• Summary

    Agile Product Management and Development in Consumer Electronics and Software: Smartphones, VR/AR, Displays


    Creating new product experiences that changes people's lives, using technology only where it makes sense.

  • Work

  • Samsung Electronics

    Manager, Product Innovation (Regional: SE Asia, Oceania, Taiwan)​


    Our team conceptualizes breakthrough and evolutionary products that mold Samsung’s future. I focus on mobile and TV product categories.​

    • Agile Product & Project Management – Head various Gear VR, mobile, Gear 360 Camera, Gear Watch, Level On Headphones, TV and Smart Home product definition and development projects
    • User Experience Design, Software Development & Hardware/Circuit Design – Launched mobile ecosystem (e.g. Gear VR) by injecting product principles into retail, drove entire project including conceptualisation, development (Android, Oculus & Tizen) and manufacturing
    • Game Design and Development – Created Android game for Galaxy Note and S series by leveraging on S Pen (unique feature and KBF) to build launch hype, capture game insights and develop marketing/partnership platform

    Samsung Electronics

    Manager, Advanced Product Planning (Global, 1 Year Internal Program)


    APP is the core team responsible for conceiving and bringing future display products (e.g. Frame TV) to market:

    • Cross-Team Product Development –​ Managed across Engineering, Design, Marketing teams to build multiple new display products
    • Next-Generation Displays – Developed advanced Projector, HMD, VR, Retinal Projection and Gesture-control concepts

    Samsung Electronics

    Assistant Manager, Product Innovation (Regional: SE Asia, Oceania, Taiwan)​


    Our team conceptualizes breakthrough and evolutionary products that mold Samsung’s future. I focus on mobile and TV product categories.​

    • Shipped Hardware via Consumer Insight Driven Innovation – Address user needs using ethnography, market research etc. Selected portfolio includes Bluetooth Audio Mirroring, Display Tilt, Clean View and All-Care Protection


    Business Development Manager

    London & Singapore

    Tribesports is a $5.6M funded social network startup for sportspeople:

    • Market Launch and User Growth – Started Tribesports in Asia on my own, used both organic and inorganic mechanisms to grow user base and engagement
    • Partnerships and Sales – Negotiated strategic partnerships at CxO level


    Corporate Development and Strategy Advisor


    Internal consultant for Dell's laptop business:

    • Cost Analysis – Identified cost saving opportunities using component cost modelling
    • Procurement Strategy and Supply Management – Improved supply chain efficiency through data-driven models and strategies
  • Personal Projects

  • Columbia Ventures


    Part of startup judging panel to award $250,000 to competition winners.



    Mentored and critiqued a group of 7 students on their Final Year Thesis across disciplines ranging from Software and Hardware Development, Design, Prototyping and Production.



    Poachedmag is Singapore's leading lifestyle magazine with a focus on tech and start-ups. I was a contributing writer for analysis and trends for consumer tech around the region. Check out some of my pieces about wearables, bitcoins and the chat ecosystem in Asia.



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    Advised and empowered PMETs, young adults and graduates to discover their careers as part of the larger National Trade Union Congress umbrella.



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  • School

  • Columbia University in the City of New York

    Operations Research, MS

    New York

    National University of Singapore

    Mechanical Engineering, BE (Hon)


    Minor in Business

    Texas A&M University

    Mechanical Engineering, Exchange Program


  • Connect with me!




    Email: Nicholas.ngjf@gmail.com