Fireside Chat with Steen Andersson - Head of Product at Atlassian

Video Summary

Steen's career as a "product-centric" founder made him a great choice to join Product Management leadership at Atlassian. In this fireside, we'll dig into how his team at Atlassian are recruiting and skilling Product Managers. Is it better to hire or grow Product Managers? And what are the essential disciplines that makes a winning PM?

Speakers

David will be interviewing Steen and is also a product-obsessed founder whose last company, ThreatMetrix, exited in March 2018 for over $1B. His previous company exited to Surfcontrol (now Websense) and his current company is Pointzi. Pointzi delivers a codeless SaaS Onboarding solution for Mobile and Web applications - the awesome and somewhat attractive Pointzi team can be found on level 2 near Hey You. David is also a Founding Mentor at Startmate.

Steen's career as a "product-centric" founder made him a great choice to join Product Management leadership at Atlassian. In this fireside, we'll dig into how his team at Atlassian are recruiting and skilling Product Managers. Is it better to hire or grow Product Managers? And what are the essential disciplines that makes a winning PM?
Steen was Google Drive's Group Product Manager, VP Product at Nitro after they acquired his startup Sensedoc. Before that he was co-founder of 5th Finder which actually got acquired twice by both Microsoft and Merkle. Steen is passionate about leading teams to bring new products to new markets and we are lucky to have him back in Sydney after 10 years in the SF Bay area. Steen has a bunch of esoteric hobbies such as collecting vintage computers, building furniture, programing C64 assembly and trying to embarrass his kids in Fortnight.

What you will learn?

  • Is it better to hire or grow Product Managers?
  • What are the essential disciplines that makes a winning PM?
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