29 May 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

FREE

Academy Xi, Level 3, 45 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Event Description

Gone are the days of requiring sophisticated qualifications in order to step foot in the tech industry. In fact, as more companies understand the value of skills and diverse thinking, there has been increased inclusion for those from different cultural and professional backgrounds.

For someone not in the exciting world of tech, how can you explore a career in technology and stand out in the market?

At our event, Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in Technology, we’ll explore:

  • The opportunities for someone with a diverse background to explore a career in Product Management
  • What progress some leading companies have done as part of their diversity and inclusion agendas
  • How as someone from a diverse background can use their experiences to stand out in the market
  •  How diverse backgrounds and schools of thought can contribute towards more user-friendly and intuitive products

 

Speakers

Sandy Buchanan

Product Manager at Curve Tomorrow

Sandy currently works as a Product Manager for Curve Tomorrow - one of Australia's leading healthcare technology companies. He has a passion for human centred design, entrepreneurship and the use of these in shaping the future of healthcare. Sandy's had a wealth of experience from paralegal to opening a restaurant, and most recently before Curve Tomorrow, he was the GM of a wellbeing and mental health startup in Melbourne. These experiences have given Sandy a true appreciation of the power of diversity and inclusion in every facet of work and life.

Olga Drobysheva

Product Manager MYOB

Olga Drobysheva is currently a Product Manager at MYOB. With a colourful professional experience spanning over 10 years, Olga has led IT projects in web development, e-Commerce, online publishing and education, electronic payment processing, and online platform experience.

Using lean and agile frameworks, Olga is a creative problem solver and enjoys breaking down complex problems into digestible solutions that address user's needs.

Aseel Hamarneh

Senior Product Manager at Culture Amp

Aseel is a Senior Product Manager at Culture Amp. She worked with start ups and big international companies in the Middle East, Europe and now Australia. She started off as a developer then moved to Product Marketing and finally became a Product Manager.

Dates and fees

Wednesday

29 May 2019

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm

FREE

Location

Academy Xi,
Level 3,
45 Exhibition St,
Melbourne VIC 3000

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