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Product & Engineering: Working Better Together

Wrapping up our series on working with other teams…

In this talk, Marek Dutkiewicz will share his experiences working in Product Management with Engineering teams located in Canada, USA, India, and China. He will highlight some of the cultural and political challenges and opportunities that are offered when working with highly distributed Engineering teams.

He will impart some wisdom to help the audience perfect their method of working with Engineering teams in the same building or twelve time zones away. A key question to ponder is how does an Engineer turn Product Manager best utilize their skills to produce great products and business outcomes

Doors open at 5:45 pm

Location: ACL · 980 Howe St

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About the Speaker:

Marek Dutkiewicz was educated in South Africa and started working as an engineer in the High Tech industry in England in 1986. He was hired by Norman Toms to work for MDI in 1990 and followed Norman to found Sierra Wireless where he ‘rose through the ranks’ and served as VP, Engineering until 2002. He joined Polycom as a Director of Engineering in 2004 and moved into a Product Management role in 2006. He worked as a Product Manager and User Experience Director. in both the Vancouver and San Jose offices. In October 2018 he settled back in Vancouver and joined Guard RFID as VP, Technology and Product Strategy. He is enjoying being a member of a Vancouver owned company where he can meet face to face with his colleagues every day.

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