The Award for Product Manager Heros

A product manager is an EVERYDAY HERO. They are caracterized 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 transfer 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 Manager 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?  

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

Nominations for 2019

The winner of 2018 Golden Sock Award

Elin Kindberg

Sr. Product Manager at  SECTRA


The winner Elin Kindberg  at The Product Leadership Day 2018 togehter with three of the Jury members Fredrik Sandbreg, Eva Skoglund & Anja Simonsson. 


Previous Golden Sock Award Winners

2017 Carolina Sjöblom Arbetsförmdelingen
(Swedish Public Employment Service)

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

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

Eva_Skoglund.105x105.jpgEva Skoglund
System Simulation Strategy Manager


Fredrik_Sandberg.jpgFredrik Sandberg
Product Management Expert


Erik2.jpgErik Bjernulf
VP Product Management

klas-1.jpgKlas Orsvärn
Founder and Executive Vice President


More info, contact Lionel Boscher @ Tolpagorni