Product State of the Union with Local Product Management Leaders - Scott Williamson, Kelly Schaefer, Katie Holden, and Chandler Koglmeier, moderated by Aaron Duke
Join an expert panel of local Product Management Leaders tackle many topics relevant today and please - bring your questions! Keynote attendees should stick around for an informal happy hour outside the main stage prior to the DSW kickoff keynote.
About the panelists and moderator:
Kelly Schaefer leads the Language Applications product teams at Google Labs, building both entirely new AI products as well as AI-enabled features into Google's largest existing products. In a prior role, she led the Growth team for Google's productivity suite, including Gmail, Drive, Docs and many more. She also led the Enterprise product team at Stripe and was the P&L owner for Stripe's multi-billion dollar Payments area. Kelly has an entrepreneurial past as well: she's started a couple small companies, led product development teams at design firm IDEO, and led a division of a startup non-profit in South Africa. She's based in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and their two small humans.
Chandler Koglmeier (CK) is a company builder, technologist, and angel investor with a focus in early stage marketplaces. He currently leads product incubation and marketplace management at Guild where has been for the last 6 and a half years, helping millions of working adults access the learning they need to succeed in the workforce of tomorrow. Prior to Guild, he's worked in high-growth startup environments at Craftsy (acquired, 2017), PayGroup (IPO, 2018) and TripAdvisor (IPO, 2012). Chandler lives in Denver with his wife, Elyse and 5-year-old, Odin.
Katie Holden is a VP at Workday overseeing the Core Experience technology group. It's a global organization of 300 people spanning many functions including Product Management, Engineering, and DevOps. She is a generalist product leader with experience building teams and shipping products in large organizations like Workday, as well as high-growth startup environments like Boku for payments (IPO in Nov 2017) and Inkling for learning (acquired in Feb 2018).
Scott Williamson is a Product Advisor, helping B2B SaaS companies scale their products through periods of high growth. Most recently, Scott was Chief Product Officer for GitLab, where he led a team of 65 in Product Management, Product Operations, Growth, Pricing and Corporate Development functions. Prior to GitLab, Scott was VP of Product for SendGrid over a six year period, where helped lead the company to a successful IPO and $3B acquisition by Twilio.
Aaron Duke is a product management leader with over 20 years of diverse experience in product management and development. He sits on the leadership team of Colorado Product, a nonprofit organization focused on the professional development of Colorado’s product management community and professionals who help power the state’s thriving technology sector and startup ecosystem.