April 2018 Event

Posted on | May 1, 2018 | Comments Off on April 2018 Event

April Event Review: “The Formula for High Performing Teams” with Christina Wodtke, Lecturer, Stanford University, and former General Manager at Zynga

By Geoff Anderson

February 2018 Event

Posted on | March 4, 2018 | Comments Off on February 2018 Event

February Event Review: “Product Manager as Future Founders” with Bob Tinker, Founder and ex-CEO, MobileIron

By Steven Xiao

Can product managers transition to being startup founders?  The answer is “it depends.”  In his inspiring talk, Bob Tinker, a humble founder who stepped down as CEO of MobileIron after ten years of leading the mobile security company from a three-man startup to a public company, revealed three critical areas through which an entrepreneur can lead a metamorphosis from survival to thrival. Read more

January 2018 Event

Posted on | February 6, 2018 | Comments Off on January 2018 Event

January Event Review: “Leading Global Innovation for International Market Success” with Dr. Karina Jensen, Founder, Global Minds Network

By Dan Galatin

Karina Jensen gave a fascinating talk on how to work effectively across languages and cultures to develop products that are successful in markets around the world.  Karina began by describing the challenges of multicultural collaboration, including differences in time zone, language and regional priorities.  Product plans that are dictated to regional organizations by headquarters are unlikely to succeed – they too often lack the correct concepts and designs that can connect with local customers.  Without effective global collaboration, planning, marketing, operational efficiency and sales execution are all likely to suffer. Read more

December 2017 Event

Posted on | January 3, 2018 | Comments Off on December 2017 Event

December Event Review: “Branding for Builders” with Gibson Biddle, former Netflix/Chegg VP/CPO

By Geoff Anderson

Gibson started with a question: If you had a $50 gift certificate for either Uber or Lyft, which would you choose?  The audience clearly had a preference for Lyft, and a short discussion about the companies’ respective reputations followed.  This was an objective introduction to the concept of “brand.” Read more