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Expand your operational knowledge with our 30 minute crash courses.

The 5 Financial Terms Every Operations Professional Should Know

 Lindsey Crittendon, Head of Headspace for Work, and Ada Johnson, VP of Finance at Heap Analytics, cover the financial terms they believe are critical to a successful career in operations.

Legal Ops 101: A Crash Course in Legal Language for Operations

Sheindy Hotter, Legal Operations Manager at SimilarWeb, covers the legal language operations professionals should be aware of in order to communicate effectively across departments.

Demystifying Marketing Operations: A Lesson in Metrics Across Departments

Rafi Pryntz-Nadworny, Marketing Operations Manager at easyDITA, gives a crash course on go-to-market metrics and data reportability as they relate to operations.

Process Mapping 101: Identifying Gaps In Your Operational Framework

Konrad Treter, Operations Manager at City Pantry, covers how operations professionals can identify gaps in their operational framework, and provides best practices to remedy them.

How to Standardize Operations Across Departments: Enforcing Change
without Change Management

Sarah Touzani, COO @Creditspring, & May Ong, BizOps Manager at Hofy, draw on their experience in operations both from a COO and Consultant lense to share best practices for overcoming the many challenges associated with inter-departmental change management.

No More Inaccurate Reports: A Crash Course in Data-flows

Michael Levy, Solutions Architect at Tonkean, taps his years of experience in managing data flows at companies like Google and Tonkean to walk attendees through best practices for mapping, and more importantly understanding their data in order to avoid inconsistencies.

Progressing Your Career in Operations with Lindsay Crittendon of Headspace

Lindsay Crittendon, Former VP of Operations at Headspace, sits down with host Briana Okyere to discuss why you have to leave your lane in order to move forward in your operations career.

Legal Operations with Mary O’Carroll from IronClad

Mary O’Carroll, Chief Community Officer of Ironclad, Inc. sits down with Sagi Eliyahu, Founder & CEO of Tonkean to discuss her 8+ year process of scaling the Legal Ops department at Google.

Scaling your Operations Strategy with Venketesh Iyer, Head of Business Operations at Meta

Venketesh Iyer, Head of Business Operations at Meta shares his strategy behind running a successful business operations function, including an emphasis on stakeholder-centric ops.

Crypto and Composability in Business Operations with Jeff Wang, VP of Product, Crypto at TomoCredit

Jeff Wang, VP of Product, Crypto at TomoCredit and host Sagi Eliyahu, Founder & CEO of Tonkean discuss the Crypto space, and how it relates to composability within business operations.

The Rise of Revenue Operations with Mark Znutas from HubSpot

Mark Znutas, VP, GTM Strategy and Operations at HubSpot shares his 7+ years of experience growing the RevOps function at Hubspot with host Briana Okyere, and lessons learned along the way.

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