Meet the people behind the movement: Will

Meet the people behind the movement: Will

Ever wondered who is behind the mission to enable people to control and be rewarded for their data? πŸš€ 

Meet Will, our Head of Product. He’s a Gener8 champion, focussed on understanding the user experience and working closely with our Engineering team to improve and implement new features ✊.

πŸ€” What does an average day for a Head of Product look like?

It varies day to day, but it typically involves supporting and prioritising work for engineering with regular check-ins. I look at our metrics each day; how many users we have, how they’re engaging with the product, are we seeing any trends or changes? Then I’ll usually have some work planning what to build next – listening to customer feedback, working with design and engineering, and prioritising this against our business objectives. It’s a varied role!

⚑️ What sparked your interest in working in the tech industry?

During the summer after university, I was really interested in Apps which were becoming β€œthe thing” at the time so I did a couple of internships with tech startups around East London. I was drawn to how creative and fast-moving the industry is, and how a small idea can get into the hands of millions of people around the world.

✊ What drew you to Gener8?

Working in the online privacy space for some time I could see that it was becoming a very sales orientated industry and wasn’t reacting quick enough to changing customer needs and attitudes. What I love about Gener8 is that it’s providing a fully transparent value proposition that empowers people with their data. It gives users the choice, which is super powerful. 

πŸ‘Œ What aspect of your job do you love the most?

I like the challenge of tackling problems that have yet to be solved. It can be daunting at times but it’s a lot more exciting than walking a well-trodden path!

πŸ‘Ά What was your dream job when you were growing up?

I wanted to be a train driver! Watching all of those Thomas the Tank Engine episodes must have left an impression on me πŸš‚.

πŸ’° If you were given an unlimited budget to start up your own side project, what would it be? 

I find AI and robotics really interesting, so something in this space. Not exactly sure what the project would be but I’m sure that an unlimited budget would help!

β›· When you’re not working, what do you like doing in your spare time?

I love skiing but Covid has made that a little difficult recently. I also enjoy indoor climbing and since lockdown, I’ve started to do a lot more cooking, which I never thought I’d get into. 

🍽 Wild card question ➑️ If you could host a dinner with anyone in the world, which 3 guests would you pick and why?

🎭 Ricky Gervais – for the entertainment

πŸ‘‘ The Queen – for the bragging rights

πŸ–₯ Bill Gates – for the discussions


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