Why Admitting Ignorance is the Key to Success as a Product Manager

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425 Adelaide St W #300 · Toronto, ON

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Last event of the summer! We intend to give you guys some time to bring forth any announcements and shoutouts (recruitment, cool events you think everyone can benefit from etc) you have before the talk this month so if you have anything you'd like to share, shoot Sasi a message :)

Why Admitting Ignorance the Key to Success as a Product Manager
- Lessons from “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Harari

In the 15th and 16th centuries, the British and Europeans drew empty maps, indicating that they were admitting ignorance of the knowledge of their world, and were not fearful in sending forth expeditions to conquer new and distant lands. The Persians, Asians, Romans – the superpowers of that time drew maps with such imaginary detail because they thought they knew everything there is to know about the world. Hence, how can we as Product Managers draw empty maps and admit ignorance to fearlessly go forth and explore?

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Registration & Food
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm Introductions, community announcements, shoutouts, Talk
7:45 pm - 8:30 pm Networking

Swapna is a Product Lead at RBC in Canada, leading their innovation stream to create products and digital solutions using lean methodologies. Her current focus is on solving user identity management, goal based planning, personalization and digital transformation use-cases for RBC.
Prior to RBC, Swapna was the Head of Product at a UK-based SaaS Data intelligence company, Klood that provided insights out of complex unstructured datasets to enterprise clients through artificial intelligence.
She started her career with Accenture, and is a technology buff. Her current passion is finding innovative use-cases for blockchain and AI in the fintech/banking domain.