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ProductCamp Ottawa 2019

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Invest Ottawa

7 Bayview Station Road

Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5


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The Magic Behind Successful Products: Leadership in Development and Scaling

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ProductCamp Ottawa 2019

An event by Ottawa Product Management Association (OPMA)

Join us Nov 2nd at the 7th annual Ottawa ProductCamp, the “un-conference” where you can Share, Learn and Grow with our vibrant product community. At this event YOU have a chance to Share your expertise, Learn from others and together continue to Grow our awesome product community!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to spend a day meeting and learning from product leaders and practitioners in your community. This year Ottawa ProductCamp brings you behind the scene stories of product creation and scaling. Expect to see and hear the “blooper” reel, the ups and downs, and everything in between.

Interested in giving back to your community? Why not consider sharing your story of lessons learned? Click here to propose a session.

Who should attend?

ProductCamp Ottawa is a great experience for anyone interested or involved in business and technology. This includes: Entrepreneurs, Product Managers, Marketing Managers, Product Owners, Developers, Planners/Strategists, Program and Project Managers, Business Analysts, Business Development / Sales Executives, UX designers, Researchers, CEOs and many more!

Why attend ProductCamp?

Whether you’re just starting out, looking to switch careers, or a seasoned expert - ProductCamp has something to offer for everyone. This is a chance to learn more about all the facets of product management, strengthen your network, meet like-minded people, and share your knowledge! ProductCampers are genuinely passionate, inclusive and care about their community. Don’t worry about imposter syndrome, it doesn’t exist here!


8:00 AM- 5 PM. You can count on time well spent!

Vote for your favourite sessions, eat delicious food (breakfast and lunch), hear from notable keynote speakers, participate in interactive sessions, door prizes, and end the day with a relaxing networking social!

Note: Breakout sessions are scheduled on the day following participants voting.

Opening Remarks by

Natalie MacArthur

Invest Ottawa, Director, Talent Attraction

Natalie is a highly creative, insights driven strategic talent & marketing lead with experience in start-up to enterprise with local and global mandates. Her goal is to integrate agility and design thinking into the process with the end goal of creating world-class messaging that not only informs, influences and inspires audiences but also creates positive change in the workplace to support initiatives that drive acquisition and employee satisfaction. She created Invest Ottawa’s Talent Attraction Program; a meaningful multi-year strategy to help growing Ottawa firms to attract, develop and retain the top technical and business talent required to thrive, compete and succeed in the global market.

Meet our first Keynote Speaker

David Ross

Ross Video, CEO

The word “expert” doesn’t even begin to describe David. He has been surrounded by engineering and business his entire life. He began programming at the age of nine, later winning three major national engineering competitions and graduating from university in Computer Engineering majoring in Business.

In 1991, David began managing product development at Ross Video working closely with Sales and Marketing. By 2006 he had worked his way up to being its CEO and Chairman of its Board. David’s achievements include named as Ottawa “CEO of the Year” in 2016, won his first Emmy, selected twice as finalist in Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year competition, and recently in 2017 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa for his achievements in Engineering and Business.

Meet our SaaS Product Ecosystem Panel

An interactive panel of Ottawa-based experts, moderated by David Mennie, from a variety of product disciplines including product management, software development, UX design and research, and product marketing. We'll discuss best practices of how these roles should work together to build great software, scale an idea from inception to MVP and beyond, and create engaged product teams that thrive.

David Mennie

Chief Product Officer, Klipfolio

David has extensive experience leading product management, software development, UX design and research, and product marketing teams across high growth private SaaS startups and public companies (SMB, mid-market, and enterprise). With a track record of successful exits, David has held executive roles at Saba, Halogen, Acquia, EMC, and Documentum.

Catherine Cormier

Director of Product Design, Assent Compliance

Catherine is responsible for the user experience across their industry-leading SaaS platform for supply chain data management. With over 15 years of experience in user experience design, product management and product development, she's passionate about creating innovative software that people love to use.

Aaron Evans

VP of Engineering, Fuze

Aaron is responsible for Fuze's Global Voice and Meetings services. For the past 14 years he has led the software development team in Ottawa through multiple phases of hyper growth. In that time, Fuze went from a small high growth startup originally called Thinking Phone Networks to become a global, cloud-based unified communications platform leader with over $480M in VC funding and over 500 employees worldwide.

Kari Simpson

VP of Product Management and Marketing, InGenius Software

Kari is a product management leader with deep experience in enterprise software, agile software development, product marketing, and OEM partner management. She has held senior product management roles within global teams at BlackBerry, Mitel, Watchfire and AutoSkill. Kari loves working with teams of talented people to build products with exceptional product-market fit.

Libby Robinson

Director of Product Marketing and Management, Kivuto Solutions

Having completed her degree in Mechanical Engineering, she decided that strict engineering wasn't her passion, but problem solving was. She loves product marketing because it acts as the voice of the product, and is responsible for a Go To Market strategy that aligns the needs of the market, the sales and marketing strategies, all the way through to the capabilities of the product. No product sells itself, and Product Marketing plays a critical role in paving the road to success.

Michael J. Hughes

North America's Networking Guru

Michael has worked in the business world for 40 years with the last 20 as a successful entrepreneur, business coach, trainer, professional speaker and author. He specializes in helping professionals build more powerful and profitable relationships by leveraging The Power of Personal Contact!

Recipient of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers’ Warren Evans Spirit of CAPS Award (2015)

End your Day with Door Prizes, Live Jazz and Social!

Live Jazz by Davina Pearl Groups

Entertainment provided by talented local musicians Davina Pearl & Gino Scaffidi, sax-guitar duo.

Take the Lead at ProductCamp! Sessions by YOU!

This is your opportunity to give back to your community…and shine while doing it!

  • Have knowledge and expertise in any facet of product development, management and scaling? Learned lessons you’d like to share with Ottawa’s business/tech community? If you’ve answered YES to the above then take a look on how it works.
  • Learn how it works here!
  • Submit your topic
  • Once approved your name and topic will be posted and promoted online
  • Deadline to submit your topic is Oct 30th
  • Recommended: submit your topic asap taking advantage of promotion through OPMA social media channels (Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter)

  • Present your session on the day subject to voting (top 12 voted sessions will go on)


Don’t miss this unique, educational, interactive and fun event!

Get your tickets early to secure your spot as seating is limited.

Why wait buy NOW and take advantage of the Super Early Bird sale before it’s all but gone!

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