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Kimberly Berls

Product Lead @ Verizon
Kimberly Berls is Verizon’s product lead for data science. She’s known for her AI and edge computing knowledge and her passion for emerging technologies. Her previous job roles include product management for Oracle, Helix, and Pfizer.

Kimberly Berls - Product Lead for Data Science - Verizon

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Who is Kimberly Berls?

Kimberly Berls combines AI with data science to modernize product workflows and provide real added value to users. She currently builds product experiences at Verizon — a US telecoms company — exploring innovative technologies like 5G and edge computing.

Before this, Kimberly worked on both enterprise data products and smaller applications, across industries such as telecom, network, video, and SaaS.

Her philosophy embraces efficiency and simplicity — both in her own work and in how she delivers products to users. Kimberly aims to translate complex technologies into enjoyable user experiences. In Kimberly’s opinion, being a product manager means approaching the world with curiosity and always wondering how life will change in the near future.

What is Kimberly Berls known for?

Kimberly Berls is known for her product skills in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. 

At Verizon, Kimberly’s objective is to move 5G and edge computing forward. More specifically, she uses data and AI to "listen" and improve B2B tools and customer service. As a result, her work pushes the boundaries of new technologies, ushering in more efficient and more enjoyable interactions, plus more meaningful features. 

Before Verizon, Berls held the post of senior product manager at Oracle. Here, her product management efforts were focused on solving customers’ marketing problems through tech. 

Better still, Berls’ reputation precedes her as a people-focused product manager who understands team dynamics. Kimberly’s flexibility, forward-thinking mentality, and sense of humor make her a PM we’d all love to have a coffee with.

Where can you learn more about Kimberly Berls?

Looking for details on her personal and professional development journey? Then check out Kimberly’s LinkedIn and/or her online resume. 

To read up on her PM-specific career advice and insights, there’s no better place than Product Popcorn — Berls’ personal blog. From reviews, advice, spotlights on new tech, and product management "how-to’s", it’s a valuable resource for curious product managers.

General FAQ

Who is Kimberly Berls?
Kimberly Berls is Verizon’s product lead for data science. She’s known for her AI and edge computing knowledge and her passion for emerging technologies. Her previous job roles include product management for Oracle, Helix, and Pfizer.
How does Verizon use data science and AI?
Verizon relies on AI and data science to build and improve B2B tools. In essence, Verizon uses AI to predict events and enhance customer service. By listening to data from its networks, Verizon can avoid interruptions and improve customer satisfaction.
What is *Product Popcorn*?
*Product Popcorn* is Kimberly Berls’ personal blog, covering a wide range of product management subjects. Her writing style is informative and easy-going, aimed at new, developing, and experienced product managers alike.

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