31 July 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


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

Event Description

In most companies, you may invariably have come across the role of the Product Manager, sometimes called the “CEO of the product”.

But what does the role of a Product Manager entail?

In an interactive panel session by Academy Xi, we’ll answer questions around what Product Managers do, from a strategic and tactical perspective, as well as how you can position yourself to become an effective Product Manager in the future.

At our panel, Product Management? Please Explain, we’ll explore:

  • Where does a Product Manager fit in an organisation
  • Why good Product Mangers are so valued in the companies?
  • Skills and knowledge expected of Product Managers


Tom Williamson

Senior Product Manager at Common Code

Tom is a product manager with 7 years experience in the startup and scaleup space working across SAAS, Mobile and IOT products. During this time Tom has taken 10 products to market and saw Click Energy through its growth stage where it went from 5,000 to 100,000 customers during his Tenure. Tom currently spends his time consulting with CEO and Founders and leading the product team at Common Code, a tech agency that specialises in working with startups.

Bharath Ragothaman

Head of Digital Optimisation at Telstra

Bharath is a Digital Strategist, with 10+ years of experience across digital products, growth, analytics and digital transformation. He is currently the Head of Digital Optimisation at Telstra and has worked at Deloitte Digital and SAP in his previous roles. He has an MBA from Melbourne Business School and has experience in both tech and Product roles. He enjoys everything products: developing lean agile teams, understanding customers, shaping a vision, building data driven culture and getting product-market fit. His strength is in bringing strategic, data driven lens to digital and product management. He often leverages best practices from high growth US start-ups to shape his product management approach.

Talk to him on Digital products, Product analytics, Innovation, eCommerce and Digital strategy.

Dates and fees


31 July 2019

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm



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

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