About.

Patrick Schad

Passionate about Product Management and Artificial Intelligence.

I’m a Product Manager working to define and establish successful software products used by customers all over the world. My expertise includes product management incl. all relevant aspects like product definition, strategy & development, customer and partner collaboration, etc. I enjoy generating new ideas, bring them to life to solve problems, to help our customers to run their business in a great way, and to make their life easier. My colleagues would describe me as a driven and reliable individual who has a holistic view and maintains a positive, proactive attitude. Furthermore, I like working in a team with great individuals.

I’m very interested in AI, autonomous systems and AR, while looking for possibilities that will allow me to develop and promote technologies and products that benefit companies as well as end consumers. Furthermore, I’m interested in the field of robotics, autonomous flying cars and connected home. My specific field of research interest is human centered artificial intelligence with a focus on augmenting human capabilities.

Work Experience.

Innovative and Problem Solving.

More than 20 years experience in professional software development and technology services as a Product Manager, Product Owner, and Entrepreneur. Managed over 200 successful go-lives, more than 150 different products and introduction of 4 new business models. Finalist of ‘SAP Hasso Plattner Founders Award’ – highest employee recognition within SAP.

01. Product Management.

Experience in defining/ developing & launching products and technologies. Driving product vision, roadmaps, go-to-market strategy and design discussions. Experience in working with cross-functional teams (engineering, UX/ UI, Sales, Customer Support, Finance, Marketing, Legal) and within a multi-stakeholder setup. Execution of Product Planning and Development. Translating business requirements into technical solutions. Close collaboration with customers and partners. Experience in Product Operations incl. monitoring, response to customer feedback, continuous improvement and business growth. Executed several demos and presentations on stage and on customer side incl. C-Level executives. Leading diverse und multi-cultural team. Track record in building products from scratch to a successful solution. Hands-on knowledge in several SAP products, GCP, AWS and MS Azure.

02. AI/ ML.

Hands-on experience in machine learning frameworks, build/ train/ measure & update machine learning models, NLP, Chatbots, and computer vision.

03. Business.

Experience in defining unit and product strategy as well as roadmaps. Creation of several business cases which lead to successful products. Worked as COO incl. budget and headcount relevant topics as well as program management activities.

E-Book.

Product Management –

User Centric Mindset along the Product Lifecycle.

Product Management - User Centric Mindset along the Product Lifecycle

e-book

$600
  • Learn how to get a user first mindset
  • Practical examples, tools, frameworks, methods, processes, how-to’s, and lessons learned for every career level
  • Already more than 100 downloads

e-book + key takeaways

$800
  • Best price!
  • Save money and buy the bundle
  • Includes the e-book and key takeaways
  • Already more than 800 downloads!

key takeaways

$200
  • 117 slides incl. graphs & images
  • Perfect supplement of the book, but is also helpful and provides great insights as a single download
  • Already more than 50 downloads

Course.

Product Management –

How to get a “user first” thinking.

This course is based on the content of the above mentioned e-book with more than 800 downloads.

Click here to learn more about it.

PM User First Course Image

Soft Skills.

Learned and Improving.

A list of Soft Skills I have acquired and improving on it.

  • Trustworthiness and integrity
  • High degree of empathy
  • Capacity for teamwork
  • Intercultural competence
  • Analytical thinking
  • Quality awareness
  • Capacity for enthusiasm
  • Sense of purpose
  • Ability to consume and apply knowledge in a fast manner

Projects.

Recent Private Projects.

Education.

MBA & BSc in Information Systems.

In addition, several dedicated certificates and courses in Artificial Intelligence Product Management and Strategy, Creating and Validating Machine Learning Models, Product Management in General, Business Strategy, Business Economics, etc.

01. MBA (distance learning/ weekend).

Thesis about ‘personal service robot – an autonomous system in a smart home’
Thesis degree: 1,0 (GPA 4.0)
Final MBA degree: 1,2 (GPA 3.7)

02. Bachelor of Science in Information Systems.

Focus on Computer Science and Business.

03. Certificates and Courses.
  • Product Management: Transforming Opportunities into Great Products, Stanford Center for Professional Development
  • AI Product Manager, Udacity
  • Data Product Manager, Udacity
  • Deeplearning.AI TensorFlow Developer Professional Certificate
  • Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform
  • AWS Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning for Business Professionals
  • Customer Experiences with Contact Center AI, Google Cloud

Interests.

Prototyping, Research, Sports.

Interested in prototyping of AI/ ML/ AR applications, research and sports.

01. Prototyping.

I have created a few Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning prototypes/ applications via TensorFlow, PyTorch, AWS Sagemaker, while using Jupyter, Matlab, etc. In addition, I draw new physical products and print those with my 3D printer.

02. Research.

Examining the effects of information technology, and more specifically artificial intelligence, on product & market development, business strategy, and productivity. Further interest in autonomous system in general and how humans can be relieved from repetitive and mundane tasks, as well as be supported in certain tasks.

03. Sports.

I like to hike, bike, ski and play soccer and I’m interested in almost any kind of sports.

Contact.

Let’s connect.

Please get in contact with me via the below mentioned channels. Looking forward!