Spring Conference Agenda (May 4, 2019)
9:30 - 10:00
Registration, snacks, visit selfie booth, networking, sponsor table setup.
10:00 - 10:20
Opening remarks, announce job seeker web page and any open positions.
Product Discussion Panel, facilitated by Steve Johnson, VP Products, Pragmatic Institute.
Product leaders from our area's tech firms will discuss the future of product and the tech industry itself, and will field questions from the audience.
Panelists -- see bio's
11:05 - 11:15
PROBLEM SOLVING EXERCISE
11:15 - 12:15
Each table has a challenging topic to work on together. Attendee subject matter experts will help!
LUNCH & VIP VISIT FROM TODD OLSON, CEO - PENDO
12:15 - 1:00
Visit from Todd Olson, Pendo CEO and Triangle Business Journal's 2019 CEO of the Year Award winner.
Lunch, networking, visit sponsors, selfie booth.
Cake-cutting and group photo.
1:00 - 1:40
Room 1 - Focus on Your Customers, Nancy MacCreery
Room 2 - Leveraging Data, Machine Learning and AI in your Product and Business, Rich Edwards
Room 3 - Maybe We Should Be Problem Managers, Steve Johnson
1:50 - 2:30
Room 1 - Dealing with Difficult People, Thomas Miller
Room 2 - Product Manager Group Therapy, Dean Peters
Room 3 - Communication Tricks for Product Managers, Dan Moore
2:40 - 3:20
Room 1 - A Simple Product Investment Framework, Eric Zoetmulder
Room 2 - Design Thinking in Enterprise Software, Madhavi Sarabu
Room 3 - Four Steps to Develop a Strategy and a Company, Tim Darling
3:20 - 3:40
Break and move walls
PRODUCT INNOVATION EXERCISE
3:45 - 4:45
Let's innovate together! Awards right after.
4:45 - 5:15