ProductTank Exeter #11 – Fireside with Stephanie Hannon


We’re back and we’ve got another online event for you. This month we’re joined for a fireside chat by the amazing Stephanie Hannon. Take a look at Stephanie’s remarkable personal journey below, and come armed with your questions!

🗣️ Stephanie Hannon is the Senior Director of Product Management at Google leading the COVID-19 Exposure Notification project in collaboration with Apple. Stephanie is also an Advisor to U.S. Digital Response, a grassroots technical volunteer organisation focused on COVID-19 response.

Steph was most previously Chief Product Officer at Strava, a fitness tracking app, data visualisation platform and social network for athletes.

As the Chief Technology Officer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, Stephanie built an 80-person engineering team in under 20 months. Together, they launched more than 100 products for grassroots organising, voter registration, voter activation, fundraising, analytics and volunteer engagement.

Preceding her time on the Clinton campaign, Stephanie was Google’s Director of Product Management for Social Impact, focused on building innovative technology help people broaden engagement with their community, government and nonprofits.

In Google’s Sydney office, Stephanie led product for Google Wave, a real-time communication and collaboration tool built as a startup experiment. From the Zurich office, Stephanie launched the first version Google Transit and launched Google Maps in more than 80 countries. She started her time at Google as a product manager for Gmail (in its first year of life) at the headquarters in Mountain View, where she also helped launched the first version of Google Apps.

At Facebook, Stephanie led product management for Site Integrity and Trust Engineering, working to ensure safe-space communication where people use their authentic identities.

Prior to Facebook, Stephanie co-founded an ambitious startup that aimed to bring web innovations, technology and transparency to residential energy management and markets.

Stephanie also spent six years as a software engineer building operating systems for the Catalyst line of switches at Cisco Systems after the acquisition of a startup she joined called Granite Systems.

Stephanie holds a B.S. Computer Systems Engineering, an M.S.E.E. from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Greylock Partners in 2017.

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