SKILLS

Throughout my educational and work experiences, I've acquired a vast array of skills that set me apart in my career as a product director design/UX researcher. I'm proud of the skills I've gained and groomed over the years of my career, I'm most proud of my perseverance through it all.

PRODUCT:
MANAGEMENT | DEVELOPMENT | MARKETING | STRATEGY

MARKET & COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY:
AI/ML | AR/VR | HCI

ENGAGEMENT & MANAGEMENT:

CUSTOMER | RELATIONSHIP | PARTNER | AGENCY

SECURITY | COMPLIANCE | GOVERNANCE | PRIVACY

RESEARCH:
QUALITATIVE, QUANTITIVATE
UI | UX | CX

ABOUT ME

I'm passionate about delivering products that shape people's lives in meaningful ways and build bridges between cultures. My career has spanned 3 continents, includes 16+ years in IT as both a technologist and social scientist, and my work leads to a better understanding of who we are as humans through our interactions with technology. I bring a strong analytical yet humanistic approach to my work, with the goal of making a positive social change through every project I undertake.

DR. DÉDÉ TETSUBAYASHI

Product Inclusion Strategist & Tech Ethicist

I'm thrilled to invite you to explore my work, skills and professional experience, and learn more about me. A born go-getter, I contribute 100% to every project I take on. It's my firm belief that a good challenge is a great way to develop and improve, which is why I seek out new challenges in the professional realm as well as in my personal life.


Take a moment to look around, and contact me directly to learn more!

 
 
 

What I do

I lead human-centered digital transformations such as product development and product strategy. My toolkit essentials are design research, user experience (UX)/ customer experience (CX) to create and deliver meaningful products and experiences that bridge the human to computer interactions through technologies such as machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR). I’m a seasoned product leader with 16+ years experience bringing award winning products to multiple international markets in highly competitive industries spanning Security & Governance, High Tech, FinTech, HealthTech, EdTech, Gaming, and Consumer Product.


As my career has spanned three continents, I have become a builder and leader of effective multi-cultural and cross-functional teams. 

Client management includes:
• Engineering team management (local and offshore)
• Cross-functional Technical Project Management
• Product management (definition, strategy, roadmap, positioning)

• User Experience (UX) research (usability, A/B testing, personas)
• Requirements gathering and solutions design
• Client engagement (pitch through final delivery)
• Software deployment for mobile and non-mobile platforms
• Event management (hackathons, startup weekend type events)
• SCRUM/Agile management
• ISO and other security certification projects

Specialties:
• Product Relevancy / Cultural Relevancy

• Product Management
• Product Marketing
• Product Strategy
• Partner Relations
• Business Development
• Fluent Japanese, English, French, Mina and Ewe; Basic Spanish and German

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

PHD, 2011-2015
CORNELL UNIVERSITY

FELLOW, 2013-2014
WASEDA UNIVERSITY

Japan Foundation Japanese Studies
Fellowship Program

Socio-cultural Anthropology
Japan Area Studies

MEXT FELLOW, 2011-2013
TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES

Japan Ministry of Education (MEXT) Fellow

MA, 2006-2011
CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Socio-cultural Anthropology
Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies

FALCON PROGRAM, 2007-2008
CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Cornell University Advanced Intensive Japanese Program

BA, 2000-2004

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Computer Science & International Studies

 
 
 

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