“There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak”– Simon Sinek

Kristi du Toit

Job summary/responsibilities:

As a product owner, her role is prioritise feature requests and non-technical requirements in such a way as to maximise value for the users (students) and the Studyportals business. High level, her job is to always think about the future and where potential within the product can be unlocked. Then, to map out a plan to make it happen.

General introduction/background:

Kristi is originally from South Africa and has a masters degree in Architecture. After working in the Building Industry for 6+ years, she accidentally fell in love with software development and the Agile methodologies which inspired a career change.

Given her history, Kristi’s approach to product ownership is to view her products as ‘buildings’ that users can inhabit and where they will feel safe.

Kristi feels strongly about the Studyportals mission and is very much committed to making the world a better and more tolerant place through education & travel.

Key challenge

To ensure students, visiting the Studyportals wesbites, find what they are looking for

Favourite Studyportals element/experience

Integration with Unibuddy to chat to current students and alumni about their experiences