Product Management Toronto | A Discussion on Managing Digital Products

Thursday, July 27th @ 6:30 PM

Thursday, July 27, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

BrainStation Toronto

460 King Street West Enter through the glass doors on Spadina


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Event details

Interested in transitioning into the role of a Product Manager? Curious to learn what it takes to successfully lead the product teams that build and manage the hottest digital products? Join us for a panel discussion featuring PdM experts who will share their real-world insights on this important, and rapidly evolving, discipline.


The role of the Product Manager is one of the most sought-after careers in the tech industry today. PdMs play a crucial role in driving the development of a product and act on behalf of customers’ interests. From facilitating communication between engineering and design teams to relaying customer needs, Product Managers oversee the product lifecycle from ideation to execution.


Topics of Discussion


  • Characteristics of successful Product Managers

  • How has the role of a PdM evolved?

  • Product vs. Project Managers explained

  • Tools and frameworks used day-to-day

  • How to take a product from ideation to discovery

  • How to effectively take a product to market

  • How to identify objectives and measure results

  • How to lead a technical team

  • The key to managing Stakeholder

  • Skillsets that are essential for tomorrow’s PdMs

  • How do I become a Product Manager

  • Trends in product management



What You’ll Get


  • An intimate discussion with some of the city’s best Product Managers

  • A BrainStation notebook and pen for note-taking purposes

  • Snacks and refreshments


*Event is non-refundable and non-transferable.


Zhi Hui has experience working in product teams at B2C and B2B SaaS startups spanning across Singapore, Silicon Valley and Toronto. With her background in Applied Mathematics, Zhi Hui started her career in Data Analytics at Game Ventures, a social gaming startup which developed a best-in-class online cricket game, Howzat Cricket. She later moved to Toronto to join the early product management team at Influitive in 2013 to build an engaging marketing platform that provides B2B Marketers unprecedented access to engage with their customers directly for sales and marketing growth.

Zhi’s latest adventure is taking on the financial industry at Planswell, a fintech startup with the mission to give all Canadians greater access to sound financial planning services in order to help them work towards achieving financial freedom.

Tom Levesque has lived in three countries. In the Bay Area, he led data product management at Wildfire, which was acquired by Google. At VigLink, he was instrumental in raising a $20M Series B. Locally, Tom has worked with Bell, Rogers, Myant, Index Exchange, and enjoys advising a number of startups. He is currently co-founder of a deep learning project, and a Product Management Educator at BrainStation. 

Brandon Chu is a Director of Product at Shopify where he leads the platform product group. This group builds the platform that supports tens of thousands of third-party developers as they build apps for merchants on Shopify. Previously, Brandon was a product director at FreshBooks and co-founder of Tunezy, which was acquired in 2013. Brandon writes a Medium publication called "The Black Box of Product Management" which aims to take Product Management from theoretical to practical through providing frameworks that help readers become better product people.