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Product Management Events

Each and every month we deliver an exciting mix of Product Management, Coding, Data Analytics and Blockchain events for anyone interested in becoming a product manager, networking or those who just want to learn more about the world of tech.

Our events have featured speakers from Amazon, Spotify, Airbnb, Facebook and more.

Check out what we have lined-up for this month:

Product Management Events in September 2017

 

NEW YORK

 

Thursday, July 5th

How to Run A/B Tests Successfully by Vice Media Product Manager
Speaker: George Jeng, Product Manager at Vice Media.

This will be an informal chat about what it’s like running A/B Tests for a media company. George will cover the different ways A/B Tests can be implemented within an organization and he’ll also touch on some of the misconceptions of A/B Testing.

 

Wednesday, July 11th

How to Crack the Product Manager Interview by former Facebook PM
Speaker: Valentine Aseyo, former Product Manager at Facebook.

Interviewing for a Product Manager position is never a piece of cake. It takes experience, spectacular communication skills, and extensive prep. In this session, you’ll hear about the golden rules of interviewing that will help you score your dream job.

 

Thursday, July 12th

5 Tactical Tips for Early Product Managers by JW Player PM
Speaker: Alicia Hurst, Product Manager at JW Player.

You didn’t fall in love with Product Management to only write user stories and prioritize a backlog, right? The more strategic activities of talking to users, planning roadmaps, and product discovery are the holy grail. New product managers are usually overloaded with tactical work, which needs to be mastered first.

 

Wednesday, July 18th

Q&A: What’s the PM Life Like by fmr Werk.co Director of Product
Speaker: David Tuffy, former Director of Product at Werk.co.

Ever wondered what it’s like to work as a Product Manager? What about as a Product Manager at Werk.co? This is an exclusive, Q&A session to give you a chance to ask every question you’ve ever had, with David Tuffy, Director of Product at Werk.co.

 

Thursday, July 19th

Intro to Product Management by former AMEX Sr. Product Manager
Speaker: Fred Chong Rutherford, former Senior Product Manager at AMEX.

Join us for this free open doors session to get an overview of our part-time product management course curriculum, meet the lead instructor and have the chance to ask any additional questions that you might have about what it takes to become a Product Manager.

 

Tuesday, July 24th

ProductCon: The Product Management Conference
Speaker: A variety of speakers from top tech companies, such as, Spotify, Etsy and Mastercard.

At ProductCon you’ll explore with other product management professionals, engineers, startup founders and renowned product leaders the new methods and frameworks being used to design, launch and scale groundbreaking software products.

 

SAN FRANCISCO

 

Thursday, July 5th

Intro to Data Analytics for Managers by PS Lead Instructor
Speaker: Alexander Barriga, Lead Instructor at Product School.

Join us for this free open doors session to get an overview of our part-time data analytics course curriculum, meet the lead instructor and have the chance to ask any additional questions that you might have.

 

Wednesday, July 11th

How to Differ B2B vs. B2C Product Management by fmr Microsoft PM
Speaker: Anand Lakshminarayan, former Product Manager at Microsoft.

Ever wondered what the difference is between B2B and B2C product management? In this talk, Anand will discuss the core of what it is like to be an Enterprise Product Manager, drawing upon his experience at Microsoft and Checkr.

 

Thursday, July 12th

How to Measure Product Management Metrics by Square PM
Speakers: Sarah Jacobson, Product Manager at Square

We’ll look at a feature Sarah and her team worked on at Stride Health and unpack how to set the right metrics for a feature, how to determine whether a feature is successful and how to incorporate customer feedback alongside quantitative insights.

 

Wednesday, July 18th

How to Boost a Product’s User Engagement by former Shipt PM
Speaker: Taige Zhang, former Product Manager at Shipt.

Being a Product Manager requires structured and organized thinking. In this talk, Taige will share a powerful framework he’s been using to brainstorm ideas for boosting user engagement!

 

Thursday, July 19th

How to Transition from Design to Product Management by Xero Sr. PM
Speaker: James Taylor, Senior Product Manager at Xero.

James will be talking about how he fell into Product Management, and how he’s learned to use his skills as a Designer to deeply understand customer’s needs and bring cross functional teams together to deliver amazing experiences.

 

Thursday, July 26th

Intro to Product Management by Product School Lead Instructor
Speaker: Jeremy Glassenberg, Product School Lead Instructor.

Join us for this free open doors session to get an overview of our part-time product management course curriculum, meet the lead instructor and have the chance to ask any additional questions that you might have about what it takes to become a Product Manager.

 

SILICON VALLEY

 

Thursday, July 5th

Intro to Product Management by Product School Lead Instructor
Speaker: Patrick Millegan, Lead Instructor at Product School.

Join us for this free open doors session to get an overview of our part-time product management course curriculum, meet the lead instructor and have the chance to ask any additional questions that you might have about what it takes to become a Product Manager.

 

Wednesday, July 11th

How to Build a Successful Team by PayPal Senior Product Manager
Speaker: Liat Laron, Senior Product Manager at PayPal.

As Product Managers, we have a responsibility to bring people together to build world class products. Although fun, investing in team building does not necessarily mean just pizza and beer. Liat will share practical tips for identifying your team members’ strengths and internal motivations.

 

Thursday, July 12th

How to Move from UX to Product by UserZoom Dir. of Product
Speaker: Paresh Vakhariya, Sr. Director of Product Management at UserZoom.

Paresh will walk us through his journey from UX to Product Management and how he did it. He will also highlight his own product as a success story and provide tips on how to transition from UX to Product Management to anyone who is interested.

 

Wednesday, July 18th

How to Build a Culture in Product by former TiVo Product Manager
Speakers: Keegan Evans, former Product Manager at TiVo.

Product Managers are the CEOs of their product. While this metaphor is meant to make you think of ownership and responsibility for superbly executed product delivery, there is so much more that it can mean. Keegan discusses just like the CEO of a company, Product Managers should be thinking about culture as much as they think about strategy.

 

Thursday, July 19th

How to Break Into Product Management by Uber Product Manager
Speaker: Darrell Stone, Product Manager at Uber.

Darrell will focus on how he broke into product, walking through his career and some of the lessons that he learned on the road to becoming a Product Manager at Uber. He discusses his early career, when he joined UberPOOL and now when he’s redesigning the driver app.

 

Wednesday, July 25th

How Working Abroad Will Help You in Product by former Lenovo PM
Speaker: Michael Campbell, former Product Manager at Lenovo.

In this talk, Michael will share his experience living and working in Tokyo, Japan for both Intel and Lenovo. He will share what it was like to be the Product go-to-person for high tech companies. He will also share his strategy for getting what he needed from headquarters.

 

Thursday, July 26th

How to Use Data to Drive Product Decisions by PayPal PM
Speaker: Deb Dutta, Product Manager at PayPal.

Deb’s talk will focus on how you can incorporate data through out your product life cycle to drive product decisions, feature prioritization and long term roadmap strategy. We will walk through simple use cases where data has helped Product Managers break down complex problems.

 

SANTA MONICA

 

Tuesday, July 3rd

Intro to Blockchain for Managers by PS Lead Instructor
Speaker: Dustin Lemos, Lead Instructor at Product School.

Join us for this free open doors session to get an overview of our part-time blockchain and cryptocurrencies course curriculum, meet the lead instructor and have the chance to ask any additional questions that you might have.

 

Wednesday, July 11th

Intro to Consumer Packaged Goods by Beach House Group PM
Speaker: Becca Elman, Product Manager at Beach House Group.

Becca will be covering how ideas and concepts become reality, how a PM works cross-functionally with multiple disciplines to keep a project flowing, and how a PM continues to iterate and improve upon products after they’ve made it to consumers’ hands.

 

Tuesday, July 17th

How to Use Lean Startup for Hardware by Drone Squad Founder
Speaker: Peter Mauro, Founder of Drone Squad.

The Lean Startup methodology isn’t just for software. Drone Squad is applying Lean Startup practices to the development of their app connected, consumer robotics product.

 

Wednesday, July 18th

How to Get the Right Product Role by Netflix Product Manager
Speaker: Rohan Thakkar, Product Manager at Netflix.

Rohan will share his experience on how product roles differ across companies and products. He will also share the path into each of these Product Management roles. His learnings along the way, what worked and what did not. Networking and Q&A on any aspects of work or life.

 

Tuesday, July 24th

How to Get into Product Management by Headspace Product Manager
Speaker: Clarissa Negrete, Product Manager at Headspace.

Clarissa will cover one of many ways you can get into the Product Management role based on her own unconventional path and making sure you are finding the best fit for you in fast growing industry.

 

ORANGE COUNTY

 

Tuesday, July 10th

How to Market Your Transferable Skills by Twitch Product Manager
Speaker: Olivia Grace, Product Manager at Twitch.

Olivia will walk through her journey to Product Management in the world of gaming and tech, talking about how to market your transferable skills, and how to get into the gaming industry. She’ll also touch on the perils of passion, and balancing knowledge and personal experience with what’s best for a wider user group. 

 

LOS ANGELES

 

Tuesday, July 31st

How to Build General-Audience Products by Disney Product Manager
Speaker: Evan Schneider, Product Manager at Disney.

Kids today have more entertainment options than ever before. There are new formats, new platforms, new competitors, and revolutionary new interactive experiences all desperately seeking a slice of the entertainment pie. Building kid-friendly apps for the living room requires spectacular content, a relentless focus on the user, and a strong emphasis on branding.

 

AUSTIN

 

Wednesday, July 25th

How Does Blockchain Impact Product by Pyronyx Product Leader
Speaker: Syed Naqvi, Product Leader at Pyronyx.

Syed will discuss some applications of blockchain technology, how it can revolutionize most industries and the product challenges that lie in wake of these ideas. He would also like to introduce Initial Coin Offerings, ICOs, and smart ways on how to get started.

 

SEATTLE

 

Wednesday, July 11th

Q&A: What’s the Product Manager Life Like by former Microsoft PM
Speakers: Richa Rai, former Product Managers at Microsoft & Dan Weiss, Product Manager at Boeing.

Come in and get all your Product Management questions answered during a double speaker event with Richa Rai and Dan Weiss. Moderated by Chris Madison, Sr. Product Manager for POSSIBLE.

 

Wednesday, July 18th

How to Become a Product Manager by Hulu Senior Product Manager
Speaker: Cav Caviness, Senior Product Manager at Hulu.

Cav will take a look at how different disciplines can add value to a product organization, and what steps you can take to stand out as a leader and a listener. The goal will be to leave the night with a few action items on how to get where you want to be, drive a product vision and how to navigate the often turbulent waters of agile product development.

 

Wednesday, July 25th

How to Use Enterprise SEO by fmr Amazon SEO Product Manager
Speaker: Kenyon Adei-Manu, former SEO Product Manager at Amazon.

We’ll focus on breaking down SEO to its core principles and extrapolating very practical and executable product framework. SEO is often thought about as a black magic that few if any can master especially at an enterprise level.

 

BELLEVUE

 

Thursday, July 12th

Q&A: What’s the Product Manager Life Like by Zillow Principal PM
Speaker: Christian Bellofatto, Principal Product Manager at Zillow.

Ever wondered what it’s like to work as a Product Manager? What about as a Product Manager Zillow? This is an exclusive, Q&A session to give you a chance to ask every question you’ve ever had, with Christian Bellofatto, Principal Product Manager at Zillow.

 

Thursday, July 26th

How to Build Winning Products by Microsoft Sr. Product Manager
Speaker: Ria Sankar, Senior Product Manager at Microsoft.

This talk focuses on the heart, mind and soul of Product Management: Customer Obsession, Metrics, and Product Sense. Ria will focus on top research methods, frameworks and metrics used by Product Managers at Facebook and Microsoft.

 

BOSTON

 

Wednesday, July 18th

How to Delight the Customers with Your Product by Toast PM
Speaker: Lucy Wang, Product Manager at Toast.

Lucy will walk through a case study of her recently launched product www.toastgo.com and some lesson and learnings of how to build product that will delight the customers. Her customer told her this product is the best one on the market and they love it and staff are fighting over to use it.

 

Wednesday, July 25th

How to Use A/B Testing to Create Growth by CROmetrics PM
Speaker: Mark Marcello, Product Manager at CROmetrics.

This talk is going to dive into how you can build a high-velocity testing program, why being data driven can help you avoid costly product design mistakes, as well as which experiments won at top companies.

 

CHICAGO

 

Wednesday, July 18th

How to Make Your Resume Product Friendly by Ticketmaster PM
Speaker: Haydee Hernandez, Product Manager at Ticketmaster.

Attend this session to get tips on how to transform your resume so that it highlights the experience and skills to get you in the door. This session is ideally suited for User Experience professionals, Business Analysts, or Developers seeking to transition into Product Management.

 

DENVER

 

Wednesday, July 18th

How to Make Better Product Decisions by HomeAdvisor Product Manager
Speaker: Dan Lee, Product Manager at HomeAdvisor.

Whether you work at a 10-person startup or a Fortune 2000 company, every Product Manager has to make tough decisions about what features to build and how they should work.

 

TORONTO, CANADA

 

Wednesday, July 18th

Intro to Product Management by Platterz Senior Product Manager
Speaker: Nimrod Fox, Senior Product Manager at Platterz.

Join us for this free open doors session to get an overview of our part-time product management course curriculum, meet the lead instructor and have the chance to ask any additional questions that you might have about what it takes to become a Product Manager.

 

LONDON, THE UK

 

Wednesday, July 4th

Intro to Data Analytics for Managers by PS Lead Instructor
Speaker: Avinash Bajaj, Lead Instructor at Product School.

Join us for this free open doors session to get an overview of our part-time data analytics course curriculum, meet the lead instructor and have the chance to ask any additional questions that you might have.

 

Wednesday, July 11th

Q&A: What’s the Product Manager Life Like by fmr Booking.com PO
Speaker: Elena Sanchez, former Product Owner at Boking.com.

Ever wondered what it’s like to work as a Product Manager? What about as a Product Manager at Booking.com? This is an exclusive, Q&A session to give you a chance to ask every question you’ve ever had, with Elena Sanchez, former Product Owner at Booking.com.

 

FEATURED WEBINARS & SLACK AMA’S

 

Tuesday, July 3rd

Product Management Live Chat by ListenFirst Product Manager
Host: Matt Holihan, Product Manager at ListenFirst.

Curious about the life and world of a Product Manager? Bring your questions to our exclusive Slack “Ask Me Anything” session to ask every product related question you’ve ever had, with Matt Holihan, Product Manager at ListenFirst.

 

Thursday, July 5th

Webinar: How to Do Product Discovery & Strategy by fmr HP Sr. PM
Host: Paolo Lacche, Senior Product Manager at HP.

he talk will be about OKRs, Objective and Key Results, and their growing importance for Product Managers. We will walk through the key concepts of OKRs and how they apply to Strategy, Product Discovery and Roadmaps.

 

Tuesday, July 10th

Product Management Live Chat by fmr NimbleRx Sr. Product Manager
Host: former Senior Product Manager at NimbleRx.

Curious about the life and world of a Product Manager? Bring your questions to our exclusive Slack “Ask Me Anything” session to ask every product related question you’ve ever had, with Gaurav Kumar, former Senior Product Manager at NimbleRx.

 

Thursday, July 12th

Webinar: How to Fall into Product Management by FX Networks PM
Host: Jourdan Mission, Product Manager at FX Networks.

We’re going to look at an interesting journey from film school to product management. Jourdan will share what she’s discovered, what some of the key tenants of making excellent products are and what’s equally important, leading and mobilizing teams to execute the vision.

 

Tuesday, July 17th

Product Management Live Chat by Skyscanner Product Director
Host: Doron Hallis, Product Director at Skyscanner.

Curious about the life and world of a Product Manager? Bring your questions to our exclusive Slack “Ask Me Anything” session to ask every product related question you’ve ever had, with Doron Hallis, Director of Product Management at Skyscanner.

 

Thursday, July 19th

Webinar: 5 Product Improvement Tactics by TransferWise PM
Host: Erik Edin, Product Manager at TransferWise.

Erik will talk about hypothesis driven product development, and how my team makes use of it at TransferWise to improve prioritisation, execution and the speed of learning about our customers.

 

Tuesday, July 24th

Product Management Live Chat by Walmart Senior Product Manager
Host: Rekha Venkatakrishnan, Senior Product Manager at Walmart.

Curious about the life and world of a Product Manager? Bring your questions to our exclusive Slack “Ask Me Anything” session to ask every product related question you’ve ever had, with Apoorva Tyagi, Product Manager at SignEasy.

 

Thursday, July 26th

Webinar: Intro to Bitcoin by Cornerstone Product Manager
Host: Nick Lesec, Product Manager at Cornerstone.

In this talk, Nick will walk you through this technology in very simple, non-technical terms that make it very easy to understand.

 

Tuesday, July 31st

Product Management Live Chat by Twitch Senior Product Manager
Host: Tarun Gangwani, Senior Product Manager at Twitch.

Curious about the life and world of a Product Manager? Bring your questions to our exclusive Slack “Ask Me Anything” session to ask every product related question you’ve ever had, with Tarun Gangwani, Product Manager at Twitch.

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