Eric Ries // "The Lean Startup"

Eric Ries // "The Lean Startup"

Eric is the author of “The Lean Startup” which triggered a global business movement around the world. He is also the founder of the Long-Term Stock Exchange and recently released a sequel to “The Lean Startup” called “The Leader’s Guide.”

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Ken Norton // Google Ventures

Ken Norton // Google Ventures

Ken is a partner at Google Ventures where he provides product and engineering support to various portfolio companies. He is also a group product manager for GV’s quantitative research and data science team. He is the author of the oft-referenced post: How to Hire a Product Manager.

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Michael Belsito // Product Collective

  Michael Belsito // Product Collective

Michael is the Co-Founder of Product Collective, known for their annual event INDUSTRY, which brings together hundreds of product people for a 2-day immersive event. He is also a contributor for Rocketship.fm, one of the top rated online startup podcasts.

 

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Carlos González de Villaumbrosia // Product School

Carlos González de Villaumbrosia // Product School

Carlos is the founder of Product School, which offers product management courses in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City. When he’s not designing courses, he can be found often writing about product management as a discipline on Medium.

 

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Heddy Stern // Pivotal Labs

Heddy Stern // Pivotal Labs

Heddy is a Product Manager at Pivotal Labs where she specializes in data-driven consumer research to help startups and enterprise build software applications. She was previously a project manager at VaynerMedia where she managed a variety of social and digital campaigns. 

 

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Chris Avore // Nasdaq

 Chris Avore // Nasdaq

Chris is the Global Head of Product Design at Nasdaq, and leads a team of 25 product designers to create high fidelity prototypes that define the vision of the Nasdaq software product portfolio. He is also the founder of UX Show and Tell, a casual workshop to promote actionable design critique within the design community.

 

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Simon Cross // Facebook

Simon Cross // Facebook

Simon is leading the upcoming Facebook at Work product, and has worked on both consumer-facing and developer-facing products for Facebook. He is an active mentor to early-stage companies through the TechStars accelerator and is a drones enthusiast, often editing the drones.fm blog.

 

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Ben Linders // Consultant

Ben Linders // Consultant

Ben is co-author of the book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives - A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises. When he is not writing about product on his blog, he also serves as a product consultant who shares his expertise in lean, agile, and scrum to help businesses improve their development processes.

 

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Marty Cagan // Silicon Valley Product Group

Marty Cagan // Silicon Valley Product Group

Marty is a partner at the Silicon Valley Product Group, where he helps companies develop better product strategy, product design, user experience, and more. He is a regular contributor to the SVPG blog, and speaker at the Mind The Product conference.

 

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