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54

Navigating Human Complexity is Product Management

Matt LeMay, Co-Founder of Constellate Data and Former Head of Consumer Product at Bitly, talks about how to influence without authority and how to utilize qualitative and quantitative data.

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53

Scaling is Product Management

Brandon Chu, Product Manager at Shopify, shares how to install a customer empathy engine in a growing organization and how to increase speed despite the complexity.

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52

Building a Customer-Driven Product Team is Product Management

David Cancel, CEO of Drift and formerly Chief Product Officer at Hubspot, shares how to structure product teams and how autonomy increases employee retention and customer-centricity.

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50

10% Entrepreneurship is Product Management

Patrick McGinnis, angel investor and author of The 10% Entrepreneur, shares how having a side project can help product managers and the best time management strategies for doing so.

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49

Keeping Business In Mind is Product Management

Jesus Ramirez, VP of Product at Tallwave, discusses what he believes are the most overlooked aspects of product management: design, branding, and user acquisition.

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48

Organizational Design is Product Management

Stacey Weber, an Instructor at Pragmatic Marketing, shares how product management fits into an organization's structure, the role innovation teams play in entering new markets, and how product and innovation teams can collaborate.

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47

The Build Trap is Product Management

Melissa Perri, Product Consultant, Speaker and Author of the upcoming book The Build Trap, discusses how to balance getting to market quickly with validating that there’s demand for what you’re building, the importance of focusing on outcomes rather than outputs, and how to squash a poor performing feature.

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46

Artificial Intelligence is Product Management

Dennis Mortensen, Founder of x.ai, discusses how to lead a product team building “invisible software” and how to set a strategy and roadmap towards artificial intelligence.

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39

Design Leadership is Product Management

Richard Banfield, CEO of Fresh Tilled Soil, shares how to foster a design focused culture, how to recruit the best talent, and advice for managing a growing team.

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37

Sales is Product Management

Steli Efti, CEO of Close.io, shares how product teams can leverage sales teams before and after product-market fit and how to scale a sales team.

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36

Go-To-Market Strategy is Product Management

Marc Sirkin, CMO at SpendBoss and former Director at PWC, shares how product managers can support go-to-market strategy and his advice for unlocking collaboration between product management and marketing teams.

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35

Keeping Up With Technology is Product Management

Vivek Bedi, Head of Product at LearnVest, shares his perspective on the importance of being technical and how to stay on top of the latest consumer trends.

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34

Psychological Distance is Product Management

Rebecca Hamilton, Georgetown Professor and Harvard Business Review Contributor, shares the ramifications of psychological distance in the user research process and how product managers can leverage it to get more accurate feedback.

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32

User Experience is Product Management

Sarah Doody, user experience designer and product strategist, speaks about the role of storytelling in product management and how data informs UX decisions.

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31

Incubation is Product Management

Jeremiah Zinn, Chief Product Officer at Bark & Co., shares the incubation process his company has built to enable continuous innovation and the methodology they use to validate new product concepts.

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29

Collaboration is Product Management

Helen Altshuler, CTO of Peer IQ and former Executive Director of Technology at JP Morgan Chase, shares how product managers can collaborate with designers and engineers in an agile environment, and how to communicate with the c-suite.

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27

User Onboarding is Product Management

Kevin Dewalt, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, shares how to use content and relationship management to onboard new customers and why he thinks relying too heavily on quantitative metrics can lead product teams astray.

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26

Diversity is Product Management

Scarlett Sieber, Senior Vice President of Open Innovation at BBVA, shares how diversity can help product teams, what organizations can do to attract diverse talent, and what men can do to move the conversation forward.

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23

Partnership is Product Management

Scott Pollack, Head of Business Development at SumAll, shares how startups and large companies can form valuable partnerships, and how product teams can capitalize them.

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20

Data-Driven Decision Making is Product Management

Maggie Jan, Data Scientist at Keen.io, tells us about the importance of looking at trends in data, the shortcomings of intuition, and how to build dashboards for interpreting metrics.

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