Events


TPMA hosts monthly events from September to June each year. We take a break in December and during the summer.  All TPMA events are included with your annual TPMA membershi. Non-members are welcome to attend individual events for a $20 fee.

TPMA has chapters in Downtown Toronto and new for 2020 also in Mississauga. Members are welcome to attend events at both chapters.

A light meal is served at all events.

Upcoming Events

    • 29 Sep 2020
    • 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online - details will be sent after registration
    Register

    This was an online event. A video recording will be available after the event. 

    The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted the modern world and is now shaping the future. Technology has played a significant role in bridging gaps and bringing people closer in this “New Online World”. As new behaviours take form and businesses adapt to the modified environment, business owners and product managers need to triage into the emerging trends and employ best practices to not only continue to solve the challenges of their customers but also make use of best practices in a remote-based setup.

    In this panel discussion, you will learn about:

    • How COVID-19 is transforming and shaping customer behaviour across different industries

    • Current and future challenges that lie ahead of PMs

    • Top emerging trends (COVID-19 specific) that PMs have employed/can employ to bring value to their customers in their respective industries

    • Balancing innovation and risk mitigation on a product roadmap

    • How to stay close with customers in a remote environment

    • Best practices to lead remote product teams

    • Skills that make PMs more resilient in an uncertain environment and how to develop those

    Panelists:

    • Fintech: Amber Foucault, VP of Product Sensibill

    Profile photo of Amber FoucaultAmber is Vice President, Product at Sensibill. With the launch of over 70 products under her belt, her specialty is creating strategy and momentum for execution on both SaaS products and custom builds despite legacy systems, budgets, and operational hurdles. From B2B2C, B2B and B2C, Amber has worked in every industry, drawing expertise from each build to ensure execution is always possible.

    She is also a big believer that technology isn’t about tech, its about people. So she has spent her career understanding people and behaviours. "Think of technology as a verb, not a noun. It's a subtle but important difference." (Red Burns, 1925 - 2013)
     

    • Media and Fintech: Vinayak Rao, Director of Product
    Profile photo of Vinayak (Vin) Rao, MBA

     Vinayak is an experience product leader with experience in telecom, media and fintech. He has previously led consumer products at Postmedia Network and recently joined Vena Solutions as a Director of Product. He also has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. 


    • E-commerce: Mark Farmer, Group Product Manager, Walmart Canada

    Mark Farmer is an experienced product management and marketing executive having held senior leadership positions across product development, product management, product marketing and marketing communications. He currently leads an incredibly talented team in Walmart Labs Merchandising Technology for Canada in collaboration with engineering teams around the globe. Mark has extensive experience in eCommerce, enterprise retail technology, B2C and C2C marketplaces having worked at leading companies like autoTrader.ca, Rogers Communications, QuickPlay Media. He also has volunteered and been a member of TPMA for many years currently serving as President and member of the board.


    • Martech: Nathan Nemirovski, Principal Product Manager, Oracle 

    Profile photo of Nathan NemirovskiNathan is a Principal Product Manager with Oracle Eloqua, helping Eloqua customers to achieve better sales performance through modern data integrations. Nathan spent his career working in various product, business and technical leadership roles such as Sr. Product Manager at Tier1CRM and Development Manager at Tira Wireless Inc.  Nathan began his career back in 2000, as a Software Engineer at Sun Microsystems Inc. Based in Toronto, Nathan is actively involved with the local product management community. He holds an MBA degree from Schulich School of Business, Toronto, ON. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family, read books, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

Past Events

23 Jun 2020 On-line: Annual Members Meeting (AGM) with Special Guest, Diane Pierson from Pragmatic Institute
26 May 2020 Online: Building Highly Accountable Teams in Times of Crisis
12 May 2020 Online: Design Thinking in Product Management
28 Apr 2020 Online: Prioritize Product Launch Resources Through Release Types
14 Apr 2020 Online Event: Best Practices in Pricing B2B Software and SaaS
31 Mar 2020 Online Event: AI for Product Managers
10 Mar 2020 Mississauga - Betting the Farm: How your approach to Product Management changes when it's all on the line
25 Feb 2020 Metrics for Product Managers
22 Feb 2020 ProductCamp Toronto Schulich 2020
28 Jan 2020 A Fireside Chat with Latif Nanji, Co-founder, CEO at Roadmunk
26 Nov 2019 How Product Management takes an active role in Technical Agility
05 Nov 2019 Product Leaders Executive Breakfast
29 Oct 2019 That Went Fine, Didn’t It? Make Your Next Meeting Your Best Meeting Yet
19 Oct 2019 ProductCamp Toronto 2019
24 Sep 2019 Right Data, Right Product: Turning User Insights into Product Success
16 Jul 2019 Product Leaders Executive Breakfast
28 May 2019 The Journey to Product Leadership: A Career Development Panel
30 Apr 2019 Win/Loss Power Tools: A New Model for Unlocking Buyer Insights
24 Apr 2019 Product Leaders Executive Breakfast
26 Mar 2019 Managing product teams at scale in an Agile environment
26 Feb 2019 Conversational Interface - Preparing for AI Voice Products
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

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