Events


All TPMA events are included with your annual TPMA membership. Non-members are welcome to attend individual events for a $20 fee.

At this time, only cash or cheque is accepted at the event. Receipts will be issued.

A light meal is served at all events.

Upcoming Events

    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Metro Hall - 55 John St, Downtown Toronto. Room 309
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    In this session, Rubikloud will share their experiences in productionalizing machine learning for enterprise use cases. Product Managers who are looking to AI and ML need to think a bit differently on how to apply existing technologies to solve their problems. Iqbal and Brian will present the challenges in planning and executing a successful machine learning project, with an emphasis on viewpoints and key takeaways for Product Managers

    Brian Keng is the Chief Data Scientist at Rubikloud Technologies where he leads a team building out intelligent enterprise solutions for some of the world's largest retail organizations. Brian is a big fan of Bayesian statistics but his main professional focus is around building out scalable machine learning systems that seamlessly integrate into traditional software solutions. Before Rubikloud, Brian has worked at Sysomos leading a team of data scientists performing large scale social media analytics working with datasets such as the Twitter firehouse. He earned his PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto during which time he was an early employee of a startup that commercialized some of his research.

    Iqbal Habib is the Director of Data Products & Analytics at Rubikloud Technologies where he leads a team of Technical Product Managers and Data Analysts to help build innovative retail solutions that solve complex problems using Machine Learning. Before joining Rubikloud, Iqbal brings 10 years of experience working in some of Canada's largest retail and loyalty organizations. As an Industrial Engineer with a specialization in Operations Research from the University of Toronto, Iqbal is passionate about taking existing complex Analytics processes and turning them into Data Products.

    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Metro Hall - 55 John St, Downtown Toronto
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    Multiple presenters will help bring to life how to use KPIs to drive understanding of customer experience in a truly omnichannel way. With that understanding and transparency of how we are doing we can focus on often broken experiences between digital and non-digital channels as well as within the channels themselves.

    Nicole Diamond is the Senior Manager of Omni-Channel Journey Design & Delivery, and was formally a Senior Strategy Manager at Telus. Previously she was Co-Founder and CEO of Kinimi, and a Manager at Accenture, as well as previous positions. She is also currently a Member of the Board of Directors for JVS Toronto. Nicole holds an MBA in Strategy from the University of British Columbia

    Charles Dimov

    Charles Dimov is currently Marketing & Insights Director for OrderDynamics, and has previously held positions as Director of Product & Digital Marketing for Strategy D, Director of Digital Product Marketing for ADP, VP for Marketing and Sales at McGraw-Hill Ryerson, and Chief of Staff / Sr. Manager, Strategy / Product Marketing & Sales at HP Enterprise. Charles holds a B.A. in Business Economics, M.A.Sc. in Management Sciences, and B.A.Sc. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, all from the University of Waterloo. Charles is also the former President of the TPMA, having spent several key years building our institution to what it is today.

    Jan Kotowski is currently the Head of Product at Tulip Retail. Previously he held the VP of Product position at Chango/Rubicon Project, and Director of Product at Marketwire as well as Senior Product Management positions at NetIQ and Novell. Jan has a degree in Computer Science, Math from the University of Waterloo.

    Justin Ing is currently a key Business Analyst with Holt Renfrew, and is developing their strategic Omni-channel and digital goals to redefine customer engagement and enterprise technology. He was previously a Business System Analyst at Indigo and an IT Analyst at McKinsey & Company. Since starting his career in technology, his passion for all things digital was strengthened with a technical and analytical mindset. It has lead to exciting projects in the retail landscape in the front and back of house. Having studied at Univerity of Western, Ryerson University and University of Toronto, he's always trying to increase his knowledge as Business Analyst, Product Manager and as a leader.

    • 30 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Metro Hall - 55 John St, Downtown Toronto
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    We are working on two special events for January and February that require confirmation with some guests to host. Once we have confirmed which month they can attend we will update the schedule.


    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Metro Hall - 55 John St, Downtown Toronto
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    We are working on two special events for January and February that require confirmation with some guests to host. Once we have confirmed which month they can attend we will update the schedule.


    • 27 Mar 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Metro Hall - 55 John St, Downtown Toronto
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    Growth hacking leverages a process of rapid iterative experimentation across marketing and product to figure out the most efficient ways to grow a business. 

    This event will focus on approaches and case studies of how growth hacking has been employed to drive lower cost engagement with customers through social media, viral marketing and highly targeted advertising instead of more expensive mass media.

    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Metro Hall - 55 John St, Downtown Toronto
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    Change is hard. But not changing is likely not an option either. As a product management leader making the case for transformation while it might seem hard, making the actual transition to Agile can be even harder. 

    While Agile is practiced in many technology companies it is still new or at the early stages of transformation in many organizations. This event will focus on what Agile processes can bring about in your organization, how to lead and support the change through.


    • 29 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Metro Hall - 55 John St, Downtown Toronto
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    Innovate or Die! Design-driven development is an Agile approach that focuses on optimizing for products that are not only differentiated but are also simple, useful and beautiful.

    This event will focus on how we uncover unique problems and solve them with truly compelling experiences that will delight customers. 


    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
    • 120
    Registration is closed

    Join us for our interactive summer social event. An ever-popular event that is a great opportunity to reconnect with product managers you have met at meetings as well as new contacts. Appetizers and your first drink are on us!



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