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Product Leadership: Lessons from Silicon Valley by Rich Mironov (Silicon Valley)

Rich will present a keynote the Software Product Summit bringing a Silicon Valley perspective on some key topics:

  • Product leadership versus IT-style product fulfillment
  • Continuous, outside-in validation and customer discovery
  • Championing users rather than stakeholder satisficing

Rich Mironov is a software executive and serial entrepreneur. He provides full-time and interim product leadership to technology companies.

He has been the “product guy” at six Silicon Valley tech start-ups including as CEO and VP Marketing/Products. Rich founded the first Product Camp, now a worldwide series of unconferences where product managers network, teach, learn and share. His Product Bytes blog covers software, start-ups, product strategies, Silicon Valley, and the inner life of product managers. This turned into his book “The Art of Product Management.”

Rich lectures widely at business schools and executive education programs, served on the SVPMA board, and chaired the first product manager/ product owner track at the Agile Alliance’s annual conference. Rich has a BS Physics from Yale and an MBA from Stanford.