Mar 15, 2020
Hyoun Park - Gender Studies Major Turned Tech Industry Analyst (#40)
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Welcome to another episode of Develomentor. Today's guest is Hyoun Park.

Park has an MBA from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Amherst College.

Hyoun Park is the CEO and Founder of Amalgam Insights, an industry analyst firm focused on managing technology at scale for emerging business models. Over the past 20+ years, Park has been at the forefront of trends such as Moneyball, social networking, Bring Your Own Device, data monetization, and the Subscription Economy working with startups, large enterprises, and the investment community. 

Park has been quoted in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Barron’s, and a wide variety of mainstream and technology press sources. Although he primarily works with enterprise technologies, Park has a soft spot in his heart for new and innovative technology startups and is dedicated to supporting greater gender and cultural diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Episode Summary

“Part of being a market-facing analyst is doing the webinars, speaking on stage, the executive presentations that you don’t necessarily think about as an individual technology contributor.”

—Hyoun Park

In this episode we’ll cover:

  1. How Hyoun chose not to go to medical school and instead majored in gender studies
  2. What its like learning computer science on your own terms without a formal education
  3. The day to day of a market-facing tech industry analyst. Hint: There’s more to it than just conducting research.

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