My name is Jon Myers and I’m an American digital product designer based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
In the beginning, of my entrepreneurial journey (some time ago, I’m old) - I had a boutique digital agency mainly focused on data visualization applications for verticals such as financial services and biotechnology. The S to the G to the I - for those that know. VR before VR was VR.
I have acted as founder and co-founder of a few startups/ businesses some may know.
As a design lone wolf, I’ve worked with large organizations and customers on command and control centers for cyber security, logistics and energy management scenarios.
I also hold the distinction of having the first iPhone app to be censored by a government - “C******e All-Stars”
More recently, last year, I consulted with a venture capital firm here in Vietnam and came in for the first year of development to launch a new digital bank from the ground up. I did all UX, UI work, consulted on product development and created the design systems to build a core design team around. That bank hit 24,000 customers last month. They’re happy with the growth.
Presently, I am doing a lot of digital product development for a publicly traded company in China who have Saas platforms that serve Amazon FBA sellers.
And, somewhere in there, I’ve managed to design 12 mobile apps (in far flung verticals) and 6 saas platforms for 2016. Crazy, I know.
Ohh, and I make music and DJ for fun sometimes. //\
My Twitter handle is my name - JonMyers
The things that interest me in tech these days - -
Well, given my experience in digital banking, I am very keen on fintech. In particular, I see banking made up of three pillars. Information - what do I have, what’s in/ out, what happened. Action - move money, send money, pay bills, etc., Intelligence - automation, insights and so on.
I see a lot of opportunity with the latter, Intelligence - and its ability to change people’s behaviors and lives.
Perhaps someone else has said it, but as was coined (maybe by Andrew?) - the “Unbundling of Craigslist” - I believe banking is being unbundled. As you can go to the homepage of Craigslist, point at a link, and point to a billion dollar business, I believe you can see the same pattern in banking.
When I go to Chase’s homepage, I see an Acorns, I see a Robinhood, a Kabbage and so on.
Finally, AR has my attention. I believe AR has more potential than VR and once we get beyond the literal thinking of applications simulating reality, the real magic will happen.
I’m here to learn and share.
I hope I can be helpful.