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Excession Insight

2022 - 2024 as Chief Design Officer

The problem

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The product

We built a geospatial index based on novel computer science that could ingest and query datasets in excess of 200b records. In front of it we created a SaaS analytics tool based on a humane, sentence-like query syntax and a series of visualisations to let analysts ask questions and sift the results.

My role

Took an off-hand comment in a product meeting, turned it into sketches and built enough excitement to get Data Science time assigned. #product-management #product-design

Coached Data Science as they built a prototype. #mentoring

Researched the problem and iterated on a v1 solution with the PM and early, paying customers of the prototype. #product-design

Collaborated with the PM to propose a value-based release plan to align and restore trust between Engineering and Commercial. #product-management

Iteratively designed the UI with Product, Engineering and customers. #product-design

Proposed product hypotheses and helped with discovery sessions. #research #product-management

Fostered a collaborative relationship with Engineering, involving them early and encouraging their feedback. #mentoring

Impact

Identified the niche that we pivoted the company into.

The product was deployed with several national governments to help keep their citizens safe.

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Quotes

"You are doing things with Insight that are not currently possible." _______ _______

"This tool is really simple, really intuitive." ______

Excession Insight query interface
I proposed a human, natural language-like search syntax but added selector widgets to help with each data type.
Excession insight query results
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