Massimiliano Picone, Product Manager in Paris, France
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Massimiliano Picone

Verified Expert  in Product Management

Product Manager

Location
Paris, France
Toptal Member Since
September 25, 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.

Project Highlights

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

Expertise

Work Experience

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.

Senior Technical Product Manager

2022 - 2023
Protocol Labs
  • Led tech product in Filecoin protocol design and cryptography R&D teams.
  • Led Retriev.org, Onchain.storage, Medusa, and different projects in the decentralized storage ecosystem.
  • Led the observability and data platform working group.

Senior Product Designer

2021 - 2022
Ledger Technologies
  • Connected product lead from inception to launch. The first Web3 wallet that allows safe dApps usage using Safari on an iPhone with a Ledger hardware wallet.
  • Invented Web3 Checks APIs to improve UX and dApp safety.
  • Hired the development team and led the project from 0 to 1.

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.

NFT Marketplace | Trading App | Decentralized Clinical Trials Platform

https://fermi.xyz

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

https://web.archive.org/web/20081225085337/http://lameladinewton.it/

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.
2015 - 2016

Big Data Certification in Computer Science

MIT - Boston, Massachusetts, USA

2015 - 2016

Product Management Certification in Business Administration

Stanford University - Palo Alto, California, USA

2013 - 2013

Graduate Studies Program in Exponential Technologies and Entrepreneurship

Singularity University - Silicon Valley, California, USA

2008 - 2013

Master of Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Computer Science

Sapienza University - Rome, Italy

OCTOBER 2020 - PRESENT

Segment Certified Partner

Segment.com

JULY 2019 - PRESENT

Exponential Organizations Advisor

ExO Works

DECEMBER 2016 - PRESENT

Tackling the Challenges of Big Data

MIT

DECEMBER 2016 - PRESENT

The Art and Science of Product Management

Stanford University

Tools

Jira, Confluence, Zoom, Slack, Xcode, iOS SDK

Platforms

MacOS, Blockchain Platforms, Blockchain

Paradigms

Agile Product Management, Agile Project Management, Web Architecture, Agile, B2B2C, Microservices, Microservices Architecture, Testing, Design Thinking, Agile Software Development, Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), Key Performance Metrics, Requirements Analysis, Kanban, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C)

Industry Expertise

Health & Wellness, Open Innovation, Healthcare, Exercise & Fitness, Health, Marketplaces, Biotechnology

Other

iOS, SaaS Product Management, Engineering, Web Applications, Digital Health, Computer Science, Product Management, Web Application Architecture, Web & Mobile Applications, IT Strategy, Mobile Apps, Startups, SaaS, Cloud, Digital Transformation Program Management, Innovation Strategy, Evaluation, Innovation, Software Innovation, Apple, System Design, Entrepreneurship, Product Coach, Pitch Decks, Positioning, Validation, Product Positioning, Web Entrepreneurship, Technical Requirements, Product Ownership, Telehealth, Digital Project Management, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Technical Product Management, Mobile, Native Mobile Apps, Technology Strategy & Architecture, Product Vision, Healthcare Product Manager, Mobile Applications, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Telemedicine, Market Research, Crypto, Technical Consulting, Web3, Enterprise SaaS, Business, Design, Machine Learning, NoSQL, Development, Business Strategy, UX Strategy, IT Project Management, Engineering Management, Ontologies, Semantic Technology, Jamstack, React, React Native, MEAN Stack, Node.js, JavaScript, Competitive Strategy, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Edtech Design, Product Design, Product Roadmaps, Product Strategy, User Research, Video Streaming, Lean, Servers, Databases, Technical Project Management, APIs, B2B, Technical Direction, Fintech, Internet of Things (IoT), Exponential Organizations (ExO), Business Models, Distributed Team Management, Hiring, Mentorship, Advisory, Investor Presentations, Investments, Pitch Deck Consultant, Software Development, Product Launch, Project Budget Management, Project Timelines, Requirements, Use Cases, User Flows, User Interface (UI), Estimations, Technical Leadership, Objectives & Key Results (OKRs), Project Planning, Project Estimation, Data Science Product Manager, Data Product Manager, Strategic Planning & Execution, Dashboard Design, Dashboards, Data Visualization, Data-driven Decision-making, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), E-learning, Education, Education Product Manager, Go-to-market Plans, Market Fit, Partnerships, Cryptocurrency, User Experience (UX), Startup Funding, Business Requirements, Stakeholder Management, Product Owner, AR Interfaces, Publishing, User Stories, App UX, UX Design, Discovery Workshops, Go-to-market Strategy, Head of Product, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Android, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Analytics, Swift, Neural Networks, Marketing, Data Analysis, Know Your Customer (KYC), Computer Vision, GraphQL, Product Marketing, Validated User Research, Data Analytics, Ionic, Digital Payments, Mobile Payments, Ethereum, PostgreSQL, Smart Contracts, Web

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