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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.
Episode #5: Hiro Kanno, Product Marketing Manager at LinkedIn
Hiro started as a Customer Success Manager in Japan and was the first CSO hire in their Tokyo office. He moved to the US to continue as a CSM for their biggest global clients. As a Product Marketing Manager at LinkedIn, his mission is to successfully develop and manage international market acceleration strategies, and executing targeted regional market "launches" with comprehensive integrated GTM motions. Hiro speaks with host Dwayne Samuels about his role at LinkedIn and how the PMM role overlaps with the role of a PM. Music: When You Wake Up by Diana Taylor
Episode #4: Vanessa Michelle Garcia, UX Researcher at Facebook
After spending the first half of her career creating beautiful artifacts for audiences to be persuaded by, Vanessa decided to design products that people could use to feel smarter and more in control. This is the reason she joined Facebook as a User Experience Researcher on the New Product Experimentation team. Vanessa talks with Dwayne Samuels about how Product Managers can use various research methods to properly interact with their users. Music: Joseph McDade - Glacial Waves
Episode #3: Jamie Chung, Executive Product Manager at BBC
As the Executive Product Manager at the BBC, Jamie Chung helps the company with crafting a path to the future using AI. Jamie chats with Dwayne Samuels about his efforts with leading the Product Management efforts around BBC's voice assistant, Beeb, and much more. Music: Action - The Plain Ensemble
Episode #2: Joel Dean, Software Engineer at WordPress.com
In this episode Dwayne Samuels chats with Joel Dean, mobile software engineer at WordPress.com. Joel speaks about his love for remote work and how to have a great relationship with Product Managers in a remote setting.