Resiliency in Product Management (Stories from Google Wave, Hillary Campaign and Strava)
Stephanie Hannon has been at product leader at Google, Facebook, Cisco and Strava. She was the CTO for the Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential campaign, where she built and led an 80 person team to launch more than 50 products. Stephanie will talk about failure and resiliency in product management, sharing stories and insights from Google Wave, the campaign and Strava.
Stephanie Hannon is currently Chief Product Officer at Strava, a fitness tracking app, data visualization platform and social network used by tens of millions of athletes.
Stephanie Hannon was the Chief Technology Officer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. In just under 20 months she built an 80 person engineering team which launched more than 100 products for grassroots organizing, voter registration, voter activation, fundraising, analytics and volunteer engagement. Stephanie spent most of the preceding decade at Google. She was the Director of Product Management for Social Impact at Google, focused on building innovative technology help people broaden engagement with their community, government and nonprofits. Focus areas ranged from changing how the world prepares and responds to natural disasters to using data to help cities make evidenced-based decisions to transparency in elections around the globe. Stephanie also led product for Google Wave, a real-time communication and collaboration tool built as a startup experiment in the Sydney office. Stephanie launched the first version Google Transit and launched Google Maps in more than 80 countries from the Zurich office. She started her time at Google as a product manager for Gmail (in its first year of life) at the headquarters in Mountain View, where she also helped launched the first version of Google Apps.
Stephanie also worked at Facebook where she led product management for Site Integrity and Trust Engineering, working to ensure Facebook is a safe-space for communication where people use their authentic identities. Prior to Facebook, Stephanie co-founded an ambitious startup that aimed to bring web innovations, technology and transparency to residential energy management and markets. Stephanie also spent six years as a software engineer building operating systems for the Catalyst line of switches at Cisco Systems after the acquisition of a startup she joined called Granite Systems.
Stephanie holds a B.S. Computer Systems Engineering, an M.S.E.E. from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Greylock Partners in 2017.