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A new episode of Today's Top Tech Leaders featuring Stephan Hotz, CPO at Wandelbots, and Marc Clemens, CEO & Founder at CodeControl, has arrived—an insightful discussion titled "Mastering Product Management: Innovate, Align, Lead."

Stephan shares Wandelbots' mission to democratize robotics, collaborating with system integrators to make automation accessible. He discusses his journey into product management, evolving from a background in business and product marketing for a printer company, showcasing his ability to connect technology and business.

Reflecting on the challenges of hardware product management, Stephan emphasizes strategic decision-making due to higher costs and limited experimentation in comparison to software development. He delves into Wandelbots' financial structure, highlighting the importance of external financing and investor relationships for sustained success.

Stephan provides leadership insights, emphasizing effective communication and prioritization within the team. Considering the P&L perspective, he navigates the delicate balance of meeting investor expectations while strategically aligning efforts for profitability and long-term growth.

About the speaker:

Stephan Hotz, currently working as the Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Wandelbots, started his career in business and has spent over a decade in product management. Over the past decade, he has immersed himself in the realm of product management, accumulating over 10 years of expertise in senior positions across different industries and geographies. As a Certified Scrum Master (CSM®) with a global mindset, Stephan excels in SaaS, software development, Agile methods, and innovative products.