Thursday, August 4, 2016: The Evolution of the Role of a Product Manager

The August 2016 meeting of the St. Louis Product Management Group will cover The Evolution of the Role of a Product Manager with Todd Olson, CEO and Co-Founder, Pendo

Meeting Information

Meetings are open to everyone — there is no charge to attend. This meeting will be held at The Venture Cafe Gathering at CIC from 7-7:45pm — see directions and details below.

About the meeting: Software product management, even more than business in general, is being shaped and re-shaped by multiple trends, including:

  • Ubiquity of Agile Development
  • Rapid Cloud/SaaS adoption
  • Increased emphasis on Design and UX
  • Advent of Big Data and Analytics

What are the implications for your product role? Are the new skills and tools associated with these trends vital for your career’s future, or merely nice-to-haves? What are the opportunities and threats embedded in these trends that you as a product manager should be aware of — and also prepared to master?

Join us for a candid interactive discussion on the current state of product management, seen from the perspective of software product industry leaders who are already confronting the full force of these changes.

About the Presenter: Todd Olson. Todd is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pendo. Prior to founding Pendo, Todd served as Vice President of Products at Rally Software Development. Todd led the evolution of Rally’s proven Agile ALM platform for enabling software and product-driven enterprises through its public offering. Todd joined Rally via its acquisition of 6th Sense, a company he founded and served as President and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to 6th Sense, Todd held leadership positions at Borland and TogetherSoft.Todd frequently speaks at leading industry events on the topics of Agile software development, product management, and entrepreneurialism. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is a graduate of its Entrepreneurial Management program.

About the event
This meeting is part of the weekly Venture Café Gathering at CIC. Every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00pm, The Venture Café welcomes the innovation community to “a weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders, and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem.”

The St. Louis Product Management Group meeting will be held in the Havana Room (2nd floor) from 7-7:45pm. You are encouraged to arrive early to participate in other related events, along with networking and refreshments. Check the Venture Café calendar to see what other events are going on before our meeting.

The Venture Cafe at CIC
4240 Duncan Avenue 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110

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Parking is available in the CIC parking lot, on the street (Duncan Ave), or in the lot on the north side of Duncan Ave across from CIC. The main entrance is closest to the corner of Duncan and Boyle.