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Mastering a Product Management Mindset with Alex Gordy, Omnicell

Summary What do most product managers miss when approaching their role? What stifles product innovation and business outcomes? Experienced product leader and coach, Alex Gordy believes that it is a particular “product management mindset” that combines growth mindset, customer-centricity, collaboration, accountability, and risk-taking. In this engaging and interactive presentation, he will share key ingredients for…
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Product-Market Fit Secrets Revealed: Simple Steps to Market Selection with Theresa Lina, Silicon Valley Strategist and Author

Summary It’s well known that market focus is the key to early, strong product-market fit and traction, but how do you narrow your options and figure out what that market will be? When time is of the essence in demonstrating success and resources are tight, how do you know which market segments to concentrate on…
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Category Leadership – Magic or Myth? with Ken Rutsky, Consultant, Speaker, Author

Summary Every startup wants to be the next Salesforce, zScaler, or Slack, the creators and dominant forces in their categories.  Beyond accelerating enterprise value growth, category leadership can create a market magic that thrills customers, investors, and employees and also drives competitors crazy with envy.   However, many CEOs and product leaders consider category leadership difficult,…
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What A Chief Marketing Officer Needs from Product Management with Shobhana Viswanathan, Mavim

Great products fail if the marketing team does not understand the product and does not market the product to target customers.  A product-led CMO is the Chief Storyteller in the company and manages the product narrative.  However, it is not always clear what the CMO needs from Product Management for the product to be successful.…
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Building a Roadmap for Exceptional Interview Outcomes with Gaurav Dhy, Teleport

As product professionals, we spend a lot of time outlining, refining, and building the product vision.  Product professionals set the direction for the product and sometimes even the company.  One visually articulates their thinking into the product roadmaps and communicates with the audience, helping them understand what is possible and why they should care.  But…
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November After-Work Social

When Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm PT Where Pedro’s Restaurant & Cantina3935 Freedom CircleSanta Clara, CA 95054 Summary Join us Thursday, Nov. 10th as we return to Pedro’s Restaurant & Cantina in Santa Clara, CA (yes, in-person!) for a casual, after-work social. Catch up with each other on trends, ideas, and some…
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Take Charge of Your Career: Trends for 2023

When Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm PT Where Everywhere! (Online via Zoom) Agenda 6:30pm – Networking7pm – Presentation8pm – Q&A and Conversation8:30pm – Wrap-up Topic Take Charge of Your Career: Trends for 2023 Summary As busy product professionals, we sometimes struggle to focus on career development and manage the growth and progression…
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Silicon Valley’s Growing Identity Crisis with Mehran Sahami and Mike Trigg

Speakers Summary Join Stanford professor, early Google engineer, and co-author of System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot, Mehran Sahami, and author of the upcoming satirical corporate thriller, Bit Flip, and Silicon Valley tech veteran, Mike Trigg, in a conversation about the growing identity crisis many tech workers feel. With…
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What’s Your Shape? A Product Manager’s Guide to Growing Yourself and Your Team with Ravi Mehta, Co-Founder and CEO of Scale Higher

Topic What’s Your Shape? A Product Manager’s Guide to Growing Yourself and Your Team Speaker Ravi Mehta, Co-Founder and CEO of Scale Higher Summary Product Management is a highly demanding role that requires PMs to master a diverse range of competencies. In this talk, we will discuss the 12 competencies that define the role of…
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Five Reasons Why Your Product is Not Ready for AI… And How To Get There with Ryan Withop, Director of Analytics & Growth at RingCentral

Topic Five Reasons Why Your Product is Not Ready for AI… And How To Get There Speaker Ryan Withop, Director of Analytics & Growth, RingCentral Summary If you spend any amount of time reading about high-tech, it seems as if everyone has artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) as their secret sauce. The reality…
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