February 5, 2014

Product guru Dan Olsen on lean products analytics

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By now, pretty much everyone is familiar with Lean Startup and is trying to iterate through the Build-Measure-Learn loop as quickly as they can. One thing that separates great product people from the rest is how well they use analytics. The bar is rising as analytics offers increasing transparency into understanding how your customers are using your product, what’s working, and what isn’t. Dan Olsen, a startup veteran and leading product voice, will share examples and best practices in using analytics to optimize your product and business results.

Dan Olsen is an entrepreneur and product expert. He worked at Intuit where he led product management for Quicken. Dan also led product management at Friendster. He was CEO and cofounder of YourVersion, a personalized news startup that won the People’s Choice Award at TechCrunch50. Dan consults to companies, usually as interim VP of Product. His prior clients include Box, YouSendIt, Chartboost, Epocrates, Medallia, and One Medical Group. Dan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern, a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from Stanford.

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