Martin Kornblum, Product Manager in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Martin Kornblum

Product Manager in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Member since January 23, 2020
Martin is a seasoned technical product manager and entrepreneur specializing in automation, media, communications, AI, and industry 4.0 platforms with over 15 years working in both fast-paced tech startups and established technology leaders. Martin wants to use his experience in business and technology to have a positive and profound impact on society.
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  • Head of Product and Engineering

    2016 - PRESENT
    Elementum
    • Led the product and development of inventory, manufacturing, and transportation platforms.
    • Prioritized projects within engineering, track product development and develop product launch plans.
    • Engaged closely with the engineering team to help determine the best technical implementation methods and reasonable execution schedules.
    • Worked closely with engineering and user experience teams to define the roadmap for the product.
  • Head of Product Strategy

    2020 - 2020
    Simcel
    • Supported the product owner in translating complex functional requirements into user-friendly product features.
    • Supported the voice of users, by providing guidance on methodology and concepts to gather and integrate user insights.
    • Guided the product specs writing (global product specs, features specs, user stories, UI mock-ups, and more), ensuring that the structure and content maximize the dev team's efficiency.
    • Led the UI/UX design team to create the minimum viable product.
  • Head of Product

    2019 - 2020
    OhChat
    • Built a “crowd-chat” platform that brings companies, robots, and “chatters” together, building global, decentralized, and virtual chat centers.
    • Owned the entire product-line lifecycle from inception, strategic planning, delivery to live launch, post-launch tracking, and ongoing product management, enhancement, and development.
    • Continuously analyzed user data, usability studies, market research, and competitive information to report on the success and to enhance the customer’s risk and compliance portfolio.
    • Collaborated across the business to set and deliver a clear, cohesive product strategy.
  • Head of Product Management and Strategy Services

    2007 - 2016
    Truelogic
    • Built platforms for established companies and startups. Some of my customers include Disney, Honda, Flex, BNY Mellon, Visa, Turn, Sony Crackle, Nissan, Nascar, Mars, Endemol and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, among others.
    • Translated the customer vision and experience into a logically sequenced and optimized product roadmap.
    • Created a buy-in for the product vision both for customers and with key external partners.
    • Maintained a product and feature roadmap and managed prioritization and trade-offs among the different stakeholders of the product, from sales, engineering, marketing, operations to support.
    • Proactively identified and resolve strategic issues that might impair the team’s ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals.

Project History

  • Supply Chain Disruptions Platform
    Led the design and development of a data platform to help companies alert supply chain disruptions from hurricanes to other business incidents.

    I built an innovative, cloud-based platform that helps companies to visualize, track, and protect their global operations. The solution facilitates intuitive end-to-end visualization, tracks shipments, ETAs across different transport modes, inventory levels, manufacturing performance, and enables near real-time monitoring of incidents capable of disrupting supply chains.

  • Voting and Streaming Platform
    Digitalized the For-your-Consideration application for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

    FYC is the voting platform for the academy members to define and rank the different awards that the Television Academy honors to the television industry in the United States. It was built from scratch, and I contributed to it all, including the MVP, design, development, implementation, and configuration for multiple awards, including the Emmys.

  • US Municipal Bonds Trading Platform
    Designed, led the development, and launched the platform in production.

    There are 1 billion dollars in new money pouring into municipal bonds each week. Using transactional and front-end technologies, the platform was designed to provide an efficient transaction flow between buyer and seller of odd-lots—improving the results for both.

  • Marketplace for Athletes and Celebrity Influencer Marketing
    Led the product discovery, design, and specs for the initial version of the product.

    With this platform, brands connect instantly to athletes and celebrities’ Facebook, Instagram, Twitter feeds, and other social networks and run their social media campaigns with just a few clicks.

    Some of the brands that use this platform are Fox Sports, Mercedes-Benz, Disney, Publicis, Gillette, among others.

  • Social Network for Kids Ten Years of Age or Younger
    Led the design and development of the first version of the social network.

    Togetherville was released in public beta on May 19, 2010. Through online neighborhoods built around each child, the site provides children the experience of an adult social networking site like Facebook.

    Disney acquired the company in 2011.

  • Private E-learning Platform
    From vision to launch, led the entire product development for the platform.

    Social media sports management delivers the most relevant, convenient, and cost-effective social media education on any internet-ready device to ensure that every NFL, NCAA, and individual pro sports members are trained and that brands are protected.

  • Casting Platform
    From vision to launch, led product design and development for the casting platform worldwide.

    Endemol USA is a leading producer of unscripted programming for network and cable television. The studio produces the hit series Big Brother (CBS), Wipeout (ABC), and the syndicated daytime show Steve Harvey (NBC) among others.

    The casting platform allows users (potential personalities) to learn more about Endemol’s shows and register for castings by creating an account and providing pertinent information about themselves, including photos and videos. The back-end tracking tool allows the casting team to identify new/fresh personalities and track their communications with and thoughts about each registered personality.

  • Business Planning Simulation Platform
    Led the product team in structuring the functional spec definition effort, recommending tools, defining processes and deliverables required, and providing brain time to challenge the supply chain's product owner.

    SIMCEL is a digital twin of your business. It tells you what’s really going on in your supply chain and helps you quantify the impact of different demand and supply scenarios on your top and bottom lines and cash flow. It allows you to simulate possible futures in a fast and easy way, providing unique visibility on your past and future performance.

    SIMCEL changes the paradigm of business planning thanks to its simulation engine coupled with machine learning algorithms.

Education

  • Executive MBA degree in Business Administration
    2010 - 2011
    IAE Business School - Pilar, Argentina
  • Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Systems
    2001 - 2006
    Universidad Tecnologica Nacional - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Certifications

  • Internet of Things: Roadmap to a Connected World
    OCTOBER 2017 - PRESENT
    MIT | Massachusetts Institute of Technology xPro

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