As Product Manager for Google Meet, She owns a highly visible global video conferencing product, which has been tremendously growing and making remote work and collaboration more accessible to everyone. In this interview Nesrine shares her insights in product management, especially for audio and video products. She started as a Researcher at Nokia’s Bell Labs, after her Phd degree in “Statistical Multiplexing for Video Broadcasting” in Paris. Then she moved to Stockholm where she shares her experience on how to make the transition from research into product management. She worked at Skype as part of the media department at Microsoft. She will then share the transition to Spotify, the world’s leading audio streaming company, where she was PM for media transcoding and experience at a time where Spotify was growing by making a big focus on Podcast in addition to Music. During the pandemic period, she transitioned to the Google Meet team in Stockholm where she experienced remote onboarding while waiting for her first time to visit the Google Stockholm office.
Product Manager at Google Meet. Held product roles at Spotify & Skype.PM for audio and video products at Microsoft, Spotify and Google
Born in Tunisia, Dr. Nesrine studied Electrical Engineering in Grenoble, where she was one of only two women. Before turning into the Product role, Nesrine worked as a research engineer at Bell Labs Nokia as Video encoding and streaming specialist. She holds a Ph.D. Degree from the University Paris Saclay and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Phelma Grenoble in France. She has managed highly visible consumer products for the past eight years focusing on strategic initiatives at Skype and Spotify. Currently, she is working on Google Meet product to make video conferences universally accessible and useful.
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Thomas is a child of the 90s. Having grown up with the Game Boy and Star Trek TNG, he was already tinkering with PCs as a teenager. With podcasts on his ear, the former boarding school student studied Philosophy, Rhetoric and German Studies in Tübingen, while discovering MMORPGs and programming websites on the side. In 2010, Thomas moved to Cologne to join the media. During his traineeship at a local magazine, he became interested in the Cologne startup scene and founded Nerdhub, a calendar platform for tech events. In 2016, he joined the startup blog deutsche-startups.de, from which Digitale Leute has spun off shortly afterwards. Today, the freelance journalist works for online newspapers, produces podcasts and moderates and curates events around the tech scene.