Kara Ntumy

A multi-talented Digital Product Manager passionate about the intersection of technology, business, and design.

Hi, I’m Kara!

I’m a multi-talented digital product manager who has demonstrated exceptional product management for leading financial and media companies. With eight years of experience in digital product I have built an excellent track record in owning a range of web and mobile applications, placing a focus on delivering optimal value and a great experience to the customer while successfully meeting business goals. I am a true “ideas” person, with an entrepreneurial mindset, and the primary aim of becoming a product visionary.

Current city: London, UK
Current role: Asst. Vice President, Digital Product Manager
Current company: Barclays International
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Years Experience in Leading Media & Financial Firms
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Years Experience in Digital Product
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Years Experience in Product Management

Expertise

AGILE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT (SCRUM)
STRATEGY & ROADMAP CREATION
REQUIREMENTS GATHERING
UX DESIGN & INTERACTIVE PROTOTYPING
CODING (HTML & JAVASCRIPT)
EXPERIMENTATION (A/B TESTING)
DATA EXTRACTION & ANALYSIS

Experience

  • • Delivered the first four open API products for Barclaycard Commercial Payments division to meet Open Banking/PSD2 regulation, facilitating the sharing of customer account information and the initiation of payments

    • Worked with key stakeholders to formulate the go-to-market strategy, business bank integration strategy, and product roadmap for payments API offering

    • Collaborated with product and delivery teams to enhance UX for e-Commerce transactions to improve fraud controls. Reduced fraud activity by 40%/month

  • • Achieved four launches of key tablet apps: The Times & Sunday Times (Ireland edition) iOS & Android apps, and The Times ePaper iOS & Android apps

    • Led development teams around integration of third party commenting platform on The Times website, worked with UX design team to improve commenting UI and UX

    • Created analytics dashboards to drive delivery of features and enhancements. Increased MAU by 17% on iOS, 70% on Android

  • • Achieved three re-launches of key commercial websites: Harpercollins.co.uk, Collins.co.uk, and Tolkien.co.uk

    • Led offshore development team, conducted usability testing sessions

     

    • Created analytics dashboards to provide product managers with data-driven insights. Drove site load times up by ~50%

Entrepreneurial Experience

  • • Achieved one mobile app launch: Gymigo app

    • Designed all UI for iOS app

    • Hired and led development team, resulting in successful launch of the MVP on the Apple App Store

Education

MSc IT CONSULTING
London Metropolitan University (January 2010 – October 2011)
BSc INFORMATION SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY

United States International University (January 2007 – August 2009)

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) DIPLOMA

SOS Hermann Gmeiner International College (September 2004 – June 2006)

Certifications

PRODUCT MASTERY

The essential product mastery skillset, from strategy development and execution to creating roadmaps, finding product/market fit, and usability testing

CERTIFIED SCRUM PRODUCT OWNER

The role of a product owner within the Scrum Agile framework, product vision, and roadmap creation

ELEVATE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
Product management skills, with a focus on compiling and communicating business cases

01 | DISCOVER.

  • Competitor Analysis & Market Analysis
  • Feature Definition
  • Requirements Gathering

04 | LAUNCH.

  • Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Post Launch Review
  • Post Launch Maintenance & Support

02 | DESIGN.

  • Sketching
  • UX Design: Adobe CC Suite (Ps, Ai)
  • Interactive Prototyping: Invision, MarvelApp

05 | MEASURE.

  • A/B Multivariate Testing
  • Usability Testing
  • Data Extraction

03 | BUILD.

  • HTML & CSS
  • Javascript
  • SQL

06 | ANALYSE.

  • Usage Analytics: Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics
  • Insight Driving
  • Strategic Product Thinking

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