Product Management Vancouver | A Discussion on Managing Digital Products

Thursday, July 27th @ 6:30 PM

Thursday, July 27, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

BrainStation Vancouver

455 Granville Street


$45 CAD

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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.


Jan Carter is passionate about using technology to help people work, play, and learn in ways that they never thought possible. With 20 years of experience in high-tech, Jan has managed and successfully grown product portfolios and teams in startups to Fortune 100 companies in numerous industries. His technical, Product Management and leadership skills give him the ability to capitalise on market challenges and opportunities.

Michelle Dunlea started her roots as a Designer and evolved into a project and talent management role with the world's largest marketing and creative staffing agency. Then the hair-raising, spine-tingling startup world beckoned! From galvanizing engineering and UX teams around product initiatives to managing Stakeholder expectations, timelines and budgets for custom projects and subsequently strategic operations for the company as whole, Michelle has developed a well-rounded and unique skill-set.