• FREE: The Product and Innovation Unconference - Aug 2019

    ** We're cross promoting this event for the Lean Startup Circle - https://www.meetup.com/Lean-Startup-Circle ** This month again we've decided to make the event free for anybody registering more than three days before the event. If you've been wanting to check out the event or haven't come in a while, this would be a great month to register early and attend! ** IMPORTANT: You must register here (RSVPing on Meetup is not sufficient): http://bit.ly/2J018RT ** Overview: The Product and Innovation Unconference brings together product development, technology, and business professionals from many different disciplines to teach and learn from each other in an impromptu conference format. ** Who typically attends? Attendees include anyone involved in creating new technology products and innovations! Many of our attendees are: • Product Managers / Product Owners • Startup Founders • Designers (UI, UX, Communication) • User Researchers • Marketers (Growth, Product, Brand) • Sales professionals • Customer Success professionals • People involved in innovation projects • Consultants and Coaches • Students ** Details: Each month members share their knowledge in open spaces. Sessions are proposed by attendees at the start of the event and there are no pre-set topics. The unconference typically has 3 concurrent tracks and there is always something for everyone. The vast majority of the sessions are in "round-table" format, meaning that they are a discussion amongst everybody in the room. But, some people come in with a short presentation or workshop that they offer as a session. Anyone can propose a session to: • Share their knowledge • Ask for help • Discuss a topic NO SOLICITATIONS! ** Example Sessions from Past Events: • Laura Klein, author of UX for Lean Startups - Q&A • David Bland, Founder at Precoil - What do I do with this customer development data? • Gagan Biyani & Morgan Springer, founders of Sprig - Q&A • Jez Humble, author of Lean Enterprise - Q&A • Alex Cowan, author of Starting a Tech Business - Storyboarding • Mair Dundon, UX Facilitator at QuietAction - Self Persona Workshop • Jacob Esparza, CEO of Making Friends - Lessons Learned from Steve Blank's Lean Launch Pad ** Schedule: • 6:00 pm - Doors open for food, beer & networking • 6:30 pm - Begin the UnConference! • 6:45 pm - UnConference session 1 • 7:15 pm - UnConference session 2 • 7:45 pm - UnConference session 3 ** How much does it cost? • Registration is free if you get a regular ticket (ends on 8/25) • $20 if you get a late-bird ticket ** Hey! Wasn't this called the Lean Startup Circle Unconference previously? Yes! Historically, this event was known as the Lean Startup Circle Unconference. In order to broaden the conversation and diversify the attendee base, we've decided to not merely focus the event on startups or exclusively on the topic of The Lean Startup, a popular business book that spearheaded a large movement in the world of business and product development. ** I can't make this event, how can I get on your mailing list? Join our community here: https://www.skipcard.com/o/the-san-francisco-lean-startup-circle ** IMPORTANT: You must register here (RSVPing on Meetup is not sufficient): http://bit.ly/2J018RT

  • Adobe Director of Growth on Learning from customers at scale

    ** IMPORTANT: You must register for this event here: http://bit.ly/308olHp This month's event features keynote by: Thibault Imbert - Adobe Director of Growth, Creative Cloud Title: Qualitative feedback: learning from customers at scale "Qualitative feedback is a key part of Growth, with 22 products and millions of users, understanding our users pain points across the customer journey at scale can be hard. Here comes "Project White Glove", a homemade scalable engine used by over 400 product people at Adobe to understand what is causing our users to not Activate and fueling our hypotheses experiments pipeline. In this presentation, Thibault Imbert will be presenting how we built it, the learnings and how you can build one easily for your team." Bio: Highly effective inspirational team leader with strong design and development skills. 8 years experience in Product management and active developer, speaker and author for more than 10 years. Passionate about solving problems, growing products and delighting customers with amazing products. Excel at ideating and seeding innovation within large and smaller teams. Ideated and shipped 4 products at Adobe, wrote multiple best-selling programming books (O'Reilly, Pearson). Passionate about empowering and enabling. Currently leading Growth for Adobe, Creative Cloud to get customers to delight and grow active use/engagement. -- Sam McAfee - Product Development Coach and author at Startup Patterns Title: The Mindful Product Leader "As the world becomes increasingly networked and business becomes ever more digital, the role of the product leader is critically important. But leadership is hard. And leading teams or organizations that design and build digital products and services is even harder. Leadership of industry in the 20th century was defined by a top-down, command and control methodology. The introduction of Lean set in motion a change of attitude toward leadership that focused attention more on self-improvement and empowerment of workers on the line. This new way of thinking has gradually found its way into the knowledge economy in the form or methods like Agile, Lean Startup, and Design Thinking. This talk attempts to summarize what we know about effective leadership in the 21st century as applied specifically to the role of product leader, drawing from a diverse array of fields including lean manufacturing, neuroscience, psychology, and software engineering." Bio: As a Silicon Valley veteran of 20 years, Sam help companies build and scale new digital products, find product-market fit, and build and improve product development capabilities. He works with product executives and teams to develop and ship new digital products from ideas to product-market fit and beyond. ** About the series ** The Product Management Speaker Series brings together product managers, designers, marketers and leaders to share their experience and knowledge around planning, forecasting, production, and marketing of products at all stages of the product lifecycle. ** Mailing list ** If you can't make this event but want to be notified about future events, please join our community: https://www.skipcard.com/o/the-bay-area-product-management-speaker-series ** IMPORTANT: You must register for this event here: http://bit.ly/308olHp

  • FREE: The Product and Innovation Unconference - July 2019

    This month we've decided to make the event free for anybody registering more than three days before the event. If you've been wanting to check out the event or haven't come in a while, this would be a great month to register early and attend! *** Important: You must register here (RSVPing on Meetup is not sufficient): http://bit.ly/2VTlbto *** Overview: The Product and Innovation Unconference brings together product development, technology, and business professionals from many different disciplines to teach and learn from each other in an impromptu conference format. *** Who typically attends? Attendees include anyone involved in creating new technology products and innovations! Many of our attendees are: • Product Managers / Product Owners • Startup Founders • Designers (UI, UX, Communication) • User Researchers • Marketers (Growth, Product, Brand) • Sales professionals • Customer Success professionals • People involved in innovation projects • Consultants and Coaches • Students *** Details: Each month members share their knowledge in open spaces. Sessions are proposed by attendees at the start of the event and there are no pre-set topics. The unconference typically has 3 concurrent tracks and there is always something for everyone. The vast majority of the sessions are in "round-table" format, meaning that they are a discussion amongst everybody in the room. But, some people come in with a short presentation or workshop that they offer as a session. Anyone can propose a session to: • Share their knowledge • Ask for help • Discuss a topic NO SOLICITATIONS! *** Example Sessions from Past Events: • Laura Klein, author of UX for Lean Startups - Q&A • David Bland, Founder at Precoil - What do I do with this customer development data? • Gagan Biyani & Morgan Springer, founders of Sprig - Q&A • Jez Humble, author of Lean Enterprise - Q&A • Alex Cowan, author of Starting a Tech Business - Storyboarding • Mair Dundon, UX Facilitator at QuietAction - Self Persona Workshop • Jacob Esparza, CEO of Making Friends - Lessons Learned from Steve Blank's Lean Launch Pad *** Schedule: • 6:00 pm - Doors open for food, beer & networking • 6:30 pm - Begin the UnConference! • 6:45 pm - UnConference session 1 • 7:15 pm - UnConference session 2 • 7:45 pm - UnConference session 3 *** How much does it cost? • Registration is free if you get a regular ticket (ends on 7/28) • $20 if you get a late-bird ticket *** Is there food? Drinks? Beer? Beer (if you're 21 or older) and pizza is included thanks to the price tag. If we get a generous sponsor, we'll upgrade and get some better food! *** Hey! Wasn't this called the Lean Startup Circle Unconference previously? Yes! Historically, this event was known as the Lean Startup Circle Unconference. In order to broaden the conversation and diversify the attendee base, we've decided to not merely focus the event on startups or exclusively on the topic of The Lean Startup, a popular business book that spearheaded a large movement in the world of business and product development. *** I can't make this event, how can I get on your mailing list? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/tpiu-email *** Registration: You can register here at this link: http://bit.ly/2VTlbto

  • Leaders are grown, not born & Accelerating growth for product engagement

    ** IMPORTANT: You must register for this event here: http://bit.ly/30qIJVh This month's event features two talks: 1) GoDaddy Fmr. Chief Product Officer on "Leaders Are Grown, Not Born" 2) LinkedIn Director of Product on "How to accelerate growth for your product’s engagement" Details: Steven Aldrich - GoDaddy Fmr. Chief Product Officer Topic: "Leaders Are Grown, Not Born" There is not a single approach to earning a leadership role. There is not a single style of leadership that fits all of us. But there are five common traits that great leaders possess. Be part of an interactive session drawing on psychology, performance data, and my 25 years of leading teams. And pick up some tips and tricks to win your team's hearts and minds. Bio: Steven spent seven years at GoDaddy, helping grow the company from 10 million to 18 million total customers; from 2 million to 8 million international customers; from $1B to over $3B in revenue; from a private to a public company; and from domain-centric to a full line of products and services for entrepreneurs. Steven started GoDaddy’s California offices when he sold his start-up Outright to the company in 2012, becoming Chief Product Officer in 2016. Earlier in his career, Steven spent over a decade helping Intuit grow its consumer and small business divisions after joining in 1996 when he sold them InsureMarket, an online insurance marketplace he co-founded. Steven earned an M.B.A. from Stanford and a B.A. in physics from the University of North Carolina where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar and a member and co-captain of the fencing team. Since leaving GoDaddy in February 2019, he has focused on Board service and spending time with his wife Allison and their son, Jackson, at many sports and arts events. He is on the Board of Blucora (BCOR); Chair of the Oakland Roots, a pro soccer team; and Chair of the Bay Area Glass Institute, a non-profit glass studio. -- Liz Li - LinkedIn Director of Product Topic: "How to accelerate growth for your product’s engagement" Liz will share how to make sure you're growing the right metrics and value for your product/company, including how LinkedIn did it. Key takeaways: 1. Growth is not just about moving metrics up and to the right. 2. Quality growth is about the acceleration of your company's vision. 3. Figure out what makes your product sticky. 4. Design a true north that's measurable, simple, and actionable. Bio: Liz Li is a Director of Product at LinkedIn, currently leading the Discovery, Onboarding, and Network Growth teams, which help people discover LinkedIn, onboard, and build the right network and communities to be more productive and successful. Liz has worked at LinkedIn for 8 years across both the monetization and consumer orgs. She launched LinkedIn’s first Sales Solutions product, led acquisition and retention for LinkedIn Premium subscriptions, and led the redesign of the consumer onboarding flows and success metrics to focus on long term engagement, shifting the company from purely focusing on top of the funnel growth. Before LinkedIn, Liz worked on enterprise products at Accenture Technology Labs, a smaller R&D group within Accenture. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. ** About the series ** The Product Management Speaker Series brings together product managers, designers, marketers and leaders to share their experience and knowledge around planning, forecasting, production, and marketing of products at all stages of the product lifecycle. ** Mailing list ** If you can't make this event but want to be notified about future events, please join our community: https://www.skipcard.com/o/the-bay-area-product-management-speaker-series ** IMPORTANT: You must register for this event here: http://bit.ly/30qIJVh

    4
  • The Product and Innovation Unconference - June 2019

    IMPORTANT: You must register here (RSVPing on Meetup is not sufficient): http://bit.ly/2ZvBHhq --- This month we've decided to make the event free for anybody registering more than three days before the event. If you've been wanting to check out the event or haven't come in a while, this would be a great month to register early and attend! *** Overview: The Product and Innovation Unconference brings together product development, technology, and business professionals from many different disciplines to teach and learn from each other in an impromptu conference format. *** Important: You must register here (RSVPing on Meetup is not sufficient): http://bit.ly/2ZvBHhq *** Who typically attends? Attendees include anyone involved in creating new technology products and innovations! Many of our attendees are: • Product Managers / Product Owners • Startup Founders • Designers (UI, UX, Communication) • User Researchers • Marketers (Growth, Product, Brand) • Sales professionals • Customer Success professionals • People involved in innovation projects • Consultants and Coaches • Students *** Details: Each month members share their knowledge in open spaces. Sessions are proposed by attendees at the start of the event and there are no pre-set topics. The unconference typically has 3 concurrent tracks and there is always something for everyone. The vast majority of the sessions are in "round-table" format, meaning that they are a discussion amongst everybody in the room. But, some people come in with a short presentation or workshop that they offer as a session. Anyone can propose a session to: • Share their knowledge • Ask for help • Discuss a topic NO SOLICITATIONS! *** Example Sessions from Past Events: • Laura Klein, author of UX for Lean Startups - Q&A • David Bland, Founder at Precoil - What do I do with this customer development data? • Gagan Biyani & Morgan Springer, founders of Sprig - Q&A • Jez Humble, author of Lean Enterprise - Q&A • Alex Cowan, author of Starting a Tech Business - Storyboarding • Mair Dundon, UX Facilitator at QuietAction - Self Persona Workshop • Jacob Esparza, CEO of Making Friends - Lessons Learned from Steve Blank's Lean Launch Pad *** Schedule: • 6:00 pm - Doors open for food, beer & networking • 6:30 pm - Begin the UnConference! • 6:45 pm - UnConference session 1 • 7:15 pm - UnConference session 2 • 7:45 pm - UnConference session 3 *** How much does it cost? • Registration is free if you get a regular ticket (ends on 6/22) • $20 if you get a late-bird ticket *** Is there food? Drinks? Beer? Beer (if you're 21 or older) and pizza is included thanks to the price tag. If we get a generous sponsor, we'll upgrade and get some better food! *** Hey! Wasn't this called the Lean Startup Circle Unconference previously? Yes! Historically, this event was known as the Lean Startup Circle Unconference. In order to broaden the conversation and diversify the attendee base, we've decided to not merely focus the event on startups or exclusively on the topic of The Lean Startup, a popular business book that spearheaded a large movement in the world of business and product development. *** I can't make this event, how can I get on your mailing list? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/tpiu-email *** Registration: You can register here at this link: http://bit.ly/2ZvBHhq

    4
  • Innovating in healthcare & Using data to develop agility in established products

    This month's event features two talks: 1) One Medical VP of Product on "Innovating in healthcare" 2) Microsoft Principal PM Manager on "Starting Big: Using Data to Develop Agility in Established Products" ** Important: You must register for this event here: http://bit.ly/2Vvh4Tt Details: Wesley Donohoe - One Medical VP of Product Topic: "Innovating in healthcare" - The total health care industry grew to $3.5 trillion in 2017 accounting for 17.9% of GDP. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that it will continue to grow to $6 trillion by 2027 - There has been a significant rise in new technology companies entering this space. In 2018 alone, $8.1B was invested in just the Digital Health Industry, up 42% from the previous year. - Through his experience at One Medical, Wes will provide insight into why healthcare product development is more challenging than traditional product development and unique opportunities to innovate more effectively in this space. Bio: Wes Donohoe is the VP of Product + Design at One Medical working to innovate its member, clinical and operational technology products that include One Medical’s members IOS, Android and Web applications as well as One Medical’s proprietary EHR and operational tools. Wes is passionate about building holistic technology products that deliver the highest level of service, access, and engagement to drive better health and care for One Medical’s members. Prior to joining One Medical, Wes was the Head of Product at Shyp and SVP of Product at Live Nation Entertainment. Wes holds a BS in Business Administration from Babson College. -- Dan Swett - Microsoft Principal PM Manager Topic: "Starting Big: Using Data to Develop Agility in Established Products" PowerPoint is a product with 30 years of history and hundreds of millions of customers who rely on it every day. Over that time, the enterprise software market has changed dramatically. The industry has moved from traditional desktop software with updates every 3 years, to web-based solutions updated in real time. Re-imagining a product to compete in a new digital age and being able to take the customer along for that journey is no small task. Come learn how we used data and customer insights to transform one of the best known enterprise software products into a dynamic tool that provides products and services across desktops, browsers and mobile devices. Bio: Dan Swett leads the PowerPoint Foundations and Collaboration product teams responsible for every version of the software across Windows, Mac, Web and Mobile. Dan was instrumental in leading PowerPoint’s transformation from client-centric waterfall development to a data informed, services-first organization. His team’s work ultimately helped pave the way for how product updates and experiences are delivered today across the entire O365 suite. Dan puts the customer at the center of everything and is acutely aware of the collaborative experiences they need to succeed in today’s hyper-competitive business environment. It was with this mindset that he and his team launched PowerPoint Designer in 2016. Since that time, the product has transformed over 1 billion slides. Dan’s team is based in Silicon Valley, with contributors across the globe in China, India and Israel. He previously led product for PowerPoint Online, the PowerPoint Desktops and PowerPoint’s service portfolio. ** About the series ** The Product Management Speaker Series brings together product managers, designers, marketers and leaders to share their experience and knowledge around planning, forecasting, production, and marketing of products at all stages of the product lifecycle. ** Mailing list ** If you can't make this event but want to be notified about future events, please join our mailing list: http://bit.ly/skipcard-email-signup Please complete your registration here: http://bit.ly/2Vvh4Tt

  • Flexport and Roblox Product VPs on User discovery & Building a product org.

    This Product Management Speaker Series event features two talks: 1) Flexport VP of Product on "Reflecting on measured user discovery, B2C and B2B" 2) Roblox VP of Product on "Building a great product organization" ** Important: You must register for this event here: http://bit.ly/2JEnxqq Details: Geoffrey Smalling - Flexport VP of Product Topic: Reflecting on measured user discovery, B2C and B2B "When you have scale, experiments can be measured in a highly accurate manner. However, with a B2B Products or a new product, experiments can be challenging to gain clear insights. Product Managers can be led down the wrong path, following the latest and greatest need from the hot prospect or last customer interview. Geoff will talk about his shift from a high scale, data-driven organization to a domain with sparse opportunities for data-driven experiments, and how we are applying the learnings at Flexport, B2B at Scale." -- Matt Kaufman - Roblox VP of Product Topic: Building a great product organization: When the organization is your product "Achieving product market fit and enabling growth are the mandates that drive most product teams. This leaves the actual team to grow organically without a clear definition for what a success looks like. So, what happens when you step back and apply first principles to building a product organization? Matt will share his experience reshaping product development at Roblox, a gaming platform with over 90M users." Bio: Matt is an experienced product leader who can drive strategic decisions while staying focused on implementation details. He has built successful marketplace platforms, enterprise SaaS applications, and multi-player games by integrating customer feedback, data science, and common sense. Delivering complex products at scale requires multi-faceted teams and on numerous occasions he has been able to assemble high performing product, engineering, analytics, business, and customer success teams from the ground up. ** About the series ** The Product Management Speaker Series brings together product managers, designers, marketers and leaders to share their experience and knowledge around planning, forecasting, production, and marketing of products at all stages of the product lifecycle. ** Mailing list ** If you can't make this event but want to be notified about future events, please join our mailing list: http://bit.ly/skipcard-email-signup Please complete your registration here: http://bit.ly/2JEnxqq

  • The Product and Innovation Unconference - May 2019

    The Product and Innovation Unconference brings together product development, technology, and business professionals from many different disciplines to teach and learn from each other in an impromptu conference format. *** Important: *** You must purchase your ticket here (registering on Meetup is not sufficient): http://bit.ly/2X3PGZO *** Who typically attends? *** Attendees include anyone involved in creating new technology products and innovations! Many of our attendees are: • Product Managers / Product Owners • Startup Founders • Designers (UI, UX, Communication) • User Researchers • Marketers (Growth, Product, Brand) • Sales professionals • Customer Success professionals • People involved in innovation projects • Consultants and Coaches • Students *** Details *** Each month members share their knowledge in open spaces. Sessions are proposed by attendees at the start of the event and there are no pre-set topics. The unconference typically has 3 concurrent tracks and there is always something for everyone. The vast majority of the sessions are in "round-table" format, meaning that they are a discussion amongst everybody in the room. But, some people come in with a short presentation or workshop that they offer as a session. Anyone can propose a session to: • Share their knowledge • Ask for help • Discuss a topic NO SOLICITATIONS! *** Example Sessions from Past Events *** • Laura Klein, author of UX for Lean Startups - Q&A • David Bland, Founder at Precoil - What do I do with this customer development data? • Gagan Biyani & Morgan Springer, founders of Sprig - Q&A • Jez Humble, author of Lean Enterprise - Q&A • Alex Cowan, author of Starting a Tech Business - Storyboarding • Mair Dundon, UX Facilitator at QuietAction - Self Persona Workshop • Jacob Esparza, CEO of Making Friends - Lessons Learned from Steve Blank's Lean Launch Pad *** Schedule *** • 6:00 pm - Doors open for food, beer & networking • 6:45 pm - Begin the UnConference! • 7:00 pm - UnConference session 1 • 7:40 pm - UnConference session 2 • 8:20 pm - UnConference session 3 *** How much does it cost? *** • $10 if you get an early-bird ticket (ends on 4/29) • $20 if you get a regular ticket (ends on 5/12) • $30 if you get a late-bird ticket *** Is there food? Drinks? Beer? *** Beer (if you're 21 or older) and pizza is included thanks to the price tag. If we get a generous sponsor, we'll upgrade and get some better food! *** Hey! Wasn't this called the Lean Startup Circle Unconference previously? *** Yes! Historically, this event was known as the Lean Startup Circle Unconference. In order to broaden the conversation and diversify the attendee base, we've decided to not merely focus the event on startups or exclusively on the topic of The Lean Startup, a popular business book that spearheaded a large movement in the world of business and product development. *** I can't make this event, how can I get on your mailing list? *** Sign up here: http://bit.ly/tpiu-email *** Tickets *** Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/2X3PGZO

  • Paypal Sr. mobile PM talks about learning from user feedback at scale

    ** EVENT SOLD OUT ** Unfortunately, this event is sold out. If you're interested in other upcoming events, please join our community here: https://www.skipcard.com/o/the-bay-area-product-management-speaker-series?utm_source=SF-Product-Management-Speaker-Series&utm_medium=meetup&utm_campaign=2019-04-25-PM ** This month, The Product Management Speaker Series features two talks: 1) PayPal Sr. Product Manager on "Decoding User Feedback: Data vs. Insights" 2) LaunchDarkly VP of Product on "Progressive Delivery - Not everything is an experiment" Details: Saurabh Pareek - PayPal Sr. Product Manager Topic: Decoding User Feedback: Data vs. Insights "We’ve all heard of the phrase, “Customer is King” - But how do we derive insights from their needs that help us innovate? A successful Product Manager or Innovator is always listening to their customers, keeping an eye on discovering their pain points and what they really want. In this talk, Saurabh discusses the dilemma of a PM to build products at scale, looking at data (internal/external/cultural/historical/political/regulatory...) and how to translate it into actionable insights while continuing to learn by iterative testing." Bio: Saurabh is a young professional with extensive experience in product management, business strategy and growth. He’s been part of start-ups, multinational corporations, as well as the not-for-profit sector in domains including payments, e-commerce, ed-tech, media and content space where he worked & led teams to build products of great impact. Currently, he leads the Consumer Mobile Platform/App & Web Platform to deliver user delight for 260M+ customers across 200+ markets at global payments leader, PayPal. In past, was part of the initial Product team at one of India’s most known startup, Paytm during early & growth year journey of 10M to 200M+ customers. He also led product & business at Careers360 (India’s well known Ed-Tech media startup) and had his start-up stints at Technox & N3uron amongst others. -- Adam Zimman - LaunchDarkly VP of Product Topic: Progressive Delivery - Not everything is an experiment "Models for software development lifecycles (SDLC) evolve with the changing needs of developers. From waterfall, to Agile and Scrum, to continuous delivery, the goal is increasing release velocity. But, adoption of new models is always balances speed with risk. Adam Zimman discusses the history of this evolution, and the next model: progressive delivery. Exploring the differences and benefits of progressive delivery. He will focus on 'why' developers should care about this evolution. Discussing the new tools required. And connecting 'how' this model can benefit developers, operators, and business owners alike." Bio: Adam has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of roles from software engineering through to technical sales. He has worked in both enterprise and consumer companies such as VMware, EMC, and GitHub. Adam is driven by a passion for inclusive leadership and solving problems with technology. One additional objective is to be a part of a diverse and equitable company. Not simply an organization that accepts diversity, but one that actively pursues a more diverse and inclusive team as a imperative for building better products and services. Adam is also an Advisor for a number of startups and nonprofits. His perspective on life has been shaped by a background in Physics and Visual Art, an ongoing adventure as a husband and father, and a childhood career as a fire juggler. ** About the series ** The Product Management Speaker Series brings together product managers, designers, marketers and leaders to share their experience and knowledge around planning, forecasting, production, and marketing of products at all stages of the product lifecycle. ** Mailing list ** If you can't make this event but want to be notified about future events, please join our mailing list: http://bit.ly/skipcard-email-signup

  • The Product and Innovation Unconference - April 2019

    The Product and Innovation Unconference brings together product development, technology, and business professionals from many different disciplines to teach and learn from each other in an impromptu conference format. *** Important: *** You must purchase your ticket here (registering on Meetup is not sufficient): http://bit.ly/2HwWPx9 *** Who typically attends? *** Attendees include anyone involved in creating new technology products and innovations! Many of our attendees are: • Product Managers / Product Owners • Startup Founders • Designers (UI, UX, Communication) • User Researchers • Marketers (Growth, Product, Brand) • Sales professionals • Customer Success professionals • People involved in innovation projects • Consultants and Coaches • Students *** Details *** Each month members share their knowledge in open spaces. Sessions are proposed by attendees at the start of the event and there are no pre-set topics. The unconference typically has 3 concurrent tracks and there is always something for everyone. The vast majority of the sessions are in "round-table" format, meaning that they are a discussion amongst everybody in the room. But, some people come in with a short presentation or workshop that they offer as a session. Anyone can propose a session to: • Share their knowledge • Ask for help • Discuss a topic NO SOLICITATIONS! *** Example Sessions from Past Events *** • Laura Klein, author of UX for Lean Startups - Q&A • David Bland, Founder at Precoil - What do I do with this customer development data? • Gagan Biyani & Morgan Springer, founders of Sprig - Q&A • Jez Humble, author of Lean Enterprise - Q&A • Alex Cowan, author of Starting a Tech Business - Storyboarding • Mair Dundon, UX Facilitator at QuietAction - Self Persona Workshop • Jacob Esparza, CEO of Making Friends - Lessons Learned from Steve Blank's Lean Launch Pad *** Schedule *** • 6:00 pm - Doors open for food, beer & networking • 6:45 pm - Begin the UnConference! • 7:00 pm - UnConference session 1 • 7:40 pm - UnConference session 2 • 8:20 pm - UnConference session 3 *** How much does it cost? *** • $10 if you get an early-bird ticket (ends on 4/01) • $20 if you get a regular ticket (ends on 4/15) • $30 if you get a late-bird ticket *** Is there food? Drinks? Beer? *** Beer (if you're 21 or older) and pizza is included thanks to the price tag. If we get a generous sponsor, we'll upgrade and get some better food! *** Hey! Wasn't this called the Lean Startup Circle Unconference previously? *** Yes! Historically, this event was known as the Lean Startup Circle Unconference. In order to broaden the conversation and diversify the attendee base, we've decided to not merely focus the event on startups or exclusively on the topic of The Lean Startup, a popular business book that spearheaded a large movement in the world of business and product development. *** I can't make this event, how can I get on your mailing list? *** Sign up here: http://bit.ly/tpiu-email *** Tickets *** Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/2HwWPx9