In this interview, Hari shares his journey of how he went from being a chemist to a successful manager in IT. He talks about the challenges he faces as a Product Head, from juggling the needs and priorities of multiple stakeholders to making tough decisions about product development.
Q: Can you tell us a bit about yourself, Hari?
A: Hey, I'm Hari - I'm a Product Head in the gaming industry, and what sets me apart is that I transitioned from chemistry to computer science.
Q: Do you have any hidden talents?
A: (laughs) Yeah, I'm pretty good at cooking! Although my wife isn't a fan of my culinary experiments, everyone else who's tried my food loves it. For example, mushroom biryani.
Q: What was your first job?
A: My first job was as a chemist in the poultry industry. Although it was a great learning experience, I soon realized that my true passion lies in computer science. Even though I had no experience in the field, I took a chance and tried to make it work. It wasn't always easy, but my chemistry background gave me a different perspective on problem-solving and analytical thinking that came in handy in my new role.
Q: What are some challenges you face at work?
A: As a Product Head, I have to balance the needs and priorities of multiple stakeholders. This means making tough choices, like picking some features over others or deciding when to pivot or stop development on a product. On top of that, I also have to manage cross-functional teams and stay up-to-date with market trends.
Q: What makes OptiKPI stand out from other marketing automation platforms?
A: OptiKPI is unique because it's tailor-made to help iGaming operators automate their player journeys and improve their marketing performance. It's efficient, customizable, data-driven, and affordable - an all-in-one solution for marketers looking to streamline their workflows and get better ROI on their campaigns.
Q: What's your life motto?
A: My motto is to save money and provide free food service to people who can't afford to eat even one meal a day.
Hari's story is inspiring - he's a prime example of someone who's adaptable and resilient. His background in chemistry has given him a different way of looking at problems that's proved invaluable in his current role at OptiKPI. Between his passion for cooking and his desire to make a positive impact in the world, Hari is an asset to his team and a great example of what it means to be a well-rounded professional.