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An interview with Emily Reid. Emily is a Product Manager for FCT, a Canadian insurance company. We talk about her passion for data, how she aims to demystify it, and the importance of staying in your lane & not trying to be the smartest person in the room. We also talk about the perils of being a woman in tech, and how she has to put up with patronising and unwanted advice from men.
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About the Episode
An interview with Emily Reid. Emily is a Product Manager for FCT, a Canadian insurance company, as well as consulting for AgeRate, a healthtech startup. Emily is passionate about demystifying data and is leading FCT's charge towards being a data-driven, API-enabled company.
We talk about a lot, including:
The most important question - is it "this data" or "these data"?
The pros & cons of working for a big, established firm and the imperative to move to a more agile mindset
Why she moved from banking into product management, and the misogynistic attitudes she was trying to get away from
How she skilled up in product management hard skills, as well as data science fundamentals
The importance of embracing not being the smartest person in the room
How a background in biotech at uni helped her really explain complicated concepts
The importance of picking good product metrics & why you need stats knowledge to be an effective PM
How data science isn't the be all and end all, how to factor failure into the process, and why we might see a new breed of data science specialist product managers
Why unsolicited internet advice is never welcome and people should just stop
How she has been judged and patronised as a young, up & coming, blonde woman in technology
And much more!
You can connect with Emily on LinkedIn or check out her writing on Medium.