Session Proposal: How to Dramatically Reduce Risk of Building Products People Don't Want


How to Dramatically Reduce Risk of Building Products People Don't Want


Learn how to discover authentic customer demand and increase chances of new product success. For product leaders in companies of all sizes.


David Eckoff’s sessions have been voted “Best Session” and "Best Presenter" at recent ProductCamps. What they’re saying about his seminars:

“Great session!! Best of the conference!!”
- Andrea Moe, product management and marketing

“An energizing session that made me think. I can’t wait to apply new ideas!”
- Lisa, healthcare technology product manager

“WOW! Great presentation – I’m energized!!”
- Phil, serial entrepreneur, applied technologist, product manager

“David’s keynote at our event was simply extraordinary. He captured the minds, imaginations and hearts of the audience in ways few speakers can. David’s keynote will entertain you, educate you and bring new life to the concepts of invention and innovation!”
- Thomas Koulopoulos, Author Smartsourcing, Founder Delphi Group

“David Eckoff is a cannonball of energy, delivering passion and engagement through his presentations. Mr. Eckoff is a boon to any conference that values itself as speaking truth, not fantasy."
- Chris Brogan, New York Times Bestselling author, marketing consultant, and speaker about social media marketing

DAVID ECKOFF specializes in working with teams to develop and launch game-changing online businesses. He has defined go-to-market strategies and led teams in companies ranging from startup to Fortune 500.

Eckoff has co-founded two technology startups. Most recently, he led a social games platform from inception to successful sale in June 2014.

He is also an advisor to technology companies, helping take revolutionary ideas from the drawing board to market. Eckoff has advised companies including Kleiner Perkins backed, live interactive broadcasting platform Ustream.TV, 3D Virtual World innovator Kaneva, and more.

Previously, Eckoff was Vice President, New Products at Turner Broadcasting (a Time Warner company, NYSE: TWX) responsible for overseeing the development, evaluation and launch of new products across the Turner entertainment, news and animation divisions.

Before joining Turner, Eckoff was Senior Director at RealNetworks Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK). Before joining Real, Eckoff was Senior Vice-President at, a 180-employee start-up private company funded by Intel, Softbank, Hummer Winblad and News Corporation (Fox). Prior to joining Rivals, Eckoff was at IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM) in various financial management positions.

Eckoff is an award-winning speaker on the topics of business innovation, startups and product development. He has been a featured speaker at the Charles River Ventures CEO Summit, keynote speaker at Perot Systems Innovation Lab Business Process & Innovation Summit, speaker at SXSW Interactive, keynote speaker at Video on the Net, Streaming Media West and more.

Eckoff holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BBA in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.