This pandemic changed our lives in many different ways, how we learn, work, travel, socialize. Working from home, we adopted more creative and innovative ways of working and getting the work done. In this session, you would learn about
- How WFH has impacted product management goals, concerns and plans.
- How to overcome the challenges while making the process more efficient.
- How to get the team aligned through effective communication.
- How did it affect the whole product life cycle and new product innovation.
Let's hear it from the experts Shalini Sankarshana and Malthi SS.
Shalini Sankarshana, Head of International & Asset Management at Broadbridge Financial Solutions, India. She is a Global Product and Technology leader with over 2 +decades of industry experience in Fintech and SaaS. She was consistently involved in building large, high performing and multi cultural teams for the present global setting. She is the Product Council Member at NASSCOM, a public speaker at IIBA, a mentor to so many young minds and a role model to a lot of men and women in the industry.
Malthi SS is the Director of Product Management in PayPal, Bangalore. She is also a Startup Mentor in Deep Tech Club for NASSCOM. Apart from this, she is also an active blogger, Coach and Women in Tech Evangelist. She is definitely a go to person for any Product topics from Growth, MarketFit, ProductManagement to name a few.
Welcome to the Electric Vehicles BATTERY TECH USA 2021 Exhibition and Conference where electric vehicle battery technology innovators will meet with leading automotive manufacturers to explore new battery technologies and battery management systems for use in next generation electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles.
The world's fleet of electric vehicles grew to over 5 million units last year. Within a decade, there will be enough electric cars on the road for every person in California, as global electric vehicle ownership is estimated to reach 40 million units by 2025. China posted the largest electric vehicle growth rates followed by the United States, with electric vehicle sales more than doubling from the previous year.
Spurred by policies that encourage drivers to purchase clean-running cars, the uptake of electric vehicles is still largely driven by the policy environment, as the top 10 leading countries in electric vehicle markets all have a range of policies to promote electric cars with the US, Europe and China being the biggest takers. For China, credits and subsidies will help EVs grow to account for more than a quarter of the car market by 2030. Meanwhile, tightening emissions standards and higher fuel taxes in Europe boost electric vehicles.
The development of battery technologies and battery management systems relies on the latest in research and design, manufacturing processes, and technical know-how to develop robust and reliable electric components to support the next generation of electric vehicles. While overall battery costs are falling, government policy remains critical to making EV & HEVs attractive to drivers, encouraging investment and helping carmakers achieve economies of scale.
This year's BATTERY TECH USA 2021 is set to become the world's leading exhibition and conference exclusively for battery technology innovators and manufacturers, to meet and collaborate with a large array of automotive manufacturers, and to examine new methods and technical know-how to address the specific challenges associated with extending battery life for next generation electric vehicles.
Key topics on this year's agenda include:
- Electric vehicles economic outlook and industry forecasts
- Exploring new battery technologies and battery management systems
- Latest research in extending battery range for electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles
- New manufacturing processes and technical know-how to achieve economies of scale
- Upcoming regulations and safety standards for the electric vehicle market
- Manufacturer case studies on electric vehicles design and development
This exhibition and conference will provide a forum for all stakeholders across the electric vehicles battery supply chain; from suppliers and service providers to equipment manufacturers for the automotive industry, to network and build cross-market relationships and to discuss the real challenges and opportunities in extending drive range and battery life to meet the needs of electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles.
Immersive gaming experiences took a hit during the pandemic as venues shut down, but expect them to come roaring back as people seek greater connections and the industry grows.
That's what a bullish panel of leaders in the field said this week in an intimate gathering hosted by dot.LA at the immersive Two Bit Circus in downtown L.A. this week.
"We got sick and tired of doing the Zoom call," said Jane Chung Hoffacker, co-founder and CEO of Incredible Dream Studios, a studio focused on translating tabletop games for online gamers. "So much about being in person now is so valuable."
She said while locked down at home, people gained connections with their neighbors and it deepened their appreciation for moments. Now that pandemic's peak appears to be behind us, where is immersive gaming headed?
"Being in person right now is so valuable," she said. The sentiment translates to people playing board games or stepping into escape rooms as opposed to sitting in front of a screen alone playing video games, which exploded during the pandemic.
COVID paused business for some in Southern California's burgeoning immersive community, said panelist Tommy Honton, designer of the escape room Stash House and co-creator of The Museum of Selfies. But there was a silver lining.
"Designers and companies that never would have gotten any attention have gotten a chance to shine," he said. Immersive creators went online and shared a hybrid virtual version of their games, attracting investors who might not otherwise have been exposed to them.
And Southern California, where a deep talent pool of engineers and storytellers has fueled the industry, is especially well poised to flourish as the pandemic recedes.
"There's a deep well of great storytellers and... great creators here," said Brent Bushnell, panelist and co-founder of the experimental entertainment company Two Bit Circus. He's looking toward that well as he starts to create experiences for the Olympics and the Super Bowl.
Watch the recap below: