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Cultivating Accountability

24 September

Brian Flanagan, Head of Product and Growth at Optimity, takes a balanced approach to leadership that does not shy away from looking painful truths in the eye.

Leadership
Ownership
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Brian Flanagan

Brian Flanagan

Head of Product and Growth at Optimity

Easing the Fear of Failure with Guidance

24 September

Brian Flanagan, Head of Product and Growth at Optimity, encourages autonomy informed by the mission statement that the company as a whole exists to serve.

Psychological Safety
Leadership
PM
Brian Flanagan

Brian Flanagan

Head of Product and Growth at Optimity

Playing the Father Figure

24 September

Brian Flanagan, Head of Product and Growth at Optimity, takes a personal interest in his family of cohorts.

Team Reaction
Product Team
Leadership
Changing A Company
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Brian Flanagan

Brian Flanagan

Head of Product and Growth at Optimity

Embracing Feedback as an Organization

24 September

Brian Flanagan, Head of Product and Growth at Optimity, takes the feedback that he both gives and receives very seriously.

Feedback
Leadership
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Brian Flanagan

Brian Flanagan

Head of Product and Growth at Optimity

Taking a Product from Inception to Market

24 September

Scott Jones, Senior Product Manager of Cloud Data Services at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, got the full product experience after joining a previous company and being asked to bring their vision to life on a very tight turnaround.

Product
Data Team
PM
Scott Jones

Scott Jones

Senior Product Manager (Master Level) at Hewlett Packard

Pleading With Your Executive Team

24 September

Scott Jones, Senior Product Manager of Cloud Data Services at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, recalls a time where his executive team ran themselves aground after not taking their customer data seriously.

Alignment
Sharing The Vision
Users
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Scott Jones

Scott Jones

Senior Product Manager (Master Level) at Hewlett Packard

Seeing What’s Out There

24 September

Scott Jones, Senior Product Manager of Cloud Data Services at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise, shares his approach to market research.

Strategy
Product
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Scott Jones

Scott Jones

Senior Product Manager (Master Level) at Hewlett Packard

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Establishing Yourself in a Market

24 September

Scott Jones, Senior Product Manager of Cloud Data Services at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, knows that a philanthropic effort is only as meaningful as the real work that it is able to do for others.

Product
Impact
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Scott Jones

Scott Jones

Senior Product Manager (Master Level) at Hewlett Packard

How to Stay Technical as an Engineer Manager

24 September

Senthil Kumar, Sr Engineering Manager at Quotient Technology, shares how he grew as a manager while staying hands-on.

Leadership
Personal Growth
Handling Promotion
EM
Senthil Kumar

Senthil Kumar

Sr Engineering Manager at Quotient Technology

Managing a Product Team

24 September

Senthil Kumar, Sr Engineering Manager at Quotient Technology, explains the challenges he faced while managing an engineering team and how he collaborated with the product management team and other stakeholders for overcoming these challenges.

Product Team
Goal Setting
Collaboration
Internal Communication
EM
Senthil Kumar

Senthil Kumar

Sr Engineering Manager at Quotient Technology

Scaling Teams Through an Unconventional Approach

24 September

Senthil Kumar, Sr Engineering Manager at Quotient Technology, recalls his unconventional methods for setting up a front-end team.

Scaling Team
Alignment
EM
Senthil Kumar

Senthil Kumar

Sr Engineering Manager at Quotient Technology

Know Your Customers Needs

24 September

Dan Lev Almagor, Head of Product at Chario, talks about some clever techniques to understand customers.

Customers
Product
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Dan Lev Almagor

Dan Lev Almagor

Head of Product at Chario

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