AWIP proudly presents our inaugural summit geared towards next generation product leaders. We've carefully hand-selected the most inspirational and accomplished speakers, who will be speaking on various topics that are essential to a NextGen product leader's growth and success.

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NOVEMBER 7th, 2018 | 1PM - 8PM PT


Executive Summit Schedule

Welcome Keynote

Ron Hirson, CPO of DocuSign

As the host of the inaugural AWIP Executive Summit: Bridge the Chasm, DocuSign's CPO Ron Hirson will be giving a welcome keynote to the audience attending. He will be emphasizing the importance of empowering NextGen women leaders in tech and share his insights given his involvement with AWIP and with DocuSign.

Keynote - Leading Cultures of Innovation

Tatyana Mamut, former GM of AWS and VP of Product at Salesforce

Not all innovative companies have the same culture. Some are visionary-led and tightly aligned. Others are more experimental and collaborative. How do you discover the right style of innovation for your particular organization?

In this keynote, Silicon Valley tech executive Tatyana Mamut, PhD -- who led innovation at Amazon, Salesforce, and IDEO -- introduces the 4 Cultural Archetypes of Innovative Organizations and the behaviors that all innovative cultures share. Through a short interactive exercise, audience members will assess their organization and determine the behaviors they need to build to become more innovative. Tatyana will then explore the 4 levers that you can use to start transforming your company to become more innovative. We will learn of organizations that used these levers to become more innovative in the domains of tech, financial services, healthcare, and government. The talk will end with a brief exercise to craft real experiments that audience members can take back to their organizations to become more innovative tomorrow.

Panel - Expanding Products in a Global Market

Meredith Brown, VP of Product at Salesforce

Tomasz Tunguz, Partner at Redpoint Ventures

Chris Keene, Former VP at VMware, CEO of Teridion

Product launches in today’s age require thinking about global audiences. Successful global product launches require careful consideration about a region’s cultural preferences and demographics. We will present a stellar panel of investors and tech executives to discuss how they consider such problems on both sides of the table.

Panel - Building Strategic Partnerships vs. Outsourcing / In-House R&D

Barkha Saxena, VP of Data at Poshmark

Irina Farooq, VP of Product at Kinetica

Theresa Vu, Senior Director of Product at Splunk 

Leaders must decide when to build in-house or outsource to third parties. Companies such as Salesforce and Apple have successfully leveraged third parties to bolster their own ecosystem of applications and services. Shay and Irina will bring their perspectives from across the enterprise and logistics industries to discuss how today’s product leaders can effective make that decision for their own organizations. 

Panel - Growing Markets for Women in Technology

Siobhan Neilland, Founder of OneMama

Sarah Guo, General Partner at Greylock Partners

Dan Scheinman, Angel Investor and Former SVP of Corporate Development at Cisco

Many studies support the fact that women bring a unique perspective that can result in positive profit impact for an organization. However, many companies still have problems adequately representing women among its tech workforce. This panel will discuss the ways that these seasoned investors and tech execs have seen women positively influence and impact organizations. Sarah and Dan will also discuss some strategies today’s organizations can employ to grow their female representation. 

Closing Keynote - Grateful for AWIP

Nancy Wang, CEO of AWIP

Patrick Yang, Director of Ambassadors Community

Pat Yang will open with a thank you to all of the AWIP Ambassadors who gave their time for this inaugural summit. Nancy Wang will close the summit by thanking the entire community who have made AWIP’s rocketship-style trajectory possible. While we are a organization made up 100% of volunteers, we have organically grown to over 3,000 technical women members in the SF Bay Area and internationally, with chapters now in SF, South Bay/Peninsula, Seattle, and soon Paris.

Networking Cocktail Mixer for NextGen Leaders

Jonathan Oakes, SVP of Product at Fitbit





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CPOs, Directors and VPs of Product. The content will be catered exclusively towards the unique challenges of a modern product executive. In addition, the AWIP Exec Summit selection committee will be inviting a select group of outstanding AWIP community members who are on the cusp on transitioning into executive / leadership roles. This summit is a great chance to network with the next generation of product leadership!


We anticipate having ~100 total guests who will be nominated from select leaders and organizations from the tech community, with engagement being driven via panels, lightning talks, and small-group discussions. This will both be an opportunity for our AWIP Ambassadors to network and provide each other with best practices for the most common challenges facing our product leaders today, as well as for NextGen leaders to foster mentoring relationships with our esteemed Ambassador community. If you believe you are a good candidate for our inaugural summit, please complete the application form below.

When & Where is the conference?

November 7th, 2018 at DocuSign, San Francisco, CA, USA

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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How do I become a Sponsor?

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Are there volunteer opportunites for this event?

Yes! Contact: with subject line: "I want to volunteer for 2018 Summit"

What's the refund policy?

We don't refund tickets at any time. Please email us at with your questions.