It was the best and most useful event of its type that I’ve ever attended! (And I’ve been to a bunch)
What is Unbox?
Unbox is a day for product managers to learn from each other and hone their skills to build great products. There is little formal education for product management, and at Boston Product we’ve learned that the best way to help people improve is to get them in a room with other high-caliber PMs.
We’re all about elevating frontline PMs—the ones embedded with engineering teams, talking to customers, querying databases, and owning the backlog. We believe that when PMs succeed, our city prospers.
Huge shout-out to Boston Product and #Unbox2017 for the diverse panelists and to Boston’s technology scene for fostering an inclusive community.
This is the most introvert friendly conference ever. Kudos Boston Product, I haven’t needed to go hide in the bathroom 🙌
I’m absolutely on my own in product where I am and appreciated the added perspective and reassurance that I am, in fact, doing good PM work.
What should you expect?
We’re focused on addressing the needs of experienced product managers looking to get to the next level in their careers. Expect lots of collaborative discussions and smaller workshop sessions dedicated to the issues and skills that matter most for rising product leaders.
We’ll also have games and other activities available to attendees whenever you need a break. You can’t spell “cross-functional” without “fun!”
If you are a new or aspiring product manager, you’re still welcome to attend. Unbox will be a great way for you to see what awaits you in your new career.
Speakers and sessions
Gibson Biddle was a VP of Product at Netflix, and the Chief Product Officer at Chegg. He was an early producer at Electronic Arts, and started two other successful startups from scratch. He’s also failed—a lot! Gib was also one of the many authors of the Netflix culture document, which Sheryl Sandburg says “may well be the most important document ever to come out of the Valley.”
Sam is founder and Chief Product Officer of the Boston-based startup InsightSquared. Before InsightSquared, Sam was VP Product at HubSpot, VP Product at BzzAgent, and on the initial team at Elance.com. His background also includes venture capital with Greylock Partners, the Algorithms group at Amazon.com, and management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton. Sam has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a degree in Applied Math from Yale. He serves as an advisory Entrepreneur-In-Residence at HBS and is a guest lecturer on product management at both HBS and MIT Sloan. In his off time he dives shipwrecks in the New England area.
More details coming soon! Get a recap of Unbox 2017 here.
Applications are open through July 20
Unbox gives you the chance to connect with the city’s best product managers from high-growth companies. These are the people building the products that fuel the growth of the next generation of pillar companies, successful exits, and future founders.
Want to see your company here? Contact us to learn about sponsorship opportunities.
We’ll let you know when tickets are available (including special discounts) and keep you posted on speakers as they’re announced.