I'm a Product Manager, "Now what?"


8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:30 What is a Product Manager?
9:30 - 10.00 Tactical vs. Strategic
10:00 -10:15 Break
10:15 -11:00 Data Driven Product Management
11:00 -12:00 Don Walsh - Developing an Innovation Process
12:00 -12:30 Lunch
12:30 -1:00 Partnerships
1:00 - 2:00 Tools & Resources
2:00 - 3:00 Kelly Brooks - "Making Your Clients Brave - Pushing Tomorrow's Technologies"
3:00 - 4:00 Competitive Intel, Analysts


Don Walsh

Don Walsh is a senior product manager with eSentire in Cambridge, Ontario.

In 15 years as a product manager, he has been responsible for creating great customer experiences in the healthcare, education and cybersecurity industries. Don is an avid listener - one of the most important traits a product manager can have - and enjoys sharing experiences and knowledge in the pursuit of amazing products and successful market launches. He has a weird mix of skills, driven by managing highly technical products, a love of product marketing, and a long history of industry training, focus groups, and speaking engagements.


Kelly Brooks

Kelly Brooks approaches software from a unique perspective, being a CEO with over 20 years of experience and a woman in everchanging tech industry. She created her software development firm, SpeakFeel Corporation (speakfeel.ca), in 2009, and her team continues to build innovative web and mobile products for progressive clients in the GTA and beyond, including New York and Silicon Valley.

SpeakFeel is a local leader in the development of burgeoning technologies, like artificial intelligence and augmented reality, and in late 2018, they will be deploying GeoHunt—a token-based geocaching game that uses blockchain technology via the Ethereum network.

Regg Struyk

Regg Struyk is a serial product manager and has commercialed dozens of software applications at start-ups to fortune 500 companies. Currently a founding partner of eLead Solutions, which specializes in technology delivery using onboarding apps, integrations and overall process improvement strategies.

Regg enjoys the daily challenges of wearing many hats when managing a viable product and team. He also enjoys speaking engagements, panel discussions and loves to give back to the software community by sharing his knowledge and 20 years of experience.