San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Share, Learn, Grow!
Growing Ottawa’s product and technology leadership, through shared knowledge and experience as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
ProductCamp Ottawa is...
…the ultimate unconference for product managers and product marketers in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. It’s the premier event for product professionals to find out the latest developments, discover new ideas, and network with their peers. Because it’s an "unconference", ProductCamp is organized by attendees, for attendees, so you can get the most out of your day.
ProductCamp Ottawa is now open for registration...and approaching fast! Only a limited number of tickets are available, so register NOW!
Be a Star, Lead a Session!
An unconference is organized by attendees, for attendees. At ProductCamp Ottawa, this means you will see presentations from well-known product professionals and attend sessions organized by your peers. It also means you will have an opportunity to organize a session on a topic you'd like to speak on – a great career development opportunity!
To find out more about ProductCamp Ottawa or to submit a session, please visit our website. You'll find details on the format, how to propose a session, and much more: http://ottawapma.org/
Introducing ProductCamp Ottawa's Keynote Speakers
We're thrilled to introduce our keynote speakers, who will kick-off the morning and afternoon breakout sessions with an engaging 45-minute presentation aligned with this year's GEW theme "Scaling Up Your Business".
Karen Williams, Chief Product Officer at Halogen Software
"The Evolution of Product Management in a Scaling Business"
As a business grows, the key roles within the organization evolve and need to grow as well. Product Management is one of those key roles that during the start-up phase is a jack of all trades and then over time evolves to a more refined 'whole product' ownership. It's a challenge to continue to drive new innovation to keep the company growing as well as do all the things that are required to sustain existing product, customers, and business. In this keynote, we will discuss how the product management evolves, what role product marketing plays and how to stay focused on growth.
Karen oversees all facets of how Halogen’s products are built and supported - from product conception, management, and development, to product support. Karen has over two decades experience in high tech, holding several key management positions in Product Marketing, Customer Support, Development and Operations. Prior to joining Halogen, Karen was Vice President of the global Business Analytics Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics Development team at IBM Software Group, and held several other key executive positions throughout her career at both IBM and Cognos. In addition to her formal work-related experience, Karen has been an active volunteer since 2010 at the United Way Ottawa and is currently the Chair of the Board.
Dany Longval, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Lumenera Corporation
"Leveraging Product Management to Unlock the Growth Potential of your Business - The Lumenera Case Study"
Growing revenue and profits is a core objective of most companies. However, business growth is not a linear process and often even the best managed companies will hit a plateau. Product management can be a powerful tool is reshaping your business and leading it on the way back to sustained growth. In this case study we will discuss how product management contributed to lead Lumenera on the path to revenue growth, exploring some of the challenges and solutions that were encountered on the way to success.
Dany Longval is currently Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Lumenera Corporation and a member of the executive team. He was Director of Product Management when he first joined Lumenera in 2011. Dany oversees a team of sales and customer support professionals with representation around the world including local presence in the USA, the UK, Germany and China. In his career, Dany has worked with a number of technology start-ups in the Ottawa area, being himself a co-founder of a successful digital imaging company that he sold to Impath Networks, a pillar of the local high-tech industry at the time. With these companies, Dany has held various roles in engineering, product management and sales. An electrical engineer by formation, he also holds a Master of Science degree in project management.
Many thanks to our generous hosts, GENBAND.
When & Where
Ottawa Product Management Association | OPMA
The Ottawa Product Management Association (OPMA) facilitates education, mentoring, and networking opportunities. Our membership includes hundreds of product managers, marketing professionals and executives from many leading companies and institutions in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
The association provides:
Each month, guest speakers and/or panellists cover pressing issues that affect our product management community.
Online discussion boards and face-to-face meetings foster sharing, mentoring, and learning between product managers.
Like minded indiiduals charged "with making it happen" can network, meet people, share experience and learn from each other.
Many thanks to our sponsors, without their help this event would not be possible:
OPMA Platinum sponsor
OPMA Silver Sponsor and Members Meeting hosts
OPMA Silver Sponsor and ProductCamp Ottawa hosts
OPMA Silver Sponsor
OPMA Silver Sponsor
Friends of OPMA Sponsor
Friends of OPMA Sponsor
Sponsor in kind: Survey provider