Product Discovery Talk
30

Wednesday, 30 May

6 8 pm MDT

GA Denver @ Industry RiNo Station

3858 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

Colorado Product logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

Product Discovery Talk

Katie Holden Photo


Sr Manager, Product Management, Workday

Adam Oliver Photo


Founder and Product Management Lead, Crafted

Jenn Dearth Photo


Head of Product, Stedi Inc

Chandler Koglmeier Photo


Vice President of Product, Guild Education

30

Wednesday, 30 May

6 8 pm MDT

GA Denver @ Industry RiNo Station

3858 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

Colorado Product logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

As a product manager, owner, or leader, you are responsible for bringing your organization through the new product creation cycle including brainstorming, testing, prototyping, building and shipping. As a whole, the process is good. However, when these steps become so regulated, rigid, and structured, is there room to course correct?

“Sometimes product discovery is straight-forward. Other times it is extremely difficult. In my experience, it’s not so hard to discover and validate the market opportunity, but often it’s very challenging to discover the solution. Even with the help of great designers and great engineers, some problems are just truly hard (at least many of the ones worth pursuing).” - Marty Cagan

Join Colorado Product & General Assembly on May 30th as we talk through:

  • Best practices in product discovery
  • Synthesizing customer feedback
  • Building buy-in with stakeholders
  • Course correcting or ending a new product build when necessary
  • Innovative approaches to product discovery

Save your seat today & see you then!

About the Panelists

Katie Holden Photo

Sr Manager, Product Management,
Workday

Katie Holden leads a Product Management team responsible for productivity products at Workday. She is a technical product manager, who found her way into the field shortly after studying Electrical and Computer Engineering at CU Boulder. Her experience ranges from shipping products in large organizations such as Microsoft and Google, as well as smaller, SaaS, high-growth startup environments like Boku (IPO in Nov 2017) and Inkling (acquired in Feb 2018).

Adam Oliver Photo

Founder and Product Management Lead,
Crafted

Most recently Adam led the growth and formation of the Product Management discipline for Pivotal Software in the center part of the country. Growing this discipline was a critical driver in evolving Pivotal’s engineering-only consultancy into a true Balanced Team model which had a tremendous impact on the company’s ability to IPO. Adam is now, once again, a founder. Currently building the brand, team, and disciplines of Crafted - a Colorado-born Balanced Team consultancy. Their mission is to inspire technology teams to be better at their craft by building products together.

Jenn Dearth Photo

Head of Product,
Stedi Inc

Jenn Dearth loves how Product Management blends her neuroscience background with her 11+ years of experience in tech. She is heading up Product at Stedi, a Boulder startup that raised $3.7 million in seed funding from First Round Capital, Bloomberg BETA, and others. Prior to taking on her role at Stedi, she worked at startups (including her own Edutech company) as well as enterprises (Accenture) and consultancies (Pivotal Labs).

Chandler Koglmeier Photo

Vice President of Product,
Guild Education

Chandler is Vice President, Product at Guild Education, a startup creating the education benefits category and helping thousands of working adults go back to school. Prior to Guild, Chandler held product, engineering and operations roles at Craftsy, TripAdvisor, PayAsia and Planet Feedback, is a graduate of Middlebury College and an alumnus of City Year. He welcomes conversations about where the real and digital worlds collide, an evolving definition of geography and how to resource great ideas.

About Our Partners

Colorado Product

Colorado Product is a professional organization founded with a goal of establishing Colorado as the hub of technology product management. Through speaker and panel-based educational events, community development and networking, generation and proliferation of great content, and identification of career opportunities Colorado Product aims to continue the development of great products and product management professionals that the Colorado region is fostering. The rapidly growing and increasingly successful tech startup communities in Denver, Boulder and across the state would not be possible without the product management professionals that their member companies employ. Colorado Product seeks to continue celebrating these successes and facilitating future ones.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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