Tech Product Management Workshop

Kilts Speaker Series

As the technology startup culture continues to grow, so do consumer expectations for high-quality products that deliver a great user experience, exceptional design, and longevity. The need for experts across all areas involving products—from technology to design to data analysis—is higher than ever. This is where the product manager comes in.

The interactive Tech Product Management Workshop provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to take on internships and full-time roles in product management, particularly within the tech industry. Participants work with and learn from seasoned product managers at well-known companies such as Google and Zillow. The workshop is hosted in collaboration with the Full-Time and Evening and Weekend MBA Booth Technology Groups.

Past events have given students an in-depth look at what a product manager does, how the role differs across companies, career paths available to product managers, and the qualities of a successful product manager—regardless of industry.

Upcoming Events

The next Product Management Workshop will take place in Fall Quarter 2019. Details will be posted a few weeks in advance of the event.

Past Events

The 2018 Tech Product Management Workshop was held on Saturday, November 10th and consisted of an alumni panel followed by breakout sessions with each of our alumni volunteers. In the breakout sessions, alumni ran through mock interviews and real world case examples to familiarize students with what they could expect during an interview. Special thanks to the Booth Technology Group who co-hosted the event with the Kilts Center.


2018 Panelists

Zimran Ahmed, '03, Product Manger, Games, Facebook

Nayana Singh, '09, Principal Product Manager, Microsoft

Tim Trampedach, '08, President, Torqued

Chad Young, '11, Manager of Product Management, Kindle Content Non-Fiction, Amazon


Past Speakers

Yardley Ip Pohl

Yardley Ip Pohl, ’07

CPO, Thrive Global

Pohl’s experience in product management encompasses a diverse range of industries and companies, including Trulia, eBay, Yahoo, and Dun & Bradstreet. She cofounded the nonprofit Women in Product to help educate, empower, and build a global community of women in product management. Recognized by Arianna Huffington as one of the best product leaders in the business, Pohl currently heads Thrive Global’s technology teams based in New York and San Francisco.

Satyajeet Salgar

Satyajeet Salgar, ’07

Senior Product Manager, Google

Salgar leads the product teams responsible for Google Search and Google Assistant’s media experiences, including TV, movies, music, and books. He also leads the product team for features, UI experiences, quality, and policy for the Google Knowledge Graph. Previously, he headed product teams for YouTube, Google Gaming, and Google Commerce and Payments. In addition to his responsibilities at Google, he mentors and advises startups. He frequently lectures on products, technology, user experience, and management.

Satyajeet Salgar Video

A Foundation for Making Tough Decisions

Satyajeet Salgar, ’07, talks about how his Booth MBA gave him a foundation he can return to when he needs to make tough decisions as a product manager at Google.

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