We are going through unprecedented times. Coronavirus has each one of us in the grip. At best we are quarantined at home, at worst we are fighting for our life, or for saving someone else's life. We are dependent on technology more than ever: to be able to work so as to sustain the global … Continue reading Responsible AI to Guide Us in a World After COVID19
Six years ago I accepted a job offer. I knew I was letting myself to a tough relationship that my gut feeling did not approve of, but I chose not to listen to it. I did not listen because it sounded rationally so good and then I had my ego interfere. I had applied to … Continue reading Hindsight
Thank You ThoughtWorks
I owe you this ThoughtWorks: Thank You. Thank you for bringing me back to who I once was. Someone who believed in herself and in what she did, who is passionate, joyful and full of energy. I came to ThoughtWorks (TW) because of a good friend's recommendation. He said "Pinar I know you are going … Continue reading Thank You ThoughtWorks
User Story Mapping
I read a wonderful book, User Story Mapping by Jeff Patton. If you are a Product Manager in an Agile environment and are to read only one book, then make it this one. It is not only eye-opening, insightful and full of content, it is also funny. I laughed and learned a lot. What is … Continue reading User Story Mapping
My/Your Next Job
I now have been in an intensive process of looking for a job, applying, interviewing etc. Much reflection and experience have accumulated, which I want to share. I hope it helps you if you are going through the same process. Here is what I learned for myself: Knowing who you are: It is as simple … Continue reading My/Your Next Job
Would You Do a PhD?
It has been 5 years since I completed my PhD. After a very long time, this morning I returned to my thesis to read the Acknowledgements section I wrote back then to feel and understand why I chose to do a PhD. At this very moment, I can only say I am a happy and lucky … Continue reading Would You Do a PhD?
Reflections from Eyeforpharma
I survived my fist marketing conference. I am a researcher, and I am passionate about it. So to this date I have attended to a few conferences. Academic ones. I was recommended at work to attend to this conference, a non-academic one, and so did I.It was an experience for me. In all aspects. And … Continue reading Reflections from Eyeforpharma
On Big Data and Human Interactions
Just now I read a very interesting and insightful article about Big Data and what insights it provides to human behavior and the social interactions. MIT professor Sandy Petland is a (Big) Data scientist, a social observer and also a regular invited speaker at the Davos World Economy Forum. Some sentences that stuck to my mind: "I believe that the … Continue reading On Big Data and Human Interactions