Read on to discover his professional experience, lessons learned and challenges met along the way.
Steliana: You have a professional background that spans from product manager to startup founder to venture partner. Share with us a bit more about what professional experiences you value the most and what is current role(s) looking like?
Greg: I introduced my first product to the market in 2003 when I was 20. It was the first private label digital camera on the Polish market. It was an amazing adventure to find the supplier, design the packaging, introduce the product to the sales channel and personally run PR and marketing activities for this product. We reached 3% market share in the first year against such brands as Canon or Minolta.
Steliana: With what challenges you help the product teams when stuck?
Steliana: Share with us a little more about the experience that inspired your talk at Product Leaders (un)Conference.
Greg: I have been actively involved in two worlds: the corporate and the startup world. I realized how many opportunities can be found in-between… but also how much hype is generated around the topic of corporate / startup collaboration. I intend to show my view on what these worlds can expect from one another.
Steliana: What would be the “top ingredients” that tech product practitioners can use to foster innovation in their teams & companies?
Greg: Be truly committed to innovation. Be good listeners. Encourage people to try and accept failure (when followed by learning). Promote internally best practices from their teams. Walk the talk and be prepared to take the risk.
Steliana: Is there any advice you would like to share with the audience from Product Leaders?
Greg: If you want to make a difference – don’t wait for others to lead you.