We continue the line of good news: two great new speakers recently joined the programme of NWE Product Development Series on 2nd November 2021.
Kara will give us valuable insights into the product developement activities at Gannett, mainly about her latest success product USA Today Sports+.
Lianne is the leader of the BBC R&D human values team and will talk about her work that puts audiences’ core values at the heart of shaping future media services.
Kara leads the consumer product management team responsible for the largest network of national news outlets of more than 200 properties. Responsible for full product lifecycle, strategic development and optimization of experiences for web, video, native apps, newsletters and voice.
Lianne leads the BBC R&D human values team that works on putting audiences’ core values at the heart of shaping future media services. With her team they guide BBC teams to be human values-driven in their innovations, create bespoke tools for the creative process, and provide structure for evaluating products, services, and experiences using the human values framework. She is a psychologist who is passionate about enhancing experiences in a digital world and is deeply interested in providing new ways to measure value in a digital world.
Her research interests lie largely in understanding the impact of digital technology on people and societies, spans areas around human values, ethics, and metrics, as well as using positive psychology to connect create positive outcomes and valued experiences for people.
- Kara Chiles ‘USA Today, Sports Plus is a one stop sports experience built on authoritative sports news expert analysis’
- Max Franke says ‘Audio gives us an exciting opportunity to extend our reach there in new usage situations’
- Ana Bakalinova says ‘Having a product vision and aligning the teams on that vision is actually what a product manager does‘
- Julia Shalet says ‘If we don’t embrace innovation at the corporate level, then we are not going to keep hold of our innovative people’
- Lianne Kerlin, BBC R&D says ‘We truly believe you can align both design and your measures to peoples’ values’