Claire Thornewill

Product Owner

ParcelLab

ParcelLab

I started out with Bachelors in Art & Design and went on to continue my education with a CEMS Masters in International Manager. This led me to start my career in Marketing, where I first came across the expression “User Experience Design” and lightbulb went on in my head. “Thats the job I want.” I thought to myself. I researched, took free online UX courses, attended a 10 Week General Assembly course and taught myself the basics of HTML and CSS and then went on to find a job as a Requirements Engineer. It was one step closer to UX and allowed me to move into the realm of digital products. In this role I went on to apply all that I had taught myself in UX and soon realised I did not have to be a UX designer to be doing UX in my Job. Since then I been a Product Manager in a Venture builder and Product Owner at parcelLab and apply UX principles in my day to day wherever I can. My approach: it doesn’t matter where I work or what my job title is, my goal is to be a UX advocate and help others understand the value of UX.

Upcoming Talks

Enabling the Team

Claire has had a non-traditional path to her role as a product owner for ParceLab, an Operations Experience platform used by businesses like IKEA, LIDL and Nespresso. Throughout this career path, she has learned that being a ‘Jack of all trades’ (or Jill!) has helped push her career forward and that being a generalist has allowed her not just to be a better PO but overall a better product leader.

In this talk, Claire will talk through:

  • What UX principles she recommends for product professionals to have a strong base on,
  • How has this helped her in her day-to-day role
  • What product principles she would have wanted to have known about earlier in her career, and
  • How being a T-shaped product owner has helped her democratise and create value in UX principles

Claire Thornewill

Product Owner

ParcelLab

ParcelLab
 
Enabling the Team

Is there a formula to ensure an efficient team? Is there a way where you can ensure teams are motivated, efficient and continue to ship great products?
In this interactive session, our speakers will talk through best practices that has worked for their businesses when building great and happy teams.
Learn what Matti, Claire and Julia have put into practice as they touch on:

  • How to make the best of T-Shaped skills
  • Building teams in the right way, from performance to upskilling
  • Is there an ideal team makeup? Does one size fit all or how to know what's right for you?

Matti Klasson

Head of Engineering Management

Nordic Entertainment Group

Nordic Entertainment Group
 
Claire Thornewill

Product Owner

ParcelLab

ParcelLab