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Sivasundar Natarajan

Sivasundar Natarajan

Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Member since March 15, 2019
Sivasundar has a decade of experience as a product manager within UX, technology, and business industries. He has a computer engineering degree and an MBA, and he is skilled in a variety of methodologies and software.
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Project Highlights
Expertise
  • Distributed Team Management
  • Go-to-market Strategy
  • Innovation Management
  • Lean Canvas
  • Product Strategy
  • Scrum
  • Stakeholder Management
  • UX Strategy
Education
Select Certifications
Employment
  • Senior Product Manager
    2016 - PRESENT
    E.ON
    • Led the execution of E.ON's global home energy management platform development from ideation, prototyping, design, and development through to roll-out in E.ON's regional units.
    • Developed platform strategy, business model, go-to-market approach.
    • Defined product road-map, led user research, user interface design, agile product development, and quality assurance.
    • Evangelized the product in trade shows and conferences.
    • Held budget responsibility for over €3 million, managed agencies, and suppliers.
    • Recruited and trained product team members, installers and sales agents.
  • Product Manager
    2014 - 2016
    ATOSS Software AG
    • Played a key role in the complete UX revamp of the core product across web and mobile platforms.
    • Served as product owner of all reporting functionalities of the product.
    • Formalized design thinking processes within the organization.
    • Served as the key interface between technology, sales, and marketing departments of the organization.
  • Innovation Consultant
    2014 - 2014
    Accuracy
    • Delivered consulting services on the topic of innovation in transaction advisory services.
    • Carried out academic research and interviewed C-level executives across industries.
    • Drove organizational change within Accuracy's international branches.
  • Music Producer
    2012 - 2013
    Self-employed
    • Composed, arranged, recorded, mixed, and mastered music for independent artists.
    • Produced scores for video games and films.
    • Produced music content for teasers and promotional videos.
  • Marketing Executive
    2011 - 2012
    Aspire Systems
    • Positioned the firm as a thought-leader on SaaS amongst other outsourced product development companies, attracting software vendors wishing to migrate to SaaS model.
    • Served as campaign manager for three of the firm's twelve service offerings.
    • Eliminated 80% efforts in webinar delivery and doubled audience engagement.
  • Senior Software Engineer
    2009 - 2011
    Aspire Systems
    • Awarded "Innovator of the Year 2010" by the CEO for the conception, design, and development of Aspire's proprietary software platform that cuts time-to-market of new software products by at least 3 months.
    • Led local and distributed software-development teams for large corporations, small businesses, and startups as clients.
    • Trained new software developers joining the organization.
    • Specified technical requirements, wrote, debugged, reviewed, integrated code in Java, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, deployed to compute instances in the cloud, configured databases, load-balancers, and auto-scalers.
Project History
  • Smart Home Solution for Renewable Energy Aficionados
    Led product strategy, design, and development of E.ON Home, an add-on for millions of E.ON's existing residential customers.

    E.ON Home "speaks" to residential photovoltaic systems, storage batteries, electrical car chargers, in addition to typical smart home candidates such as lights, sockets, plugs, smart thermostats, and smart air-conditioner controllers, thereby helping users understand and optimize their energy consumption, while increasing their overall comfort and quality of life within their household.

  • "Fitbit for Energy Savings"
    Led the design, development, and testing of E.ON See, launching it to thousands of smart meter customers in 6 months' time.

    E.ON See is an energy visualization app that helps E.ON's smart meter customers view their electricity and gas consumption in real-time, see their consumption trends, compare them with that of similar households, view personalized tips on saving energy, set goals, reminders, and ultimately save money.

    To bring this product to life, I led a multi-competent product team distributed across 5 cities in Germany and the UK. In addition, I led the supplier selection process, worked with internal stakeholders in procurement, sales, marketing, installation, support, and Data Science teams.

    E.ON is one of the world's largest energy companies, and is headquartered in Essen, Germany.

  • Reporting Platform for Workforce Management Professionals
    Led product design and development of the reporting module available for all workforce management solutions from ATOSS.

    ATOSS is a global leader in workforce management software.

    Led design sprints with users and internal stakeholders such as UX professionals, software developers, and domain experts, prepared a prioritized backlog of user stories, and managed their development, and release.

  • Cloud-based Management Information System for Mobile Clinics
    Led development and launch of management information system for a local eye hospital, reducing cost-per-inpatient by 5%.

    Aravind Eye Care Hospital, Pondicherry, India pioneered a "mobile clinic for advanced eye screening" through which diabetic patients in rural and remote areas of the state were remotely screened for the need for surgery, were brought to the hospital premises, prepared for surgery, operated on, rested, and transported back to their domicile.

    Although the diagnosis itself was carried out via the internet, the end-to-end process of capturing and transferring patient data was paper-based, error-prone and costly.

    Leading a team of IT consultants and software developers, we joined the members of mobile clinic on eye camps, captured software requirements on site, developed a web- and cloud-based management information system that ran on hand-held devices and trained the staff on its usage.

    Following the commissioning of the MIS, data errors were reduced almost entirely, leading to year-on-year inpatient cost savings of roughly 5%.

Education
  • Master's degree in Business Administration
    2013 - 2014
    Mannheim Business School - Mannheim, Germany
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering
    2005 - 2009
    Pondicherry Engineering College - Pondicherry, India
Certifications
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C1
    APRIL 2018 - PRESENT
    Goethe Institut
  • Markstrat B2C
    JUNE 2014 - PRESENT
    Stratx
  • DELF A2 (Diplôme d'études en langue française)
    JUNE 2013 - PRESENT
    La Commission nationale du DELF et du DALF
  • Business English Certificate Higher
    JANUARY 2010 - PRESENT
    University of Cambridge
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