith, Lonely Planet, and TimeOut. She is also a photo-based artist and regularly exhibits her work. Her work intertwines between human and machine, algorithms and storytelling.