Online: Welcome to your new world!

  • 29 Sep 2020
  • 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online - details will be sent after registration


  • TPMA Annual Members, Corporate Annual Members, Sponsors who have memberships, and Student Members
  • Online events are free for all registered attendees.

This was an online event. The video recording is available here

The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted the modern world and is now shaping the future. Technology has played a significant role in bridging gaps and bringing people closer in this “New Online World”. As new behaviours take form and businesses adapt to the modified environment, business owners and product managers need to triage into the emerging trends and employ best practices to not only continue to solve the challenges of their customers but also make use of best practices in a remote-based setup.

In this panel discussion, you will learn about:

  • How COVID-19 is transforming and shaping customer behaviour across different industries

  • Current and future challenges that lie ahead of PMs

  • Top emerging trends (COVID-19 specific) that PMs have employed/can employ to bring value to their customers in their respective industries

  • Balancing innovation and risk mitigation on a product roadmap

  • How to stay close with customers in a remote environment

  • Best practices to lead remote product teams

  • Skills that make PMs more resilient in an uncertain environment and how to develop those


  • Fintech: Amber Foucault, VP of Product Sensibill

Profile photo of Amber FoucaultAmber is Vice President, Product at Sensibill. With the launch of over 70 products under her belt, her specialty is creating strategy and momentum for execution on both SaaS products and custom builds despite legacy systems, budgets, and operational hurdles. From B2B2C, B2B and B2C, Amber has worked in every industry, drawing expertise from each build to ensure execution is always possible.

She is also a big believer that technology isn’t about tech, its about people. So she has spent her career understanding people and behaviours. "Think of technology as a verb, not a noun. It's a subtle but important difference." (Red Burns, 1925 - 2013)

  • Media and Fintech: Vinayak Rao, Director of Product
Profile photo of Vinayak (Vin) Rao, MBA

 Vinayak is an experience product leader with experience in telecom, media and fintech. He has previously led consumer products at Postmedia Network and recently joined Vena Solutions as a Director of Product. He also has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. 

  • E-commerce: Mark Farmer, Group Product Manager, Walmart Canada

Mark Farmer is an experienced product management and marketing executive having held senior leadership positions across product development, product management, product marketing and marketing communications. He currently leads an incredibly talented team in Walmart Labs Merchandising Technology for Canada in collaboration with engineering teams around the globe. Mark has extensive experience in eCommerce, enterprise retail technology, B2C and C2C marketplaces having worked at leading companies like, Rogers Communications, QuickPlay Media. He also has volunteered and been a member of TPMA for many years currently serving as President and member of the board.

  • Martech: Nathan Nemirovski, Principal Product Manager, Oracle 

Profile photo of Nathan NemirovskiNathan is a Principal Product Manager with Oracle Eloqua, helping Eloqua customers to achieve better sales performance through modern data integrations. Nathan spent his career working in various product, business and technical leadership roles such as Sr. Product Manager at Tier1CRM and Development Manager at Tira Wireless Inc.  Nathan began his career back in 2000, as a Software Engineer at Sun Microsystems Inc. Based in Toronto, Nathan is actively involved with the local product management community. He holds an MBA degree from Schulich School of Business, Toronto, ON. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family, read books, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

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