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Building Hardware+Software Products - ProductTank November

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Join us for an evening of networking and talks for product people, by product people. ProductTank is a global meetup in Silicon Valley and in over 150 cities across the world.


Developing integrated HW/SW products in an Agile environment - talks by Jonathan Propp and Jeff Rosen

Developing hardware is more difficult than developing software. Can Agile methods make it better? And how do you integrate hardware development with software development for a product that uses both?




6:00 to 7:00pm: Networking and snacks
7:00 to 8:30pm: Speaker sessions
8:30 to 9:00pm: Wrap-up


- Jonathan Propp - Innovation and New Product Development Consultant
- Jeff Rosen - Supply Chain and Operations Executive


Jonathan Propp is a leading consultant on new product and service innovation. He has nearly 30 years of experience with high technology companies in Silicon Valley, including Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Acuson. As a consultant, he has defined and implemented Agile and Stage/Gate development processes, led innovation assessments and workshops, and helped companies streamline their product portfolios.

Jonathan teaches about innovation and new product development at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. He is a frequent speaker at professional organizations and conferences. He received a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Yale School of Management.


Throughout his 25 plus year career as a business leader and consultant, Jeff Rosen has excelled in providing the guidance that early stage technology companies need to achieve rapid, sustainable profit and growth. He has turned around operations and customer service functions to drive organizational scale and capability, identified and executed business tools and services to accelerate margin improvements, and provided operational and financial leadership to move a company from start-up phase to +$300M in revenue.