Hewlett-Packard IT

I work for HP now.  And, I’m no longer in product management.  In fact, I’m in a whole new world…IT! 

In my career, I’ve sold to high-tech organizations, built software products intended to solve IT’s problems, and even been certified in ITIL v3 (IT best practices).  But, I’ve never worked in IT.  I’ve never felt the pain of an IT professional.

Well, now I can say that I’ve walked in IT’s shoes.  Sometimes, I want to give them back and run, barefoot, the other direction.  😉  But, I will persevere.  Partly because I need to have this experience on my resume.  Partly because the problems IT organizations have are pretty hefty and sometimes impossible. 

It’s a good thing that I like impossible.

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Author: Ynema Mangum

Ynema Mangum is an experienced, data-driven principal product manager of mission-critical composable infrastructure at HP Enterprise. Constantly curious, her passions draw her to emerging technologies. She joined HP 6 years ago as a solutions architect for private IT cloud computing. She then served as owner of the enterprise social collaboration domain at HP, responsible for its future direction. Prior to her current position, she was a senior product manager for the massive HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA. At SUN, she was a product line manager for cloud computing, responsible for the requirements for common subsystems of the Sun Cloud, as well as user personas, industry analysis, and competitive research. Her product experience also includes building web based database management systems at BMC Software targeted at Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, DB2 and DB2 UDB. Y provides an invaluable hybrid mix of strategist, architect, product manager and product marketer with an unbendable passion for the user experience. Her entrepreneurial experience allows her to understand business as a whole and drives her to make decisions and execute quickly. As an added bonus, she is certified in ITIL v3 best practices for IT and Pragmatic Product Management. Ynema is a change agent. She considers herself a determined influencer and a connector whose collaborative nature ensures success in introducing new concepts and services into the mainstream -- even in the most complex environments. She thrives on doing what seems to be impossible, and enjoys taking calculated risks in her personal life -- snowboarding, skiing, SCUBA diving or wake boarding when the season is right.

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