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With Thor Ernstsson (Founder/CEO, Alpha), Alanna Ford (Innovation Product Mgr, AARP), Vivek Bedi (Head of Product, LearnVest), Brent Tworetzky (SVP Product, InVision).
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 06:00 PM   $30
Silicon Valley Bank, 387 Park Ave South, 2nd Fl

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TBDMost product leaders & managers don't have the luxury of starting from scratch. Rather, they're responsible for improving & growing legacy products with existing customers, rigid stakeholders, & technical debt. How do you optimize decision-making in these less-than-ideal environments?

There is no silver bullet, but the answer begins with empathy & understanding. For the culture, for the various concerns & perspectives, for what's worked in the past. Then find creative ways to push the boundaries, iterate, & leave a meaningful mark.

Join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion with product leaders who have made tremendous impacts at every organization they've joined. The event is being generously hosted by Silicon Valley Bank.

The panel will be moderated by Thor Ernstsson, CEO & Founder of Alpha, the on-demand user insights platform enabling product teams to make data-driven decisions. Panelists include:

Alanna Ford, Innovation Product Manager at AARP. Alanna heads up the vertical of new products focused on wellbeing at The Hatchery, AARP's innovation lab. In that role, she's currently leading Confetti, a tech startup transforming how we celebrate milestones with the people who matter most.

Vivek Bedi, Head of Product at LearnVest & Head of Consumer Experience Products at Northwestern Mutual. Before that, Bedi was SVP of Digital Product & Platform for Sterling Solutions, a provider of background-screening services, & SVP of Digital Consumer Communications Products at Goldman Sachs.

Brent Tworetzky, Senior Vice President of Product at InVision, the digital product design platform powering the world's best user experiences. Previously, Brent served as EVP Product at XO Group (NYSE:XOXO; parent of The Knot), VP of Product Management at Udacity, a pioneer in online career education & economic empowerment, & as a product & business leader for higher education startup Chegg.

Arrive hungry. Dinner & drinks will be served.

6pm: Doors open, dinner (a taste of New Orleans), networking
6:30pm Panel with TBA
7:15pm Audience Q&A
7:45pm Networking & wrap up
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