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Webinar: M&A: The Product Angle by VMware fmr Sr. Product Dir

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Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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Merger and Acquisitions can make or break your product strategy. With all the hype and excitement of a potential deal, whether you are being acquired or doing the acquiring, you role as the product leader is to focus on the product during the process and transition.

Main takeaways:
- Making the case for an acquisition means considering the whole product
- Integration after the acquisition involves keeping the customer first in mind
- Product Management focus on Go To Market and Sales Integration is critical

Meet the Speaker: Wayne Greene

Wayne Greene is a Product Management and IT industry veteran with experience in the areas of semiconductors, digital circuits, IT Operations Management, and Cloud. In addition to his experience with both hardware, software and services technologies, he is a driven Product Manager and marketeer. His experience spans large companies, venture, and private equity backed smaller firms.

Since 2016, Wayne has spent his time consulting, staff augmenting, and advising. He has worked with a variety of enterprise software outfits, including Blue Medora, Sovlabs, Cherwell, Collabnet, ITapp, and RigD, among others. Prior to this, he was a Senior Director of Product Management at VMware for three years in the Cloud Management Business Unit, leading teams on three different products: Automation, Operations, and Log Insight. He was at Cisco Systems for four years serving as Director of Product Management in the Intelligent Automation Business Unit, driving product strategy for a variety of automation projects, including launching a new Cloud Automation product. At Tidal Software, a provider of industry leading IT automation products, Wayne served as VP of Products and Marketing, working with the team on a successful exit to Cisco. His first venture into the software vendor space was at the Wily Technology Division of CA as a Director of Competitive and Market Intelligence.
For the prior 18 years, Wayne called Hewlett Packard home and served in a variety of positions in four major areas: IT Outsourcing and Enterprise Management Tool sets, IA64 Chipset design, HP Labs, and the Integrated Circuits Business Division. During those years, Wayne honed the craft of research, architecture, engineering, test, and production deployment across many different hardware, software and services technologies.

Wayne holds six patents, has a PhD from University of California, Berkeley, and an S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Founded in 2014, Product School is the world’s first technology business school.

We provide certified courses in Product Management, Data Analytics, Coding, Digital Marketing and Blockchain to professionals across 15 campuses worldwide. In addition to on-site campuses, we also offer the same courses, live online. Both on-site and online courses are taught by real-world product managers who work at top technology companies such as Google, Facebook, PayPal, Airbnb, LinkedIn and Netflix.

Unlike traditional MBA programs designed for students seeking roles within the finance and consulting fields, Product School’s curriculum is highly relevant for the next generation of technology leaders, with classes offered at a fraction of the cost. The curriculum is designed to fit into work schedules with small classes held in the evenings or on weekends to ensure that both instructors and students can maintain their full-time jobs.

Expect a healthy mix of hands-on projects, group exercises, case studies, panel discussions and a variety of other forums to teach you how to lead cross-functional teams and build digital products from end to end. We also prepare students for product management interviews and enable them to expand their professional network through access to a private community of thousands of people; including alumni, mentors and hiring managers from top technology companies.

Product School also offers custom corporate training programs for Fortune 500 companies seeking to advance the product management skill sets of their existing teams or onboard new talent.

Committed to building the largest product management community, Product School has published the Amazon’s best-selling book The Product Book, runs The Product Awards ceremony and ProductCon, a multi-city product management conference.

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