Employee Spotlight: Bowen Cai

Bowen Cai, Sr. Product Manager at LogicMonitor

Position: Sr. Product Manager

How long have you been at LogicMonitor? 

I joined LogicMonitor in April 2021.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? 

I love the feeling of success when our teams are able to launch products that improve the lives of our customers. Seeing the culmination of the hard work and collaboration across many different teams get reflected in a successful outcome never gets old! 

What do you find most challenging about your job? 

Prioritization can be challenging. Not just from a product development standpoint, as it can be difficult to balance between building customer requests, finding our next big bets, and delivering financial impact… but the role itself can also pull you in a lot of different directions. 

From collaborating closely with designers and engineers, to interfacing with sales and marketing, to training internal teams, and meeting with customers – there is always a direction you are being pulled in and you have to have strong discernment on what your focus area should be at any given time. 

What LogicMonitor products/features are you most excited about?

I’m a bit (very) biased as this is the product I oversee, but I’m thrilled about the APM capabilities that we’re bringing to market. I think customers are going to resonate really well with how we’re combining our industry-leading IT infrastructure monitoring product suite with our new APM functionality.

If you could learn one new professional skill, what would it be? 

Continuing to build my technical expertise is a priority for me, so I’d love to learn about app development and build my own mobile app!

What advice would you give to other people in your field of work? 

Stay curious! There’s always something new to learn regardless of what industry or area you’re in, and the ability to figure out what’s next will go a long way.

What do you like to do in your spare time? 

My wife and I have a 6-month-old puppy named Alfie (he is an Australian Shepherd and Cavalier mix) who pretty much takes up all of our spare time nowadays, but I do try to sneak in a tennis match from time to time.

What is your favorite way to relax? 

Having takeout and drinks on the patio with some cool weather and a sleepy pup… there’s nothing better.

Where are you located? What are some of your favorite places to go for food and drinks? 

I’m currently in sunny Oakland, California. Some of my favorite spots are Cholita Linda (delicious fish tacos and agua frescas), Spices 3 (some of the best Sichuan food I’ve ever had), and Cheeseboard (vegetarian pizza, and their Papi Chulo sauce is amazing).

What book would you recommend that you have read recently? 

The Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger – it was interesting to read about his career journey as he shared the many lessons he learned and the relationships he forged along the way.

I’m also a huge Marvel fan so it was interesting to hear about how that acquisition came together (along with Lucasfilm, Pixar, BAMTech, which became Disney+ to name a few).