Siya Agarwal
Skill Score
Novice (1/6)
Professional and Business Services
Product at CIBC Digital Innovation

Strategic thinker with a wide skillset and an appetite for learning.

Evaluated for and PM role archetype
Performance by Category
Top Skills
Skill Progression

Product Owner

Work across two teams: one focusing on product strategy, and one on piloting new features
Product Strategy:
• Lead a team of UX designers and researchers on 4-6 week product discovery sprints to create new digital journeys using design thinking techniques. (e.g. HMW digitize the lending process for CIBC clients?)
• For each sprint, responsible for competitive research, business casing, stakeholder management, workshop facilitation, technology team coordination and overall project success.
Feature Pilots:
• Lead the development of new features (e.g. to split expenses) with a team of two designers and six developers, and pilot them with internal CIBC employees to test user value
• For each feature responsible for writing user stories, helping refine the user experience, developing measurable KPI’s, and coordinating launch and feedback


• Performed quantitative and qualitative research and analysis to guide investment decisions across the public and private sector.
• Conducted stakeholder interviews with c-suite level executives to understand the status quo and new opportunities.
• Lead analyst for various projects: developed a dashboard using R Shiny to visualize the flow of 200+ commodities across Canada


• Key contributor to a business case analyzing the strategic and financial benefits arising from a controversial development proposal.
•Mined insights for clients through various analytical tools: created mobility simulations using Simio and Massmotion to determine project performance and test proposal viability

Design and Planning Consultant

• Created Content for, facilitated, and analyzed data from public consultations workshops to identify key user frustrations and needs.
• Organized, designed, and facilitated design sprints between cross-functional teams (engineers, architects, and leadership)

Transportation Consultant

• Lead author for a Transport Canada report on the multi-jurisdictional comparison of surface transportation options for rural communities; this included in-depth research and writing on existing passenger services, local policies, and the regulatory frameworks of regions across the US, EU, Australia, and New Zealand.
• Created multiple statistical models to calculate and compare costs of travel between different transportation modes.
• Assisted with various projects including; GIS analysis of traffic delay, stakeholder engagement via interviews, economic analysis of growth indicators, detailed review of policy briefs, and literature reviews for relevant content.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

As a teaching assistant for PLAN 210: Urban Planning Design and the Environment, I;
• Facilitated and assisted in the execution of weekly design seminars; responsible for teaching students relevant design software, design concepts, and zoning requirements.
• Graded and provided feedback for student design projects.

Junior Lead Generation Specialist

• Developed indepth knowledge of the lighting industry in order to successfully prospect potential clients and generate leads; accountable for meeting weekly sales targets.
• Applied for government rebates and drafted lighting proposals for clients using Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel.

Degree Programs

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

International Baccalaureate

Licenses and Certifications

No Licenses or Certifications Found.