Product Talk Night

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Join us for the reboot of our talk nights in San Francisco! We will feature two product related 20 minute talks sandwiched with networking and food and drink. Bike parking is available at the venue—please bring your bikes with you up to the second floor.

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Schedule:

6:30pm — Doors open, food, networking

7:00pm - Mike Ottavi-Brannon - What’s your Product North Star metric?

As product managers, you understand that building great products is hard, and the bar for successful products is only rising. With consumers having almost limitless choices at their disposal, the only way to succeed is by delivering the best customer experience through rapidly innovating and responding to their needs.

Product-led companies are winning in this digital era by rallying their teams around a product North Star - the metric that connects the business outcomes they are trying to deliver to the work they do each day.

In this talk, we'll share a practical framework for how to use business objectives and engagement models to determine your product's North Star. You’ll learn how the best digital product teams use a narrow set of meaningful metrics to align product strategy with on-the-ground team initiatives.

7:20pm - Jennifer Skene - Move fast but don’t break anything: What startups and enterprise innovation labs can learn from each other

Startups excel at moving fast to develop new products. Enterprise companies want in on the action, so they create in-house innovation labs. These two types of organizations differ greatly in their resources, constraints, stakeholders, and goals. What can scrappy startups and corporate innovation labs learn from each other?

Jen will share stories from startup trenches and enterprise ventures. She will also review recent research on innovation and disruption. You’ll come away with tactics that product managers can use in any setting.

7:45 - 8:30pm - more hanging out and chatting with nice humans.

Speakers:

Mike Ottavi-Brannon is a Product Lead at Amplitude. He is a previous startup founder and loves talking to customers.

Jennifer Skene is a Product Manager at Carbon Five, where she works with both startup and enterprise clients. Prior, she worked at several startups as a product manager and UX researcher. Before working in tech, she earned her PhD in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. She loves mentoring and supporting the next generation of women and girls in science and technology.