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Austin | March 28, 2019 | 4:30 pm

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Join us for a discussion
on the future of product management

Should product managers have a technical background?

What’s the ideal composition of a product team?

Should companies make their roadmap public?

Who has the final say on product design?

McKinsey recently called product management the new training ground for tech CEOs. Why? Because great product design and innovation are necessary for category leadership.

Join us on Thursday, October 25 for a debate on some of the most controversial questions in product! Should product managers have a technical background? Are PMs really the CEO of the product? Who should product managers report to? What are the guideposts on the path to the C-suite?

Panelists

Chief Product Officer | Zenoss

Brian Wilson has been practicing the core value of #CustomersforLife for more than 25 years. Brian joined Zenoss in 2011 as Vice President of Services and Support, was promoted to Chief Customer Officer in 2017. He is responsible for the full life cycle of customer-facing operations at Zenoss, including professional services, customer support, account management, training, and subscription renewals. Brian also is responsible for the Product management and technical operations for the company's SaaS products and corporate IT.

VP of Product | Bazaarvoice

Ezinne Udezue is Head of Product for Brands at Bazaarvoice, a SaaS company that powers major brands and retailers shopping experience with CGC (ratings and reviews). She is responsible for driving growth with new product solutions and innovation and building data analytics platforms.

Chief Product Officer | Planview

Patrick Tickle is chief product officer, responsible for Planview’s products and cloud operations organizations and delivering market-leading work and resource management solutions. Patrick has over 20 years of experience in product management, product development, and marketing across a wide range of technology solutions.

Moderator

Chief Evangelist - Moderator | Pendo

Eric Boduch has been involved with both startup and publicly traded software companies in senior management positions since 1995. He has been a co-founder of 3 different startups that have raised over $125 million in aggregate and has been an executive at two different public companies. He currently is a founder and the Chief Evangelist of Pendo, a venture backed software company.

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The Venue

The Sunset Room

310 E 3rd St, Austin, TX, 78701

AGENDA

March 28, 2019

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Happy Hour/Networking

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Live Debate!

6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Happy Hour & Networking/Meet the panelists

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