Elise Pi

Ads, Group Product Manager - Yelp

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Speaker Bio

Elise is a group product manager on the Ads team at Yelp, focused on delivering more value to Yelp advertisers to help their businesses grow. She works with a superstar team responsible for the systems and algorithms that power Yelp’s almost $1B-large ad marketplace. Prior to product management, Elise was a part of Yelp’s Business Operations & Strategy team and before that, a strategy consultant at IBM. Elise is a proud alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a degree in economics. Originally from Cupertino, California, Elise also considers Shanghai to be home and currently resides in London.

Speaker Sessions


Navigating The Innovation Maze: Balancing Teamwork And Stakeholder Expectations

60 mins
  • Career
  • Elise Pi

    Ads, Group Product Manager


In territories where well-laid blueprints have been replaced by uncertainty, effectively managing the balance between team exploration and execution versus stakeholder buy-in and expectations becomes the engine for propelling products forward. In this session, we’ll talk about practical approaches and processes to help early adopters turn ideas into reality in business contexts.

There are many obstacles on the road to getting cutting edge technology implemented in real world settings, this maybe the understatement of the decade. Nobody has it all figured out, yet everybody fears they’re falling behind. For those that have braved the journey and are close to shipping, still the risk of overpromising and under delivering looms large.

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