What is GDPR?
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires businesses to protect personal data of European Union (EU) countries’ citizens. Organizations that collect and/or process data from the EU region must comply with the regulation by May 25, 2018.
What data are we talking about?
GDPR is here to protect the privacy of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as:
- Name and address of a user
- Web information like location, IP address, cookie data
- Political opinions
- Device IDs like IDFA, AAID
Who is affected?
All organizations that store or process personal information about EU citizens (no matter where on the globe they are), even if they do not have a business presence within the EU must comply with GDPR. Continue reading
Having spent 14+yrs working exclusively with start-ups and being a part of product development life cycles for over 30 startup products, I have observed reluctance from founders to outsource the core engineering part of their product. When I tried to dig out the reasons behind their reluctance most feedbacks pointed towards communication overhead, pace of the development and deviation from the expected outcome. But when I analysed further, I realised that those were only the consequences of the communication gap which in turn is a primary concern. Continue reading
Having spent a considerable time on the other side of the table, and being evaluated for the role of OPD Partner by 50+ startup founders, I have learned some of the clever ways to hire the best suited Outsourced Product Development Team for a startup.
This blog of mine is an outcome of all the experience I have gained from my decades of working with some of the best minds in the industry. So, here are the Best Ways to Select an OPD Partner: Continue reading
My recent trip to the states culminated on a high note. The start-up space is abuzz with activity and a slew of brilliant concepts are raring to break new ground in their domains. What’s more exciting, is that a lot of non-technical entrepreneurs are taking the plunge into the tech start-up waters. Continue reading
On a recent trip to Europe, a prospect meeting reinforced a notion that I held to be important anyway! While most founders are quite confident in their product development capabilities, when it comes to scaling many of them are fundamentally unclear over how to go about it.
I have come across many entrepreneurs who believe that scale is something they need to factor in, at the very beginning. Be it their MVP or a major milestone release, I see most of them scurrying over the product scaling quandary from day 1. Unfortunately, this leads most of them to fail. Continue reading