Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

R&D/Product Manager: Consumer Electronics, Mobile & Connected Devices, and IoT Industries

ID: 739894 Serbia

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Expert is a results-driven R&D Manager and Product Manager with over 15 years of expertise in the IoT and mobile device industry, encompassing both multinational corporations and startup environments. Specializing in new product development, manufacturing, and strategic planning for a diverse range of IoT solutions and mobile devices.

- New Product Development: From concept to launch, utilizing both traditional and Agile methodologies
- Supplier Management / Procurement: Managing relationships with ODMs/OEMs, H/W / SW component suppliers, program partners, certification, and standardization bodies.
- Identifying New Product Niches/Opportunities: Contributing to the successful launch of innovative products by detailed technical analysis of innovative technologies / competition.

- New Product Development
- Manufacturing
- Technological Research
- Supplier Management / Procurement Product Management / Product Line Management
- Product Strategy / Roadmapping
- Market Research / User Research
- Project Management
- New Partner Development (HW / SW & Services)
- Quality Management Compliance / Certification Management


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2005 Degree: BS Subject: Computer Science Institution: CSPU

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Head of R&D Department: R&D / manufacturing
- Consumer, Industrial, Automotive, IoT, Personal Computing Devices.
- Supervising new product development & manufacturing aspects in a product design house, leading technical research, managing ODM/OEM partners, and overseeing product certification.
- Over 30 successfully launched projects with a total shipment volume of 5+ million pieces.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Head of R&D, Vendor Relations Department: R&D
San-Francisco-based design, engineering, and manufacturing company developing air quality and environmental monitoring products with vast expertise in environmental sensor technologies, hardware engineering, calibration, and compensation algorithms. The company is the developer of a series of wearable air quality trackers, and supplies portable air quality monitors and air quality monitoring systems for residential and commercial buildings. The mission of the company is to help people understand the quality of the air they breathe and keep themselves safe from air pollution.

Company launched a portable air quality tracker in 2016 and became the world's first portable consumer-level air quality monitor with no calibration needed. Since then four generations of the product have been introduced to the market. The device received an award in the “Tech for a Better World” category at CES. The most advanced wearable model was launched in Q3 2019. In Q3 2021, the company has launched a new indoor environmental monitor for residential and commercial buildings, which received the Reddot Design Award.

Expert supervised new product development of the lineup of air quality monitoring devices (4 product generations, both B2B and B2C), leading technical research, managing ODM/OEM partner and key suppliers, overseeing product manufacturing and compliance / certification. He's successfully launched 5 models of Air quality monitoring devices, both wearable/portable and indoor.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2016 Employer: Sang Fei Consumer Communication Co. (Philips Mobile) Title: Technical Product Marketing Manager / Product Line Manager Department: Product Marketing
Managed the Philips Mobile product line for EE/CIS markets, leading to the launch of 30+ new device models with a sellout volume of 8+ million pcs.
Led the transition from a featurephone brand to a smartphone brand, achieving brand market share growth in a smartphones category from 0% to 5%.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2008 Employer: LG Electronics Title: Country Adaptation lead / Product Specialist Department: LGERP
Led the localization, interop testing and QA for LG GSM/UMTS products, launching 25+ new handset models in Baltics/CIS markets.
Participated in 3GPP workgroup, dedicated to UMTS terminals interop testing and led the test of one of the first UMTS terminals in EE / Baltic countries

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: to Present Agency: Role: Description:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2010 to 2017 Country / Region: China Summary: Long term business trip to China to manage / control manufacturing activities under Philips mobile brand (Shenzhen)
Years: 2017 to 2017 Country / Region: Chile Summary: Local partner development, participating in startup meetups / events
Years: 2023 to Present Country / Region: Serbia Summary: Developing local office, focused on EU/US projects

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
UMTS Mobile Terminals 3GPP, LG University, Bangalore, India (May 2006 – Jun 2006)
IT Project Management, Bogdanov & Associates (Mar 2010 – Jun 2010)
PMP certification, PMI, Jan 2011
IoT Training Program (IoT in agriculture), Frugal Labs (Jul 2016 – Sep 2016)
Foundations in Design Thinking Certificate, IDEO, 2020
Publications and Patents Summary
Articles: multiple articles on NPD (new product development) frameworks and electronics manufacturing;
Presentations / reports: IoT, manufacturing, consumer electronics-related reports on different industry events/forums
Patents: 1 international patent and several utility model local patents

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Driving vendor selection for NPD projects, starting from manufacturing partners, ending with key component suppliers. Deep understanding of key components suppliers in different verticals of consumer / industrial electonics. Deep understanding of South-East Asia manufacturing partners landscape & peculiarities thereof

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
Spanish Beginner
Chinese Beginner
Russian Native
Ukrainian Advanced

Fields of Expertise

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