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. Previously a Product Management Director at EA Games and 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.

A Product Manager, Educator and Mentor, the human element of the discipline is what gets Michelle Dunlea out of bed in the morning! With roots in design and as a self confessed data-nerd, she is passionate about crafting thoughtful products and experiences that make people's lives easier, improve their productivity and move the needle on business goals. Michelle has built and managed products that are used by millions of people globally. She currently runs the product team at Hootsuite responsible for content creation and publishing.


Jeff Rambharack gets excited about solving big problems with innovation. He started his career as a product manager on the PowerPoint team at Microsoft and has spent over a decade building products and teams in the enterprise software and clean tech fields. He currently works at Amazon on the AWS Commerce Platform. 



During her decade in enterprise software, Andrea Harrison has worn several product hats — client Educator, Analyst, Project Manager, Product Manager, quasi-UX Designer — sometimes all at once, and has navigated ‘hip’ start-ups and borg-like organizations. She appreciates that place where Product Management meets Project Management, and is currently growing the product team at STAT Search Analytics.

A product person at core, Abhijit Dutta brings more than 15+ years experience building products, services and solving business problems with geolocated teams across multiple time zones. Abhijit seeks to combine a designer’s vision with a technical expert’s innovation while keeping his focus locked on user pains.