Chidi is a product guy and digital insurgent, with a day job of co-founder of aKoma, a content management and storytelling platform for Africa and fans interested in Africa focused content. He also is a product management consultant and trainer, working with product teams from whiteboard to launched product offerings.
Chidi has been instrumental in the development of new digital products via a variety of startup and senior corporate stints at well-known media and tech companies. Prior to aKoma, he co-founded The Core Venture Studio – a startup studio, and Collider - a co-working space in Atlanta’s Tech Square. He stays active in the Atlanta startup community, serving as a mentor and advisor to startups, in addition to his role as an instructor at General Assembly’s Atlanta campus, teaching the Product Management courses.
Chidi has enjoyed a prolific career in the tech, entertainment and media industries, serving in an assortment of product executive roles with tech and media companies including Turner Broadcasting, Time Warner, Sony Music and AT&T Wireless. Chidi holds undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from New York University.
Product Management Bootcamp
Find out which of your ideas are most viable by learning how to test them quickly and efficiently.
In this ten-week course, students will learn to navigate the product cycle, from evaluating users and managing a roadmap to creating an MVP and developing metrics.
Coffee Chat: Become a Product Manager
Join us for coffee and pastry to chat about how to become a Product Manager.
Idea to Minimum Viable Product
You have an idea! Learn to turn it into an Minimum Viable Product, then evolve or pivot as you learn more about your idea and it’s market value.
Making the Switch from Project Manager to Product Guru
Are you ready to make the transition to becoming a Product Manager? We'll help you make shift, and provide tools and weapons for you to move on to a product management career
Product Chiefs: A Discussion on Delighting Users
Two product chiefs from well known media brands will have a fireside chat on developing awesome products and leading product development.
Made in Atlanta: Product Chiefs - A Discussion on Delighting Users
Join us as we discuss all things product development with the folks who know best Alex Wellen, Chief Product Officer, CNN and Michael Tavani, Founder, Switchyards.
Taking the Leap: How to Quit your Job and Build Something Amazing!
Tired of the 9-5? Want to be your own boss and build something amazing? Join us for a panel discussion and find inspiration to start your own venture!
Hack the Planet
Come one, come all, to GA’s first hackathon and BUILD the product you love.
The Many Shades of Tech
Diversity in tech: we're all talking about it. Hear a spectrum of technologists discuss how they are sculpting their company culture and tech landscape.
Kickstart Your Career using Product Thinking and Frameworks
Think of great products and why their users love them, and then imagine your career built and managed like one of those products. Learn frameworks that will shake up and boost you
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: How to Get Where You Want to Go
Join us for an evening of networking, tips, tricks, and stories from five inspiring entrepreneurs and creatives about pursuing what you love.
Product Chiefs: How to Make it in Atlanta
Ever wonder what it takes to make it in the A? Come hear the CMO of the Hawks talk about how to cash in on personal strengths and go from the court to the C-suite.
PDM Alumni Workshop
Crafting Your Career Path As A GA Product OG
Introduction to Product Management
Gain exposure to all the basic elements and responsibilities of performing the role of a product manager within a digital company.
Disruptive Decisions, Disruptive Products
What decisions, strategies, and thought processes lead to the creation of disruptive products when creating a new company or rejuvenating an old industry.
So You Want to Be a Product Manager?
Considering a career as a Product Manager? Curious about what a day-to-day job in product management looks like at a top company? Join us to learn more.
Financial Modeling for Startups & Product Managers
Financial models require a healthy dose of data to come alive, so we will discuss how to identify the right information that is critical to build a solid financial model.
Prepare for Takeoff: Intro to Product Management
What is Product Management? What are the stages of Product Development Cycle? Is an MVP a concept or the guy who caught a hundred passes at the Super Bowl? Get the answers here!