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SHATTERING THE GLASS CEILING

For the second year, Advancing Women in Product (AWIP) presents its award-winning Executive Summit, a gathering of the brightest minds to solve the pathway problem that exists with the lack of diversity in leadership roles. AWIP brings together its Ambassadors community for a combination of lightning talks and leadership panels ensuring that every attendee can leave with actionable next steps for advancing their career to the next level.

 

SPEAKERS

Tatyana Mamut

Head of Product (CPO), Nextdoor

Results-oriented technology executive who delivers game-changing products by obsessing over customers and building amazing teams. Created & scaled successful new businesses at Amazon, Salesforce, and IDEO, delivering both strategy and tactical team execution.

Expertise: customer-driven innovation, digital transformation, global brand, design thinking, culture as a corporate asset.
Interests: blockchain & crypto, economic empowerment, gender equality, corporate governance, Board of Directors, Venture Capital, Early Stage Startups.

Sandy Carter

AMAZON WEB SERVICES -VICE PRESIDENT

Sandy Carter is Vice President of Windows and Enterprise Workloads at Amazon Web Services (AWS) focused on helping companies to innovate using technology. She is the author of Extreme Innovation: Three Superpowers for Purpose and Profit, built on her research with Carnegie Mellon. Sandy was named Lifetime Achievement Winner, 'Excellence in Cloud Achievement' for 2019, Top 10 AI Influencers for 2019, Top 39 Engineers by Business Insider 2018, Top 50 AI influencer by Onalytica 2018, Top 10 Future of Work influencer in 2018, and Top 10 Women in Technology by CNN. Sandy is the Chairman of the Board of Girls in Tech, and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley.

JONATHAN OAKES

SVP OF PRODUCT AT FITBIT

Lead global product management for Fitbit, spanning our devices (smartwatches, trackers and scales), software including the Fitbit app and social experience and health solutions. Have launched 5 devices, including the Versa, and many software features including Female Health and new family features.

Other career highlights:

Led Product Management for Kindle devices (tablets and eReaders). Launched 12 devices.
Led emerging products at HP including our collaboration with Google on the CR-48 (first ever Chromebook) and webOS products.
BD, strategy and PM at Palm Computing - We called it pocket computing.
Some start-ups: founded mobile software co in NYC and sold it to Palm in 2001. But another start-up was a profound learning experience.

IRINA FAROOQ

CPO, KINETICA

Enterprise product executive with a demonstrated history of bringing innovative products to market across a variety of sectors, including enterprise software, networking, hardware, IoT, SaaS & Cloud. Combine deep technical expertise, customer and market knowledge, and laser-focused execution. Passionate leader with unique ability to communicate a strong vision, attract and retain talent, and develop/refine organizational processes to align with business goals.

DIVYA BHAT

VP OF PRODUCT AT VIRTA HEALTH

Divya Bhat is the Head of Product at Virta Health, where she leads the creation of both patient and provider platforms to help deliver type 2 diabetes reversal at scale.

A serial entrepreneur and product leader, Divya has spent her career building and scaling products from the ground up. Prior to joining Virta, Divya spent five years in the same-day/on-demand delivery space, first as the founder and CEO of Y-Combinator backed Rickshaw (acquired by DoorDash), and then as one of DoorDash’s Directors of Product. This experience provided essential background in creating products that have multiple user surfaces and a significant on-the-ground component, similar to Virta’s products for patients, providers and coaches that are central to Virta’s continuous remote care platform.

DENISE HEMKE

VICE PRESIDENT, ANALYTICS PRODUCT MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGY AT WORKDAY

Building analytic products at Workday. Denise is passionate about building great products that empower people. Today, she is building product that enables people to make better, faster decisions in their jobs by giving people access to data in a self-service environment.

SHERRY LOWE

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER AT EXPANSE

Sherry is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist turned Silicon Valley marketing executive with more than 18 years experience marketing high-growth enterprise tech companies. Sherry joined Expanse as Chief Marketing Officer after leading the global marketing organization as CMO of Druva. Prior to Druva, Sherry spent 6 years at Splunk as Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications. While there, she built and led a 60+ person team that helped drive revenue from $70M pre-IPO to over $1.2B in FY18. She has held marketing leadership positions at MarkLogic, Savvion (acquired by Progress Software), Ingres and BusinessObjects (acquired by SAP).

JESSICA WANG

VP OF MARKETING, MIXPANEL

Jessica Wang is the Head of Marketing at Mixpanel where she leads our performance, brand, product marketing, and communications teams. Prior to this role, Jessica led marketing at Vidora, a predictive A.I. platform. Jessica has deep leadership experience at technology companies, including Square, Blue Jeans Network, XBOX, and Microsoft Office.

PHIL PERRY

CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE CEO, MIXPANEL

Phil runs Business Operations, Analytics and Strategy at Mixpanel and acts as Chief of Staff to the CEO. In this capacity, Phil and his team drive data influenced decision making throughout Mixpanel's various business groups. Prior to Mixpanel, Phil worked as a consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners focusing on pricing initiatives for tech clients. Phil holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he concentrated in marketing and entrepreneurship.

MARIA ANA SANTIAGO

VP PRODUCT AND STRATEGY, WORKDAY

Mariana Santiago leads the Workday Payroll, Time and Absence Product Management Organization at Workday. Mariana is an inspiring leader who builds strong, committed and engaged teams. Her experience has given her a unique ability to convert vision into action, working with interdisciplinary teams to put together plans and teams to get sustainable results.
She has 20 years of experience in Strategy, Product Management and Consulting related positions, with track record in delivering results.
Mariana has presented at multiple conferences and is currently the spokesperson for Workday Payroll, Time and Absence.
Mariana holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and a Master in International Business.

JARAH EUSTON

CO-FOUNDER & CEO AT WORKWHILE

Jarah is Co-Founder and CEO of WorkWhile, a workforce as a service platform that connects the best hourly workers with the shifts that help them earn a better living and live a better life. A repeat entrepreneur, she was Co-founder, VP Business of Nexla and founder and CEO at Famous media, a pioneer in hyperlocal content acquired by McClatchy. She led the analytics and marketing teams at Flurry, an innovator in mobile analytics acquired by Yahoo, where she became a VP, Product. She cut her teeth as a bond analyst at Bofa Securities and as a consultant at BCG. She is passionate about helping women succeed and is the President of the non-profit Wharton Alumnae Founders & Funders Association.

SHANNON GORDON

CEO AT THEBOARDLIST

More than 20 years of leadership experience, including 10+ years of experience building and scaling great user experiences at tech companies. Known for business building, collaborative leadership, building high performing teams, and marrying strategy with great execution to deliver results. Passionate about consumer internet and working with great people.

Specialties: General management, operations, strategic planning, data-driven decision making, people development, omni-channel retail, customer experience and cross-functional leadership

ALYSSA SIMPSON ROCHWERGER

VP OF PRODUCT, FIGURE EIGHT

Experienced product leader. Building products that are valued in the real world.

*Straight-shooter, execution oriented, energetic critical-thinker, reliable results-oriented problem solver. * Creatively minded with a background in design and photography. * Data nerd + Outside the box thinker.

MIHIR NANAVATI

EVP PRODUCT AT NEXTROLL

Mihir is a gritty product exec and love building products that solve hard problems in a simple way. I do this for growing SaaS startups and with experience as a leader of teams and products, as a strategist, a connector of product with sales and marketing, and as a doer. In doing so, I help startups cement and expand their product-market-fit. My formative years at Adobe provided me with a disciplined foundation on responsible product development, which I build upon everyday in smaller, but growing companies.

I have a track record of building and launching software products that have expanded the market opportunity for companies such as Kahuna, Tradeshift and Hightail. Through these startup experiences, I have experienced highs and lows. The successes have taught me humility and the failures have built resilience. My coworkers would describe me as a leader who communicates a bold vision and establishes a compelling framework and environment for teammates to execute and succeed. While my passion is in leading product management and design, I've also held responsibility for related functions such as engineering and marketing - to ensure tight alignment and product-market-fit. I lead the Product and Design teams at NextRoll (previously known as the AdRoll Group); NextRoll is a marketing and data technology company that offers intelligent, data driven products for advertising and marketing.

NARAYAN BHARADWAJ

VP PRODUCTS, VMWARE CLOUD

Narayan is the Vice President of Products, VMware Cloud.

Narayan leads the vision and strategy for VMware software-defined infrastructure and solutions across public cloud, datacenter, and edge.

MALLUN YEN

CO-FOUNDER OF SAASTR

Founder, creator and builder of companies, communities and products with a demonstrated track record of using aligned incentives and market-based approaches to change behaviors and industry norms. Known for enterprise growth, go-to-market, revenue and pricing.

- Founding executive team at RPX that led the company to an IPO in less than three years and over $300m in ARR

- Co-founder and COO of SaaStr, the world’s largest community for business software founders, innovators and investors

- Operating partner of SaaStr Fund, which includes Mixmax, Algolia and Automile

- Co-founder of ChIPsNetwork.org, a nonprofit that advances and connects women in tech, law and policy for the purpose of accelerating beneficial innovation

- Network leader with Village Global

- Advisor/investor in a number of fast growing startups

SIOBHAN NEILLAND

SR. DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP RECRUITING, AMAZON WEB SERVICES

Siobhan's focus is on Staffing Consulting & Recruiting Busniess Solutions for top tier Fortune/Forbes 100 companies and leadership positions- with special focus on Diversity, Inclusion, Engagment & Technical Staffing.

Siobhan Neilland is a Fortune 500 Staffing Technology Consultant, social entrepreneur, and UN delegate, Siobhan Neilland is dedicated to being a catalyst for global, social change. As an organizational staffing consultant for Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Google, Oracle, and Visa, Siobhan builds the teams these global corporations need to be successful. Under her firm, SER Consulting, Siobhan consults for Amazon’s product divisions responsible for the newest emerging technologies, with diversity and STEM hiring as her main focuses.

Siobhan’s expertise is not only executed in the corporate arena, but also through the work of her non-profit, OneMama.org, which utilizes social entrepreneurial methods to fund birthing services, medical care, and vocational training in rural communities surviving on under $1.25 a day. Siobhan shares her approach to sustainable, socially responsible business as a speaker in the corporate sector and as a United Nations delegate in the humanitarian sector.

Siobhan’s philosophies and methods are at the very core of social entrepreneurial-ism, and are just a small example of the immense potential each individual has for creating a global economy with joy as its currency. “Fighting for your JOY! A Fortune 500 Consultant & Nonprofit CEO Shares Her Secrets to Overcome Adversity, Achieve Success & Have More Fun,” her book and her movement, reveals a glimpse behind the business and personal techniques necessary to live purposefully, while harnessing your talents to create global change with Joy!

LOU MARTINEZ SANCHO

VP STRATEGY & INNOVATION, KAIROS POWER

Highly accomplish executive manager with ~20 years of progressive experience leveraging leadership, strategic orientation & critical thinking skills for success in various industries including bio-tech, energy or automotive industry.
Excels at integrating technology with business strategy, accelerating innovation and managing R&D and product development for business growth in a range of organizations.
Multilingual (English, French, Spanish, Italian) with strong cultural understanding and communication skills, wide capacity to align, convince and negotiate around a project in multicultural and cross-functional teams

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AWS LOFT

525 MARKET ST, 2ND FLOOR,
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105

OCTOBER 30TH, 2019 | 12 PM - 8 PM PT

 


FAQ

CPOs, Directors and VPs of Product. The content will be catered exclusively towards the unique challenges of a modern product executive. In addition, the AWIP Exec Summit selection committee will be inviting a select group of outstanding AWIP community members who are on the cusp on transitioning into executive / leadership roles.

We anticipate having ~100 total guests who will be nominated from select leaders and organizations from the tech community, with engagement being driven via panels, lightning talks, and small-group discussions. This will both be an opportunity for our AWIP Ambassadors to network and provide each other with best practices for the most common challenges facing our product leaders today, as well as for NextGen leaders to foster mentoring relationships with our esteemed Ambassador community. If you believe you are a good candidate for our second summit, please complete the application form.

October 30, 2019 at AWS Loft, 525 Market St, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA, USA

Option #1 - 525 Market Street Garage (closes by 7PM PT) || Option #2 - One Bush Street Parking (closes by 8PM PT)

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