ProductTank #14 - EdTech

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Conférenciers / Speakers:

1) Roberto Cipriani CTO at GradeSlam

Title: Making Products for Educators

Roberto Cipriani, founder and CTO, holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Physiology and a Master’s of Science in Neuroscience from McGill University. In 2011, Roberto left academia to pursue a career in the private sector. He worked on two separate educational technology projects before co-founding GradeSlam in 2014. As CTO, his software development skills turned GradeSlam into a reality not only by creating a platform that is intuitive to the modern student, but also by ensuring the exceptional quality of the service throughout its evolution.

2) Renaud Boisjoly, Co-Founder at Studyo.co

Title: Innovating by listening. How listening to the needs of students and educators draws the path to innovation.

Renaud has over 30 years of experience in the EdTech world, 19 of which were spent at Apple Education helping educators engaging students by leveraging digital tools. Then, as Coordinator of Innovation for the Eastern Townships School Board, he helped design and rethink their one-to-one deployment from an educational and technological point of view. Founder of Studyo, a project management and planning platform for students and teachers, he is passionate about helping students build their executive function skills in the digital age.

3) Hiba Ganta, Product Manager at E-180

Hiba is the Product Manager at E-180 and is currently part of the re-launch of Braindates which facilitate the sharing of knowledge in new and meaningful ways. As an educational tool, it has helped communities rediscover the value of peer-to-peer learning. Her experience is rooted in constant experimentation with systems and processes that enable teams to successfully execute great ideas. She has unique experiences to share about her journey in becoming a Product Manager and how to successfully scale social impact projects.

Title: Prioritizing features with purpose

As a company or project that has two bottom lines, social and financial - it's difficult to know what guides product development. It's especially difficult to bring a team together to perfectly execute such a vision. Once there is a clear direction for the product - what are the next steps? I'll be focusing on the decision making process that follows, the workflow you should aim for and some of the possible pitfalls to be aware of.

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