Massimiliano Picone, Product Manager in Paris, France
Massimiliano Picone

Product Manager in Paris, France

Member since September 22, 2020
Based in Silicon Valley and Paris, Max focuses on products for startups and prominent companies. He was the director of software solutions at iHealth, a digital health and wearables company. Max managed teams to build B2B telemedicine web and mobile apps in the US, Europe, and Asia. He studied computer science and product management at Stanford and NASA Ames, founded startups, published research on AI, and built an award-winning web portal on science and technology at 14 years of age.
Massimiliano is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Product lead for several blockchain projects in Fermi and Toptal.
  • Led PM and implementation of SaaS, apps, and HIPAA/EU data compliance strategy with HL7 FHIR. Prioritized features after data-driven insights. Improved retention metrics by 85% with video consultation using WebRTC on web and mobile apps.
  • Led Power2DM, an awarded Horizon2020 project (five million Euros) for large-scale R&D, product work, and business planning on a mobile and web app for predictive diabetes management. The web and mobile apps had advanced machine learning analytics.

Expertise

Employment

  • Founder, VP of Product

    2018 - PRESENT
    Fermi.xyz
    • Provided technical product management expertise to new projects in fintech and healthcare, from startups to big companies. Focused on agile and lean applied to R&D in web and mobile, blockchain and distributed systems, system design.
    • Explored methods to leverage decentralized technologies for healthcare, fintech, research, and trusted computing.
    • Advised teams and invested in startups. Member of the Blockchain for Science think tank.
  • Director of Software Solutions, US and EU

    2015 - 2017
    iHealth Labs
    • Built enterprise SaaS and mobile solutions for telehealth in the US, Europe, and Asia. Oversaw B2B SaaS, in charge of product management and recruiting and managing the development team. Directly managed 12 people.
    • Implemented a HIPAA and EU data compliance strategy with HL7 FHIR. Prioritized features after data-driven insights—integrated mobile apps with Bluetooth digital health wearables and medical devices.
    • Improved retention metrics by 85% by building video consultation features using WebRTC.
    • Led the Power2DM project (5 million Euros) for large-scale R&D, product work, APIs integration, and business planning on a mobile and web application for predictive diabetes management.
    • Built web apps with React, Node.js, GraphQL, MongoDB, and mobile apps with React Native, Bluetooth medical devices, wearables integration, and machine learning analytics.
  • Founder | CEO

    2014 - 2015
    Science.cx
    • Built a business and SaaS product focusing on the paper lifecycle for researchers.
    • Invited to several conferences, including Sage Bionetworks (Apple ResearchKit), LeWeb, Wikimania, SIS-RRI, and others.
    • Participated in a startup accelerator. Won a startup grant and awards.
  • CTO

    2004 - 2012
    EuroPhD
    • Spearheaded the IT strategy of this EU-funded international doctorate program and research lab. Oversaw product management for an in-house e-learning platform built with WebObjects, while managing professionals working for a third-party.
    • Advocated, deployed, and customized (with XSLT) a Google Mini search appliance, which led to a 70% increase in accuracy and responsiveness.
    • Planned and deployed an enterprise-grade private cloud by installing and customizing Synology NAS rack and home servers, increasing speed by 36%, and reliability by 40% as well as maintainability.
    • Advised on the data visualization course with Tableau.
  • Founder, Creator

    1999 - 2009
    La mela di Newton
    • Created an award-winning website on science and technology at 14 years of age from the ground up.
    • Learned HTML, CSS, server-side scripting and deployments, Unix and macOS X server administration, web marketing, community-building, video streaming, and online education technologies.
    • Won several international awards in Europe and abroad.
  • International Juror

    2003 - 2008
    Pirelli
    • Participated in the Next Internet Award panel with Walter Bender, MIT Media Lab director.
    • Served as part of an international jury panel that included Nobel Prize winners, top researchers, and business managers.
    • Learned team play, evaluation of top-tier research projects, and innovations in several fields.

Project History

  • NFT Marketplace | Trading App | Decentralized Clinical Trials Platform
    Product lead for several blockchain projects in Fermi and Toptal.

    Worked as product lead on a number of crypto and DeFI projects for the last three years, including a mobile-first NFT marketplace using ERC-1115 and a trading platform for millennials. Advised a number of blockchain startups in the US and Europe.

    I served as a member of the Blockchain for Science think tank and was invited as a mentor at a number of blockchain conferences, the blockchain summit in Malta, and the Horasis Global in Lisbon. One of the talks is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vULQOCze1Ck.

    I also worked with several blockchain technologies and platforms, spearheading decentralized projects like a decentralized clinical trials system.

  • iHealth Next
    Led PM and implementation of SaaS, apps, and HIPAA/EU data compliance strategy with HL7 FHIR. Prioritized features after data-driven insights. Improved retention metrics by 85% with video consultation using WebRTC on web and mobile apps.

    I developed SaaS and mobile solutions for telehealth, including population health with vital signs monitoring and diabetes management. I also spearheaded product management and directly managed 12 people. The regions covered were the US, EU, China, and Singapore.

  • Power2DM
    Led Power2DM, an awarded Horizon2020 project (five million Euros) for large-scale R&D, product work, and business planning on a mobile and web app for predictive diabetes management. The web and mobile apps had advanced machine learning analytics.

    I oversaw the delivery of the Bluetooth glucometer integration and software integration and built the full mobile solution (iOS and Android apps) for patients. I managed the implementation of the app with my team and the overall project for iHealth, HL7 FHIR integration.

  • La mela di Newton
    Created an award-winning website on science and technology at 14 years of age from the ground up.

    "Newton's apple" aimed at solving the problem of the public's understanding of science, especially among young students. Together with articles and book reviews, the site included pioneering dynamic applications for a links directory, a discussion forum, video streaming of lectures and interviews powered by QuickTime Streaming Server, a calendar for conferences and events, online chatrooms, a space for educators to self-publish their work, partnerships with third-parties to order books online and buy customized merchandising for marketing and community-building purposes.

Education

  • Big Data Certification in Computer Science
    2015 - 2016
    MIT - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Product Management Certification in Business Administration
    2015 - 2016
    Stanford University - Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Graduate Studies Program in Exponential Technologies and Entrepreneurship
    2013 - 2013
    Singularity University - Silicon Valley, California, USA
  • Master of Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Computer Science
    2008 - 2013
    Sapienza University - Rome, Italy

Certifications

  • Segment Certified Partner
    OCTOBER 2020 - PRESENT
    Segment.com
  • Exponential Organizations Advisor
    JULY 2019 - PRESENT
    ExO Works
  • Tackling the Challenges of Big Data
    DECEMBER 2016 - PRESENT
    MIT
  • The Art and Science of Product Management
    DECEMBER 2016 - PRESENT
    Stanford University

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