Reuters Winter Olympics White Label Hosted Solution, Data Modules, and API

Winter Olympics White Label Hosted Solution, Data Modules, and API

The Reuters Winter Olympics White Label Web Publishing Solution flexibly and easily integrated breaking news and live updating data from the 2014 Winter Olympics into web sites and applications. It was developed in partnership with the New York Times. It solved the editorial and technical challenges digital media customers faced collecting, packaging, and delivering the outstanding editorial content produced by Reuters and the New York Times to cover the Olympics. This was our first use of the Reuters White Label Web Publishing Platform. I was the Product Manager who led its design, development, and customization for the Winter Games. We generated over $200,000 serving 12 customers in 5 languages.

The Winter Olympics White Label Solution was sold in three packages: 1) Total Connection: a versatile hosted solution that delivered the latest news and data in a highly customizable web site that responsively adapted its design for devices as small as mobile phones; 2) Results Connection: embeddable customizable JavaScript modules that responsively delivered live data and the latest results; 3) Flex Connection: a flexible API that delivered raw content and live data for fully custom applications. A secure web administration dashboard enabled customers to configure their products, and empowered Reuters to administer the platform and customer accounts.

As Product Owner working within an Agile development framework I specified the requirements, wrote the user stories, created the wireframes and prototypes, designed the administration console and its user experience, set the development priorities, owned the product in our daily standups, coordinated with our partner and editorial teams, served as sales engineer and presented sales demos, led product training sessions, guided integrations, provided the highest external technical interface, coordinated technical support, and supplied the voice of our customers in our scrums. We drove the product from New York, with engineers in New York and Eastern Europe, journalists in Russia, and sales, support, and customers spanning the globe.