Meet Ashish Pande, Product Manager
Meet Ashish Pande, Product Manager at UrbanThings
New Urbling alert! We are delighted to welcome Ashish Pande, our new product manager, to the team. Ashish will be working on our product and the roadmap for UrbanHub.
So what does a ‘Product Manager’ do?
I oversee every aspect of our software and future roadmap – this covers everything from our transport apps through to websites and the UrbanHub platform for account-based travel.
Tell us more about your experience/background.
I have lived and worked in various countries, including the UK and India. Through these experiences, I have gained a global perspective on strategic thinking, cultures, team work, management, and digital products. I started my career at a market intelligence start up based in London, where I wore multiple hats. After my MBA from the University of Manchester, I transitioned into product management. Since then, I have worked in products at startups, Fortune 500, and FTSE 100 firms. I am excited to bring my skills and experience to Urban Things and help drive success for the company.
What are you working on?
Multiple areas, such as product discovery, roadmapping, project planning, and strategy, with cross-functional teams to ensure we continuously improve and innovate our apps and platform at UrbanThings. We are also constantly collaborating with operators to understand their needs and pain points so that we can provide the best solutions for them. Our products have already significantly benefited cities globally, and we are excited to continue expanding our reach to more cities. I enjoy working with the talented team at UrbanThings, who continuously push the boundaries to drive innovation.
As a Product Manager, what is the most exciting thing for you about working at UrbanThings?
Seeing the direct impact of the team’s work on improving people’s daily lives. Seeing how our products and platforms help make their commute more accessible and efficient is extremely rewarding. I am also excited about the potential for UrbanThings to revolutionise transportation and make it more efficient and convenient for passengers. Additionally, I am excited to constantly grow as a product professional in a dynamic company.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy spending time with friends and family, going for walks outside, reading about emerging technologies, visiting coffee shops, podcasting, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. Additionally, I love travelling and exploring new places whenever possible. Overall, I like to keep busy and enjoy every moment.
What is the best thing about UrbanHub ?
Its flexibility and integration capabilities. It can easily connect with other transport and technology systems and provide a seamless experience for passengers while providing valuable data and insights for operators. Additionally, its mobile ticketing and payment options allow passengers to plan and pay for their journey. Overall, UrbanHub is well-positioned to play a significant part in fostering improved mobility for future generations.
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