Bridging physical and digital - IoT product management, with Geraldine Corrales, CPTO x CityTaps

Productwise

Nov 23 2022 • 41 mins

Geraldine Corrales is a Product Management professional with more than 15 years of experience in a wide range of industries from consumer to high-tech products. She has spent most of her career working for multinational companies in France, the US, the UK, and Mexico and speaks French, English and Spanish.

In 2019, she joined CityTaps, a French startup dedicated to bringing running water into every home by supporting water utilities in emerging countries. She was recruited to drive the Product Management activities but soon extended her responsibilities to lead the entire Product Development team composed of software developers, electronics engineers and telecommunications experts. She currently resides in Mexico and works for CityTaps remotely.

Today we are going to talk about:

  • Product management as a career path
  • Reinventing oneself through different industries, countries and products and
  • Overcoming the imposter syndrome

Episode highlights

[7.30] Product management as a hub of the wheel - the valuable experience you can bring from other industries

[11.30] Transferrable skills and Geraldine’s core learning

[17.50] Overcoming the imposter syndrome and owning your role

[28.45] Overcoming the biggest challenges in customer insight collection

[38.15] Geraldine’s advice to her younger self

Related Links

Connect with Geraldine

https://ucesco.org/donate/ (This is a charity that Geraldine supports in Kenya. She had the opportunity to volunteer with them and she is still supporting them through donations as well as organizational advice. )


PS I’ll be taking a leaf out of Geraldine’s book - expect a New Year themed email from me!