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Product Heroes #5: Dorion Caroll (Zynga) & Liz Dunn (Verizon, ex-Pandora) ⚔

March 21, 18:30

Berlin, Germany
TheFamily, Chausseestraße 19, 10115, Berlin

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🚀 “Data is dead, long live data” by Dorion Caroll, CIO @Zynga Zynga makes online social and mobile games. Four years after its founding, Zynga had grown to over $1 billion in revenue and IPO'd in 2011 (with the largest IPO since Google in 2004!). Dorion is a self-taught engineer that got into product development for large-scale, high-availability, data-driven internet applications, products, and properties for the best companies: Oracle, Technorati & Zynga ✅ This talk has: 1. Stories of pretending data is equal to information 2. Stories of storing data for data's sake 3. Stories with a happier ending - insights from data analytics 📈 🚀 “Product Failures: From Apple to Verizon” by Liz Dunn, Senior Product Manager @Verizon. Verizon is one of the largest Communication Groups in the US. Among others, it owns The Huffington Post, Techcrunch and Yahoo! You can look at Liz’s career as a list of emerging technologies that went mainstream: a handheld PDA, a search engine, a streaming video platform...and now, she’s looking into the future to bring immersive video experiences to mobile users. Hey, during the dot-com crash, she even opened San Francisco's first organic bakery, Miette 😈 This talk is about: When being early and having strong convictions can get in the way Misreading the market and the competitive landscape and being blindsided by the future that you had already seen 🔥 It's free, totally open and in English. 💖 See you there 😘 ✨ PS: Book a 45-min Office Hour with “” and get actionable feedback on how to make crazy videos! ☝🏽=> Book it here! <= 😎 ----------------------------------- About TheFamily: We're a long-term strategic investor that empowers entrepreneurs through education, services, and capital. Founded 3 years ago in France, we now have a portfolio of 300 startups. Raised 200 M € collectively for them so far. You may know some of them, like Algolia,, CaptainTrain, and Menu Next Door. And now we’ve opened new offices in London and Berlin. The good thing about Berlin is that no other place in Europe combines the 3 main ingredients so well: - Talented entrepreneurs, developers & designers from eastern, southern and northern Europe; 
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