Jason Leonard is the Interim Director of Digital Products.  
Jason has 12 years experience in product management from working in organisations including; The Guardian, Simply Business and more recently FutureLearn, where he was VP Product and led the monetisation strategy for FutureLearn's B2B and B2C business.   
Over the years, Jason has also been a product tutor, advisor and mentor at the Department of Product - a community of over 40,000 product management and technology professionals. His teaching specialties include; product strategy, monetisation and new product development. 
Jason lives in Islington with his partner and their dog. Outside of work, he enjoys being outdoors whenever possible and he loves cycling, running and playing tennis. Jason is also a big fan of the theatre! 

Product objectives

The product lines are a delivery function which ensure that critical business services are maintained and delivered across the college. The product lines work with and are dependent on other ICT functional areas to deliver an effective service. This also includes wider stakeholder engagement / management across faculties and departments.   
The product portfolio includes an overview and description of both current and future products, as well as a product roadmap for change deliveries within the domain. The Product Lines each have a single product owner with a supportive team that consists of delivery managers, architects, testers, PSO support and a business relationship manager (BRM). 

Core objectives for the Products team: 

  1. Building a strong collaborative team with a shared clear vision and autonomy to make decisions within their product lines.
  2. Focus on ensuring service continuity by working with the Service Operations team, completing business risks around key priorities for the university.
  3. Given Imperial’s diverse user base, Jason believes ICT needs to grow its understanding of Imperial by working in partnership with stakeholders to deliver the outcomes required.

The Product lines are responsible for lifecycle management of all applications within their product lines and for business engagement with the faculties and departments.

Read our Product Release Notes for a summary of new products introduced to each line along with updates to existing products.  

Product lines work with the Technology Office to define road maps and are responsible for all change delivery, releases, and supporting processes. We are at the heart of delivering solutions that play a vital part in Imperial being world-class at research, teaching and learning. 

Talk to our Product Owners if you have new requirements or if you think you need new or replacement technology for an existing system.