Rules for Disrupting Sleepy Markets

January Event Review: “Rules for Disrupting Sleepy Markets” with Guru Chahal, VP of Products at Avi Networks By Dan Galatin Guru Chahal gave an informative presentation steeped with knowledge from practical experience at the January 11th meeting of the SVPMA.  Somewhat unusually for this type of talk, Guru’s focus was not on how to launch…
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Meeting Archives 2016

Meeting Archives 2016 Please click on the link below to see the meetings for that year. 2020 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 December Minimum…
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Minimum Lovable Products

December Event Review: “Minimum Lovable Products” with Glen Lipka, Head of Magic (PM/UX) at Engagio By Vinesh Thakur At the December 7th session of SVPMA, Glen Lipka, Head of Magic (PM/UX) at Engagio talked about what it means to make a product “Lovable.”  Glen has had the opportunity to build a product from scratch multiple times,…
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Guest Post: How do you become a Chief Product Officer?

By Peter Franks Of all the C-level functions, the Chief Product Officer role is one of the newest and most important.  Within my own headhunting career, the role has emerged from relative obscurity to become one of the searches we are most frequently asked to undertake.

Presenting for Impact: Skills to Increase Influence and to Get Results

October Event Review: “Presenting for Impact: Skills to Increase Influence and to get Results” with Mayla Clark, Stanford Leadership Academy Coach, Principal at Executive Speaking Skills By Geoff Anderson There are three key takeaways from this session: Presence – how you deliver the presentation Organization – how to create impactful presentations, and not fill with fluff Thinking…
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How Well Do You Know Your Customer?

September Event Review: “How Well Do You Know Your Customer?” with Laura Klein, Author, Principal of Users Know By Dan Galatin Laura Klein gave an informative and entertaining presentation at the September 7th meeting of the SVPMA, focusing on a useful framework for understanding users and their needs: the User Map.  Laura started by asking…
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Software Monetization for the Now! Economy

August Event Review: “Software Monetization for the Now! Economy” with Austin Chiu, VP Sales and Marketing, Gemalto By Geoff Anderson   Trends and Dynamics Since the year 2000, fully 50% of the Fortune 500 companies have dropped off the Fortune listings.  Furthermore, the S&P 500 firms currently have an average tenure of just 17 years (whereas…
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July 2016 Event

July Event Review: “Are We There Yet?” – A Business Simulation to Learn How Cross-Functional Teams Can Contribute to Improved Product Performance” with Steven Haines, founder of Sequent Learning Networks By Tej Ravindra July’s SVPMA topic was a fresh look at how the role of the product manager is to drive the thinking of the product as…
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June 2016 Event

June Event Review: “How to Increase Mobile Conversion by 30X” with SC Moatti, CEO & Founder of Products That Count By Dan Galatin SC Moatti led a thought-provoking discussion of the state of mobile products today and some fundamental techniques that product teams can use to help make their apps stand out in a highly…
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May 2016 Event

May Event Review: “What do you do when Google competes with you for FREE!” with Mike Trigg, COO Hightail By Pushpa Chandrashekaraiah Mike Trigg, COO of Hightail, took the SVPMA audience through Hightail’s journey in their ever-changing market landscape.  He highlighted several lessons learned and how the company worked together to find unique positioning and…
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