WILLIAM DAVIS

PRODUCT MANAGER

 

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WILLIAM DAVIS

PRODUCT MANAGER

 

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PERSONAL MISSION

 

My personal mission is to help teams work more efficiently in order to build excellent products that improve people's lives.

 

Having worked in the food, beer, travel and cloud computing industries in three different countries, I have grown into a driven and thoughtful pragmatist who strives under pressure and enjoys solving complex problems.

 

I'm passionate about and an expert in Product Management and Agile Methodologies and, as a lifelong learner, I'm always looking forward to learning new skills and experiences that help me become better each day.

WORK EXPERIENCE

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
September 2019 - Present || Cáceres, Spain

 

At Mobbeel I'm helping build MobbScan, MobbID, and MobbSign, a full biometric suite for customer identity verification, biometric handwritten signature of electronic documents, and cutting edge identity card recognition technology.

SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER
November 2018 - August 2019 || Cáceres, Spain

 

Founded in late 2018 as a spin-off from RStor Inc., at Atrio Inc., I am helping build the Atrio Composable Cloud, a Software Defined Composable Cloud that unifies any disaggregated computing systems and cloud services into a single processing network.

 

In order to do this, I apply my product and project management expertise, as well as key stakeholder management and Atlassian Tools administrator skills.

SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER
June 2018 - October 2019 || Cáceres (Spain)

 

At RStor I helped build a hyper-distributed platform, the RStor Multicloud Platform™, which enables an entirely new way to secure, connect and orchestrate resources and help customers achieve greater choice and cost savings.

 

My main tasks were helping remote teams work more efficiently by providing project management, as well as researching and learning as much as I could about supercomputing, cloud computing and the hybrid cloud industry and potential.

LEAD PRODUCT OWNER
October 2016 - May 2018 || Düsseldorf (Germany)

 

trivago is a search and price comparison site for accommodation offers provided by many different online booking sites.

 

During my time at trivago, I saw the company grow from 700 employees to 1300+, witnessing how hard – and how rewarding – scaling a great company culture effectively actually is.

 

As a Lead Product Owner, I inspired and led teams to work on key projects that delivered value to our users. Furthermore, I was in charge of defining and maintaining the Global Product Vision of trivago's landing pages to provide the best User Experience and highest Conversion Rate possible.

 

To do this, I had to align with C-level stakeholders of other departments to define high level projects, as well as consulting other Lead Product Owners on their respective domains and projects. Another key aspect was to constantly dive into data to figure out the next big thing.

 

 

PRODUCT OWNER
January 2015 - September 2016 || Düsseldorf (Germany)

 

It is at trivago where I learnt that my ideal position had a name: product owner. Here I learnt the basic agile product management techniques with scrum: writing user stories and feature specification, backlog maintenance and sprint planning.

 

Furthermore, I also drove the ideation, technical development, and launch of new features on trivago's hotel search website to increase its value.

 

To do this, cross-group collaboration in an international environment and engaging with Engineering, QA, Business Intelligence and Sales was key to ensure the right quality and high business value of new features.

 

Here I also improved my project management skills, thanks to tasks such as the definition and management of product roadmaps to deliver projects, as well as stakeholder management, competitor research and user testing to improve the user experience.

PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL ANALYST
October 2013 - June 2014 || Ellon (Scotland, UK)

 

At BrewDog I learnt that having a great company culture is one of the most important things you can do as a business. Such culture enabled BrewDog hire people from all around the world to go and work at a startup in a remote town in northern Scotland.

 

Continuing the work I did at Nestlé, I was the only physical/chemical analyst in the laboratory, performing physical, chemical, and sensory analysis of beers and worts.

 

Other tasks included: analysis of volatile chemicals using gas chromatography, checks and calibration of laboratory equipment, water and waste water analysis, preparation of reagents and stock solutions, laboratory inventory and maintenance, and data recording, analysis and interpretation.

QUALITY CONTROL CHIEF ASSISTANT
March 2013 - June 2013 || Miajadas (Spain)

 

Worked as the assistant of the Quality Control Chief in a tomato sauce factory. Tasks included the project management of the implementation of Nestlé Continuous Excellence standards, and implementation of foreign body prevention programmes.

 

Other tasks: goal alignment and legal compliance, supplier and customer complaints management, and product and raw materials release.

 

 

QUALITY CONTROL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
September 2012 || Miajadas (Spain)

 

Worked during my University studies as a technician of the laboratory of a tomato sauce factory, where I performed physical and chemical analysis of Buitoni and Maggi tomato sauces, as well as sensory and routine analysis and sampling, laboratory inventory and maintenance, and data recording, analysis and interpretation though SAP.

 

 

QUALITY CONTROL LABORATORY INTERN
September 2012 || Miajadas (Spain)

 

I was an intern during my University studies at a laboratory of a tomato sauce factory, where I managed two projects: validation of metal and X-Ray in-line detectors, and Net Weigh Control and product release.

CERTIFICATIONS

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PRODUCT MANAGER NANODEGREE
July 2019 || Online

 

In this Nanodegree, I learnt how to evaluate the business value of an AI product.

 

Starting by building familiarity and fluency with common AI concepts, I then learnt how to scope and build a data set, train a model, and evaluate its business impact.

 

Finally, I learnt how to ensure a product is successful by focusing on scalability, potential biases, and compliance. Along the way, I reviewed case studies and examples to help me focus on how to define metrics to measure the business value for a proposed product.

 

See credential here.

CERTIFIED SCRUM PRODUCT OWNER
May 2015 || London (UK)

 

In-person, two-day, 16-hour course taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer about the foundation of Scrum and the scope of the Product Owner role.

EDUCATION

MASTER OF SCIENCE - MS, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
October 2012 - September 2013 || Salamanca (Spain)

 

Master thesis: proposal, design and defence of an industrial chemical plant which produced natural gas synthesised from industrial effluences and using renewable energy. The plant was optimised to achieve the most product with the least resources, reagents and energy, and this was achieved by coding all mass and energy balances on GAMS, a high-level modelling system for mathematical programming problems.

 

Included were the design of all the main and auxiliary units, their layout inside the plant, a market research of the main product and sub-products in the country and the continent, as well as its economical viability.

 

Awarded 95% by the jury of Chemical Engineering of the University of Salamanca.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - BS, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
September 2006 - September 2012 || Salamanca (Spain)

 

Specialised in Materials Science and Renewable Energies.

PUBLICATIONS

Optimal integration of the year-round operation for methane production from CO2 and water using wind, solar and biomass
Jan 4, 2016 || Computers & Chemical Engineering, Elsevier Ltd.

 

Optimisation of the combination of biomass, wind and solar energy for the constant production of synthetic methane. Biomass is used for the production of power and/or hydrogen. Photovoltaic solar and wind energy are used to obtain power. Water is electrolysed generating oxygen and hydrogen, which is used to synthesise methane with CO2. The model is formulated as an MINLP.

 

 

Optimal year-round operation for methane production from CO2 and water using wind and/or solar energy
Jun 5, 2014 || Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier Ltd.

 

Comparison of the use of solar photovoltaic systems and wind turbines for the optimal year-round production of synthetic natural gas (methane) from water electrolysis and waste CO2. Europe and the US have been screened for the use of both sources of renewable energy, and a detailed case of study in the South of Europe is presented in this paper.

 

 

Optimal year-round operation for methane production from CO2 and water using wind energy

Apr 13, 2014 || Energy, 69, 497-505, Elsevier Ltd

 

Optimal year-round production of synthetic natural gas (methane) from water electrolysis using renewable energy (wind turbines) and CO2 from power plants, in two different scenarios: considering monthly variability in wind velocity for a constant methane production, and for a variable production of methane.