Allen is a data-driven Product Manager with a strong analytical background. Currently, he’s a Product Manager at Booking.com, identifying customers’ behaviors and needs through research and analysis, empowering and collaborating with his team to unlock their full potential, and analyzing, understanding and sharing learnings from experimentation to build a strong knowledge base of the product. Allen began his career at Cognizant Technology Solutions as a Programmer Analyst, where he initiated and sought buy-in from peers and senior leaders to lead a project team to fully automate an application that had been manually operated for the last 9 years. The multi-disciplinary team effort achieved savings of around $1600 per test execution and the project was delivered within budget and time. After 2 years, he went on to work in Product Management at ZappoTV, working in an agile development environment with frequently changing requirements and features, learned the functional specifications of the mobile application, worked closely with developers to improve the quality of existing products, and actively participated in every phase of the entire product life cycle starting from requirement gathering product planning till final testing and releasing of the new app to the app store. Allen’s educational background includes a Master in Business Administration and Management from Rotterdam School of Management, a Java SE Programmer certification from Oracle, and a Professional Scrum Master certification from Scrum.org.
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