About Andrew Kumar

Professional

Andrew Kumar is a passionate people, product, and program leader with over 15 years of experience in product development, digital transformation, program delivery and over 6 years of experience managing, hiring, and building high-performing teams.

As a Group Product Manager / Practice Lead on the Platform Technology and Strategy group of TELUS, Andrew and his team are currently leading a transformative program around product development and technology stack unification.

Prior to TELUS, Andrew has spent ~15 years in the Digital Technology and Marketing industry, helping some of the world’s largest companies reimagine how they interact with their customers and manage their businesses in the digital economy.

Specific Areas of Expertise:

  • Product Development
  • Program Delivery
  • Digital Transformation
  • Software Solutions Architecture
  • API / Microservices
  • eCommerce
  • Mobile/App Development
  • Personalization, analytics
  • Experience Design
  • Performance Marketing and Email
  • Security, reliability

Community

An occasional writer and public speaker on technology culture, strategy, and product management, Andrew has recently spoken at

Andrew is is an active member of product, tech, and design communities in Toronto, supporting Toronto Product PeopleTechMasters and DesignX.

Recently, Andrew has joined General Assembly Toronto (Bitmaker) as an Instructor – Product Management, focusing on advanced topics such as Objectives + Key Results + KPIs, Roadmaps, and Technology for Product Managers.

Academic

Andrew received a Bachelors of Arts from Simon Fraser University with specializations in Interactive Arts and Technology, Management Information Systems, and Computing Science.

Additionally, Andrew holds the following Certifications: 

Life

Andrew lives in amazing Toronto, Canada, with his wife, son, and two active dogs.