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Are you working towards a transition into a new product management role? The transition won’t be easy whether you are a seasoned product management expert transitioning into a leadership role, an experienced product manager taking on a new product, or a technician just starting out in product management. New technical domains and product challenges are hard enough to navigate. Additional cultural changes that come with different teams and/or companies can make any transitions tough. Luckily, there are experienced folks in the Technical Product Management Community of Greater DC willing to share what they have learned from their own product management transitions. Our panel will share insights on the leadup to, and first few quarters of, their transitions to new roles. They will highlight: - Positive things to look for in product management roles - Red flags to watch out for in product management roles and their own experiences navigating those red flags - Skills that do and do not transfer between non-product management and product management roles - Skills that do and do not transfer to different levels and types of product management roles The panel will have helpful insights whether you are an experienced product manager, someone looking to break into the field, or an established product leader. To be sure you get the insight you need we are collecting questions via survey (http://survey.usabilla.com/live/s/5cb76365efaab7203960da4f) until close of business Thursday, May 23. The evening also includes a happy hour with opportunities to network with other DC-area technical product managers over food, beer, and wine. Schedule: 6:30-7:00 Happy (half) Hour - Grab some food and drink, and meet people 7:00-8:00 Panel 8:00-8:30 Panel Q&A About the panel: John Wu is a product management leader with over fifteen years of experience across multiple industries, different size companies, and products at various life cycle stages. John is currently the Senior Vice President of Global Product Management at Lee Hecht Harrison, a division of Adecco, where he leads digital transformation and implements product management discipline within the company. Brandee Shin is a senior product management professional who specializes in API platforms and payments systems. Currently, she is working on a new customer service platform at Capital One Digital. Previously, Brandee worked as a Technical Product Manager at PayPal in San Jose, California. She has a background in software development but discovered her true passion was planning and delivering solutions for developers both external and internal. In her spare time, she loves baking and binging indie Sci-Fi movies (thank you Netflix.) Ashley Harper is a Product Manager who specializes in e-commerce content at Total Wine. She transitioned to Total Wine in April. Previously, Ashley worked as a Project Manager focused on standing up product management best practices at CadmiumCD, a conference and event management technology company in Baltimore. She has a background in customer service where she discovered a passion for building customer-centric product solutions. In her spare time, Ashley develops female hockey players and Midshipmen at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Eugene Ghimire is a Product Manager transitioning to a new role in May focused on developing credit applicant experiences at Capital One Card. Most Recently, Eugene was a product manager responsible for creating visions and roadmaps for Capital One Digital’s internal developer tools. Eugene has a background in accounting and Agile. While working as an Agile Delivery Lead she discovered a passion for instilling product management disciplines in teams. In her spare time, Eugene enjoys off-roading in her Jeep and hiking with her husband in Northern Virginia.