Thomas Parkinson, co-founder of PeaPod, ItemMaster, and dean of grocery ecommerce and digital experiences, is now putting his 30 years of experience into creating Sifter.shop, what he calls a Nutrition as a Service platform that helps consumers find, explore and buy products that fit their personalized dietary needs. In an age where sustainability and nutrition also happen to drive better margins, Rob and Peter talk with Thomas about his career putting the e- in front of things, and what Sifter is all about.
Europe has been paving the way for digital IDs with the eIDAS legislation, and the U.S. is next in line. Apple is rolling out a feature that will enable U.S. residents to upload their government-issued ID to their Wallet app, while some states like Mississippi and Florida have already launched or are working on launching their own digitized driver's license program for residents. While digital ID solutions do offer a more convenient alternative to physical IDs, the high sensitivity of these documents means this approach will come with many potential security and privacy implications that governments must be prepared to face. Jumio has verified more than 500 million identities issued by over 200 countries and territories from real-time web and mobile transactions. Jumio's solutions are used by leading companies in the financial services, sharing economy, digital currency, retail, travel, and online gaming sectors. Bala Kumar, Chief Product Officer at Jumio Corporation, discusses what we currently know about digital driver's licenses and what governments should consider to safeguard their residents' identities. Bala can also discuss the privacy challenges that may arise with a digital ID system and best practices for ensuring the system is truly secure.
This is part two of my mini-series on personalization. So to recap, I feel very strongly that personalization is the new Megatrend in Talent Acquisition. Offering personalized recruitment marketing, candidate journies, assessments, feedback, onboarding, and communication will be critical objectives for employers over the next few years. Candidates are demanding it, the technology is here to facilitate it, and the amount of friction that will get removed from recruiting processes will be a win for candidates, recruiters and hiring managers. So what is possible, and how are employers dealing with the practicalities of personalization in talent acquisition? A few weeks ago, the awesome team at Paradox invited me to speak and record some interviews at their client board event in Scottsdale, Arizona. Paradox is a technology that is really driving the progress of personalization. It was very insightful to talk to some of their clients about the need for personalization in their TA processes and the change journies they are taking their recruiters and hiring managers on to make personalization happen. In this second set of interviews from the event (check out Episode 435 if you want to hear the others), you'll hear from Derek Braun, Staffing and Recruiting Manager at GoWireless and Steffanie Chaviano, VP of Talent and Patient Access at Autism Learning Partners. Derek and Steffanie talk us through their experiences of using conversational AI to transform the effectiveness of their recruiting strategies. First up, though, is Adam Godson, Chief Product Officer at Paradox, talking about some of the psychology behind conversational interfaces. These are some of the topics you'll find discussed in this episode: Personalisation at scale The psychological elements of conversation design Using conversation to drive processes Connect with people, not software How technology is affecting recruiter career choices Handling high volumes of applicant flow is an engaging way. The importance of being user friendly for hiring managers What does the future of talent acquisition look like Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts
Our guest: Joel Haugen, Chief Product Officer at Crossover HealthIn this episode, we discussed: Haugen's background leading into Crossover Health An overview of Crossover Health Taking a comprehensive, coordinated and accountable approach What advanced primary health is What's next for Crossover Health Our sponsors for this episode are BlocHealth, Curation Health, ChenMed & MediTelecare.BlocHealth is building the ecosystem of services and solutions to power the future of healthcare. For more information, please go to www.blochealth.com follow BlocHealth on social media - @blochealth"Curation Health's advanced clinical decision support platform seamlessly integrates into the electronic health record and leverages more than 750 proven clinical and quality rules. With this intelligent point-of-care platform, you can power a scalable risk adjustment process and amplify quality program performance." For more information, please go to www.curationhealthcare.com & follow Curation Health on social media - @curationhealth"ChenMed brings concierge-style medicine and better health outcomes to the neediest populations – moderate-to-low income seniors with complex chronic diseases. For more information, please go to www.chenmed.com & follow ChenMed on social media - @chenmed"MediTelecare provides behavioral telemedicine services to residents of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, using state-of-the-art telehealth technology." For more information, please go to www.meditelecare.com & follow MediTelecare on social media – @meditelecareTo learn more about Crossover Health please use the links below:- Website - LinkedInAlso, be sure to follow Slice of Healthcare on our social channels:- Website - Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter - YouTube - Newsletter
Coins und Tokens als Einlagen in einen Staking-Pool stecken, zurücklehnen - und regelmäßig neue Coins und Tokens kassieren. Staking wird in der Krypto-Welt gerne als passives Einkommen verkauft - doch woher kommt die wundersame "Geld"-Vermehrung, und wie funktionieren die Mechanismen im Hintergrund. Zuletzt ist auch der österreichische Krypto-Broker Bitpanda ins Staking-Geschäft eingestiegen. Im Podcast gibt Lukas Enzersdorfer-Konrad, Chief Product Officer bei Bitpanda, Einblicke ins Staking und spricht über: - Wie Proof of Stake sich von Proof of Work unterscheidet - Wie Staking aus Nutzersicht funktioniert - Wie Staking aus technischer Sicht funktioniert - Welche Blockchains Staking ermöglichen - Das Geschäftsmodell von Staking für Bitpanda - Woher die Rewards kommen und wie sie zwischen User und Bitpanda aufgeteilt werden - Die Gefahr der Zentralisierung durch Staking bei einigen wenigen Exchanges - Den Vorwurf, dass Staking die "Token"-Reichen immer reicher macht - Wie weit Ethereum beim Wechsel von Proof of Work zu Proof of Stake ist Wenn dir der Podcast gefallen hat, gibt uns ein paar Sterne und/oder ein Follow auf den Podcast-Plattformen und abonniere unseren Podcast bei: - Spotify - Apple Podcast - Google Podcasts - Amazon Music - Anchor.fm und besuche unsere News-Portale - Trending Topics - Tech & Nature Danke fürs Zuhören!
There's a website called thispersondoesnotexist.com. When you visit it, you're confronted by a high-resolution, photorealistic AI-generated picture of a human face. As the website's name suggests, there's no human being on the face of the earth who looks quite like the person staring back at you on the page. Each of those generated pictures are a piece of data that captures so much of the essence of what it means to look like a human being. And yet they do so without telling you anything whatsoever about any particular person. In that sense, it's fully anonymous human face data. That's impressive enough, and it speaks to how far generative image models have come over the last decade. But what if we could do the same for any kind of data? What if I could generate an anonymized set of medical records or financial transaction data that captures all of the latent relationships buried in a private dataset, without the risk of leaking sensitive information about real people? That's the mission of Alex Watson, the Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Gretel AI, where he works on unlocking value hidden in sensitive datasets in ways that preserve privacy. What I realized talking to Alex was that synthetic data is about much more than ensuring privacy. As you'll see over the course of the conversation, we may well be heading for a world where most data can benefit from augmentation via data synthesis — where synthetic data brings privacy value almost as a side-effect of enriching ground truth data with context imported from the wider world. Alex joined me to talk about data privacy, data synthesis, and what could be the very strange future of the data lifecycle on this episode of the TDS podcast. *** Intro music: - Artist: Ron Gelinas - Track Title: Daybreak Chill Blend (original mix) - Link to Track: https://youtu.be/d8Y2sKIgFWc *** Chapters: 2:40 What is synthetic data? 6:45 Large language models 11:30 Preventing data leakage 18:00 Generative versus downstream models 24:10 De-biasing and fairness 30:45 Using synthetic data 35:00 People consuming the data 41:00 Spotting correlations in the data 47:45 Generalization of different ML algorithms 51:15 Wrap-up
On this episode, DP sits down with Turhan Williams, chief product officer at Solesavy to dive in deep about the development of COLLECT, why they are so excited for sneakerheads to use the platform, how they are keeping it secure and so much more!0:31 Introduction6:05 What is COLLECT?7:06 What was the journey like to develop this platform?22:00 What is KYC and how does it help me?
The past 30 years have been among the most disruptive in music. Starting with peer-to-peer file sharing services such as Napster and Limewire, musicians saw a sudden drop in the money received from each recording—as more and more listeners found ways to get music for free. Eventually, Big Tech would get involved and launch subscription streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. But still, artists receive just a fraction of a penny for every song streamed.In this episode of Disruptors, an RBC podcast, co-hosts John Stackhouse and Trinh Theresa Do explore the latest technological disruption to shake the music business—blockchain—and ask: Are we ready to pay once again for music—and fully support creators? Their guest is Raine Maida, lead singer of the Juno-award winning band Our Lady Peace and Chief Product Officer for online music marketplace S!NG.Whether it's NFTs (non-fungible tokens) or disintermediated streaming services, Maida and others believe that the future of music lies in the blockchain—with new ways for enterprising artists to capitalize on their creative output, cut out the middleman, and establish a profitable relationship with their biggest fans. SHOW NOTES:To learn more about the S!NG—and how it creates NFTs for musical artists and stores them in a blockchain wallet—follow this link.In the episode, Raine Maida referred to his involvement in a new startup called Drrops—a mobile platform that delivers exclusive experiences, photos and merchandise to fans at live events. Find out more here. Our Lady Peace is touring throughout Canada this summer, starting in Victoria in June. To see their full schedule, click here.Finally, Sasha Braganza from RBCxMusic mentioned a new initiative to support emerging artists, partnering with Sounds Unite to deliver a global mobile music education ecosystem. You can find out more by following RBCxMusic on Instagram.
“What's the end game? It is honestly to do less harm. Bitcoin doesn't actually need politicians to make it succeed, it will succeed on its own merits; what would be helpful is to not have people actively attacking it and elongating the inevitable collapse of their own currencies, but also rise of Bitcoin as a global reserve currency.”— Will ColeWill Cole is Chief Product Officer at Unchained Capital. In this interview, we discuss Texas and Austin as ideological centres for Bitcoin, the undervalued importance of state sovereignty in the US, CBDCs being the greatest disaster for liberty and personal freedom, and toxicity on Twitter. - - - - Something is happening in Texas. It has always had an independent streak, rooted in its rich history. The state was born of revolution, and it was initially a republic in the mid 19th century before the Mexican-American War. That thirst for freedom is hard-wired into the Texan psyche. Now it is a beacon to Americans from other states seeking increasingly elusive sovereignty.It is therefore not surprising then that Bitcoin has been adopted and fostered in Texas. From very early in it's history, a strong community of maximalists united and sought to safeguard Bitcoin in this part of the US. That effort is now starting to pay off. The strong affinity for Bitcoin by Texans has evolved such that the state is fast becoming the centre of groundbreaking efforts to integrate Bitcoin and energy grids. The state is arguably spearheading a new adoption wave within the US that includes serious politicians. Could Texas take the next step and create the conditions to orange pill a nation? Those Bitcoiners in the state aren't waiting to find out. They're moving at pace to help Texas and other states continue the outreach, policy drafting and technical buildout to realise the benefits of what is a keenly American innovation. They're also keenly focused on the attack vectors on the horizon, be it CBDCs or divisions within the community. This episode's sponsors:Gemini - Buy Bitcoin instantlyBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial servicesSportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.Ledger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletCompass Mining - Bitcoin mining & hostingLVL - Bank on BitcoinBCB Group - Global digital financial Services-----WBD502 - Show Notes-----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.
Chief Product Officer of Strike Ready Anurag Gurtu joins co-host Andy Bonillo on Episode #214 of Task Force 7 Radio to discuss how Artificial Intelligence and StrikeReady's digital assistant is solving the cyber security talent shortage. We also discussed threat management and how the integrations of so many security domains practitioners, technologies, and processes all need to be working together seamlessly to accomplish a true impact. We finished the show with Anurag sharing lessons learned on starting a company. All this and much more on Episode #214 of Task Force 7 Radio.
In this episode, we speak with Prashant Fuloria, CEO of Fundbox, a financial platform for small businesses. The company has connected with nearly 300,000 businesses, unlocked over $2 billion in working capital, and invested over $100 million into its AI platform, gaining deep insights into the small business ecosystem. Fundbox is backed by Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, MUFG Innovation Partners, BNY Mellon, Allianz, and others. Prior to joining Fundbox as COO in 2016, Prashant served as SVP, Advertising at Yahoo! and Chief Product Officer at Flurry. He was also the Senior Director of Product Management at Facebook and a Product Management Director at Google. We hope you enjoy the show.
This week on DisrupTV, we interviewed Rhonda Vetere, Global C-suite executive, Author, technology industry expert, and keynote speaker, Alexander Othmer, Founder & Executive Director of Guardian Revival, Jaime Meritt, Chief Product Officer at Verint and Ari Qayumi, Founder & Managing Partner at Mindful Venture Capital. DisrupTV is a weekly Web series with hosts R “Ray” Wang and Vala Afshar. The show airs live at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET every Friday. Brought to you by Constellation Executive Network: constellationr.com/CEN.
Melissa Perri welcomes Paul Adams, Chief Product Officer at Intercom, to this episode of the Product Thinking Podcast. At Intercom since the days when they only had only 13 employees, Paul has helped shape the Product department from the ground up. Paul joins Melissa to talk through his approach to product leadership, what his day to day is like as CPO and why he hasn't been in a product review in years, how to build trust within your organization, and embracing the “messy middle” when it comes to product strategy. Here are some key points you'll hear Melissa and Paul talk about: Paul talks about his introduction to the field of product management, and how he became the Chief Product Officer at Intercom. [1:55] To have a successful product organization, three teams – product management, product design and research and data science – must work together harmoniously. [4:55] Paul believes that the best way to oversee all the different groups within a product organization is by appointing a trustworthy leader to each group and allowing them to have autonomy over their decisions. [6:51] Paul cautions that the downfall of most organizations is the lack of trust from team leaders. Paul suggests that the teams have open conversations about “Why are they here? What do they not trust?” in order to build trust in the team. [15:03] When choosing a new team leader or product manager, you have to build a relationship with them so they can trust you and vice versa. [16:12] For your organization to work in unison, the strategy must be clearly, concisely and accurately translated to the execution level, acknowledging the ever-changing trends. [ 20:25] When the company is reviewing the strategy in Google Docs, they urge employees to label their comments “major, minor or curious” in order of urgency. This creates a smooth-running system that maintains discipline. [25:46] The lines between sales, support, marketing, product, and project management need to be blurred. These teams should deeply collaborate in order to achieve collective success for the company. [27:50] For a company like Intercom to work harmoniously, a feedback loop for each team should be set up, where the problems to be solved for each group are shared so that the service can run as smoothly as possible. This only works if there is a strong relationship in the company. [34:05] Paul believes that surveys would be most beneficial to project managers as they collect and track first-party data, which allows them to send targeted ads/messages. [38:31] Resources Paul Adams on LinkedIn | Twitter
Giff Constable is a product leader, entrepreneur, and author. He was the Chief Product Officer at Meetup.com and earlier was the CEO of Neo, a global innovation consulting company acquired by Pivotal. He has sold 3 businesses while at the helm and helped build many others. He is the author of two books on how to test new business ideas, which are used as core curriculum in top university entrepreneurship programs and accelerators around the world. In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover how good product managers learn from their mistakes, how to better test ideas, and how to be more vulnerable and honest as a manager. Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/the-giff-constable-hypothesis-efficient-teams-learn-before-they-build
One content entrepreneur on Kajabi has earnt over US$100m, and we're talking with Sean Kim, President and Chief Product Officer at the integrated learning platform, on how that's possible.There's Buzzsprout for podcasts, Thinkific for courses, Vimeo for videos, WordPress for websites, and more, but Sean Kim, talks about their all-in-one hosting platform which integrates over 12 tools into one seamless platform to make monetization easier.Podcast post production: XCD Virtual AssistantsMedia relations all in one platformProwly has everything you need to get your PR work done.Descript is what I use to edit the show.All-in-one audio & video editing, as easy as a doc.Social listening - google alert killer!Generate leads and market your product using social listeningGraphic design toolbox - VismeCreate visual brand experiences for your business whether you are a pro designer or a total novice.If you want to know how to get noticed this show is for you. I have interviews, tools, tips, everything that an entrepreneur could need in order to help their organization to get noticed for free. Thank you for joining me on the unnoticed show.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEPlease rate the show here.
One content entrepreneur on Kajabi has earnt over US$100m, and we're talking with Sean Kim, President and Chief Product Officer at the integrated learning platform, on how that's possible. There's Buzzsprout for podcasts, Thinkific for courses, Vimeo for videos, WordPress for websites, and more, but Sean Kim, talks about their all-in-one hosting platform which integrates over 12 tools into one seamless platform to make monetization easier.Podcast post production: XCD Virtual AssistantsMedia relations all in one platformProwly has everything you need to get your PR work done.Descript is what I use to edit the show.All-in-one audio & video editing, as easy as a doc.Social listening - google alert killer!Generate leads and market your product using social listeningGraphic design toolbox - VismeCreate visual brand experiences for your business whether you are a pro designer or a total novice.If you want to know how to get noticed this show is for you. I have interviews, tools, tips, everything that an entrepreneur could need in order to help their organization to get noticed for free. Thank you for joining me on the unnoticed show.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEPlease rate the show here.
Carlos F. Gaitan Ospina is the Founder and CEO of Benchmark Labs, which provides IoT-based weather forecasting solutions for the agriculture, energy, and insurance sectors worldwide using proprietary machine-learning software. Chad talks with Carlos about creating the company, the hardware they're producing and what it is doing, and where the machine learning comes into play. Benchmark Labs (https://www.benchmarklabs.com/) Follow Benchmark Labs on Twitter (https://twitter.com/labsbenchmark), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/benchmarklabs/), or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/benchmark-labs-inc/). Follow Carlos on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cfgaitan) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlos-felipe-gaitan-ospina-3765808/). Follow thoughtbot on Twitter (https://twitter.com/thoughtbot) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/150727/). Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel. And with me today is Carlos Gaitan, the Founder and CEO of Benchmark Labs, which provides IoT-based weather forecasting solutions for the agriculture, energy, and insurance sectors worldwide using proprietary machine-learning software. Carlos, thank you very much for joining me. CARLOS: Thank you for the invitation, Chad. It's a pleasure to join you here. CHAD: You work in a variety of different industries with weather forecasting solutions using machine learning. I'm really curious, at a high level, how did you get to where you created Benchmark Labs today? CARLOS: Oh, thank you, Chad. That's a great question. I think that in many ways, it's a combination of life experiences and lots of user feedback. As a background, my mum worked for 28 years in the National Federation of Coffee Growers in my native Columbia. And we experience basically the effects of weather, La Niña, El Niño, local conditions, pests on the coffee growers. I remember growing up looking at the price in The New York Stock Exchange if the pound of coffee was going to be more than $1 or not [laughs] and so on. So, you know, we had a very severe drought in Colombia, and Colombia was heavily dependent in hydropower at that time. And I remember that we even had to study with candlelight and move to a spring savings time for the first time in the country. The country is in the equator, so you can imagine moving the clock was unheard of. So since then, I was always passionate about hydrology, the water cycle, why this happened, how weather can affect the economy at that level that people have to change their working habits. I did civil engineering hydrology, then studied these new applications of machine learning technologies, hydroinformatics, did my studies there in Columbia, my bachelor's, my master's. Then I was fortunate to go to The University of British Columbia to study my Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences. And then, after I finished, I moved to The United States to work at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton with close collaboration with the NOAA, the USGS. And that gave that perspective also of understanding how weather climate models were done at the Department of Commerce level but also to understand the users on how they interact with weather data or climate data and what were the needs that they were expecting from the National Weather Service and the Department of Commerce and NOAA that not necessarily were fulfilled with the current information. So then I moved to the private sector, joined a hardware company, and met my co-founder of Benchmark Labs there then moved to California to work on consultancy of climate change assessments. But since the time at the Department of Commerce, it became very clear that what farmers and what users wanted was weather information that was more actionable, that was tailored to their specific location, especially for specialty crops. Think about wineries, or coffee growers, orchids, stone fruits; they depend heavily on weather, and the information from the National Weather Services was just too coarse for them. And sometimes, there are huge errors in terms of temperatures that were recorded from their farm versus what the National Weather Service was doing. And that's why we decided to create Benchmark Labs to basically solve that problem, correct those errors, and give the information that the users needed when they needed it. CHAD: Did you ever just consider becoming a TV weather person? CARLOS: [laughs] CHAD: It seems it may be easier. CARLOS: [laughs] Nah. That's a very good point. CHAD: [laughs] CARLOS: And I have great respect with my colleagues that went into forecast meteorology and TV persons. I remember some of my lab mates practicing in front of a green screen when we were doing the Ph.D. CHAD: [laughs] CARLOS: That was an interesting scenario. [laughs] However, growing up in Colombia, the weather forecasts were not very, let's say, accurate to a certain extent, and we did the opposite than the weatherman suggested. CHAD: [laughs] CARLOS: So I guess that steered me towards following that path. [laughs] CHAD: So it totally resonates with me this idea that, you know, especially for...I've been on the West Coast before where you go over a hill and the weather it's like 20 degrees hotter and sunny and on one side of the hill, it was cold and foggy. We went on a great company trip many years ago to visit some Napa vineyards, and I was surprised by that. So I can imagine how that local information just doesn't match the global information that farmers might be getting. So what is the hardware that you're actually producing, and what is it doing? What does it look like? CARLOS: [laughs] Great question. So I will go back to your story about Napa and Sonoma, and the reality is that's exactly a problem that growers face; national weather agencies give averages over a big region. They divide the world in boxes, and everybody inside of a box receives exactly the same forecast. And if you are especially in the coast or you're in specialty agriculture, you understand that weather changes with elevation. Depending on which side of the mountain you are, you could receive all the rain or no rain at all. If you are near the shores, you could also get more wind, different types of clouds, all of those situations affect the conditions at the farm. And going back to the situation of Napa and Sonoma, Burgundy or the Mediterranean Basin, they all believe in the value of what they call the terroir, that is what makes also unique their products. They're indigenous, and they understand at a very fundamental point how the local conditions from the soil, from the vegetation, makes their farm unique. So what we do is we use IoT sensors, basically hardware sensors that monitor environmental variables. We refer to them in the atmospheric science world as weather stations. I had a talk with some users when I said the term weather station. They imagined a big construction or a building with a TV station on a radar or something. But in this case, there are IoT devices that are totally portable, the size of a Wi-Fi modem in some cases. And we use those sensors as ground truth that will basically tell us the local conditions. We use the information from the National Weather Services and the information from those IoT sensors and correct the forecast as they come. CHAD: And is that where the machine learning comes in because it's actually correcting the forecast being received? CARLOS: Exactly, our machine learning aspect of it is fully operational, non-linear correction of weather data as it comes in from the National Weather Services to correct it to the conditions that are experienced at the farm level, at the sensor level. And a farm could be also an agricultural farm, or it could be a solar farm, a wind farm. Or, as we talk with some users in ski resorts that actually they consider as snow farmers, it's also affected by microclimates. So at the end, it is about providing value to all these areas affected by microclimates that are not being resolved correctly by the current generation of forecast from the National Weather Services. CHAD: Are most customers able to get the coverage that they need with one weather station, or are they deploying multiple ones? CARLOS: So that's a great question, and the answer probably is it depends. Our customers, original customers, have thousands of stations over multiple fields under management. For specialty crops, it's common to have multiple IoT sensors in one acre. For other scenarios, they might have only one station or one sensor every 10 acres or so on, so it depends on the condition. It depends on how technologically inclined are the users if they already invested in these IoT sensors or if they are looking into buying IoT sensors and then scaling up the number of sensors in their farms. CHAD: How do all the sensors report their data back? CARLOS: That is a very interesting question because they are, let's say, tens of hardware manufacturers globally. We also created kind of a Rosetta Stone that puts all the sensors to communicate to our back-end systems. We integrate different languages of each hardware manufacturer. It has its own ways of naming the variables. So we do the translation in our end. We receive the data via an API. These IoT devices are Internet of Things in many ways because they transmit data via Wi-Fi, satellite internet, you know, cellular. CHAD: Cell, yeah. So different manufacturers might have different ways of actual communication, not just the protocol, but one box might be using Wi-Fi, and another one might be using a satellite. CARLOS: Exactly. And sometimes, many manufacturers give you the options of connecting even using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth for IoT sensors that are near, let's say, a farm that has internet connectivity. If they are on the field farther away, they might need to get access to a data plan from a cellular carrier, 3G usually or 5G. In some areas, there is limited coverage so far. And if it's a very remote area, there are options to get satellite coverage. CHAD: Now, I'm asking somewhat naive questions based on my understanding. And so if I start butting up against proprietary information, just tell me, "No." That's totally fine. CARLOS: [laughs] CHAD: So when we're thinking about the amount of data coming in from all of these different weather stations that your customers have, is it a lot of data? Is it a lot of data points? CARLOS: [laughs] It's a great question. So in many ways, yeah, each weather station communicates at different frequency. Sometimes what we are offering now is hourly transmission rates, but we also have access to government stations that sometimes only refresh once per day. So yes, it's a lot of data coming in, most of the data from the weather stations. Fortunately, it can be transmitted as a txt file, or it's only for one location. So the files are not big, but they are many per day. And so, we have probably done millions of operations already to assimilate data and provide the forecast. While on the other hand, The National Weather Service provides one forecast for the globe, let's say every...some models are every hour, other models are every six hours, and so on. So that is more, let's say, a bigger data set because it's a global data set that then you have to query to extract the information locally that is relevant for your servers, for your users. CHAD: Yeah. And I think it's neat how this is all happening centrally from all the data coming in, right? CARLOS: Yeah, exactly. We get data coming in for each specific location. We do the corrections, and we provide the forecasts. So there are lots of operations involved in the data handling activities, pre-processing, post-processing, but it's very rewarding at the end to provide the forecasts that are tailored to specific locations. And we had seen users that they basically told us, "Okay, we are using provider B or C; can you beat them? Show us that you can beat them, and the contract will be yours." So we showed them, and then they are like, "Yeah, that's fantastic. This is exactly what we have been looking for, information that is more accurate for our farms," so yeah. CHAD: Now, does your system correct itself based on what actually happened in an area after the modified forecast goes out? CARLOS: That's not a very relevant question because some of the models are static. I used my experience when I did an internship in Environment Canada, and I found that they were adjusting their models, let's say four times per, at least the operational models they had, four times per year. They kind of tweaked them to the local, let's say, spring, summer, fall, winter conditions. In our case, we make our models to correct themselves as more data comes in so they can adjust to weather events and have short-term memory, let's say, of what they will wait heavily on and forget the distant past. CHAD: I mean, it seems obvious, not necessarily easy but obvious, that you've made a prediction about what the weather is going to be, and you have all the data coming in from the stations to confirm whether your prediction was correct or not. So I'm sure it's not easy to adjust the model based on that. CARLOS: [laughs] CHAD: That seems obvious to me. CARLOS: Yeah, it's just a different approach in many ways. As you said, it's obvious because the users usually care about a specific location, at least our users. We understand that for national security or aviation, they require a model that provides coverage over a wider area, like sometimes continents. But for agricultural users, they care about their farms, and the farms will not move in space. So -- CHAD: Well, technically, they are moving in space; it's just the weather goes along with it. CARLOS: [laughs] So yeah, I guess that it's just a different way of tackling the problem. We focus on doing these forecasts to each specific location instead of having a forecast done for the whole globe that could be used in many different locations or for many different industries, but it's not necessarily tailored to any industry-specific or location-specific. CHAD: Yeah, that's great. Mid-Roll Ad I wanted to tell you all about something I've been working on quietly for the past year or so, and that's AgencyU. AgencyU is a membership-based program where I work one-on-one with a small group of agency founders and leaders toward their business goals. We do one-on-one coaching sessions and also monthly group meetings. We start with goal setting, advice, and problem-solving based on my experiences over the last 18 years of running thoughtbot. As we progress as a group, we all get to know each other more. And many of the AgencyU members are now working on client projects together and even referring work to each other. Whether you're struggling to grow an agency, taking it to the next level and having growing pains, or a solo founder who just needs someone to talk to, in my 18 years of leading and growing thoughtbot, I've seen and learned from a lot of different situations, and I'd be happy to work with you. Learn more and sign up today at thoughtbot.com/agencyu. That's A-G-E-N-C-Y, the letter U. CHAD: So have you managed to bring it full circle now, and are there coffee growers in Colombia that are using your solution? CARLOS: [laughs] I hope so. We have talked with coffee growers for sure. They care about temperature gradients. And I really think that going to Colombia as we scale will make the whole platform easier to use. I think that we can go full circle soon, sooner rather than later, into Colombia. We got support from the World Trade Center here in San Diego to do commercialization assistance to translate our solution from English to other languages. So we will be tackling Spanish, French, Italian in the very near future because it's important to offer the forecast also in a way that they could interact natively without having to have the limitation of using an English language platform into their day-to-day life. But yeah, full circle probably we'll be going full circle soon. CHAD: So language is one barrier to scaling and to adoption. Are there other ones that are typical barriers of adoption for your customers? CARLOS: We are very competitive here in the North American market, the European markets. Our prices are in dollars. But that by itself is a problem for emerging economies; for example, you know, $100 here is not the same thing as $100 in other countries. We have to take into consideration exchange rates or the amount of disposable income that they will have for their operations. CHAD: And I'm not super educated about it, but I know that there are certain industries in agriculture where the growers are particularly pressed for margins, and coffee is one of them, right? CARLOS: Exactly. So, fortunately, in many ways, for the bigger crops, specialty crops they are traded, and the prices are linked to U.S. dollars so that can be translated, our services can be absorbed, let's say. For the smaller crops that are not traded or that just stay locally, the price is not linked to the U.S. exchange; then it's definitely a bigger barrier for them. But hopefully, we will get to a point if we have a sufficiently large adoption in North America and the developed world; these technologies could be subsidized or made more accessible in other economies. CHAD: What are some of the concerns that growers have? Take the specialty crops, for example, is it a matter of are they doing this because they want to make the best product possible, or is it because they want to prevent crop loss? CARLOS: It is both, actually. The uses of weather information in agriculture varies, as you said. There are many different applications; one is to get more actionable alerts. For example, we saw what happened in Burgundy last year where a substantial part of their region lost their crops, close to 80% maybe. I don't remember the number, but it was definitely substantial. And so, having more accurate forecasts and alerts gives them an opportunity to adapt better, to get cover, protect their fields to a certain extent. Weather information affects also pests and disease models, so application of fertilizer with spraying is also affected by local conditions. In many ways, for the operations that are very, let's say, sophisticated, some of them even link the sugar content on the fruit to weather conditions. And understanding how these weather conditions affect sugars could tell them when is the optimal time for them to, let's say, harvest? And the difference in the sugar content might determine the difference between higher margins or so-so margins [laughs] for their yield. So yeah, it's a combination of quality of the product. It's a combination of preventing loss of the product. And it's also labor scheduling and activities, for example, that are regulated by OSHA that prevent farm operations to maybe don't, let's say if they are like temperatures above 95 Fahrenheit or 100 Fahrenheit. So having that extra information in alerts will also help them with farm management operations. CHAD: So can you give me a sense of the stage you're at or the scale you're at now with the business and where you see your next stages of growth being? CARLOS: Thank you. Yeah, great. So we are fortunate to have scaled this solution beyond California. We are now a global platform. We are providing forecast to Spain. Recently, we got contacted by some growers in South America, so we are testing for avocado growers in Brazil and Colombia, for example. So I'm not serving yet coffee growers in Colombia, but the avocado growers in Colombia, it seems that they got a hold on what we do, [laughs] so it is getting there. And now we have the resources, the ability to go global and offer this anywhere in the world that is connected with an IoT device. So it's fully operational. And we are now in the midst of fundraising to scale the team, provide the customer success operations, and to support growers in different geographies, to support growers of different crops. And I think that if we are going to be successful globally, it starts with customer support, customer success, and understanding your users' needs, so they don't feel that, again, they will receive a one size fits all vanilla-like solution and that we really care about why specialty crops are special. CHAD: So when you were just starting out, who was the first team member that you added to the team? CARLOS: Oh, it was great. So in many ways, I thank the Economic Development Council of San Diego for funding a set of interns in data science, weather analytics, and business development. So our first hires, in many ways, were supported thanks to the Economic Development Council. We were the two founders, and then we got support in business development to understand which, for example, specialty crops really care about weather. Then some data science interns, data scientists that helped us with grants that we did for the National Science Foundation, and NASA that we got...we supported one of the grants. During COVID times, we participated in a very interesting opportunity to know the effect of COVID on forest fires, for example, and that was in collaboration with NASA. So first hires were interns, entry-level positions in data science, in back-end engineering, and then front-end business development. Now we are very excited to be expanding the team. We recently hired a Chief Product Officer with ten years of experience in Bloomberg, experience with visualizations, and talking to customers and users. So I think that for us, it's very important to, again, I reiterate, to have the ability to provide a great user experience, to provide meaningful information for specialty crops so they feel that they are special. CHAD: You mentioned that you got some business development help using those grants. But right now, is the actual sales work being done by the founding team? CARLOS: Yeah, at the beginning, as a founding team in a small startup, you have to wear multiple hats. So yeah, it's very common, and in many ways, I appreciate that we didn't rush to hire in terms of sales too early because it's important that the founding team understands the user perspectives, their needs, what they call the pain points to understand how to steer product into that direction. And then sales will follow once you have a solution that is highly needed, that users really like and that it can be shown that it can be scaled globally. So we are working on scaling, on accuracy of the forecasts. And yeah, next hires will be to get somebody that will help us in sales and can bring us to the next level. CHAD: What does the sales cycle look like for the kinds of customers you have now? Do they tend to be smaller, or do they tend to be larger enterprise customers? CARLOS: So, in the beginning, we worked with smaller enterprises to understand how to use the data, for example, connect the data from one or five sensors transmitted online. So dealing with smaller enterprises, farmers was optimal at that point as a company. And now, we are focusing more on businesses, farm managers, or management companies that have hundreds, sometimes thousands of sensors on their management. So we deal with more like business to business instead of going direct to grower at this stage because, as we were mentioning earlier, we're a small company, and going direct to grower requires lots of support and dedication in terms of dedicated agents and sales teams. CHAD: Do those companies tend to have long sales cycles? CARLOS: The bigger ones, yes. If you are talking about publicly traded companies, they will want to start with pilots then validate them. And you can move at different timescales with them that are not necessarily aligned with the startups at this stage. But there are some farm managers that have a way higher frequency of decision making. So their sale cycle could be one month, two months instead of having to build a relationship for years. CHAD: You mentioned the pilots, and you mentioned earlier telling the story about a customer that said, you know, "If you can provide us with better data," but I think companies as they scale or as they talk to potential customers, you also don't want to take on too much work that you should be charging for to be able to do that pilot. How do you strike that balance? CARLOS: It's a fascinating question. And I think that from a founding member perspective, let's say, it goes as a function of the stage of the company and what other, not necessarily monetary, benefits you can get from these pilots. We have been even recommended to not have unpaid pilots anymore, for example. I think that it's important at the beginning to get access to the information that you need to validate the technology with users that really care about what you're building. And sometimes, there are different ways that these pilots can be structured in a way that the final user might give you a reference or might spend time with you doing the quality control, quality check, saying what kind of features they like, so that's also very important as a young startup. As you grow, probably once you have that validation, there is no need necessarily to take into endeavors that will lead to unpaid pilots that you don't know if there's a clear end to that. And you can move to a more structured pilot program that has clear deliverables, and at the end of window, a decision will be made depending on the set of topics that were agreed between the companies. CHAD: You might even be able to get away without pilots if you can make a strong case by showing other case studies that are relevant to that potential customer or where you explain, oh, you know, these people had a similar situation to you and here's how it's solved, and here's the success that they had. CARLOS: Totally. You nailed it. It's in many ways to sometimes build credibility, find analogues in the sector, or a use case that can be comparable to the pain point that another user might have. And it could be, let's start with the avocado growers in Brazil, and they have probably the same pain points that they have with avocado growers in Colombia. Once we have that sorted out, then we probably can go and talk with avocado growers here in California or Mexico, Central America and tell them, "Hey, this is the value that we've unlocked in Brazil. Do you have a similar problem?" CHAD: What I have found is that this is one of the important reasons why you have to have a good product which is part of what you've been saying all along, you know, you really wanted to focus on making sure the product was working and that it was good. Because when you do, then you can also use referrals, you know, not referrals, but like, hey, you want to talk to this avocado grower, and they'll be happy to talk with another potential customer because they're excited about what you've done for them and been able to do with them. CARLOS: Totally, totally. And agriculture is always open to new technologies, but they are traditional in many ways. And it's a small circle, and I think that it is very important to build products right and really care about what you're doing and your end-users. Build together. Don't come necessarily with assumptions saying, "Hey, here agricultural grower A, I have a solution that will change your life," without knowing necessarily where are they coming from and their life experiences, and how they interact with products before. So yeah, I totally see the benefit of referrals. Word of mouth is very big, going to conferences with agricultural growers. There are big networking events that could help us more than just going and doing a Google ad campaign, for example, at this stage. CHAD: I think that's probably an important lesson that not only applies in agriculture but in a lot of industries. And I really appreciate you stopping by to share with us. And I really wish you the best of luck as you progress in your journey at Benchmark. CARLOS: Oh, thank you very much. I really appreciate it, and I hope that we can continue the conversation here. Just count with us anytime that you need to talk about weather, agriculture, IoT sensors. Happy to help the audience too, and always discuss what's out there to help the Giant Robots community. [laughs] CHAD: Carlos, if people want to get in touch with you or find out more about the company, where are the best places for them to do that? CARLOS: Go to benchmarklabs.com and then fill out a form there. And we will definitely be in touch with all of you. I will personally answer all the queries. I'm very, very happy to share our technology, share what we are building. And we are so excited because by having this technology, you can help save water, energy, and even pesticide use, and that's a huge contribution to the environment as we move forward. So yeah, thank you very much again for the invitation, and I'm here; count with me as a future resource. CHAD: Wonderful. And you can subscribe to the show and find notes and links along with an entire transcript for this episode at giantrobots.fm. If you have questions or comments, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And you can find me on Twitter at @cpytel. This podcast is brought to you by thoughtbot and produced and edited by Mandy Moore. Thanks for listening, and see you next time. ANNOUNCER: This podcast was brought to you by thoughtbot. thoughtbot is your expert design and development partner. Let's make your product and team a success. Special Guest: Carlos F. Gaitan Ospina.
Welcome to another exciting episode of the Data Gurus Podcast! Today, Sima is happy to have Tiama Hanson-Drury, the Chief Product Officer of Minna Technologies, joining her! For Tiama, a product is all about understanding customer pain and solving it in a way that works well for her business. In this episode, she talks about her journey and explains how she discovered her sweet spot and reached the point in her career where she is right now. She also dives into product development, monetizing a product, reducing uncertainty around a new product, and best practices. Tiama's journey After graduating from college, Tiama planned to spend two years in a small business and two years in a medium business, followed by two years in a large business. Then she planned to go back to college to get her Ph.D. After that, she wanted to become an executive coach and work with CEOs because she loves business. She spent two years working for a wine business and then moved on to a fast-growing tech company called Global Market Insight (GMI). She stayed there a lot longer than two years because she kept asking for promotion opportunities and getting them. That led her to her current career in product development. Making a move After working at GMI for six years, the company got acquired by WPP Kantar, and Tiama began to consider making a move. She wanted to make informed decisions based not only on what someone had said but also on what they had done, and she wanted to have all that data in one place. Building a product Then Tiama started working with the company's chief scientist, a data science team, and a marketing team, and they built a product. Monetizing a product More and more clients started asking for the product. Tiama realized that if something was built for multiple people with multiple perspectives, and it was built to be repeatable and scalable, it could be monetized. Because after the first sale, the gross margin on all the other sales is much better. Moving into the product space Tiama told the CCO and the company's new CMO that she was interested in the new discipline and asked if there was anything she could do in that line or else she might consider leaving to do it. So they gave her a chance to move into the product space. She started in product marketing because she had a degree in communications. Since then, she has constantly been moving from one product to another. Product For Tiama, a software product is about understanding customer pain and knowing that they, as a business, can solve it in a way that also works for the business. Invest now for a return later People in service businesses considering experimenting with a product line need to understand the reality of launching their new product. 95% of new products fail, so they have to be willing to invest now for a return in a year to eighteen months. Reducing uncertainty around the success of a new product Gaining insights, doing market and customer research, reading white papers that support trends around what you want to do, and knowing that you have realistic expectations and the DNA to do it, will help reduce uncertainty around launching a new product. Best practices As an industry, we need to look into adjacent areas to see what we can learn about building a product. Many product leaders within the industry know that. They also understand the practice of building a product for one persona at a time. Think about using best practices, and learn from those who have built products well. Three fundamental parts For Tiama, a product has three fundamental parts: Discovery Delivery Optimization Don't sell vaporware You have only one chance to make a first impression. That's why you should never over-promise or under-deliver. Bringing a client into the co-creation It takes a skilled navigator to bring a client into the co-creation of a product. Do it in the discovery stage.
Thomas Audunhus is the Chief Product Officer at Servebolt, a managed hosting company for LAMP-stack applications. In this episode, we'll talk about the common web performance misconceptions and how to make and keep your WordPress/WooCommerce sites fast.Links in the episode:https://serverbolt.comhttps://servebolt.com/articles/speeding-up-woocommerce-the-complete-guide/#Wrong:-Cart-fragments-Ajax-slows-down-page-speedIf you learned something new today, we would appreciate it if you can leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform.
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Guest episodes will be released starting Monday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 4. IIEX 2022 North America Conference: https://events.greenbook.org/iiex-north-america Guest Episodes Released Wednesday, May 4: Ryan Manougian, Senior Vice President of Sales at Bloomfire LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanmanougian/ Company: https://bloomfire.com/ Happy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-ryan-manougian Vignesh Krishnan, Founder and CEO at Research DefenderLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vignesh-krishnan-08846aa/ Company: https://researchdefender.com/ Email: email@example.comHappy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-vignesh-krishnan Cara Balcom, Global Events Manager at GreenbookLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cara-balcom-b80739139/ Company: https://www.greenbook.org/ Happy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-cara-balcom Lindsay Porter, Director of Research Services and Business Development at RecollectiveLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/porterlindsay/ Company: https://recollective.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgHappy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-lindsay-porterSimon Wyld, SVP at Sentient Decision ScienceLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-wyld-a550552/ Company: https://www.sentientdecisionscience.com/ Email: email@example.comHappy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-simon-wyld Brandon Beeken, Managing Director, U.S. Market at Stravito LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonbeeken/ Company: https://www.stravito.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Happy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-brandon-beeken Guest Episodes Released Tuesday, May 3: Kristen Mattheessen, Customer Success Manager at Suzy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristen-mattheessen/ Company: https://suzy.com/ Happy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-kristen-mattheessen Paul Gaudette, CEO & Co-Founder at Dig InsightsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulgaudette-dig/ Company: https://diginsights.com/ Email: email@example.comHappy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-paul-gaudett Ray Fischer, CEO & Founding Partner at Aha! Insights Technology LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raymondjfischer3/ Company: https://ahaonlineresearch.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgHappy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-ray-fischer Guest Episodes Released Monday, May 2: Jennifer Reid, President and Chief Methodologist at Rival TechnologiesLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-reid-8022333/ Company: https://www.rivaltech.com/ Email: email@example.com Happy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-jennifer-reid Curtis Damour, Account Director at DynataLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/curtis-damour-81756731/ Company: https://www.dynata.com/ Happy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-curtis-damour Tim Lawton, Co-founder at SightXLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothylawton/ Company: https://sightx.io/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Happy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-tim-lawton Rick Kelly, Chief Product Officer at Fuel CycleLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhkelly/ Company: https://www.fuelcycle.com/ Email: email@example.com Happy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-jennifer-reid Anders Bengtsson, Founder and Chairman at ProtobrandLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andersbengtsson/ Company: https://protobrand.com/ Happy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-anders-bengtsson Todd Trautz, Chief Innovation & Solutions Officer at Maru LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/todd-trautz-31720529/ Company: https://www.marugroup.net/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Happy MR Episode: https://happymr.com/2022-iiex-todd-trautz Find Jamin Online: Email: email@example.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jaminbrazilTwitter: www.twitter.com/jaminbrazil Find Us Online: Twitter: www.twitter.com/happymrxp LinkedIn: www.linkedin.
Our latest guest, Satnam Singh is the Chief Product Officer of tax and trade at Thomson Reuters. He is a strong believer in “data-driven strategy” for building products, and keeping the end in mind is a thread that runs through most of his success. Get some advice from him, including the actual processes he uses to ensure successful products and happy customers in this episode. TIPM is produced by Feedback Loop, the research platform designed for products and marketing teams. Get access at https://go.feedbackloop.com/start-free-now-tipm to a free trial today.
In this episode you hear from Brian McCann, Chief Product Officer at CloudSense. Brian has 30+ years of business experience and lives in Austin, TX. Here he talks about Cloudsense's Products & Services, why Gartner did not have them in their latest MQ Report, how the Vlocity acquisition by Salesforce impacted them, growth areas he sees, most common challenges their customers experience and much more. www.cloudsense.com LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianmccann2/ email firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, I am speaking with Max Gulde, co-founder and CEO of ConstellR, Cassi Welling, COO of ConstellR and Guerric de Crombrugghe, Chief Product Officer of ConstellR and former CEO of ScanWorld. ConstellR is an Earth observation startup, focusing on collecting thermal infrared data from space for agriculture. I find them interesting because, even though infrared data has applications across industries, they decided to focus on building products for the agriculture sector. This is what I call, "verticalization" - a growing trend in EO. What's also interesting is that ConstellR acquired ScanWorld, a couple of weeks ago. ScanWorld is a hyperspectral Earth observation startup, also focusing on the agriculture sector This was an example of another growing trend in EO - "data fusion." In this episode, we discuss ConstellR and their plans, the importance of thermal infrared imagery and of course, their acquisition of ScanWorld. Sit back and enjoy! PS. Guerric was on the podcast a few months ago - check out episode #27 to learn more about hyperspectral imagery and ScanWorld! ----- 01:20: Intros 05:00: State of Earth Observation Market 09:27: ConstllR: Elevator Pitch 11:30: Thermal Infrared Imagery - Overview & Significance 21:26: Is ConstllR a spacetech or agritech company? 24:25: ConstllR's go-to-market strategy - data vs insights 27:16: Recent ISS milestone and satellite plans 32:07: Acquisition of ScanWorld (welcoming Guerric de Crombrugghe) 46:12: Worries about the state of the EO today 47:33- Wrap-up
On Part 2 of this interview of the Landman Pivot podcast Pivot coach, Ryan Fairbanks, continues the conversation with Chief Product Officer at AGEX, Inc. and Landman/Attorney Blake Adams.Blake helps ranchers make more money through easy, transferrable data.We visit about land, law firms, mentors, and so much more! If you missed Part 1 of this interview, please make sure you catch the first of the conversation in Episode 6.Thanks for the great conversation, Blake!Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/hey-pluto/swings-and-roundaboutsLicense code: FEVKGPOGFIGCEJ04Thanks, Brooke Fairbanks, for your capable contributions and support behind the scenes, helping us sound great!Connect, learn, grow together at http://landmanmastermind.com
On today's episode of the Landman Pivot podcast Pivot coach, Ryan Fairbanks, visits with Chief Product Officer at AGEX, Inc. and Landman/Attorney Blake Adams.Blake helps ranchers make more money through easy, transferrable data.We visit about land, law firms, mentors, and so much more that I decided to split it into 2 episodes. Make sure to come back and catch episode 2 of this great interview.Thanks for the great conversation, Blake!Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/hey-pluto/swings-and-roundaboutsLicense code: FEVKGPOGFIGCEJ04Thanks, Brooke Fairbanks, for your capable contributions and support behind the scenes, helping us sound great!
On today's episode, we have the pleasure of learning from Tony Poon, Chief Product Officer at R-Zero. We tackle the difficult topic of ego, where it comes from, what the symptoms are, and what the effects of ego come to be. To connect with Tony, request to connect on LinkedIn If you're an aspiring PM, check out Path2Product to help you on your journey by building product management experience and a product portfolio to prove it --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/productmanagementlessons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/productmanagementlessons/support
Cybersecurity topics have been elevated to top of mind for utility executives across the industry, a promising trend from years past where not enough attention was paid to this area, but many key decisionmakers still struggle to understand the best course of action that they need to take. With grid-wide security needed to prevent vulnerabilities that can upend the power systems on which we rely, these leaders in energy must lean dutifully on the expertise of the cybersecurity experts. And luckily for the industry, these experts have been putting serious time and effort into outlining the pest practice standards and frameworks that should be implemented across utility enterprises. A key body in these efforts has been the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), including their initiatives to implement public key infrastructure (PKI) across the wholesale power sector. Joining the podcast for this episode is one of the drivers of that focus, Lila Kee, Chief Product Officer at Global Sign. Having been integral to these efforts to promote encryption, data integrity, and authentication for online transactions at the scale the power grid requires, Lila joins podcast host Jason Price and producer Matt Chester to sing the praises of NAESB protocols and share how and why energy stakeholders should embrace these frameworks and standards. Key Links: Energy Central Post with Full Episode Transcript: https://energycentral.com/o/energy-central/episode-78-how-wholesale-electric-participants-have-adopted-north-american-energy Link to Register for Energy Central: energycentral.com/user/register Lila Kee's Energy Central Profile: https://energycentral.com/member/profile/lila-kee Top ten cybersecurity tips for the electric sector: https://energycentral.com/c/iu/top%C2%A0ten%C2%A0cybersecurity-tips-electric-sector Did you know? The Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast has been identified as one of the industry's 'Top 25 Energy Podcasts': blog.feedspot.com/energy_podcasts
Did you hear the news? Higher Logic Thrive just launched! Our new platform makes it easy for associations to create powerful member experiences. Listen in to Beth's conversation with Chief Product Officer James Willey about how Higher Logic Thrive came to be. They'll share everything it means for your association and your members. Here's a sneak peek of what Thrive Platform enables you to do: engage members meaningfully throughout their lifecycle while saving time on key processes.
My guest today is Florian Neukart, Chief Product Officer at Terra Quantum AG. Florian and I talk about their hybrid quantum/classical cloud and how it is different than quantum offerings of traditional cloud vendors, about his departure from Volkswagen, and much more.
The seventeenth episode of The Product Management Leaders Podcast is now live!Our aim with this podcast is to connect you with some of the top PM leaders and share their real-world strategies and tactics for building world-class products.In today's episode, Grant Duncan speaks with Navya Rehani Gupta, the Chief Product Officer at Peek, a Series C startup offering booking software for experiences. She has worked in Product at Uber, Disney, Goldman Sachs, and StyleSeat. She also has Masters degrees from Stanford and NYU. Her answer to the toughest product decision is one of our favorites yet! Leave us your thoughts about the episode and subscribe to be notified of the upcoming ones!This podcast is sponsored by Voximplant, the leading serverless communications platform and no-code drag and drop contact center solution.Voximplant enables product leaders and developers to integrate communications into their products such as embedding voice, video, SMS, in-app chat, and natural language processing and it enables customer service teams to run their whole operation from one place. Join over 30,000 businesses trusting Voximplant such as Burger King, 8x8, and Hyundai.https://voximplant.com/If you have any questions, tweet Grant at twitter.com/grantmduncan
Fra alarmen vækker os om morgenen til aften-scrolling på telefonen, inden vi falder i søvn, er vi i kontakt med en skærm. Nyheder, mails og beskeder fletter sig sammen med sociale medier, spil, podcasts, film, musik og FaceTime-samtaler. Det hele fordeler sig mellem smartphone, computer, iPad og Smart TV, og skærmene er i den grad en del af de fleste menneskers hverdag. På nogle punkter er det en kasse af uendelige værktøjer, men samtidig er skærmene også en af de største tidsrøvere der findes. Nogle mener, at for meget skærmtid er decideret farligt for vores mentale helbred og hele 76% af os er bekymrede for, om de sociale medier påvirker børn og unges psyke negativt. I panelet: Chief Product Officer i Clio Clara Mai Kunstmann og tv-speaker/jurastuderende Susanna Rankenberg. Phd og lektor ved psykologisk institut på Aarhus Universitet Jesper Aagard er ugens ekspert. Vært er Christiane Vejlø. Programmet er produceret af Ninette Birck og Elektronista Media for ADD projektet.Se shownotes på Elektronista.dk
This week we have the pleasure of talking with Michelle Parsons, the Chief Product Officer of Hinge – the dating app designed to be deleted. In this episode, we talk about dating in the COVID era, how Hinge's product thinking helps their users get quality dates, and how the thread of community has been shaping software products throughout the tech industry. Music: Hipjazz and Dreams from Bensound.com
Josh (@DrJIsrael) and Brian (@chiglinsky) are joined by Nick Kinkaid, Aledade's Chief Product Officer who takes us through his career path from Tesla to Google to his current role, and he explains what is “Product” and how it applies at a company like Aledade.
Rob is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Rally, one of the world's leading technology companies. Rally helps source and acquire the world's most unique and expensive collectibles, and allows users to buy, trade, and sell equity shares through fractionalization. We talk about the 21st-century portfolio, how Rally determines which assets to buy, the underlying price dynamics, the future of investing, and more. Enjoy!
Dans cet épisode avec Christophe Frenet, Chief Product Officer chez Botify, on parle de la mise en place d' "outcome-driven teams" au sein de l'entreprise. Christophe est un des premiers CPOs que je reçois qui verbalise quelque chose dans lequel je crois personnellement et qui est central dans la réussite d'une orga produit : "psychological safety". Il nous livre concrètement les étapes de la mise en place de cette organisation qui fait qu'aujourd'hui ses équipes sont autonomes depuis la compréhension des problèmes clients jusqu'aux spécifications produit. On échange également sur l'importance du binôme product manager + product designer l'impact de la "psychologial safety" sur la capacité de l'équipe produit de prendre une décision la discovery comme vecteur de l'autonomisation des équipes la culture de la collaboration dans un monde où le CPO est à des milliers de kilomètres du reste de l'équipe
Xiaodi has been in product roles for the last 20 years, starting off as a product manager in the financial services space at NextCard and Digital Insights. She then worked at Ebay, where she went from PM to Director of Product. Before becoming CPO at 1stDibs.com, she was a Senior Director of Product at GILT.Enjoy!
Developers are often faced with complexity when building and operating long-running processes that involve multiple service calls and require continuous coordination. To solve this challenge, Uber built and introduced Cadence, the open-source solution for workflow orchestration in 2016 that enables developers to directly express complex, long-running business logic as simple code. Since its debut, it continues to find increased traction with developers operating large-scale, microservices-based architectures. More recently, Instaclustr announced support for a hosted version of Cadence.In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, Ben Slater, Chief Product Officer at Instaclustr and Emrah Seker, Staff Software Engineer at Uber discuss Cadence, and how it is used by developers to solve various business problems by enabling them to focus on writing code for business logic, without worrying about the complexity of distributed systems.Alex Williams, founder and publisher of The New Stack hosted this podcast, along with co-host Joab Jackson, Editor-in-Chief of The New Stack.
Instacart dropped a big bomb recently, devaluing the company while, at the same time, announcing a new “platform” approach to their strategy going forward, and to say Anne and Chris are skeptical of the move, as many of you know, is an understatement. So we are pleased to bring you our latest in depth discussion with 1010data's Chief Product Officer Jonah Ellin about his company's just released comprehensive report surrounding Instacart. In this podcast interview, Chris, Anne, and Jonah discuss: - Instacart's online market share and growth. - Which retailers make up the lion's share of Instacart's revenue. - What has been happening to Instacart's basket size and transaction counts over the past two years. - And, perhaps most importantly, which products the end consumer is using Instacart for the most. Give this podcast a listen and you are sure to come away with more questions than answers when it comes to the risks Instacart could face in the years ahead. To read the report for yourself, head here: https://10da.co/36Cqt3e Music by hooksounds.com *Sponsored Content*
On this episode of the Traction podcast, host Lloyed Lobo of Boast.AI welcomes Annie Pearl, Chief Product Officer at Calendly. As more and more enterprises put employees in the driver's seat to pick the right tools for their organizations, product leaders have put more emphasis than ever on end-to-end users. With everything from pricing to packaging being looked over very deliberately, will the final product frustrate those users or delight them? Annie shares insights on how to build and drive product-led growth (PLG) for the enterprise. Specifically, Annie discusses: 2:59 - Key learnings from previous roles that helped her become a product leader 11:26 - Key traits for success in PLG 14:05 - Engineering virality into a product that isn't inherently viral 17:56 - An enterprise company transitioning from sales-led to PLG 22:55 - The purpose of a flywheel and how you can leverage it in a PLG environment 30:05 - UX and best design practices to drive adoption usage and growth 35:25 - Tips for measuring customer outcomes are actually happening 39:56 - How to think about the strategy of building a freemium product 42:08 - What revamping development and prioritizing features looks like 44:41 - Picking what features to say no to 51:35 - How she would build a company today, from scratch 54:49 - The difference between a VP and a Chief Product Officer 1:00:17 - Achieving hyper growth without burning people out More info at https://tractionconf.io Connect with Annie Pearl: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anniepearl/ Learn more about Calendly at https://calendly.com/ This episode is brought to you by: Each year the U.S. and Canadian governments provide more than $20 billion in R&D tax credits and innovation incentives to fund businesses. But the application process is cumbersome, prone to costly audits, and receiving the money can take as long as 16 months. Boast automates this process, enabling companies to get more money faster without the paperwork and audit risk. We don't get paid until you do! Find out if you qualify today at https://Boast.AI. Launch Academy is one of the top global tech hubs for international entrepreneurs and a designated organization for Canada's Startup Visa. Since 2012, Launch has worked with more than 6,000 entrepreneurs from over 100 countries, of which 300 have grown their startups to seed and Series A stage and raised over $2 billion in funding. To learn more about Launch's programs or the Canadian Startup Visa, visit https://LaunchAcademy.ca Content Allies helps B2B companies build revenue-generating podcasts. We recommend them to any B2B company that is looking to launch or streamline its podcast production. Learn more at ContentAllies.com
Running the Bases today with Doron Friedman - Entrepreneur, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Spot On. SpotOn is one of the fastest-growing software and payments companies with comprehensive, cloud-based technology for small, midsize, and enterprise businesses in the restaurant, retail, sports, education, and entertainment space.Doron is an entrepreneur who loves working on industry-changing ideas and leading companies from startup through growth stages. The co-author of 12 patients, Doron was the founder and CEO of Arroweye Solutions (a FinTech 100 company) for approximately 10 years and is currently CPO and co-founder of SpotOn. As CPO of SpotOn, Doron is leading product innovation with a focus on equipping small, midsize, and enterprise businesses with tools that empower them to not only run and grow their business but connect meaningfully with customers. We talk about his early days as the Bagel Cafe owner and explore how he migrated to establishing technology companies. All along the journey - keep the relationship with the customer as close as possible.Of course, we explore a little baseball and how SpotOn is now operating in a number of MLB stadiums - plus we talk food, management, and the need to build a solid team around you.To learn more about Doron and SpotOn visit: www.SpotOn.com*** Save up to $500 on a new payment terminal or point-of-sale with SpotOn, visit spoton.com/offer for more information. ***Interesting Items We Discussed:MLB Food FestChicago's famous Vienna BeefIsla Vista Bagel Cafe Get the Book - Amp It Up: Leading for Hypergrowth by Raising Expectations, Increasing Urgency, and Elevating Intensity Get Local SEO and Digital Marketing information from 38 Digital MarketListen and subscribe to our show on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcast, iHeart Radio, Pandora or TuneIn.Follow 38 Digital Market on our Social Accounts:FacebookLinkedInTwitterYoutubeInstagramFollow our guest today at:FacebookLinkedInTwitterInstagram
In this episode, Jason Martin, Chief Product Officer, Provider Solutions at DeliverHealth, dives into the challenges associated with creating an optimal patient experience for those with limited English proficiency. Jason also discusses how language access technology works, what providers should look for in a partner, and much more.
SingleStore is a multi-use, multi-model database designed for transactional and analytic workloads, as well as search and other domain specific applications. SingleStore is the evolution of the database company MemSQL, which sought to bring fast, in-memory SQL database technology to market. Jordan Tigani is Chief Product Officer of SingleStore and joins the show to talk The post SingleStore with Jordan Tigani appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.
In this episode, Lucie Buisson, Chief Product Officer of ContentSquare discusses her transition from being a Customer Success Manager to heading up Product and the lessons she's learned along the way. Whether it is immersing herself in qualitative or quantitive research or restructuring company processes at every step of ContentSquare's scaling, Lucie is quite the expert on consumer-centric innovation and product development.Listen for advice on:Prioritizing innovating consumer behavior over searching for new technologiesHow to determine whether an idea will work for the majority of customersCreating communities around your product to gather feedbackA company's responsibility in promoting equality in Europe vs. the United StatesLearn more about:Lucie Buisson (Guest): https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucie-buisson-3195b272/Zoia Kozakov (Host): http://www.linkedin.com/in/zoia-kozakovWomen in Innovation: http://www.womenininnovation.co See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Casey Winters is the Chief Product Officer at Eventbrite where he leads the PM, product design, research, and growth marketing teams. Prior to Eventbrite, Casey spent close to 3 years at Pinterest where he led the growth product team. Andy Johns is one of the pre-eminent growth leaders of the last decade. Andy's career started in growth at Facebook when the company scaled from 100M-500M active users. Since he has worked in some of the leading growth orgs at companies like Twitter, Quora and more recently at Wealthfront as Head of Growth and President. Bangaly Kaba is the Head of Platform Growth @ Popshop Live, a live streaming mobile marketplace that combines commerce, entertainment, and social. Prior to Popshop, Bangaly led the product growth and consumer product orgs at Instacart and before Instacart was Head of Growth @ Instagram, where he built and led the product team that helped grow Instagram from 440M to > 1B monthly actives in 2.5yrs. Elena Verna is a master when it comes to all things starting and scaling growth organizations. Previously, Elena spent over 7 years as SVP Growth @ SurveyMonkey where she ran product, growth marketing, and data teams. Post SurveyMonkey, Elena worked with the rocket ship that is Miro both as Interim CMO and as an advisor. Ed Baker is an angel investor and growth advisor to various startups including Lime, Zwift, Whoop, Crimson Education, GoPeer, and Playbook. Ed was the VP of Product and Growth at Uber from 2013-2017. Prior to Uber, Ed was the Head of International Growth at Facebook. Rob Schutz is Chief Growth Officer and Co-founder at Ro, the healthcare technology company building a patient-centric healthcare system. Under Rob's growth leadership, Ro has become one of the fastest-growing companies in the country. Prior to Ro, Rob was VP of Growth at Bark, the makers of BarkBox, and helped scale revenue from zero to $100 million. In Today's Episode with Ed Baker You Will Learn: 1.) Casey Winters: How does Casey define "growth"? How does it differ from product? How do the best growth leaders decide between art vs science when making growth decisions? 2.) Andy Johns: What is Andy's biggest advice to founders looking to build their first growth team? What unexpected choice did Andy decide to make at Twitter that moved the needle for new user acquisition? 3.) Bangaly Kaba: What were some of Bangaly's biggest takeaways from scaling Instagram from 440M users to 1BN? What decisions did Bangaly make without data? How did they go? What did he learn? 4.) Ed Baker: What are Ed's biggest takeaways from facebook around structuring growth teams? What are Ed's biggest pieces of advice for startyups looking to grow internationally? What were some of Ed's biggest learnings from working with Travis @ Uber? 5.) Elena Verna: What is the difference between a good vs great growth model? When does one need to change or amend their growth model? How does one know when it is working? 6.) Rob Schutz: Why does Rob believe that startups should not diversify their customer acquisition channels too quickly? How does Rob assess resouirce allocation and spend on new channels? How did this process look when partnering with the MLB for Ro?
It's been 9 Months since ShapeShift officially made the move to decentralize its organization, but what is it like to make this transition? Well, on this episode, Steve is joined by Jon ShapeShift to discuss all it took to transform Shapeshift into a globally distributed DAO and shed some light on some breaking news from the DAO - that it's closed a capital raise led by Coinbase Ventures via the launch of a Success Token. But what is a Success Token and how can it empower a DAO? There's only one way to find out… so buckle up, turn up the volume, and let's get Crypto Current! Jon ShapeShift was Chief Operations Officer, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of ShapeShift - an international, non-custodial cryptocurrency leader - and is currently involved with the smooth operations of the ShapeShift DAO. Prior to ShapeShift's transformation into a DAO, Jon was responsible for driving product strategy, leading product development teams and efforts, and designing solutions that integrate the changing landscape of crypto, decentralized finance, and macroeconomics in general. He has nearly 20 years of experience in web application design and development, and has been involved in the founding and pioneering of online gaming and cryptocurrency platform companies, helping to propel ShapeShift to being one of the most internationally recognized crypto brands in the industry. *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should not treat any opinion expressed by Richard as a specific inducement to make a particular investment or follow a particular strategy but only as an expression of his opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only. ~ Put your Bitcoin and Ethereum to work. Earn up to 12% interest back with Tantra Labs ~ New to crypto? Check out our Crypto for Beginners Step-by-Step Guide toCrypto Investing ~ Follow us on Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, & TikTok ~ Want to make ~$25+ a month for FREE? Sign up to get a FREE emrit.io Coolspot today! ~ Want to learn more about cryptocurrency? Check out our educational videos today! ~ Swan is the easiest and most affordable way to accumulate Bitcoin with automatic recurring purchases. Start your plan today and get $10 of free Bitcoin dropped into your account. ~ Want access to cool crypto/blockchain projects that you can use immediately? Check out our partnerships page! ~ Looking to attend a cryptocurrency or blockchain event? Check out our events page! ~ Tune in on Crypto Current TV throughout the week for a 24/7 crypto stream on the latest action on crypto markets, news, and interviews with the industry's top experts! ~ Enjoying our podcast? Please leave us a 5 star review here! ~ Stay up to date with the latest news in cryptocurrency by opting-in to our newsletter! You will receive daily emails (M-S) that are personalized and curated content specific to you and your interests, powered by artificial intelligence. ~ We were featured as one of the Top 25 Cryptocurrency Podcasts and one of the 16 Best Cryptocurrency Podcasts in 2020. ~ Are you an accredited investor looking to invest in cryptocurrency? Check out Crescent City Capital. ~ Earn Interest. Receive Loans. Trade Crypto. Start Today! Learn more about how you can sign up for Blockfi ~ Want to be on our show or know someone who should? Contact us today! ~ We hope you are enjoying our cryptocurrency and blockchain educational content! We greatly appreciate donations, which all go directly towards creating even better educational content. Thank you for your generosity! Buy us a coffee here :)
Paul Riegle is the Chief Product Officer at Algorand. In this interview we discuss Algorand's Network upgrades which expands Smart Contract functionality with Contract-to-Contract calls, releases post-Quantum secure keys for Trustless Cross-Chain Interoperability.Also, Algorand State Proofs are a new interoperability standard that securely connects blockchains to the outer world without trust in an intermediary. Limewire NFT marketplace and Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels and The Song That Owns Itself (STOI) adoption of Algorand.https://twitter.com/paulriegleSponsorshttps://itrust.capital/thinkingcryptohttps://taxbit.com/invite/thinkingcrypto/?fpr=thinkingcrypto--
Aparna Chennapragada is the chief product officer at Robinhood, the popular stock and crypto trading app. And we have some news to discuss: Robinhood is launching a new cash card today that allows people to spend money directly out of their Robinhood account and set up various plans to automatically invest by rounding up purchase amounts to the nearest dollar and putting the difference in various investments. Links: How r/wallstreetbets gamed the stock of GameStop The chicken and the pig Google is reportedly removing Google Now Launcher from the Play Store Robinhood Snacks Robinhood buys Say Technologies for $140M to improve shareholder-company relations Transcript: https://www.theverge.com/e/22753372 Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today's episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices