Productizing technology: when the tech precedes the product

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Join us for our FIRST meetup in May, and let's discuss a very interesting turnout of events: what happens when you stumble upon a revolutionary technology and need to create a product out of it. Our guest speaker, Alex Lefterov from Tiger Technology will share some insights on the topic.

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Normally, a technology is expected to fulfill the promise of a product and help it win its target market. In many cases typically these roles are reversed as the technology precedes the product. Often product management is called late to clean the mess created by tech innovators.

- Does having a great technology actually help successful product definition?

- Is bringing a disruptive technology to its target market like putting a round object in a square hole?

- How should a technology product evolve to survive the transition from early adoption to main stream market?

Hear about these, and other questions faced by Alex in his professional career as tech entrepreneur. Discover the blunders and lessons learned in 25+ years of experience developing software products.

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Alexander Lefterov (48) is a serial entrepreneur who attained his Masters in Computer Science from Sofia University in 1994. In his career he founded a number of tech startups developing products in fields as different as aerospace engineering, VoIP, video collaboration, non-linear editing, shared storage, sports analytics, asset management and cloud transformation. He has his share of failed endeavors but managed to complete two successful exits in his career.

He is the CEO of one of the companies he founded (Tiger Technology) and has built successfully a global business in Media and Entertainment segment currently expanding its product portfolio to cloud storage market. Among the clients Tiger is serving today are NASA, US Navy, Microsoft, Sony, MTV, Warner and thousands of other facilities across the globe.

**** Please Note****
The presentation will start at 19.30 but you are welcome to arrive earlier, grab a beer, and network with the other guests. We will have some free beers and snacks courtesy of our guest.