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fmr Shutterstock VP of Product Management on Earning Your Seat at the Exec Table

Our dear little craft is finally coming of age and we're seeing more and more companies elevate product leaders to the exec team. But all too often those leaders get booted out or marginalized at the exec level due to a lack of awareness of how the job changes as you go from functional leader to exec. In this session, Teachable VP of Product, Tommi Forsström, discusses how to earn and keep your seat around the executive table as a product person. He shares his experiences —both 1st person and observed through his time in consulting—on the dos and don'ts of not only getting to the top of the ladder but also thriving in it with your new teammates that don't give two hoots about your velocities, engagement metrics or scrum processes.

This webinar is sponsored by our partners at Amplitude. Amplitude is the market-leader for Product Intelligence. Their platform's powerful combination of product analytics, data management, and behavioral targeting empowers teams to use customer insights to drive conversion and retention. Over 30,000 teams use Amplitude to grow their digital business.

Learn more at amplitude.com.

About the speaker: Tommi Forsström is the VP of Product at Teachable. He’s been on a journey from a university math major in 1999 through engineering and product to executive roles in the software industry, completely unsure of where this all leads. Passionate about growing product people into the cross-functional leaders they don't know they are yet.
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