Events


All TPMA events are included with your annual TPMA membership. Non-members are welcome to attend individual events for a $20 fee.

At this time, only cash or cheque is accepted at the event. Receipts will be issued.

A light meal is served at all events.

Upcoming Events

    • 26 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pivotal, 1 Toronto Street, 11th Floor, M5C 2V6
    Register

    The voice artificial intelligence market is evolving.  Product Managers should prepare themselves for the new ecosystem products.

    Learn how to future proof your organization by taking a product, bottom-up, from an idea stage to a full product line. We will share the challenges that we worked through navigating the organization, getting buy-in from leadership, and marketing support for the product.

    During the event, we'll address:

    • Challenges introducing voice products from within your organization
    • Consumer challenges with voice products
    • Voice - a fad or a complement to existing channels?

    You'll begin the evening with a quick interactive exercise, learn more about voice channels, participate in a great demo, and have an opportunity for questions.

    See you on February 26!

    Registration at 6, event will start at 6:30

    Piyush Gaur is a Senior Product Manager at TELUS, leading the Artificial Intelligence portfolio for consumer products. He has more than 10 years of experience in products. In the past, he has worked for companies such as Sony and Blackberry and has started his own start-up in the Hardware Design industry. He has an MBA from Rotman and an Engineering degree in Mechatronics from Edinburgh Napier University. He likes new technologies and loves creating business models around them, looking at the customer problems. He was a professional Cricket player and now runs marathons and plays badminton.

    Piyush Gaur


    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pivotal Software Offices, 1 Toronto Street, 11th Floor, Downtown Toronto M5C 2V6
    Register

    Organizations that adopt UX practices and agile at scale benefit from breaking down functional silos and pooling the talent from each function into teams.

    Join us on March 26th to learn more about specific and actionable lessons learned by software product leaders from Public and Private sectors while using UX and Agile development practices to deliver digital products and services.

    How do larger agile product organizations align, collaborate and coordinate efforts? Would scaling up agile improve corporate performance as much as agile methods improve individual team performance? How do these challenges shape the role of the product manager?  

    During this presentation, Ninon Laforce and Christopher Barrow will share their insights and experiences on how to reliably deliver software products when multiple, cross-domain teams are working together towards the same objective in an Agile environment.

    What will you do differently with what you learn at this meeting?

    Ninon Laforce is an experienced product leader who has managed many products and services from idea to launch. They include telecom services, digital health services, data/analytics applications and large enterprise networking applications. Initially, her development teams used waterfall. Then, over the past 5 years, she has worked closely with development teams who used Agile Scrum and Kanban. Her first experience with Agile was at a small SaaS company called Terapeak (acquired by eBay) and then at BlueCat Networks where she led a team of 7 product owners working with 8 Agile teams. Ninon recently accepted a Senior Product role at Staples Canada where she is supporting teams through an Agile transformation.


    Christopher Barrow is the Manager of the Innovation Lab for the Digital Garage. The Digital Garage is a technology and innovation hub supported by the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Public Service. Their vision is to foster the practice of innovation and exploration of technology to drive the digital service transformation agenda in the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Labour. Chris is responsible for promoting an environment where balanced teams of product managers, UX designers and developers can ideate, research, test and deliver interesting and complex business problems utilizing UX and Agile methodologies. Recent engagements have included focusing on reducing collisions on provincial highways, the use of augmented reality to compliment reviews of 3D ship designs, and the utilization of artificial intelligence to classify vehicles using real-time traffic video data. Christopher is a certified Usability Analyst (CUA) since 2013 and a User Experience Analyst (CXA) since 2018. He has previously held government managerial positions in solutions delivery and human-centred design.

    Registration begins at 6, session begins at 6:30.

Past Events

29 Jan 2019 How far would you go? Go Further. Putting empathy at the heart of everything.
04 Dec 2018 2019 Mentorship Program kick-off
27 Nov 2018 Maybe We Should Be Problem Managers
30 Oct 2018 Is Omni Dead?
25 Sep 2018 Intellectual Property and Products
14 Jul 2018 Product Camp Toronto 2018
20 Jun 2018 2018 TPMA Summer Social
29 May 2018 Design Communication in Product Management
24 Apr 2018 Onboarding your CEO
27 Mar 2018 Sustaining - Not Hacking - Growth
27 Feb 2018 Culture Change Management for Agile Transformation
30 Jan 2018 Grow Your Product Management Career: What Skills Do You Need? Onsite at Brainstation.io
28 Nov 2017 Omnichannel KPIs: Best Practices for improving Customer Experience
24 Oct 2017 How to succeed with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
26 Sep 2017 Jobs to be Done: Product Management at Points.com
22 Jul 2017 Product Camp Toronto 2017
21 Jun 2017 2017 TPMA Summer Social
30 May 2017 Deciding What to Build Next - Google Ventures' 5-day Sprint
25 Apr 2017 Career Night for Product Managers
28 Mar 2017 Managing without Authority
28 Feb 2017 Speeding Business Adoption of Wearables and AR/VR/MR Tech Innovations
29 Nov 2016 Like Brands Attractâ„¢: How Product Managers Can Build Their Personal Brand
25 Oct 2016 How to Kill Innovation: An Easy Three Step Guide
27 Sep 2016 Transforming Product Management in Your Company
23 Jul 2016 Product Camp Toronto 2016
23 Jun 2016 2016 TPMA Summer Social
26 Apr 2016 DMZ Field Trip! Become a successful (start-up minded) product manager
29 Mar 2016 Data-driven Product Management in a World of Wearables
23 Feb 2016 The State of Product Management
26 Jan 2016 Why Email Marketing is Still King

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