12/12/13 7:30 pm J2J Networking
Wi-Fi Building, VIP Room–enter in the middle of the south side of the building
(8150 McCormick Blvd, Skokie IL 60076)
Cindy Pogrund, “Shifting Focus and Capitalizing on Opportunities”
Did you know that Instagram was originally a location based service similar to Foursquare? Or that Flickr was originally a multiplayer online roleplaying game called Neverending before it pivoted to solely focus on the games popular photo sharing feature? And Twitter started off as Odeo, a service that revolved around personal podcasting and sharing audio content, before it razor focused into sharing thoughts in 140 characters. Join me to discuss ideas about when and how to pivot.
Cindy Pogrund is responsible for all aspects of customer experience from customer success to product strategy. Prior to joining Ifbyphone, Cindy held multiple positions at Xpedior, a $250M systems integration firm created by combining Metamor Technologies with other Corestaff entities. Cindy’s roles included President US Operations and Senior President Midwest Region. Prior to Xpedior, Cindy directed the Metamor Technologies Networking and Infrastructure practices. Immediately prior to joining Ifbyphone, Cindy delivered strategic consulting services to multiple organizations in the non-profit sector. Cindy earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Management Information Systems from University of Illinois.