Welcome to Vyond’s employee highlight series. This is a series aimed to highlight the talented individuals that work at Vyond across all departments and offices.
Meet Santhini Nambiar, Vyond’s product manager from the Hong Kong office. As a product manager, Santhini’s role involves guiding specific product initiatives that add value to both Vyond’s customers and its business.
What was your journey to becoming a product manager?
With an engineering background, I’ve had enriching stints across mobile, consumer electronics, and automotive domains with a particular focus on innovation and R&D. I worked with teams globally to launch some amazing product offerings in various markets. I am passionate about blending technology and design to create easy-to-use software that adds value to the customers. I am inspired by Vyond’s mission to put the power of video in everyone’s hands and I am really excited to be part of that journey.
What does your position entail?
The PM role involves guiding specific product initiatives that add value to both Vyond’s customers and its business. I help in setting goals, defining success, motivating the team, and being responsible for the outcome of new feature offerings on the platform. I interact with the leadership team, engineering, designers, quality, and other PMs to ensure that these new initiatives help to convert Vyond’s mission into a reality.
What are some of the bigger projects you are working on now?
I am the product manager for the Vyond Mobile app and all the AI-based initiatives that are being developed on the Vyond platform. I focus on how these two product offerings can add value to our customers and help them make their videos efficiently.
Where is your hometown?
I am based out of Hong Kong. Originally from India, I have lived and worked in Sweden, China and Singapore before moving to Hong Kong.
Share an interesting fact about yourself.
Growing up, I had a keen interest in acting. I had secretly auditioned for a TV series and later had to reject the offer as my parents wanted me to focus on academics.
What is your favorite thing to eat?
My favorite cuisines are Thai, Italian, Sri Lankan, Nepalese, and of course Indian! I recently tried a restaurant called ‘Pici’ and their truffle pasta and Tiramisu are amazing. If you ever visit Hong Kong, I highly recommend you to try it. I have a major sweet tooth and can literally eat anything sugary 🙂
What are your hobbies?
I love being outdoors. Hiking is a hobby that I’ve picked up in the last few years. It calms my mind to be with nature after a long busy week and the climb is always worth the view. HK has some of the best hikes, do check them out if you get a chance. Since I like being active, I try adventure sports like bouldering sometimes.
Why do you love Vyond?
I love Vyond’s products for their versatility of content and ease of use – practically anyone with any skill level can create a video within minutes using the platform, how amazing is that? We are a fun bunch of mission-centric people who push the limits every day to make the product better for our customers. Having said that, we take time to celebrate every little win along the way. After all, work should also be fun, right?
2021 Xmas celebrations at the Vyond office in Hong Kong
What is one feature in Vyond that you think customers should know about?
I love all the AI-based features that we recently launched. Using the Visual search feature, you can search for a prop, background or template based on a photo that you upload. The color detection feature will auto-detect all the dominant colors from a picture that you upload.
But one of my recent favorites is the remove background feature. It will magically remove the background of any uploaded photo making it transparent to re-use in your video. How cool is that? Give it a try and let us know your feedback.
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