Massimiliano Marcon

Product guy, creative coder. Makes maps and clouds.

I am a product guy with more than 10 years of experience in building and shipping all sorts of products. I believe in the importance of researching what users want and what others are doing before investing time and money to build new software.

I am a big supporter of rapid prototyping as a way to test feasibility and assumptions and to estimate projects.



Product management, Product discovery, Customer discovery and development, Stakeholder management, Team leadership


JavaScript/Node.js, Java/Android, Bash, HTML5, CSS/Less/Sass, SQL/NoSQL, Git, SVN, Jenkins, Ansible, Grunt, Gulp, Docker/Vagrant


Technical Product Owner Indoor Solutions at HERE
September 2016 → Present

Leading a multidisciplinary team (Android, iOS, web, backend and QA) that works on a product to make the workplace smarter and data-driven.

Responsible for product discovery and delivery, roadmap management, technology and product discussions with customers and partners.

Engineering Manager Cloud Services at HERE
June 2015 → September 2016

Led an engineering team (Node.js, Android and iOS) that is working on making maps smarter and more personal.

Responsible for driving engineering and product decisions to deliver innovative cloud services to business customers and consumers.

Solution Architect at HERE, a Nokia company
August 2014 → June 2015

Leading external and internal development teams ensuring high quality standards and working with internal stakeholders and external partners to define technical approaches and requirements for several outsourced projects.

Hands-on support (build tools, CI setup, etc.) during the implementation of web and mobile applications.

Selecting technology stacks for HERE web & mobile projects and prototyping solutions.

Senior engineer, Dev Lead at HERE, a Nokia company
September 2013 → July 2014

Full stack software developer, architect, rapid prototyper, android developer and lead engineer.

Led a team of Android engineers that contributed to the first release of HERE Maps.

Prototyped the first integration of Glympse within HERE Maps and worked with designers and engineers to make it part of the product.

Senior Engineer at HERE, a Nokia company
November 2011 → August 2013

Full stack software developer, rapid prototyper, Java and JavaScript engineer, webdev, blogger, conference speaker.

Research associate at IHMC
May 2008 → November 2011

Designed and developed a number of web and iOS applications as lead engineer and front-end developer.

Collaborated on several research efforts in related to network communication protocols, wireless networks, cross-layer frameworks, service discovery strategies and Service Oriented Architectures.

Designed and implemented federation strategies and Quality-of-Service monitoring for tactical information managements systems in collaboration with BBN Technologies, Boeing and the Air Force Research Lab.

Coauthored several conference and journal publications.

Student intern at IHMC
July 2007 → April 2008

Worked on strategies for providing service discovery and resources exploitation capabilities for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANET) and other peer-to-peer environments.

Gained experience with network protocol design and development, service discovery techniques and peer-to-peer frameworks with particular focus on MANETs.



Product Management Foundations (
August 2017

Product Management fundamentals course that walks participants through the product life cycle: research, plan, build, release, refine, and retire.
Certificate of completion is available here.

How To Create Products Customers Love (SVPG Workshop with Marty Cagan)
June 2017

A workshop designed for product leaders from Technology Product companies that want to dive very deep into the product roles and learn the leading edge practices from Product Discovery, Lean Startups, Lean UX, Agile, Customer Development, Design Thinking, as well as techniques and practices from the very best technology-enabled product companies in the world.

Usable Security (Coursera - University of Maryland, College Park)
November 2014

This course focuses on how to design and build secure systems with a human-centric focus. Starting from the basic principles of human-computer interaction, these insights are applied to the design of secure systems with the goal of developing security measures that respect human performance and their goals within a system.

Maps and the Geospatial Revolution (Coursera - The Pennsylvania State University)
August 2013

This course is about how advances in geospatial technology and analytical methods have changed how we do everything, and teaches how to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest tools.

MS in Computer Science and Engineering at Università di Ferrara
September 2005 ➞ March 2008

Thesis: “Resource Exploitation and Service Discovery Capabilities for MANET Environments”.

BS in Computer Science and Engineering at Università degli Studi di Padova
October 2001 ➞ September 2005


Patents & Publications

For other publications see here.