Netflix’s Wicked Hard Decisions
Former VP Product at Netflix, Gibson Biddle will share how the Netflix team made tough decisions about people, product and business as the company grew to support 160 million members worldwide. This inside-baseball conversation will reveal Netflix's decision-making process and the importance of strategy, data, and intuition to make great decisions. It's a fun experience as Gib uses four "what would you do?" case studies to illustrate the importance and complexity of making tough decisions about people, products, and the business in this highly interactive session.
Gibson Biddle teaches graduate-level entrepreneurship and product management courses at both Stanford and INSEAD and is an adviser to a half-dozen Silicon Valley startups. He also gives product leadership talks and workshops around the world.
Gib began his career as a producer at Electronic Arts, then sold his first startup, Creative Wonders, to The Learning Company (TLC). He helped TLC, an educational software company to grow, then sold the company to Mattel for $3.5B. In 2005, Gib joined Netflix as VP of Product and in 2007, launched the video streaming service that more than 150 million members know and love today.
In 2010, Gib joined his next startup, Chegg. Chegg has helped students save nearly a billion dollars by enabling students to rent textbooks instead of buying them. In 2012, Gib launched "Chegg Study," a monthly homework help service that millions of students use each year to save time, money, and get smarter. Chegg went public in 2013 and now has a market cap of $4.5B.
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