In this episode of the IoT Product Leadership podcast, we go behind the scenes of the Samsung ARTIK IoT platform.
My guest today is Vish (Vishwesh) Pai, Director of Product Management for Samsung IoT Cloud Platform. Vish shares excellent insights on aligning the multiple groups involved in developing an end-to-end IoT platform, his views on the various personas present in most IoT products, and gives great advice for both experienced and aspiring IoT Product Managers.
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Episode details: Behind the scenes of the Samsung ARTIK IoT Platform
About Vish Pai:
Vish Pai leads Samsung’s ARTIK end-to-end IoT Cloud Platform, managing IoT product portfolios across complete software lifecycle including embedded software, cloud platform, and user applications. Vish has 10+ years of diverse experience working at Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage start-ups, as well as B2C and B2B product companies.
Before Samsung, he managed Ayla’s end-to-end IoT platform. Vish has six patents filed and one issued in the Internet of things device and cloud management areas. Before transitioning to product management, he worked as a Senior Development Engineer at Amazon Lab126, where he led wireless software stack for Kindle e-ink and Kindle Fire tablets. Vish started his career at Infosys Technologies Limited as a Software Engineer.
Vish holds an MBA degree in Entrepreneurship and General Management from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Vish holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from VTU, India and an M.S. degree in computer engineering from North Carolina State University, USA.
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Topics we discuss in this episode:
- Vish shares his background and how he got to be where he is today.
- We go behind the scenes of the Samsum ARTIKplatformaform.
- How to approach IoT solutions.
- The biggest challenges in managing the end-to-end software stack.
- Team organization.
- How to achieve alignment of vision and execution across teams.
- How to plan and coordinate with hardware teams.
- Advice for Product Leaders who are new to developing IoT solutions.