An Analyst Lead at Forum Research recognized the importance of data-driven products, and took BrainStation's Data Science course to improve his understanding of data insights. Read on to find out more.
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Simon is a SFU Sciences graduate with a lifelong love of technology and computers. After graduating from SFU Sciences in 2008, Simon decided to pursue his interest in technology by launching a web marketing agency and landing his first few clients. Since then, Simon has leveraged his expertise of the web to help countless entrepreneurs start, grow, and accelerate their business using digital tools and platforms.
What course are you enrolled in for this cohort and what made you decide to take it?
I am enrolled in the Product Management Course at the Brainstation Vancouver campus. As a creative person, I always have lots of ideas but sometimes they don’t get very far. I feel that the skills available via this course will be invaluable in helping me develop my ideas further and giving them a better chance of success in the marketplace.
How did you hear about the program?
I heard about Brainstation through some friends, and found this program by visiting the website. I then came to an information session at the Brainstation Vancouver campus, and I was sold based on the quality of the educators that were presenting at the information session.
What are you most excited to learn?
I am excited about learning the processes and techniques that allow you to develop an idea into something that is real and useable (aka a product). I feel like I will be able to leverage these skills well into the future.
If you had to pick a favourite tech company doing awesome things – who would it be and why?
Good question, there’s lots of amazing tech companies to choose from but I would say Picatic is great because they are growing and innovating in a space that first appears to be very competitive.
Favourite spot to spend an afternoon in the city?
David Lam park is a beautiful place to hangout on a sunny day. I also like heading to Granville Island Market sometimes if I’m looking for food.
How do you plan on applying your newfound skills, personally and/or professionally?
Right now I don’t have an exact plan, but I am looking forward to working hard and learning as much as I can. I know it’s a skill that is in high demand right now, so I know something good will come out of it.