Interim VP Product / Digital Transformation Leader (London, UK)

Harpal Singh, Head of Product (AI/ML)

Harpal is an AI Product Management Consultant and Interim Executive working with organisations to build digital products using emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Computer Vision.

Harpal co-founded a Machine Learning eCommerce technology startup in 2012 and has held product leadership roles at intu plc, SThree plc, Selligent Marketing Cloud, Net-a-Porter and Yahoo! With roots in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer Science from University College London and University of Oxford, Harpal worked as hands-on UX Designer for large number of startups and agencies early in his career.

Harpal has built and managed excellent teams between 10 and 200 people, and managed product portfolios between £10M and £250M in annual revenue. Harpal is a multi-lingual speaking four languages. Harpal is based in UK, and has lived and worked in other countries including US, Belgium, Germany, India, and China. Read His Story →

Harpal is currently working with growth stage technology startups to build and scale AI products, and with large enterprises to lead digital transformation efforts across the entire organisation.

Expertise

Drawing upon my creativity, talent and 15+ years of industry experience in delivering hundreds of digital products, I can help you with:

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Product Management

  • Product strategy and vision

  • Product positioning and product-market fit

  • Managing entire product lifecycle

  • Roadmap creation, KPIs and go to market strategy

  • Backlog grooming with ruthless prioritisation

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User Experience

  • Bringing ideas to life

  • Personas and user journey mapping

  • Information architecture

  • Prototyping, visual design and testing

  • Running design sprints

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Building & Scaling Teams

  • Managing local & global teams

  • Hiring excellent people

  • Team skills review and gap analysis

  • Training and coaching (1-1 and group)

  • Running workshops

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Top 5 Career Achievements

  1. Built a product from ground-up and took it from zero to £25M in annual revenue with full ownership of product and design.

  2. Delivered 100+ web and mobile projects over the course of my career many of which became roaring success.

  3. Co-founded a technology startup, raised investment, built 14 member strong team and scaled it to 200K users.

  4. High performer in every full-time role taken at past companies as per performance reviews and recommendations (references available).

  5. Part of core team for two startups with decent exits (~1.5x to 4x) in less 4 years.


Top 5 Skills

  1. Product Management: Building products with a strong vision and agile delivery.

  2. User experience: Wealth of hands-on experience in UI, UX and Research.

  3. Execution: I’m all about action and making small and big ideas happen with superb quality.

  4. Talent: Finding and retaining talent, managing and mentoring teams; Hired 100+ people over my career with several A-players.

  5. Productivity and Efficiency: Getting the most out of myself and team without exhausting either.


Technical Experience

  1. Extensive experience in building and managing product, design and content teams with excellent track record.

  2. Technical knowledge, computer science background and early career as hands-on UX designer.

  3. Passionate about what I do and excited about advances in technology especially AI.

  4. Managed ecosystem of partners and vendors for large organisations.

  5. Built technology products in Retail, eCommerce, Marketing, Media and Publishing.


Personal Attributes

Working Style
My working style is value-driven and results-focused i.e. helping clients get most value in shortest time possible.

How my colleagues and clients describe working with me as a person?
Entrepreneurial, Positive, Hard-working, Enthusiastic, People-person, High Integrity, and High work standards.

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