Virtual Summit by Dragonboat

Learn How World-Class Product
Leaders Accelerate Revenue

ACCELERATE, a virtual summit by Dragonboat, brings together world-class Product and Operations leaders around one, single mission: accelerating revenue through world-class product execution.

Key topics

How great product leaders operate at scale.

Real-world examples of product operating models in action.

The tech stacks product teams use to accelerate growth.

How to bring together product, business, and operations to drive revenue.

Speakers

Melissa Perri

Founder, CEO, & Board Member

Melissa Perri

A world-renowned expert in product management, Melissa advances product education through her companies Product Institute, Produx Labs, and CPO Accelerator. She is a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and a board member for SaaS scaleups and late-stage startups. Melissa's superpower lies in making the complex accessible, translating hard concepts into familiar language, and serving as an invaluable partner to ambitious leaders with a vision for success.
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Dickson Chu

CEO, Board Member, Fintech Advisor

Dickson Chu

Dickson is a seasoned executive and board member in the financial services and technology sectors. He has held leadership positions at prominent companies including Wells Fargo, PayPal, Yahoo!, Citi and, most recently, CEO of Copper. Dickson's leadership at PayPal grew the Merchant Service team from 12 to 1,000 members, driving revenue to over $1 billion. He currently advises FinTech startups and serves on various boards, contributing his expertise in digital transformation and growth strategy.
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Vanessa Garber

CPO Global Mobile Apps, Toyota

Vanessa Garber

Vanessa Garber is the CPO of Global Mobile Apps at Toyota North America and Board President of Leading Women in Technology. With nearly 15 years of product leadership in startups and Fortune 100 companies, she is known for innovation, strategic vision, and creating 0-1 products. Vanessa is passionate about empowering teams to achieve impactful outcomes by putting people first.
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Robin Chiang

Director of Product Operations, Google

Robin Chiang

Robin leads the gTech Product Operations at Google. With a 20-year career that spans product management, strategic planning, and product analytics, Robin is known for building high-performing teams that drive results. She has spearheaded transformative initiatives at top tech companies, including eBay, PayPal, FirstData/Clover, and Meta.
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Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia

Founder & CEO, Product School

Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia

Carlos is the Founder and CEO of Product School, the global leader in product management training with a community of over two million product professionals. Carlos is committed to pushing the product community forward. He also hosts Proddys - the annual awards honoring the best software products, The Product Podcast, and ProductCon - a multi-city conference in San Francisco, New York and London attended by tens of thousands of product leaders every year.
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Rob Seidman

Chief Product Officer, POS Lending/BNPL U.S. Bank

Rob Seidman

Rob is a POS Lending Leader with both 0-to-1 and scaling experience launching new products and scaling for growth. He has over a decade of experience in fintech, leading the design and delivery of digital solutions that empower consumers and merchants across various markets. As the Chief Product Officer of POS lending and BNPL at U.S. Bank, he oversees the strategy and launch of Avvance, a cutting-edge embedded finance solution that makes every purchase affordable. Prior to U.S. Bank, Rob was the GM and Head of Long-term Lending and Merchant Product at Sezzle, a leading BNPL player.
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Keoki Andrus

VP Product Operations, commercetools

Keoki Andrus

VP Product Operations, commercetools
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Bora Chung

Advisor, Board Member, Investor

Bora Chung

Bora is a Silicon Valley product leader with a focus on fintech and customer experience. With over 20 years of experience, Bora has led top-notch product teams, driving product innovation and growth. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Bora is an active angel investor, supporting several start-ups that have achieved significant milestones. Her investment portfolio includes companies like Coupang, KiwiCo, Korbit, and SoFi.
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Claire Erickson

VP, Product & Tech Strategy & Operations, Blackhawk Network

Claire Erickson

Claire leads Strategy & Operations for Product & Tech at Blackhawk Network. With a 15+ year career that spans product, business operations, strategy, M&A integration and growth, Claire has a successful track record championing innovation, product-centric culture and execution excellence. She previously held roles at American Express and at PayPal, where she was instrumental steering the product & tech function through multi-year hypergrowth and a successful IPO.
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Sessions

8:30

Imperative Impact: Driving Revenue with Product

Melissa Perri

Products are the lifeblood of any business. 

Join Melissa Perri as she makes the case for why and how product organizations need to put themselves in a position to measurably drive an organization’s momentum – and ultimately – its revenue.

9:00

Panel Discussion: How Great Product Leaders Operate to Drive Revenue

Dickson Chu, 

Vanessa Garber, 

Robin Chiang, 

Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia,

Claire Erickson

What’s the one thing your product team did this year which has outsized revenue impact? 

Join an iconic panel of industry veterans as they share some of the highest-impact operational decisions they made which had an outsized impact on their business.

10:00

Product-Led Transformation for Business Growth at US Bank

Rob Seidman

Join Rob Seidman, Chief Product Officer of POS Lending/BNPL U.S. Bank, as he shares a dizzying tale of how his team launched a transformative global product that spanned 3,500 epics across a team of hundreds of contributors in only 9 months – and the lessons he learned along the way.

10:30

Unfair Advantage: Accelerating Competitive Advantage through Product Operations

Keoki Andrus

Don’t think that product operations can drive competitive advantage? Think again. 

Join Keoki Andrus, VP of Product Operations at Commercetools to learn about how he operationalized his product organization to maximize innovation velocity.

11:15

Demystify the World of a CPO: Knowledge Learned During the Journey

Bora Chung

Join Bora Chung, a prolific Chief Product Officer turned board member and advisor on her epic career journey to understand how your career decisions shape the future you want to achieve in your journey, as a product professional.

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