July 11, 2018

8/1: YouTube Red Premium Product Head on Resilience

About the Session

Leading a product team is hard work in the best of times. But are you equipped for a crisis? YouTube Premium Product Head Will Aldrich has learned to lead successful product teams in extreme circumstances, from the recent mass shooting at YouTube to the sudden passing of SurveyMonkey’s CEO. He will share some advice he wishes he’d had for helping a team heal during hypergrowth.

About the Speaker

Will Aldrich leads Product for YouTube Premium. He has been a consumer web product leader for 20 years, building iconic products—and the teams behind them—at YouTube, SurveyMonkey, TripIt, Yahoo!, vVault, and CNET. He is also an angel investor and made his first angel investment in 2013, in SendWithUs, which went on to YCombinator’s Winter 2014 class. He is a Trustee of San Francisco Friends School and Co-chair of San Francisco’s McLaren Bike Park Founders. #MissionDriven #GrowthMindset #Agile #HowCanIHelp.

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