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Vivek Bedi

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70 - Obsess on Leveling Yourself Up with Vivek Bedi

Thought Leaders To Watch

In this episode, your host, Starlett Henderson talks to Vivek Bedi about digital, stories, soft skills, and more. Check out Vivek's website here: https://www.vivekbedi.com/

16mins

1 Jul 2021

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Vivek Bedi- Leaders Need to Become Customer Obsessed

Price of Business Show

04-28-2021 Vivek Bedi

7mins

29 Apr 2021

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Before you Build Great Products, Build You: The Product! A conversation with Vivek Bedi

Masters of Product Management

20mins

18 May 2020

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Master Communicator Podcast with Special Guest Vivek Bedi

Master Communicator Podcast

Master Communicator Podcast Episode #10 with Vivek Bedi  Vivek is an engineer by trade and currently spends his time getting all "jazzed" about digital product management and digital disruption.  He has lead teams for giants like Goldman Sachs and Northwestern Mutual as well as start-up cultures such as LearnVest.    To learn more about Vivek and see what he's up to visit him at vivekbendi.com

9mins

6 Apr 2020

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EPISODE 10: Why you need Product EQ with Vivek Bedi, Head of Digital Products at Northwestern Mutual

The Growth Suite Leadership Podcast

EQ is easy to overlook in tech, but for a PM, it can be the difference between a standout product and, well, a mediocre one. Take it from, Vivek Bedi, Head of Consumer Experience, Digital Products, at Northwestern Mutual. In this episode, Vivek chats with Jonathan about how cultivating the softer side of your skills, navigating work with empathy, and showing, not just telling, your ideas can help you build the relationships and trust needed to build great products. As a product manager, you have to balance a number of opinions from stakeholders across the organization while finding a way to move the project forward. Having buy-in is important, but how do you ensure that all of the people associated with a project are invested in it? By building relationships and trust. Vivek Bedi, Head of Consumer Experience, Digital Products, at Northwestern Mutual, chats with Jonathan about his journey cultivating the softer side of his skills—empathy, active listening, and storytelling—and why EQ is a must-have for product managers. In this episode, Vivek also talks about the value of embracing vulnerability as a leader and why showing, not telling, is the best way to get more established companies onboard with innovative product decisions.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rockettalent/message

34mins

4 Jun 2019

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Ep. 139 - Northwestern Mutual’s Vivek Bedi on Digital Transformation in the Financial Industry

Inside Outside

Vivek Bedi has worked in both corporate and startup innovation. His experiences range from positions at Goldman Sachs, to running his own company. Now at Northwestern Mutual, Vivek is the Head of Consumer Experience, Digital Products, working in both New York and Milwaukee. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder, talks with Vivek about Northwestern Mutual's digital transformation.Vivek's team is responsible for everything digital that touches Northwestern Mutual’s 4.3 million clients. Three years ago, 150,000 of Northwestern Mutual's customers used their digital products. Today, over 1.8 million customers are engaged in the digital experience.Culture ChangeNorthwestern Mutual is changing the culture around digital development, innovation, and collaboration.New York had a startup culture, but Milwaukee had subject matter expertise. Both matter. How do they work together?Pizza Pie teams - Developed small teams across two cities, tasked with one charter and putting something out every two weeks. Teams are virtual and cross-functional (product, design engineers and business) that have standup meetings every day. Three years ago there were 89 digital releases. Last year, there were 4,005. Culture has also become research and iterative, through research communities with both advisors and customers.Challenges Vivek has had to overcome a variety of challenges, including:Getting people to believe the new model will work. The right approach is not reading a book about Agile or Lean.Highlighting the Pizza Pie team process as a model for other projects. Now Northwestern Mutual has 30+ teams. Pizza Pie teams have both a product lead and engineering lead. When building talent, Vivek looks for people who can bring people together, gel with groups, and understand different perspectivesNow Northwestern Mutual is trying to understand if the model can work with big systems and legacy components. Access to customers is a big theme in Vivek’s work. 60% of his time is spent with advisors, learning the nuances of the business, tools, and concepts. On the client side, he must design for all types of customers, including those who type, swipe, and print.For More InformationConnect with Vivek on Twitter @Vivbedior http://www.vivekbedi.comIf you enjoyed this podcast, you might also enjoy: If you enjoyed this podcast, you might also enjoy: Ep. 127 – Vanguard & CEC’s John Buhl on Lean Startup at Scale; Ep. 123 – Gatorade’s Xavi Cortadellas on Breakthrough Innovation ; and Ep. 42 – John Bungert with MetLifeFind this episode of Inside Outside Innovation at insideoutside.io. You can also listen on Acast, iTunes, Sticher, Spotify, and Google PlayFREE INNOVATION... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

17mins

19 Mar 2019

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Ep. 139 - Northwestern Mutual’s Vivek Bedi on Digital Transformation in the Financial Industry

Inside Outside

Vivek Bedi has worked in both corporate and startup innovation. His experiences range from positions at Goldman Sachs, to running his own company. Now at Northwestern Mutual, Vivek is the Head of Consumer Experience, Digital Products, working in both New York and Milwaukee. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder, talks with Vivek about Northwestern Mutual's digital transformation. Vivek's team is responsible for everything digital that touches Northwestern Mutual’s 4.3 million clients. Three years ago, 150,000 of Northwestern Mutual's customers used their digital products. Today, over 1.8 million customers are engaged in the digital experience. Culture Change Northwestern Mutual is changing the culture around digital development, innovation, and collaboration. - New York had a startup culture, but Milwaukee had subject matter expertise. Both matter. How do they work together? - Pizza Pie teams - Developed small teams across two cities, tasked with one charter and putting something out every two weeks. Teams are virtual and cross-functional (product, design engineers and business) that have standup meetings every day.  - Three years ago there were 89 digital releases. Last year, there were 4,005.  - Culture has also become research and iterative, through research communities with both advisors and customers. Challenges  Vivek has had to overcome a variety of challenges, including: - Getting people to believe the new model will work. The right approach is not reading a book about Agile or Lean. - Highlighting the Pizza Pie team process as a model for other projects. Now Northwestern Mutual has 30+ teams.  - Pizza Pie teams have both a product lead and engineering lead.  - When building talent, Vivek looks for people who can bring people together, gel with groups, and understand different perspectives - Now Northwestern Mutual is trying to understand if the model can work with big systems and legacy components.  - Access to customers is a big theme in Vivek’s work. 60% of his time is spent with advisors, learning the nuances of the business, tools, and concepts. On the client side, he must design for all types of customers, including those who type, swipe, and print. For More Information Connect with Vivek on Twitter @Vivbedior http://www.vivekbedi.com If you enjoyed this podcast, you might also enjoy: If you enjoyed this podcast, you might also enjoy: Ep. 127 – Vanguard & CEC’s John Buhl on Lean Startup at Scale; Ep. 123 – Gatorade’s Xavi Cortadellas on Breakthrough Innovation ; and Ep. 42 – John Bungert with MetLife Find this episode of Inside Outside Innovation at insideoutside.io. You can also listen on Acast, iTunes, Sticher, Spotify, and Google Play FREE INNOVATION NEWSLETTER Get the latest episodes of the Inside Outside Innovation podcast, in addition to thought leadership in the form of blogs, innovation resources, videos, and invitations to exclusive events. SUBSCRIBE HERE For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

17mins

19 Mar 2019

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Ep. 139 - Northwestern Mutual’s Vivek Bedi on Digital Transformation in the Financial Industry

Inside Outside Innovation

Vivek Bedi has worked in both corporate and startup innovation. His experiences range from positions at Goldman Sachs, to running his own company. Now at Northwestern Mutual, Vivek is the Head of Consumer Experience, Digital Products, working in both New York and Milwaukee. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder, talks with Vivek about Northwestern Mutual's digital transformation.Vivek's team is responsible for everything digital that touches Northwestern Mutual’s 4.3 million clients. Three years ago, 150,000 of Northwestern Mutual's customers used their digital products. Today, over 1.8 million customers are engaged in the digital experience.Culture ChangeNorthwestern Mutual is changing the culture around digital development, innovation, and collaboration. - New York had a startup culture, but Milwaukee had subject matter expertise. Both matter. How do they work together? - Pizza Pie teams - Developed small teams across two cities, tasked with one charter and putting something out every two weeks. Teams are virtual and cross-functional (product, design engineers and business) that have standup meetings every day.  - Three years ago there were 89 digital releases. Last year, there were 4,005.  - Culture has also become research and iterative, through research communities with both advisors and customers.Challenges Vivek has had to overcome a variety of challenges, including: - Getting people to believe the new model will work. The right approach is not reading a book about Agile or Lean. - Highlighting the Pizza Pie team process as a model for other projects. Now Northwestern Mutual has 30+ teams.  - Pizza Pie teams have both a product lead and engineering lead.  - When building talent, Vivek looks for people who can bring people together, gel with groups, and understand different perspectives - Now Northwestern Mutual is trying to understand if the model can work with big systems and legacy components.  - Access to customers is a big theme in Vivek’s work. 60% of his time is spent with advisors, learning the nuances of the business, tools, and concepts. On the client side, he must design for all types of customers, including those who type, swipe, and print.For More InformationConnect with Vivek on Twitter @Vivbedior http://www.vivekbedi.comIf you enjoyed this podcast, you might also enjoy: If you enjoyed this podcast, you might also enjoy: Ep. 127 – Vanguard & CEC’s John Buhl on Lean Startup at Scale; Ep. 123 – Gatorade’s Xavi Cortadellas on Breakthrough Innovation ; and Ep. 42 – John Bungert with MetLifeFind this episode of Inside Outside Innovation at insideoutside.io. You can also listen on Acast, iTunes, Sticher, Spotify, and Google PlayFREE INNOVATION NEWSLETTERGet the latest episodes of the Inside Outside Innovation podcast, in addition to thought leadership in the form of blogs, innovation resources, videos, and invitations to exclusive events. SUBSCRIBE HERE For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

17mins

19 Mar 2019