In this episode, we chatted with Deepak Paramanand, Former Product Lead at Hitachi, now Director of Artificial Intelligence at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Deepak explores his path to independence in product, breaking new ground in AI and machine learning, the importance of repeatability and scalability, and more. 👇

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Key talking points:

  • Why empathy, diversity, and inclusion are critical to building AI products.
  • Why a beginner's mindset is still needed 17 years into a product career.
  • How work visas can impact a product manager’s ability to challenge the status quo.

Deepak also mentions the “privilege chart”, here’s one representation of this.

A little about the guest

Deepak previously worked as Senior Product Manager with SwiftKey and shipped a real-time human facial expression tracking product on Android, Microsoft's answer to Apple Animoji.

He brings over 17 years of international experience building, leading, and commercializing products. Plus, he’s worked in one of the hottest spaces; defining and directing AI product strategy.

Before transitioning to a Product Manager, Deepak was a BI Architect in a wide variety of business applications. Having worked in relational database design using Oracle, SQL Server. He is always interested in designing stable, cost-effective, and scalable BI solutions.

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