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Join product makers & founders to learn valuable lessons and insights from experienced product owners.

October 4, 2017
The Lab Miami

Overview

Product Council provides startups and existing companies a fresh new outlet for critical feedback, ideation, and improvement of their products. Join product makers, (designers, developers, etc.) and founders to learn valuable lessons and insights from experienced product owners as they dive deep into the challenge, success and failure of product design. This is no demo or pitch, rather it’s an open examination of how to execute an idea. Join us for your opportunity to exchange product stories, network, and learn valuable lessons from seasoned product veterans.

Participating Companies

Run Of The Show

Doors Open
6:30 PM
Networking
6:45 PM
Act I
7:05 PM

For the first act, we introduce a startup who’s there to ask for product advice and feedback from the council. The council consists of three (3) experienced product owners who serve as an anchor for the ensuing conversations. In this instance, the product council and audience provide a product owner valuable feedback on their product.

  • James Daley, Chief Product Officer SYW at Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Dean Brown, CPO / CTO Open English
  • Werner Blumenthal, CEO WB Engineering
  • Gabriel Montoya, CEO & Co-Founder Dvdendo

 The second act introduces a more established business who’s product owner is given an opportunity to showcase a particular product or feature they feel their product team has executed particularly well. In this scenario, the audience is provided with valuable product learnings through the experience of another product owner. Note: There are occasions where we have product makers come give talks about various themes related to product development, management or design.

  • Jenny Ramirez, Product Director Visa
  • James Daley, Chief Product Officer SYW at Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Dean Brown, CPO / CTO Open English
  • Werner Blumenthal, CEO WB Engineering
Break / Networking
8:00

Welcome Remarks will be given by:

  • Gabriel Montoya, CEO & Co-Founder Dvdendo
  • James Daley, Chief Product Officer SYW at Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Dean Brown, CPO / CTO Open English
  • Werner Blumenthal, CEO WB Engineering
  • Jenny Ramirez, Product Director Visa

Speakers

Gabriel Montoya

Gabriel Montoya

Gabriel Montoya

CEO & Co-Founder Dvdendo
James Daley

James Daley

James Daley

Chief Product Officer SYW at Sears Holdings Corporation
Dean Brown

Dean Brown

Dean is an innovative and results driven leader with over 20+ years experience in companies of all sizes. His experience has given him the ability to successfully scale a business and expand its global footprint. Dean specializes in creating or turning around companies to allow them to scale. He embraces working at all levels of the business from establishing high level business strategy to the necessary day-to-day details that help the business operate.

Dean Brown

CPO / CTO Open English
Werner Blumenthal

Werner Blumenthal

Graduated as a BioMedical Engineer from FIU.
Certified by York Tech University as a 3D Systems Technician.
Currently in the process of being certified as a Authorized Training Center for Autodesk Products.
Autodesk Inventor Certified Professional
Have assisted in the design and prototyping of several Medical, Consumer Products, and Aerospace devices.
Have been heavily involved in the 3D Printing industry, as a user, technician, and sales person.

Specialties: Engineering Design, and Digital Prototyping
3D Printing specialist, from set-up, to repair, to post processing… etc!

Werner Blumenthal

CEO WB Engineering
Jenny Ramirez

Jenny Ramirez

Jenny is a Systems Engineer working in product development of payment products during the last 15 years in Latin America.From Venezuela, she began her career in Verizon developing mobile payments for the base of the pyramid, worked at Utiba LTD and then joined Visa in 2013 where she has been leading products based on APIs such as mVisa, Visa Checkout and is responsible for Visa Developer enabling big companies and startups to improve their solutions with Visa products.

Jenny Ramirez

Product Director Visa