Events

Create Groundbreaking Solutions, Faster: Design Sprint Session for Product Leaders

In this hands-on session, we will share best practices developed from running dozens of design sprints at large companies and small startups. You’ll walk away prepared to run your most successful design sprint yet. You’ll learn: How to incorporate design-thinking and put design sprints to work for your team & projects How to engage the…
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The Formula for High Performing Teams

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

Product Managers as Future Founders

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…
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Leading Global Innovation for International Market Success

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…
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Meeting Archives 2017

Meeting Archives 2017 Please click on the link below to see the meetings for that year. 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 |2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000   December Branding…
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Branding for Builders

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…
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Three Reasons Why People Buy Your Product

November Event Review: “Three Reasons Why People Buy Your Product (and Why They Should Guide Everything You Do)” with Jamie Barnett, High Technology Leader, Adjunct Lecturer, and Pot-Stirrer. By Steven Xiao Persuading people to sacrifice their time, money, self-esteem or the like for another item is by no means easy, yet this is a burden…
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Panel: How Do Recruiters Really Evaluate Product Managers?

September Event Review: “Recruiter Panel – How do recruiters really evaluate product managers?” with Tom Brouchoud, Director of Talent Acquisition at Visa; Britt Thomas, HR Operations at Synopsis; Amanda Hippe, Recruiting Strategist of Design and Product Management at Intuit; and Pramod Shintri, Talent Acquisition Lead at Phantom By Jackie Holland At the Silicon Valley Product…
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An Inside Look at the Customer Discovery and Product Development Process

July Event Review: “An Inside Look at the Customer Discovery and Product Development Process” with Kayla Matheus, Founder and CEO of MOTI.io By Dan Galatin How do you become an entrepreneur without an MBA or software development background?  Kayla Matheus addressed this and many other provocative questions at the July 12th meeting of the SVPMA.

Comfortable Networking Techniques That Will Make Your Career

June Event Review: “Comfortable Networking Techniques That Will Make Your Career” with Theresa Lina Stevens, founder and president, Lina Group Inc. By Geoff Anderson The June SVPMA monthly event was about 75 minutes of an engaging presentation and discussion on the topic of networking, something that is essential to helping you grow throughout your career,…
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