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Rethinking How You Learn and Grow as a Product Manager

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How can someone get better at Product Management if the role changes from team to team and product to product? What one organization sees as the ideal PM could be wildly different from the next, and industry benchmarks for required background, career ladder, and critical skills are all up for grabs. In these two talks, Sandhya and Ellen will share their techniques for building the mindset and skills you need to push your practice forward.

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Rethinking the Product Mindset

By Sandhya Hegde

The most famous description of good product managers is still that of Ben Horowtiz's from over 20 years ago - you are the CEO of the product. In her talk, Sandhya breaks down why this is a limiting and misleading description. She will cover the top aspects of a product mindset that will make you successful - not just as a PM but in every walk of life.


Learning in Product

By Ellen Chisa

Lots of content exists for "How to get into Product Management." A lot less exists for "How do I get better at Product Management?" This talk walks through how to assess where you are as a PM, what to learn next, and how to learn it. (And yes, it answers the two most popular questions: "do I need an engineering degree?" and "do I need an MBA?")

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Sandhya Hegde, Global Vice President, Amplitude

Sandhya Hegde is the Global VP Marketing at Amplitude, the #1 product analytics platform, where she drives their GTM strategy to help companies around the world build better products and win. With a background in entrepreneurship, product management, and venture capital, Sandhya loves taking new ideas to market.


Ellen Chisa, CEO/Co-founder, Dark Inc.

Ellen Chisa is the CEO and Cofounder of Dark, a startup that's empowering the next billion developers by making tools to build backend web services without deployment. She has dedicated her career to startups and software through investing, advising, and teaching. Chisa is a graduate of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering with a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

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