The Samelogic Podcast
Tips and stories to help you on the path of becoming a better product leader.
Episode #14: Ritika Mathur, Technical Product Manager at Arrive Logistics
Ritika is a Technical Product Manager at Arrive Logistics. She has orchestrated the development of Softwares, APIs, Robots, and Data products from inception to launch. She is outcome-driven, and she loves to work through ambiguity to build products that truly add value and move the needle for her customers. In the past, she has also worked as a Data Scientist and transformed the way organizations make decisions using data.
Episode #13: Heather Chen, Director of Product at Kiavi
Heather has a software engineering and data science background, endeavoring to create and enable AI/ML-powered products that are indispensable, beloved, and empowering to all. Heathers is currently a Director of Product at Kiavi, a FinTech/PropTech start-up empowering real estate investors with modern technology, timely capital to fund opportunities, and the confidence required to unlock the value of America's aged homes. She leads all product activities to grow Kiavi's data differentiation that leads to customer growth, new revenue streams, etc. Before Kiavi, Heather was a Senior Director of Product at JLL, heading JLL's proprietary workplace experience application, powering the hybrid workplace with personalized AI-driven experiences that simplify employees' workday. The application encompasses mobiles, tablets, desktops, kiosks & panels. Before JLL, Heather was at Google for five years and started as a data scientist and transitioned my career ladder to product management a few years in. Heather's charter was to revolutionize the recruiting industry through ML/AI. Heather and her team built Cloud Talent Solutions to match jobs and candidates better through a suite of enterprise APIs to power our customers' search and recommendation needs.
Episode #12: Angel Jaime, Chief product Officer at Yayzy
Angel Jaime is the Chief Product Officer at Yayzy, a London-based startup focused on helping individuals and businesses act against climate change based on their financial data. Throughout his 10+ year career, Angel has led the launch of mobile apps, b2b, and b2c products, and led product teams at global eCommerce and Fintech players such as Booking.com [http://booking.com/], Revolut, and Just Eat. Angel has an Executive Master of Business Administration from EADA Business School and a Master's Degree in Business Intelligence. He is also a Product Management instructor at Product School and publishes the weekly product management newsletter www.elproducto.eu [http://www.elproducto.eu/].
Episode #11: Parth Acharya, Senior Product Manager at Amazon
Parth is a tenured product leader, experienced in driving products from conception to launch across Enterprise and Consumer technologies. Parth started his product career at Dell Technologies, leading the B2B eCommerce experience as a group product manager and launching a patented checkout experience for high-volume eCommerce events such as Black Friday. Parth is currently a product manager at Amazon Alexa and owns smart home products and technologies that power core voice interactions, such as "Alexa, turn on the living room lights."
Episode #10: Chandrika Maheshwari, Growth Product Manager at Plaid
Chandrika is a Growth Product Manager at Plaid, a company that provides the easiest way for people to connect their financial accounts to an app. She joined Plaid after spending ~2 years in a Growth Product role at DocuSign and a summer stint at Nike. Chandrika shares what her journey into product management looked like, how she uses her experience from DocuSign in her current role at Plaid, and what experimentation in her role looks like.
Episode #9: Jon Gordner, Senior Director of Product at Textio
As the Senior Director of Product at Textio, Jon Leads Product Management and Product Marketing. Before entering the startup world, Jon started his career as a PM at Microsoft, where he focused on transforming the user experiences of its most widely used products.
Episode #8: Adam Cheyer, Co-founder of Siri
Adam Cheyer, the co-founder of Siri, speaks with Dwayne Samuels about the benefits of experimentation and allowing data to drive product decisions. Adam talks about the strategy he uses to know when’s the right time to bring ideas to market and the tools he uses for Go-To-Market initiatives.
Episode #7: Steve Choquette, Former GTM Product Manager at IBM
Host Dwayne Samuels continues the chat with Steve about IBM's history in AI. Steve talks about the strategy used at IBM in AI and the history of Watson, and the growth mindset behind decisions Steve made as a GTM Product Manager.
Episode #6: Steve Choquette, Former GTM Product Manager at IBM
Steve spent 40+ years at IBM, where he started as a Software Programmer and later became the GTM Product Manager and Product Manager for Strategic Watson Partners. As a former GTM Product Manager at IBM, Steve's goal was to bring order out of chaos. He talks about the changes in the market and in AI from back then compared to now. Steve speaks with host Dwayne Samuels about his roles at IBM and tells us the difference and similarities between being a Software Analysis and a Product Manager.
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