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

  • Achieved the launch of four open APIs for Barclaycard Commercial Payments division in line with Open Banking, facilitating customer bank account information sharing and payments initiation functionalities

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

    Identified potential partners to develop Open Banking products for offering improved payment experiences to customers

  • • 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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