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Ever had a compelling idea while listening to some user interviews, only to be told that your sample size is too small for any analysis to be taken seriously? A well-meaning obsession with quantitative testing might be stifling our creativity and keeping us from following our quirky hunches to undiscovered customers and markets. Creativity is inexplicable, powerful, and frequently abstract; how do you square that against a risk-averse world which craves predictability? Drawing from her 20-year career in music and digital products, Laura Peterson offers techniques for practicing your creativity and successfully applying it to your customer problems.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Laura Peterson is passionate about ideas and encouraging others to approach problems in a different way. Her knack for solving complicated challenges drew her to product leadership roles at National Geographic Channel, SoundCloud, AOL, and College Board… an unexpected journey for a classically trained pianist. Recently working as a freelancer, Laura led strategy and agile process workshops for clients such as Glover Park Group and fashion startup Moda Operandi. Today, Laura Peterson is a Principal Product Manager on CNN Digital’s Product Performance team, where she coaches leaders and teams in user problem framing, product discovery techniques, and the test-and-learn mindset.
She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her husband, daughter, two cats, a lot of pianos, and a DeLorean.
CNN/WARNERMEDIA IS HIRING!
If you are interested in jobs at CNN & WarnerMedia, you can learn more on the WarnerMedia jobs website:
Note: not all roles are necessarily tied to a particular location such as Atlanta - if you're interested in a role, we'd love to hear from you!