Product Talk

"Product Talk" is an acclaimed podcast presented by Products That Count.

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EP 375 - Product Leaders to Watch: Unity Product Leader on Guiding Product Teams to Success

EP 375 - Product Leaders to Watch: Unity Product Leader on Guiding Product Teams to Success

How can product leaders guide teams to success? In this episode of the Product Leaders to Watch Series with Cognizant Product Director Chenny Solaiyappan, Unity Product Leader Marc-Andre Ferguson speaks on his diverse career path from filmmaking to product management roles at companies such as Autodesk and Unity. He emphasizes the importance of clear communication, teamwork, and understanding different perspectives to build trust within cross-functional teams. He discusses the potential of generative AI and the importance of user experience, security, and lifelong learning for product managers.

EP 374 - PM Exercises and Product Monkey AI Founder and CEO on Automating PM Tasks With AI

EP 374 - PM Exercises and Product Monkey AI Founder and CEO on Automating PM Tasks With AI

How can AI help to automate PM tasks? In this episode of the Product Divergence series with Ubiety Technologies CPO Nacho Andrade, PM Exercises and Product Monkey AI Founder and CEO Bijan Shahrokhi speaks on how AI can help automate manual tasks for product managers and improve the clarity of product requirements. He explains how his company uses a combination of logic and AI to extract design files and automatically generate engineering tickets and requirements documents. By automating PM tasks, AI will enhance rather than replace product management work by helping PMs produce higher quality documents and focus on strategic decision making.

EP 373 - Product Leaders to Watch: Flare Senior PM on Leading High-Performing Teams

EP 373 - Product Leaders to Watch: Flare Senior PM on Leading High-Performing Teams

What does it take to lead high-performing product teams? In this episode of the Product Leaders to Watch Series with Cognizant Product Director Chenny Solaiyappan, Flare Senior PM Charlie Whicher speaks on her background transitioning from academia to product management. They discuss what makes Charlie a great product leader to watch, including her data-driven approach and ability to lead high-performing teams. Charlie also shares her views on what makes a great product and a great product manager.

EP 372 - Travelers Product Director of Enterprise Payments on Driving Digital Transformations at a Legacy Business

EP 372 - Travelers Product Director of Enterprise Payments on Driving Digital Transformations at a Legacy Business

How can product leaders drive digital transformations? In this episode of Product Talk with Kaboo Founder Neha Shah, Travelers Product Director of Enterprise Payments Nicole Adair speaks on her experience being a part of the team leading payments transformation at Travelers. Nicole shares her non-traditional path to product management, from forecasting and pricing in hotels to consulting and a career pivot into tech. She discusses the challenges of managing stakeholders across a large legacy company. Nicole also offers insights on succeeding as a product leader across industries and her passion for promoting diversity in tech through her work with Women in Technology organizations in Dallas. This conversation provides valuable perspectives on driving digital transformations at a long-standing business and tips for navigating varied product roles over time.

EP 371 - Product Leaders to Watch: A10 Networks Fmr. VP of Product on Creating Value through Strategic Shifts

EP 371 - Product Leaders to Watch: A10 Networks Fmr. VP of Product on Creating Value through Strategic Shifts

How can product leaders create value through strategic shifts? In this episode of the Product Leaders to Watch Series with Cognizant Product Director Chenny Solaiyappan, A10 Networks Fmr. VP of Product Yasir Liaqatullah shares his perspective on what makes a great product, highlighting the importance of understanding customer needs and delivering value. He also discusses his experience transitioning on-premise solutions to the cloud at Anthropic, which significantly grew revenue and margins. Additionally, Yasser speaks on the potential of generative AI technologies, balancing priorities as a product manager, and evaluating products for the Product Awards.

EP 370 - Trackunit Senior Product Lead on DEI in Global Product Leadership

EP 370 - Trackunit Senior Product Lead on DEI in Global Product Leadership

How can global product leaders approach diversity, equality, and inclusion? In this episode of Product Talk with Bose Senior Product Director Melissa Pickering, Trackunit Senior Product Lead Zeina Moawad speaks on DEI in global product management. Zeina discusses her global career experience and how it has shaped her views on DEI. The conversation explores examples of initiatives that companies have taken toward DEI that have been effective as well as areas for improvement. Zeina provides recommendations on how product managers can approach their work with more awareness of inclusivity.

EP 369 - Product Leaders to Watch: Twitch Product VP on User-Centric Product Strategies

EP 369 - Product Leaders to Watch: Twitch Product VP on User-Centric Product Strategies

How can product leaders cultivate user centric product strategies? In this episode of the Product Leaders to Watch Series with Cognizant Product Director Chenny Solaiyappan, Twitch Product VP Stephanie J. Neill speaks on her career journey and insights into building great products. Stephanie discusses the importance of identifying meaningful problems to solve and her impactful work reducing immigration wait times. She shares tips for product managers, emphasizing the need for grit, humility, and the ability to navigate ambiguity and conflict. The conversation provides valuable perspectives on user-centric product strategies and what makes an exceptional product leader.

EP 368 - Product Divergence Series: bswift VP of Portfolio Strategy, End UX on Personalizing Products

EP 368 - Product Divergence Series: bswift VP of Portfolio Strategy, End UX on Personalizing Products

How can PMs build personalized products? In this episode of the Product Divergence Series with Ubiety Technologies CPO Nacho Andrade, bswift VP of Portfolio Strategy, End UX Paul Micheli speaks on building personalized product experiences. Paul shares his non-linear journey from biomedical engineering to UX to product management. He discusses the challenges of appealing to diverse personas and balancing competing priorities. Paul also offers advice on getting into product and handling pushback from stakeholders. Listeners will learn strategies for navigating complex product landscapes and advocating for their vision.

EP 367 - Product Leaders to Watch: Nasa Fmr Engineering Chief on Human-Centered Design

EP 367 - Product Leaders to Watch: Nasa Fmr Engineering Chief on Human-Centered Design

How can product leaders design human-centered products? In this episode of the Product Leaders to Watch Series with Cognizant Product Director Chenny Solaiyappan, NASA Fmr Chief of Human Systems Engineering and Integration Division Dr. Jennifer Rochlis discusses her unique path from NASA to private sector roles, emphasizing her focus on human-centered design. She stresses the importance of considering the human as part of the system across the entire product lifecycle. This episode provides insights into Dr. Rochlis' experience in designing systems for stressful human environments and her perspective on integrating stakeholders from different disciplines.

Bio of Product Talk

"Product Talk" is an acclaimed podcast presented by Products That Count, a renowned global network of product managers. Recognized as a Webby Honoree Award Winner, the podcast features interviews with Vice President-level product executives from leading companies like Netflix.

The purpose of "Product Talk" is to provide valuable insights and best practices for building exceptional products. Whether you're a product manager or involved in product development in any industry, this podcast offers a wealth of knowledge that can be applied to various product types and sectors.

By tuning in to "Product Talk," you'll gain access to the experiences and expertise of top product leaders, who share their strategies, challenges, and successes. The podcast covers a wide range of topics related to product management, including ideation, user experience, market research, innovation, and more.

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