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Saturday, March 14 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pulling the Plug on Your Moneymaker: Bet Big

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The art of the pivot has become part of today’s business and technology DNA. But how are these destiny-altering decisions made?
Sometimes the start of something big means abandoning the past and taking a risk on a new possible future. Join Theodore Cha, Vice President of Product at TheLadders and Andrew Chen, VP of Product at BaubleBar, for a conversation about what it takes for survival in the tech world, why it's more likely a tech company will undergo a steep course correction at one point or another than stay true to their founders' original vision, and what really happens when a company ditches its original product offering and changes direction.

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Teddy Cha

Head of Product, Gilt Groupe Inc
Teddy has been learning and leading product strategy and delivery at software startups for 14 years, beginning in 1999 at iKena (acquired by Net2Phone) -> GiantBear (acquired by InfoSpace) -> Register.com -> Gerson Lehrman Group -> Clearwell Systems (acquired by Symantec) -> Signpost... Read More →
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Andrew Chen

VP of Product, Gilt Groupe Inc
Currently VP of Product, Design & UX at BaubleBar, Andrew has led product teams at Gilt, iHeartRadio, Lot18, and many other organizations over the last 7 years. His experience has allowed him to impact technology in music streaming, collaborative filtering and predictive modeling... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Room 412