Ben Burgett

Information & Communications Technology

Product Management Product Design UI/UX Design Design Systems Strategy Storytelling

San Francisco, California, United States

Ben Burgett

Product Manager at Facebook

Ben is a Product Manager at Facebook and loves working at the intersection of technology and design. A voracious reader, he believes that the most powerful communication device we have at our disposal is narrative.

Current sessions

Communicating Complex Ideas Simply

The more complicated the problem, the more critical it is to communicate it clearly so that all important players can collaborate effectively. Being able to communicate a technical topic is important and how you construct a story is crucial. This talk is aimed at helping convey complex concepts through compelling narrative that enables technical leaders to build a groundswell of support for prudent ideas. I will walk though tactical specifics of breaking down a topic for a variety of audiences (executive, sales, developer, technical leader, customer, etc) and will provide real world examples of how I’ve done this over the years.


Building Great Products

Solve the right problems, the right way! An introductory look into "Product Management", demystifying the practice and introducing competencies that can enable anyone (not just those with the title) to benefit from a more product centered mindset. This talk looks at how we can bring a human centered approach to digital product development; from ideation to delivery.


Scaling Design Systems

Searching for standardization, high quality, and efficiency as you design and build a digital products? Curious about how design systems can provide meaningful impact? Let's talk about the power of approaching design systems and component libraries with tenacity and pragmatism to wrangle chaos, enable velocity, encourage creativity, and maintain a high bar for craft.