Lessons Learned: Bringing Products to Market

Date + Time
Thursday, June 28
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Fictiv, 168 Welsh St, San Francisco
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Everyone who manufactures a hardware product has a story to tell. Whether it’s a horror story about parts that arrived in red when they should have been blue, a keen insight on how to keep project schedules on track, or a tip on best practices to bridge cultural divides, much can be learned from those who have experienced the trials of production manufacturing first-hand.

In a Fictiv panel event hosted by Fictiv’s VP of Manufacturing, Jean Olivieri, we’ll travel back in time with a group of experienced product designers and engineers to learn from their lessons on what to do (and what not to do) when bringing hardware products to market.


Moderator: Jean Olivieri
VP, Manufacturing | Fictiv

Jean is Fictiv’s Vice President of Manufacturing and has a rich history of bringing game-changing products to market with companies like Apple and SpaceX. At Fictiv, Jean is responsible for the manufacturing and quality assurance teams, as well as the worldwide distributed manufacturing partner program.

Stephanie Whalen
Mechanical Engineer | Swope Design

Steph brings unrelenting curiosity with her through every stage of product development, from conception to fulfillment. She strives to delight consumers with compelling experiences and details, whether it's the first prototype or a production-ready design. The brands you know and love look to her sharp eye and expertise in a variety of technical and business-related areas when bringing new products and experiences to life.

Andrew Deagon
Mechanical Engineer | Samsara

Andrew has built and shipped products in the IoT, wearables, acoustic and medical devices space. He has extensive experience in mechanical design, CAD, design for manufacturing, mechanical sensor design, acoustic mechanical design, and design validation.

Madeline Sides
Head of Product Development & Co-Founder at Healyx Labs

Madeline leads the development of Healyx Labs’ products from beginning to end, starting with understanding the needs of different users and in the process defining product concepts. Her job is to oversee the creation of early prototypes and ensure products are designed in compliance with international medical standards and can be manufactured in a timely and cost effective manner.


Registration, Food and Drinks
Panel Discussion
Networking and Close

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Join us for a discussion on bringing products to market!