The Samelogic Podcast
Tips and stories to help you on the path of becoming a better product leader.
Episode #33: Skyler Rexrode, Lead Product Manager at Quantcast
Skyler is in charge of enhancing the Quantcast platform's user experience. He combines his broad background in robotics and data visualization to create thoughtful choices for the user. Skyler's designs are influenced by various things, including his experience in the fast-paced world of advertising and his interest in skateboarding and street art.
Episode #32: Raitis Linde, Lead Designer at Toggl
Design facilitator, Raitis is on a quest to inspire group creativity. For more than ten years, he has worked with banking, energy, and telecommunications groups to develop internal processes and digital services. At Toggl, the design team is being mentored, developed, and supported to simplify time tracking and planning. He has training in systems analysis, human-centered design, and collaborative innovation.
Episode #31: Casey Bell, UI/UX Designer at RingCentral
At RingCentral, a company that offers cloud-based business communication and collaboration tools and services, Casey works as a UI/UX Designer. Casey oversaw information systems and technology at a nonprofit serving 800 ministries around Virginia for four years before switching to UX. There, she learned about business technology administration and how minor adjustments to a company's processes, communications, and design may significantly increase its efficiency. She likes to travel, go on vacations, and play pickup soccer in her spare time.
Episode #30: Romina Ideses, Senior Product Designer at Dailpad
Romina works as a Senior Product Designer for Dialpad, an AI-powered cloud-based software communications startup. She works on the Design Product team and is in charge of enhancing the user experience on all different types of devices. She formerly held positions at Despegar, the top provider of hotel and travel booking services, and PedidosYa, the top delivery app in Latin America. She graduated from The University of Buenos Aires with a degree in graphic design, and she is currently enrolled in a course on ontological coaching. She has always had a strong desire to create digital products, with an emphasis on the design system approach to create scalable solutions with stunning interfaces.
Episode #29: Uri Ashi, Senior Product Designer at Gong.io
Uri Ashi is a senior product designer at Gong.io, the leading Revenue Intelligence platform, leveraging AI to go beyond traditional CRM and transform revenue teams. Besides that, Uri (pronounced Oori) is also a peace activist, a published author and illustrator, an award-winning animator, an entrepreneur (x2), a basso in a choir, a backing vocalist, and a guitar player in Gong’s band, a husband and a father.
Episode #27: Zia Mohammed, Senior Product Manager at AWS Quantum
We sat down with Zia Mohammad to chat about his life journey, the identities he's carried, and his career journey in product management. Zia is a Sr. Product Manager at AWS Quantum and holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience from The Ohio State University. Outside of work, Zia can be found reading about technology policy, globetrotting, or searching for the best dessert shop in NYC. Zia's LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ziamohammad [https://www.linkedin.com/in/ziamohammad]
Episode #26: Ebony Shears, Former Vice President of Product at Forbes
Ebony was the former Vice President of Product for Forbes and started as a project manager and spent 6+ years there. Before joining Forbes, Ebony worked at ESPN, GLG, and NINE21. She spoke with us about working at Forbes and how she got started in Product.
Episode #25: Yusuf Bhinderwala, Product Manager at Gartner
Yusuf is a Product Manager at Gartner, a leading research and advisory company. Yusuf works on Gartner's digital recommendations system, aiming to personalize users' interaction with Gartner. In his role, he develops and enhances product features that help surface the resources that are most relevant and of interest to the user based on the problem they're trying to solve, with minimal user effort. Prior to being a PM, Yusuf worked as a mechanical engineer and later moved to Strategy and Ops post my Master's. Outside work, he enjoys hiking, cooking, and discussing pop culture!
Episode #24: Richard Ferreira, Product Manager at The Delta
Richard is a Product Manager at The Delta, a leading venture builder in Europe and Africa. He's had experience validating ventures for entrepreneurs and corporates and is currently working with a German startup in the home services space, driving their platform development and strategic initiatives.
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