February 5, 2014

Product Guru Dan Olsen on Lean Products Analytics

Lean Products Analytics

By now, almost everyone is familiar with Lean Startup. A lot of people find themselves 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 first, small step towards building products that can learn and adapt is to build teams that can learn and adapt instantly. Product managers, growth teams, marketers, customer success, analysts and executives who can both ask and answer any question about users.

The bar is rising as analytics offers transparency on how your customers interact with your product. Analytics also provides insight into what’s working, and what isn’t on your product. Dan Olsen, a startup veteran, and leading product voice will share examples and best practices for using analytics to optimize your product and the key to see business results.

About the Speaker

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. Dan is also the author of The Lean Product Playbook

Products That Count is one of the largest communities of product managers, leaders and entrepreneurs in the world. It provides insider access to founders and C-level execs such as Netflix Product VP, Crossing the Chasm legendary author, Trulia Founder, or Lyft CMO, via speaker series, podcasts, and invite-only executive retreats. Partners include WeChat, Yelp, LeanPlum, Pragmatic Marketing, and StartupDigest. Its venture arm, Mighty Capital, invests in companies building products that count once they have demonstrated product/market fit.