What to expect

  • Unique perspectives from featured VP/C-suite products executives
  • Networking before and after the session
  • Give a shoutout if you’re hiring or looking for a job
  • Webinar Format: Enjoy our Speaker Presentation followed by Q&A Session

Horizontal products have all of the challenges of regular product management, with an extra twist — their value is only realized through vertical adoption or use cases. Many of the hottest startups today are chasing horizontals, and larger companies crucially rely on the same skillset to have product platform leverage across a broad portfolio. How can product leaders not only ship engaging horizontal experiences, but also maximize their uptake? Workday Sr. Product Director Katie Holden shares concrete examples of successes and failures from both startups and larger enterprises working with horizontal product experiences.

About the speaker
Katie Holden Senior Director, Product Management, Design and Engineering

Katie Holden is a Senior Director of Product Management, Design and Engineering leading Workday's Productivity Suite of products. She is a generalist product leader with experience building teams and shipping products in large organizations such as Workday and Google, as well as smaller, SaaS, high-growth startup environments like Boku (IPO in Nov 2017) and Inkling (acquired in Feb 2018).

About the host
Neha Taleja Director of Product

Neha is the Senior Director of Product at Macmillan Learning leading a set of start-up products under the institutional group aimed to address challenges in higher education such as affordability of educational materials, retention and student success. She has been bu.ilding, growing and scaling products in the ed-tech space for the past decade with her experience ranging from course-ware solutions, student facing applications, to analytics and insights tools for decision makers. She loves to travel and lives in South San Francisco to stay close to the airport