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Product Inspire: A Product Management Symposium

  • Cathedral 5449 Ballard Avenue Northwest Seattle, WA, 98107 United States (map)

Product Inspire: A Product Management Symposium - May 16th

The Cathedral in Ballard, Seattle WA 

An afternoon to upgrade your product skills. Join Seattle's Product Management Community for an afternoon of talks with experienced thought leaders in the product management space. Learn best practices for building products that people love, pick up tools for navigating difficult problem spaces, and network with product managers from top companies in the Seattle area at the after party.  


  • 12:00 pm: Lunch 

  • 1:00 pm: Maybe We Should Be Problem Managers Steve Johnson, VP of Product at Pragmatic Marketing 

  • 2:00 pm: Making Strategic Decisions, Analysis + Intuition Terri Eccles, Founder & CEO of Virago Labs 

  • 3:00 pm: Building AI Products Ria Sankar, Sr. Manager in Analytics and Program Management (AI for Good) at Microsoft 

  • 4:00 pm: Prioritizing Your Roadmap After Product-Market Fit Ellen Chisa, CEO & Co-Founder of Dark

  • 5:00 pm: After-Party Drinks and apps included!  


Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management. His approach is based on the belief that minimal process and simple templates result in nimble product marketing and management. Steve was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Marketing, a role he held for more than 15 years. In 2012, he started an independent consulting firm where he provided implementation assistance to product teams.

ellen chisa

Ellen Chisa is the CEO and Cofounder of Dark, a startup thats empowering the next billion developers, starting by making it tools to build backend webservices without deployment. She has dedicated her career to startups and software through investing, advising, and teaching. Chisa is a graduate of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering with a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

Terri Eccles

Terri Eccles is the Founder & CEO of Virago Labs, a Strategy and Leadership company that builds startups for executives and develops tech leaders for high-impact work. She was previously a Director of Digital Product at Capital One and Director of Digital Web at Premera. She is currently Interim COO of an app-based startup being incubated by Virago Labs. She created and teaches a Strategy and Leadership course for Virago Labs, Product Management for General Assembly, and Embodied Leadership for Strozzi Institute.

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Ria Sankar is a Sr. Manager in Analytics & Program Management within Microsoft. Her mission is to build respectful experiences that embody timeliness human values and interact in an intuitive and human-centered way to build user confidence. Ria brings forth diversity of perspective cultivated over a long, cross-discipline career spanning program management, product strategy, digital marketing, customer research, analytics, and strategic partnerships. She enjoys giving back to the community by helping NGOs improve lives with data science and AI, teaching yoga and mindfulness workshops, and coaching the next generation of product and analytics leaders at Product School.

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