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Four [Leaders] of Product Walk Into a Bar...
... and while I may not be able to finish that joke, we really will have four leaders of product management in a room with alcohol (and food) where they'll be talking about what it's like to captain a product organization. Some of the things we'll be discussing: - Useful tips for people just starting out in this type of role - The differences in leading a product team at a large vs. small organization - The differences between all the titles a leader of product can have (VP of Product, Head of Product, Director of Product, Chief Product Officer, etc.) - What product managers can do to get to this point in their careers. - What NOT to do as a [leader] of product PANELISTS Joel Pulliam ( Short Bio: Joel is the Senior Vice President of Product Management at Conversant. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Resonate, the Chief Product Officer at Fishbowl Marketing, the Vice President of Products at AddThis, and the Vice President of AOL Product Marketing at America Online. Jennifer Busenbark ( Short Bio: Jennifer is the Vice President of Product Management at ActiveCampaign. Prior to that, she was the Director of Product Management at Braintree. Margaret Jastrebski ( Short Bio: Maragret is the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Products at ShopRunner. Prior to that, she was the Vice President of Product Management at Signal and the Vice President of Product at Narrative Science. Steven Jones ( Short Bio: Steven is the Vice President of Product Development at Centro. Prior to that, he had that role at Project44 and at SpringCM. - Come with questions! We want this discussion to be interesting to YOU. - Make sure your phones are charged, as we will be facilitating on-the-fly questions through - Food and drink will be provided. - If you're employed by Conversant, DO NOT RSVP on this Meetup. Contact one of the ChiPMA organizers so we have an accurate head count, but you get in free :) AGENDA 6:00 - 6:30 --- Food & Networking 6:30 - 8:00 --- Panelist Discussion (and food, but quietly) 8:00 - 8:30 --- More Networking (and any remaining food)

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