Lisa Vigar


Senior Product Manager

As Voice becomes mainstream in homes around the world, it opens up new opportunities for really interesting products that give our audience unique experiences. We’re just learning what this new medium can do, and where its true value lies.

Creating and launching a voice product, or indeed any product is only half the battle. Getting users to come back time and again is the real mark of success. Creating a voice skill that maps directly to audience needs takes a huge amount of time and effort and during her Canvas talk, Lisa, senior product manager at the BBC, will be talking about how they created the BBC kids skill for Alexa. A recent Webby award winner for best user experience, Lisa will be sharing the insider story of creating the skill and the difficulties that come with it such as product discovery, keeping it relevant and designing failure for kids.

With vast experience across editorial and digital, Lisa’s spent years building products including the chart topping Children’s mobile apps, IPTV and red button features and services. In 2016, she product managed the launch of the Award winning BBC iPlayer Kids app before moving into the BBC’s new Voice + AI team last year where she launched the BBC Kids skill, and continues to work on new innovations using voice.

Our Speakers

We seek out speakers at the cutting edge of their particular discipline or industry, who can share their insights of building exceptional digital experiences. You’ll get actionable insights from each and every one that you’ll be able to take away and start to apply in your day to day.

Introducing our rockstars

Introducing our rockstars


Lisa Vigar

Senior Product Manager


Ella Fitzsimmons

Head of Narrative Strategy


Stephanie Donald

UX Designer


Lucy Blackwell

Chief Experience Officer


Martyn Reding

Head of Digital Experience


Rebecca Dibb-Simkin

Product & Marketing Director


Rob Muir

Chief Digital Officer



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