The Award for Product Manager Heros

A product manager is an EVERYDAY HERO. They are caraterized by:GSA-1.png

  • They know there are no silverbullet but that there's magic in having perseverance 
  • USING strategies in every decision
  • Have a multi-faceted tool-box  for any upcoming situation 
  • Loving requirements 
  • They know how to transper complex products into customer values



BACKGROUND TO THE AWARD5strump-small.jpg

 Tolapgorni Founder Magnus Billgren read the Swedish child book "Strumpmannen" (by Dan Höjer) for his  5 year old. Strumpmannen - or the Sockman - to translate it into english is a story about a superhero of small everyday problems. Mangus  saw many similarities between Strumpmanen and a Product Manager - solving "small" problems on an every day basis. Therefore we have initiated the Golden Sock Award to provide recognition for the achievements of the everyday product manager heroes.


Nominate a Product Managers whom you think have done excellent work in the field of Product Management, and have taken significant everyday initiatives or actions leading to success for a high tech B2B product offering. Perhaps someone from your team?  

Nominate here

The ceremony takes place at the Product Leadership Day Conference on the 22rd of March  2018. Attending only the ceremony is free. 


The winner of 2017 Golden Sock Award

Caroline Sjöblom at Arbetsförmedlingen
Swedish Public Employment Agency)

”Taha is a strategic commercial product manager. During 2015, he accomplished extraordinary efforts within business of mobile units. The business unit has experienced very fierce competition, with both price and margin pressure, from traditional competitors and new entrants.

Caroline Sjöblom has in a structured and insightful way driven product management at the Swedish Public Employment Agency and their road towards digitalization.  Caroline are a true inspiration and motivates her co-workers to deliver high perfoming product management.  


The winner Caroline Sjöblom togehter with her colleagues at Arbetsförmedlingen who nominated her. 


Previous winners are:

2016 Taha Fazlhashemi at Telia

Taha togehter with his managers Helene Ålander and  Eva Wallén who nominated him. 

2015 Nicklas Englund at Scania


Nicklas  togehter with Dan Höjer (strumpmannen Author) and other nominees Magnus Olofsson, Profoto and Anna Westerlind, Aditro.



anja-105x105.jpgAnja Simonsson
Marketing Communications Manager
Alfa Laval

klas-1.jpgKlas Orsvärn
Founder and Executive Vice President

Eva_Skoglund.105x105.jpgEva Skoglund
System Simulation Strategy Manager

Fredrik_Sandberg.jpgFredrik Sandberg
VP Products

Erik2.jpgErik Bjernulf
Chairman of the award
More info, contact [email protected]

  • - In recognition for the achievments of the everyday Product Manager Heroes
  • -  Award takes place at the Product Leadership day 22rd of March 2018.