John Pollard (LinkedIn | Twitter @johnp_sofo | Google+)
John Pollard is the Technical Product Manager for Mediasite.
You can count on him for periodic insights into Sonic Foundry philosophies as well as seamingly random metaphors to help you understand why we do what we do the way we do it.
John serves as the liaison between the Mediasite user community and the Sonic Foundry product development team.
In other words, he's
responsible for obtaining customer feedback, understanding requirements and helping prioritize future development efforts.
What's technical about John?
got some technical mastery of the paradiddle (and other 'diddles) that he
picked up in his
undergrad work as a percussion performance major.
And then there's the MA in technical communication, which also has the word "technical" in it.
We're also pretty sure (but not positive) that he had to be technical for many of his communication, consulting, and product management roles he's held for companies like American Airlines, SAP and JPMorgan Chase - and schools like the University of Wisconsin, Madison - prior to joining Sonic Foundry.