CHELSEA Q. GONG

A go-getter who brings people together with integrity, empathy, and purpose.
A believer of TECH FOR HUMANITY.

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PASSIONATE PRODUCT MANAGER

Focus areas: data, analytics, privacy and safety, open web sustainability

PM, GOOGLE

Dec 2018 - Present

​Product strategy, roadmaping, and execution

  • Open web monetization via reader revenue

  • Privacy-safe data collection, sharing, and use for advertising products

  • Global corporate access and insider risk infrastructure

PM, MEDIDATA

Aug 2017 - Dec 2018

Product roadmaping and execution for SaaS products in life science

  • Data-driven clinical trial design optimization product for global clients

  • ML model based clinical trial site selection and performance projection

  • Data warehouse, analytics, and ML modeling for clinical trial operation

PM, DEALERTRACK

Feb 2015 - Aug 2017

Full product lifecycle management for SaaS in auto retail / finance

  • Integrated electronic contracting, digital signature, finance and tax calculation, and compliance

TL / MANAGER, NYSDOT

Jun 2014 - Feb 2015

Responsible for 24/7 technical reliability of NYS intelligent transportation system in Westchester County

RA, VILLANOVA UNIV

Aug 2011 - May 2014

Renewable energy system design

  • Data modeling for Li-ion battery charging / discharging process

  • Data modeling for lead-acid battery charging / discharging process

APM, TENCENT

Jul 2009 - Jul 2011

Product innovation and go-to-market from 0 to 1

  • Mobile video chat app across Android and iOS (later merged into WeChat)

  • Mobile browser across all main stream mobile OS

  • Mobile QQ Instant Messenger on Meego OS (strategic partnership with Intel)

HOW IT GOT STARTED

From a small village in China to the great New York City

I started my PM career in 2009, when I got my first "real" job as an Associate Product Manager at Tencent, Shenzhen. I was very excited for two reasons: I was one of the 3 APM after fierce competition with thousands of students; I would be able to save up quickly to pay off my student loan.


It was never easy being a first-generation college student. I had seen many girls dropped out of school started from 5th grade. As a female, I had always been able to smell the discouragement in the air all the time - "boys are better","you can't make it".

When I first started, I had no idea what a "Product Manager" was. It didn't take long before I was drawn into how PMs could lead the cross-functional teams and solve users problems creatively and elegantly. It clicked! I was so lucky to have found my passion at the cross roads of people, technology, and business. 

I've been dedicated in product management for my whole career. Many people have been very kind to me in my pursuit of personal and professional growth. I would love to pass the kindness along, and share my professional experience and life stories to those who are interested in becoming a Product Manager in the tech industry, and / or into diversity, equity and inclusion.

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If you are interested in discussing anything about women, tech, and product management, please feel free to shoot an email. 
I will get back to you soon!

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