Entrepreneur at a big company && Modern Product Teams in Big Corporations

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trivago N.V.

Kesselstraße 5-7 · Düsseldorf

How to find us

From DUS Mainstation: Tram 707 in direction "Medienhafen, Kesselstraße" (last station) - Public parking is available in front of the building (parking ticket is required)

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In July, we will be sponsored by trivago (https://www.trivago.com/) and do an evening with two talks:

• How to succeed (and fail) as an entrepreneur at a big company (by Calvin Hawkes)
• Modern Product Teams in Big Corporations - Inspirational quotes on your office walls will not make your enterprise work as a startup (by Sumit Kumar)

+++ Agenda +++
• 18:00 - 19:00: Arrival, get a drink, office tour and socialise
• 19:15 - ~19:55: Talk #1 + Q&A
• 20:10 - ~20:50: Talk #2 + Q&A
• 20:50 - Open End: Socialising

+++ How to succeed (and fail) as an entrepreneur at a big company (by Calvin Hawkes) +++
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I went from free-wheeling founder at a 3-person company to a product owner at a 1,500 person company. Needless to say, there was a bit of a transition period. In this presentation, I’ll take an honest look back at my last year and analyze what went well, and what wrong.

Calvin Hawkes is an entrepreneur from Los Gatos, California. After spending 2 years of his life working for a giant corporation, he joined the start-up life and vowed never to work for “the man” again. Whoops…

+++ Modern Product Teams in Big Corporations - Inspirational quotes on your office walls will not make your enterprise work as a startup (by Sumit Kumar) +++
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Big corporations in Germany are struggling with digital transformation, building up modern product and software teams and moving into an agile culture. Sumit experienced this first hand with the Daimler born „Startup“ car2go that tries to move fast while being tangled in the corporate world for 10 years. He will share what works and doesn’t work and what managers and individual contributors can do to enable these teams to build great products and influence the parent companies to support their transition.

Sumit is a Developer Advocate and Frontend Expert currently working as Head of Developer Relations at car2go / SHARE NOW. Previously he built teams and/or web applications for Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Hugo Boss, and others. In his spare time, he works on open source software and many side projects like geoman.io.