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Product Management: How To Start a Tech Career You Love
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have control over the most important aspects of a business? What exact skills are required to succeed? Is Product Management only for the technical experts among us? The skills required to be successful as a Product Manager applies across all spectrums, opening up a different way of thinking through a problem-solving mindset – focused on providing value for customers, above all else. These questions and a whole lot more will be answered by our expert panel of product managers from Australia’s hottest tech startups. Learn how to kickstart your career in Product Management and hear from people who have paved the way for future Product Managers. Presenters Rebecca Cooper Product Manager at SafetyCulture Rebecca has a strong background in customer service working for 10 years in the Hotel Industry striving to be a Hotel Manager who created amazing experiences for her guests and their families. When returning to Australia from 4 years abroad Rebecca came across a tech company looking for a Client Services Executive with (surprisingly) hospitality experience. Little did she know the day she landed that job her world would change as her eyes were opened to software development & the processes behind building digital products customers love. After 2 years in Client Services using every opportunity possible to learn more about Engineering and Product Management and many emails to the Chief Product Officer asking if she could get involved in anything & everything product related, Rebecca started as a Junior Product Manager. Almost 2 years later she recently started as a Product Manager at SafetyCulture. David Burson Product Manager at Canva, David is currently a Product Manager at Sydney Unicorn, Canva, where he leads the Monetisation Product Group. In his career so far, he has spent time working across Product and Growth at a number of B2C and B2B companies, including other Sydney success stories, Freelancer and HotelsCombined Allen Jiang Product manager at Qantas Assure Prior to Australia, Allen was a product manager at a Silicon Valley startup where he helped create digital healthcare software for medical teams at sporting events such as the Special Olympics. Allen also founded a company with a team of scientists, using data and incentives to improve exercise rates among gym members. This work caught the attention of Qantas and Allen was headhunted over to Sydney to be the product manager for Qantas Assure.

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