Are you thinking of transitioning from a functional role to product management or you are just interested in what the role entails?
Then this panel discussion is meant to help you understand whether a change to product management is the right step for you by sharing the experiences of others who have transitioned into the role.
We'll also talk about ways actually make that transition happen and what are good skills to build and/or have for succeeding in this role.
Our panel will share insights and experiences from their first few quarters of, and their transitions to, the new pm roles. They will highlight:
- Positive things to look for in product management roles
- Red flags to watch out for in product management roles and their own experiences on navigating them
- Skills that do and do not transfer between functional and product management roles
Our sponsor and host for this evening is trivago
18:30-19:00 - Arrival, Networking&Food&Drinks
19:00-20:00 - Panel: Transitioning to Product Management
20:00-20:30 - Panel Q&A
20:30 - 22:00 - Networking&Food&Drinks
About the panel:
About the panel:
NOTE: More panelists to be added soon! If you know someone that transitioned to PM or you are one, please get in touch with one of the co-organizers via meetup.com messages.
Christian Wasser, Product Manager - User Flow, Hotelsearch, trivago
Christian Wasser is a product manager with a focus on user input & retention, currently working in trivago within the Hotelsearch department.
Previously, Christian worked as a Software Engineer and Technical Lead within the same department. During his work as an engineer he discovered his passion for working closely with different roles and solving user problems with technology. In his spare time, he likes running, working out and doing gardening or home improvements.
Svetla Miteva, Product Manager - SEO @trivago
Svetla is a Product Manager with a focus on the landing experience of users coming from Search Engines’ organic results (SEO). trivago’s SEO team is also part of the Hotel Search department.
Svetla’s previous experience is in the area of Marketing and Media Strategy & Buying at large creative and media agencies, as well as on client-side. However, her passion for product management dates way back to the time when she was writing her Master thesis about the stage-gate product development process at a Danish technology company.
Sheetij Jain, Product Manager - Alternative Monetization @trivago
The power of data never stops to amaze me. With the quest of helping companies unlock the full potential of data I worked in the data analytics team of multiple companies - Microsoft, T-Mobile, Cisco and Amazon. And now as a product manager at trivago, I productize the learnings from our enormous datasets to build better product features for our users. Other than eulogizing about data all day, I am also a big FC Barcelona fanatic.
Pavithra Shenoy - Platform Engineer @METRONOM
Pavithra Shenoy is in her Product Owner Probation period for the Deployment team at METRONOM GmbH, where she and her team help development teams follow CICD best practices by providing necessary tooling and consulting. She likes spending most of her free time in nature.
Pornrawee Manomai-Udom - Product Owner - Brand and Communication @trivago
I jumped over to the 'product' side 3 years ago. Now happily specifying, designing, and prioritizing for Spotbox, an awesome (internal) Marketing application in trivago.