What Does it Mean for Product Managers?
Product Management – it can be a lonely, 24-7, thankless grind. Day in and day out, you empathise with customers, wrangle with development, sooth executives, and coax marketing. But you’re asking yourself: am I doing it right? Is there a better way? Could I do with a justifiable day out of the office?
If you are thinking this then good news – there is a way to answer all of these questions! It is called Leading the Product – Australia’s only dedicated product innovation conference.
Leading the Product is a Product Management conference, created by product people, for product people. There are over 10 impressive guest presenters from Australia and around the world, who have amazing stories and insights to share. This is the second year of Leading the Product after its popularity in 2015 and it is getting bigger and better. Last year we held a single, 1-day event – but this year the event is in both Melbourne and Sydney. That is two-times the greatness.
Remember these dates:
- Leading the Product – Melbourne: Thursday, 20 October 2016.
- Leading the Product – Sydney: Tuesday, 25 October 2016.
Fast Facts About Leading the Product
Many businesses are bringing their product teams to the event this year, including Xero , Envato, Aconex, First State Super, Westpac, NAB, ABC, Caltex, BPAY, Veda and more.
Gender equality is an important theme this year at Leading the Product. Last year about 30% of the attendees were women. But, this year we are aiming for 50/50.
“This year we are focused on increasing the participation of women in product. Half of our fantastic presenters are women and this year we established the Women in Product Meetup groups in Sydney and Melbourne. Us ladies are kicking butt in the Product Management world and it is time to share the stage with the guys. “ says Adrienne Tan, Co-founder of Brainmates.
Here is an infographic that shares some fast facts about Leading the Product 2016. To see it in full size click here.
Come and Join the Club
If you want to learn fresh ideas to help solve shared challenges, then join us for a full day of learning, sharing, and networking. Even if you are a Product Management superstar on the thin edge of industry best practice, take a day out of the office to mingle with Australia’s best product kinfolk. You’ll have a great time.
If you are not based in Sydney or Melbourne then you need to get creative. This could be the perfect opportunity to book that customer interview trip. Why not line up some customer meetings around the same time as the event?
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