Session: From Product Development to Engineering: lessons I learned in the transition to energy storage solutions design.
During my time as a Product Developer in the renewable energy sector, I trained myself to keep an eye on customer’s needs, market developments, technology breakthroughs and other external factors considered for developing technologies and creating products customers loved.
In a side-move in my career path, transitioning away from the Tech Development world towards Engineering and Construction of Energy Storage power plants, I was challenged to break with typical iterative and long development cycles, and focus instead on how to solve every day any new challenge brought on the field while increasing quality and reducing delivery times.
In order to align with a new work dynamic, I had to dig in my drawer of creative problem solving tools, to standardize areas of our solutions while keeping a door open for customization.
In this session, I will talk about lessons-learned during this journey.
- How to prepare an action plan
- It is about the journey. Prepare and enjoy. Do not expect the world to rapidly change
- Creative problem solving tools
Maria Gabriela Gomez Padron brings expertise in Product Design, Development and Management, having led global, multicultural and remote teams with an overall experience of 15+ years in the (Renewable) Energy Generation industry.
The focus of her career has been at the interface of management and technology development. She is fully committed to technology development for transformation in our society.
Originally from Latin America, and based in Germany since almost 15 years, Maria enjoys mentoring audiences of young engineers, especially young women pursuing careers in STEM.
Maria Gabriela holds a Master in Electronic Engineering, a MSc. in Renewable Energy technology and specialized certificates in Business and Management.