Product Talks provides the community with an opportunity to learn from people in Sydney that are working on Product Management and have a keen interest in the topic.
This month, we'll talk about Scaling the Product. For this Meetup, we'll have our panelists share their experience on scaling a team and organisation in Product Management, what it means, and how to do it right. So come join us, grab a drink (kindly offered by Flare HR) and enjoy this Product Talk!
Schedule for the night
6:00pm - Networking, drinks and snacks
6:30pm - Open discussion on Scaling the product with our panelists
7:30pm - More networking and drinks
8:00pm - Event concludes
Our panelists from Antler, FlareHR, Koala, Brainmates, and ZIP Co
1.) Joe Nalewabau, Entrepreneur in Residence at Antler
Joe has been a Product Manager for over twenty years at different sized companies including Microsoft, Atlassian, Invoice2go and Class. Joe has worked in various problem domains including: developer tools, Xbox, Windows Server, Cloud Identity and SMSF accounting and has held over 10 PM titles.
From a numbers perspective, it looks like: three continents, three cities that all start with 'S', four companies, 10+ PM roles (six management, four as an individual contributor), five children, two dogs and one divorce.
With some great successes and some equally great failures, Joe remains in love with being a Product Manager and solving customer problems.
2.) Dave Morrison, VP of Product at FlareHR
3.) Jason Wells, Head of Strategy at Koala
Jason is Head of Strategy at Koala with responsibilities across growth, profitability improvement and new products. He leads the product design, customer insights and strategy functions and is currently focused on strengthening the core business while transitioning the Koala product offer from sleep to furniture. In a prior life, he worked as a strategy consultant at Port Jackson Partners and in product/pricing at CBA.
4.) Johann Loibl, Head of Customer Service at ZIP Co
Johann entered the CX sphere in 2012 while working at Groupon ANZ and gained significant experience in Head of Customer Service roles at companies such as THE ICONIC and Contiki afterwards. Born in Germany, Johann holds an Engineering Degree in Agriculture and a Master of International Business from USYD, and currently works as Head of Customer Care at Zip Co.
5.) Sandeep Gondekar, Product Management Coach at Brainmates
Sandeep is a senior product leader with over 16 years of experience in online businesses, working with some of the world’s leading brands such as eBay, Fairfax and eftpos, and from various industries such as e-commerce, media and payments. Sandeep is an expert in product vision and strategy specializing in product & project management, with significant exposure to business strategy and management, and has lead numerous innovations (concept to implementation) that helped businesses evolve in an ever changing competitive landscape.
Please register your interest and watch this space for an update soon. Keep your Product Fit, and on behalf of the Brainmates team, I look forward to meeting you soon!