Emily Tate is General Manager for the US for Mind the Product, the world's largest community of product people. Prior to joining Mind the Product, Emily spent over 10 years in product leadership as a consultant with Pivotal Labs and product manager in the travel industry. She started her career managing software solutions for airlines before taking her experience to the traveler’s side of the journey as the product manager for a leading travel management app, TripCase. Emily is passionate about the craft of product management and loves talking about new ways to make products people love. She was listed as one of “52 Women Making an Impact in Product Management.”


My primary focus is product management best practices and leadership. I am passionate about topics across the product spectrum including:

  • Modern product management in an enterprise company

  • User research and discovery

  • Scaling product management and agile practices

  • Product management and user experience (UX) collaboration

  • Product management and engineering collaboration

  • Balanced teams

  • Defining and building new features

  • Product management basics - what is product management, prioritization, roadmapping, etc.

  • Moving from individual contributor to leadership roles

  • Product ethics

  • Team culture

  • Working in technical teams as a non-technical team member

I like to focus on real examples in talks, and am not afraid to share learnings from failure as much as successes. 

Upcoming and Recent Talks

Your Bugs Aren’t Special: Real Talk on Prioritisation
Product Camp Dallas, Dallas, TX March 2019
Agile Cambridge, Cambridge, UK October 2019

Get the Most Out of Your Product Manager
Agile-Lean Ireland, Dublin, Ireland April 2019
ProductTank Oslo, Oslo, Norway August 2019

The Big Shift: Moving from "Doer" to "Leader"
SpringOne Platform, Washington, DC                                                                   September 2018

Stuck in the Middle: Mastering Stakeholder Management
Big Design Conference, Dallas, TX                                                                      September 2018
Ada’s List Conference, London, England October 2018
Ladies Who UX, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX November 2018
Product Camp London, London, England April 2019

Get the Most Out of Your Product Manager
Pluralsight LIVE, Salt Lake City, UT                                                                             August 2018
PRDC Deliver Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada                                                  October 2018

Product Ethics (Remote talk)
ProductTank Bern, Bern, Switzerland                                                                              May 2018

Stuck in the Middle: Stakeholder Management for Product Managers
North Dallas Scrum Product Owners Meetup, Dallas, TX                                              April 2018

Everything's Coming Up Dilbert: Building Product in the Enterprise
BigDesign Conference, Dallas, TX                                                                       September 2017
PRDC Deliver Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada                                                  October 2017
SpringOne Platform, San Francisco, CA                                                                December 2017

Panel: Product Culture and Organisational Change
Mind the Product Leadership Event, London, England                                        September 2017

Getting The Most Out Of Your Product Manager
Texas Agilistas, Dallas, TX                                                                                          August 2017

The Problem with Proxy Users
DFW User Experience Group, Dallas, TX                                                                    March 2017

The Product People Shift
South by Southwest (SXSW), Austin, TX                                                                     March 2017

Confessions of a Serial Hobbyist
IgniteDFW, Dallas, TX                                                                                                    June 2016

Out of the Labs: Understanding Traveler Behavior
Dallas Startup Week, Dallas, TX                                                                                    April 2016

Everything's Coming Up Dilbert: Building Product in the Enterprise - SpringOne Platform - San Francisco, CA

Confessions of  Serial Hobbyist - IgniteDFW - Dallas, TX

Moving Beyond the MVP - Product Management Festival - Zurich, Switzerland