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Wednesday, February 17
 

09:00 IST

Harness The Power of Design Thinking !!

Inventors like Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison were quintessential innovators who used a problem-solving process called “Design Thinking” to revolutionize entire industry taking a leap to jump in next level of innovation curve at the same time establishing competitive advantage for their companies

In this hands on workshop, you will learn how to use the tools and the process of design thinking to create products that users love and care about.

This Masterclass is ideal for professionals from any industry who are tasked with problem solving and are looking for new approaches to finding solutions.


Speakers
avatar for Mukesh Gupta

Mukesh Gupta

Director - Customer Advocacy, SAP
Mr. Mukesh Gupta is an Experienced & Customer Centric executive delivering profitable growth for companies for almost 2 decades!  He works as a Director - Customer Advocacy with SAP India Private Limited. His operating philosophy is to put the customer at the centre of every... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2016 09:00 - 17:00 IST
Institute Of Product Leadership No.1, KDP Building, 3rd Floor, Kira Layout, Dharmaram College Post, Opposite Forum Mall, Hosur Main Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029
 
Thursday, February 18
 

09:00 IST

Growth Hack: 3 battle-tested ways to create Opportunities & generate Breakthrough Results on Demand!!

Spend a day with Akshay Cherian to deep dive into what it takes to hack barriers to getting started & growing your venture 

 Why:

To get the practitioners view on valuable short cuts to enable you to create the solutions rapidly

 What:

  • Understand and apply the "My genius, My systems" framework to create a 2x productivity increase  
  • 3 common barriers that slow down your venture & how to hack them 
  • 5 stages of a venture and how minimize overwhelm & increase your focus dramatically 

How:

This session would involve combination of 

  • Learning and applying hacks 
  • Live Role plays & Hot seats - presenting growth challenges and working on it in real time 
Discuss what worked and didn’t worked for Entrepreneurs sharing their journey of building products & growing ventures 

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Akshay Cherian

Prof. Akshay Cherian

Co Founder, Business Sherpa, Business coach, Innovation
Akshay is a Lead Executive Coach for Product Labs at IPL for 21 Product startup teams.As the co founder of Metaresults has co-led over 50 innovation projects for mid-sized & Fortune 1000 companies with over $10 million in results. Co-Founded Business Sherpa, with his wife Selvi... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2016 09:00 - 17:00 IST
Institute Of Product Leadership No.1, KDP Building, 3rd Floor, Kira Layout, Dharmaram College Post, Opposite Forum Mall, Hosur Main Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029
 
Friday, February 19
 

08:30 IST

Registrations and Networking
Friday February 19, 2016 08:30 - 09:30 IST
Grand Ball Room Ritz Carlton

09:30 IST

Keynote: Product Leadership to fuel the next wave of growth for India

India as a country has made a steady progress in the IT journey in the last two decades. It has evolved from off-shore/delivery centers; to service industry leadership; to building & delivering technology products for global and local companies. With the vibrant eco-system of MNC companies and local start-ups, it is only going to grow further. Start-ups have an appetite greater than ever to get bigger and the R&D centers of big corporates want to go beyond being R&D centers to becoming product and business centers!

This shift in appetite and need to move up the value chain calls for a greater role of product management, product leadership and product leaders in the play. Not just that, but with the “Make in India” vision by the Modi government, this big hairy audacious goal of the country hinges on this when it comes to the technology space. So, What do each of us need to start, stop and continue from today to play our part to put India in the top gear of growth in the product space? Hear it from the stalwarts of the product industry.


Moderators
avatar for Pinkesh Shah

Pinkesh Shah

Founder, Institute Of Product Leadership
Mr. Shah is a Silicon Valley Executive who has been a Product Management Executive for the last 14 years in US. Most recently he was the global Vice President of Product Management at McAfee R&C BU(now acquired by Intel). Having played a key role in understanding how global products... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vijay Anand

Vijay Anand

SVP, Intuit
avatar for Saran Chatterjee

Saran Chatterjee

CEO, HouseJoy
avatar for Ambarish Kenghe

Ambarish Kenghe

SVP, Myntra
avatar for Piyush Shah

Piyush Shah

Chief Product Officer, InMobi


Friday February 19, 2016 09:30 - 11:00 IST
Grand Ball Room Ritz Carlton

09:30 IST

Keynote: Product Leadership to fuel the next wave of growth for India

India as a country has made a steady progress in the IT journey in the last two decades. It has evolved from off-shore/delivery centers; to service industry leadership; to building & delivering technology products for global and local companies. With the vibrant eco-system of MNC companies and local start-ups, it is only going to grow further. Start-ups have an appetite greater than ever to get bigger and the R&D centers of big corporates want to go beyond being R&D centers to becoming product and business centers!

This shift in appetite and need to move up the value chain calls for a greater role of product management, product leadership and product leaders in the play. Not just that, but with the “Make in India” vision by the Modi government, this big hairy audacious goal of the country hinges on this when it comes to the technology space. So, What do each of us need to start, stop and continue from today to play our part to put India in the top gear of growth in the product space? Hear it from the stalwarts of the product industry.


Moderators
avatar for Pinkesh Shah

Pinkesh Shah

Founder, Institute Of Product Leadership
Mr. Shah is a Silicon Valley Executive who has been a Product Management Executive for the last 14 years in US. Most recently he was the global Vice President of Product Management at McAfee R&C BU(now acquired by Intel). Having played a key role in understanding how global products... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vijay Anand

Vijay Anand

SVP, Intuit
avatar for Saran Chatterjee

Saran Chatterjee

CEO, HouseJoy
avatar for Ambarish Kenghe

Ambarish Kenghe

SVP, Myntra
avatar for Piyush Shah

Piyush Shah

Chief Product Officer, InMobi


Friday February 19, 2016 09:30 - 11:00 IST
Grand Ball Room Ritz Carlton

11:00 IST

Chai Par Charcha
Friday February 19, 2016 11:00 - 11:30 IST
Ritz Carlton No., 99, Residency Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025

11:15 IST

Mentor Connect - 23 (Uday Prabhu,General Manager, Electronics Engineering at Robert Bosch)
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Get face to face with Uday Prabhu, an Industry stalwart with more than 11years in various roles and market segments and exposure in Automotive, Consumer, Industrial and Energy business units within Bosch.

His current activities involve developing innovative solutions in the space of Consumer, Energy, Healthcare and Transport with a horizontal focus in the areas of  Connected Devices, Electronics R&D and Product Engineering / Manufacturing.

His forte
- Analyze Markets and define business problems and use-cases
- Create innovative solutions that cover hardware, software and the enterprise
- Manage complex ecosystems, even more complex stakeholders and supply-chains
- Motivate, mentor and enthuse my people into creating and delivering success
- Articulate vision, strategize plans and show how to execute on delivery 
- Constantly on the look-out for challenges and problems to solve
- Push for Intrapreneurship 

Speakers
avatar for Uday Prabhu

Uday Prabhu

General Manager, Electronics Engineering, Robert Bosch
Uday Prabhu has been in Bosch for more than 11years in various roles and market segments and have been involved in Automotive, Consumer, Industrial and Energy business units within Bosch. My current activities involve developing innovative solutions in the space of Consumer, Energy... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 11:15 - 11:45 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

11:15 IST

Mentor Connect - 25 (Seema Joshi, DGM - Innovation, Vodafone India)
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An accomplished professional with @ 15 years of focused experience across functions in enterprise software companies. Having grown from sound Product Specialist to a result-driven Sales Manager to Pragmatic Marketing Certified Product Manager, is passionate about finding solutions using technology. Possess deep experience in identifying market & customer needs, in tailoring and communicating suitable solutions through hands-on expertise in Product Management & Marketing, Software Sales & Pre-sales, and Strategic Account Management. An exceptional communicator with demonstrated ability in communicating across levels and building relationships with project sponsors and execs, technical heads, key decision makers and cross-functional teams. Having worked out of Pune, US and UK offices; and with customers across regions including ANZ, ASEAN, Japan, Dubai, US and UK and India, she effectively works with global teams. An acknowledged quick learner with a go-getter attitude she is also a big proponent of teamwork.


Speakers
avatar for Seema Joshi

Seema Joshi

Experienced Product Mgmt and Innovation leader, Vodafone


Friday February 19, 2016 11:15 - 11:45 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton
  Mentor Connect

11:15 IST

Mentor Connect - 26 (Ambarish Kenghe, SVP, Head of Product at Myntra)
Limited Capacity full
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Speakers
avatar for Ambarish Kenghe

Ambarish Kenghe

SVP, Myntra


Friday February 19, 2016 11:15 - 11:45 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

11:15 IST

Mentor Connect - 22 (Amit Goel, VP Products, Knowlarity)
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Connect face to face in "Ask Me Anything Session" with Amit, VP Products Knowlarity.

Amit heads product management for one of the hottest telecom startups in Asia and loves coaching and helping budding product managers to figure out their growth path. As a VP of Products, he is actually hiring so ask him about that too!

Speakers
avatar for Amit Goel

Amit Goel

Entrepreneur, VP & Head of Product, Knowlarity


Friday February 19, 2016 11:15 - 12:15 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

11:15 IST

Mentor Connect - 21 (Ahimanikya,CEO & Founder at DocEngage)
Limited Capacity seats available

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Speakers
avatar for Ahimanikya Satapathy

Ahimanikya Satapathy

CEO & Founder, DocEngage


Friday February 19, 2016 11:15 - 12:45 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

11:30 IST

All the Responsibility & None of the Authority - Leading by Influence

Does the title of this session make you slightly uncomfortable? Or nervous?
Look across any company, and you’ll see that the product management function tends to be dwarfed in size as compared to most other functions like engineering, marketing and sales. Product managers don’t have large teams reporting to them. Yet they must lead a cross functional team to drive product strategy, road maps and business success.
Easier said than done. All the Responsibility and None of the Authority.
How is it done? What does Leading by Influence mean?
This session will demystify the secrets of successful product managers


Moderators
avatar for Prof. Jayashree Kirtane

Prof. Jayashree Kirtane

Principal Consultant, Alchemy Management Consultancy

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Joseph

Johnny Joseph

Founder Cosultant Facilitator and Executive Coach, JJ Mentors
avatar for Prof. Ranjan Kamat

Prof. Ranjan Kamat

Creative Director, Natakvalas
Faculty, Institute of Product Leadership
avatar for Dr. Ushy Mohandas

Dr. Ushy Mohandas

Chief Coach, Wisdom works


Friday February 19, 2016 11:30 - 12:25 IST
Insight Ritz Carlton

11:30 IST

How to Decide What to Build Next??
This is possibly one of the more important questions facing product teams. There are many factors influencing product roadmaps. Feature requests from existing customers, deferred backlog, product issues reported by support representatives, and if that's not enough, a competitor just shipped their product that gave them a leg up.
Then there are things like technical debt, refactoring code, optimizations that engineering recommends. And, of course, a top salesperson just brought up a few big deals riding on adding some features into the product.
Are we having fun yet? Building the right thing is as or more important as building things right. How should product teams prioritize what to build next?
In this session, we will get answers to these tough questions from product experts

Moderators
avatar for Prof. Akshay Cherian

Prof. Akshay Cherian

Co Founder, Business Sherpa, Business coach, Innovation
Akshay is a Lead Executive Coach for Product Labs at IPL for 21 Product startup teams.As the co founder of Metaresults has co-led over 50 innovation projects for mid-sized & Fortune 1000 companies with over $10 million in results. Co-Founded Business Sherpa, with his wife Selvi... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Himanshu Arora

Himanshu Arora

Co Founder at SocialPanga | Digital Marketing Fanatic
avatar for Dinker Chakar

Dinker Chakar

ProMa, ThoughtWorks
Have soul, will wander.
TK

Tarun Krishnamurthy

Co-Founder, Advisor, Investor, Gravitas


Friday February 19, 2016 11:30 - 12:25 IST
Delight Ritz Carlton

11:30 IST

Managing global product from India!!
Your customer is overseas, you are in India - How will you be the "Voice of the Customer"?

The Indian IT ecosystem has made huge strides. From being the world’s back office to writing the code that powers some serious business. From here the story takes a twist. We are no longer content with doing what someone else defined, we are defining it ourselves. And some have walked many steps forward to have entire global product teams based in India. This is a sea change, not for the faint of heart. This story must be told and heard.

What challenges and opportunities lie ahead? Come and hear from path breaking executives as they share a vision for the future and best practices on how its done.


 

Moderators
avatar for Rahul Abhyankar

Rahul Abhyankar

Cofounder, Institute Of Product Leadership
Mr. Rahul Abhyankar is the Cofounder of Institute of Product Leadership - a B-school designed specifically for technology product professionals and engineering leaders. Helped launch the Institute along with certificate programs and Executive MBA in Product Leadership. Serve as faculty... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nagaraj Dheemanth

Nagaraj Dheemanth

Senior Principal Engineer, Intel
Dheemanth is a Senior Principal Engineer in the Platform Engineering Group, Intel Bangalore and is responsible for server CPU architecture. He has lead the Broadwell family of Server CPUs and the Westmere-EX Xeon CPU. Dheemanth helped conceptualize the Xeon-D productline for Hyperscale... Read More →
avatar for Snigdha Ray

Snigdha Ray

Vice President, ADP
Snigdhay Ghosh Ray is a senior technology executive with 19 years of experience in Software product industry, primarily Investment Banking and Human Capital Management domains. She heads up the product management, development/ engineering & support functions in India for ADP flagship... Read More →
avatar for Shalini Sankarshana

Shalini Sankarshana

Executive Vice President, Broadridge
avatar for Piyush Shah

Piyush Shah

Chief Product Officer, InMobi


Friday February 19, 2016 11:30 - 12:25 IST
Ignite Ritz Carlton

11:30 IST

What's the Story of Your Product?
Great Products Have Great Stories !!
Stories have shaped history and have the power to mould future. Vera Nazarian once said, “The world is shaped by two things — stories told and the memories they leave behind.” Infact, stories are the best way to inspire change, motivate, influence and teach.
To help you leverage the power of stories, Storywallahs are there at PLF for you

Speakers
avatar for Ameen Haque

Ameen Haque

Founder, Storywallahs
Faculty, Institute of Product LeadershipA storyteller, story coach and consultant, Ameen Haque is also the founder of Storywallahs - a company that trains people in the art of storytelling. No matter what you do, today’s world revolves around stories and Ameen has coached leaders... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2016 11:30 - 13:30 IST
Tasar Ritz Carlton

12:00 IST

Mentor Connect - 31 (Ankit Rawal, General Manager - India at InMobi)
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Face to Face with Ankit Rawal, a mobile evangelist focused on growing mobile Ad Sales business engaging with brands,agencies,app developers, affiliates, content players, telecom operators, publishers & general public at large.

Ankit beleives since he was associated early on with a such a nascent industry is what it makes him a teacher & student at the same time! What a thought???



Speakers

Friday February 19, 2016 12:00 - 12:30 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

12:00 IST

Mentor Connect - 32 (Saran Chatterjee, CEO at HouseJoy)
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Bring your nagging product engineering challenges and get direct mentoring assistance to tackle them in proven ways. Saran is adept at solving cross-department issues having conflicting agendas.

Speakers
avatar for Saran Chatterjee

Saran Chatterjee

CEO, HouseJoy


Friday February 19, 2016 12:00 - 12:30 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

12:00 IST

Mentor Connect - 35 (Sundar Ramakrishna,Director of Engineering at Brocade )
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Speakers
avatar for Sundar Ramakrishna

Sundar Ramakrishna

Director of Engineering, Brocade


Friday February 19, 2016 12:00 - 12:30 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

12:30 IST

A Day in the Life of a PM - Frenzy or Harmony?

The business cards say “Product Manager”. The job descriptions of the role are fairly similar. But it’s a safe bet that no two product managers have a similar day in their lives, or for that matter, no two days in the life of one product manager are alike. And with the world being as flat as it is, the day never really ends. There are back to back meeting days, team offsite days, out of office days, strategy days, demo days, customer council days, quarterly business review days, sales training days, “need to catch up with email” days - we can go on. Sound familiar? What do you see? Is your day one of FRENZY or HARMONY? And how do you remain effective?
This session dives into the typical and the atypical day of the product manager.


Moderators
avatar for Seema Joshi

Seema Joshi

Experienced Product Mgmt and Innovation leader, Vodafone

Speakers
avatar for Manish Bajpai

Manish Bajpai

Sr. Product Manager, Infosys
avatar for Rathinamurthy R

Rathinamurthy R

Director, Product Management, Flipkart
avatar for Cindy F Solomon

Cindy F Solomon

Executive, The Product Summit Oakland
Cindy F. Solomon is a product marketing leader and product management lifecycle expert. Solomon founded the Startup Product Academy and the movement for product excellence to facilitate a holistic view of product and provide a strategic foundation for forwarding both product leaders... Read More →
avatar for SaiSatish Vedam

SaiSatish Vedam

Sr. Principal Product Manager, Oracle


Friday February 19, 2016 12:30 - 13:25 IST
Insight Ritz Carlton

12:30 IST

PLF | Share
Propose, Vote and Speak - Each one of you can get a chance to present at the Conference which will now host 240+ delegates, 40+ CXO and VPs of Products!
Top 3 community voted topics will be presented by respective delegates who proposed the topic. 

Friday February 19, 2016 12:30 - 13:25 IST
Ignite Ritz Carlton

12:30 IST

Startup vs MNC Product Management
You have heard it many times - “Startup culture” and “MNC culture”.
There are many differences between startups and big companies - be it the meetings, dress code, career growth, hierarchical administration, to name a few. The biggest difference, however, is in how we build products in each environment. How does culture influence product development? Is the role of a product manager any different?

Moderators
avatar for Prof. Nandini V

Prof. Nandini V

Founder and Mentor, CARMa

Speakers
avatar for Jitendra Chaddah

Jitendra Chaddah

Sr Director, Operations and Strategy, Intel
avatar for Amit Goel

Amit Goel

Entrepreneur, VP & Head of Product, Knowlarity
avatar for Uday Prabhu

Uday Prabhu

General Manager, Electronics Engineering, Robert Bosch
Uday Prabhu has been in Bosch for more than 11years in various roles and market segments and have been involved in Automotive, Consumer, Industrial and Energy business units within Bosch. My current activities involve developing innovative solutions in the space of Consumer, Energy... Read More →
avatar for Ahimanikya Satapathy

Ahimanikya Satapathy

CEO & Founder, DocEngage
avatar for Deepak Vinchhi

Deepak Vinchhi

Co-founder, Julia computing


Friday February 19, 2016 12:30 - 13:25 IST
Delight Ritz Carlton

12:45 IST

Mentor Connect - 41 (Navin Rao, AVP at Cognizant Technology Solutions)
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Speakers
avatar for Navin Rao

Navin Rao

AVP, Cognizant
Navin Rao is Associate Vice President at Cognizant and leader forCorporate Strategy and Products & Platforms Business for the QE&A practice. In this role, Navin focuses on articulating Strategic Growth Opportunities that will help extend Cognizant’s global leadership in Quality Assurance.Navin’s... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 12:45 - 13:15 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

12:45 IST

Mentor Connect - 42 (Venkatesh Vaidyanathan, VP Product Management at Infosys)
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Speakers
avatar for Venkatesh Vaidyanathan

Venkatesh Vaidyanathan

Mr. Venkatesh Vaidyanathan is the Vice-President of Product Management for a large banking product portfolio at Infosys, India. In this role, he manages the product portfolio, roadmaps and customer connect globally. In addition, he leads the Analytics charter for the portfolio... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 12:45 - 13:15 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

12:45 IST

Mentor Connect - 44 (Gautam Kotamraju, SVP- New Initiatives at Myntra.com)
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Meet Gautam Face to Face. in his own words...

"Brand creation- from mind to market. Newness and fast fashion excites me. Bureaucracy and jargon turns me off. One belief- if you work with good people, only good things will come your way."



Speakers

Friday February 19, 2016 12:45 - 13:15 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

12:45 IST

Mentor Connect - 45 (Rahul Abhyankar, Co-Founder, Institute of Product Leadership)
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Prof. Rahul is a Silicon Valley Executive and Cofounder of Institute of Product Leadership
Strategic product management (HW, SW, SaaS, Cloud) - Product marketing - Lean Startup - Business Model Canvas - New Product Innovation in startup and large company environments - Consulting - Education - Training - Mentoring - Speaking

Blog on various topics in the areas of product management, productizing innovation, marketing, strategy, business and technology - http://www.rahulabhyankar.com


Speakers
avatar for Rahul Abhyankar

Rahul Abhyankar

Cofounder, Institute Of Product Leadership
Mr. Rahul Abhyankar is the Cofounder of Institute of Product Leadership - a B-school designed specifically for technology product professionals and engineering leaders. Helped launch the Institute along with certificate programs and Executive MBA in Product Leadership. Serve as faculty... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 12:45 - 13:15 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

12:45 IST

Mentor Connect - 46 (Tarun Krishnamurthy, Co-Founder, Advisor, Investor, Gravitas)
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Speakers
TK

Tarun Krishnamurthy

Co-Founder, Advisor, Investor, Gravitas


Friday February 19, 2016 12:45 - 13:15 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

13:30 IST

Dawat-e-Khaas
Friday February 19, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 IST
Ritz Carlton No., 99, Residency Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025

14:00 IST

Mentor Connect - 5 (Dr. Ushy, CEO and Chief Coach at Dr Ushy's Wisdom Works )
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Dr. Ushy is a DOCTOR, Mind Coach,Professor,Writer,,Stand Up Comedienne, Kaizen, Tsun-zu,Oshoite, Voice Over Artiste and Tongue-fu Master!



Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ushy Mohandas

Dr. Ushy Mohandas

Chief Coach, Wisdom works


Friday February 19, 2016 14:00 - 14:30 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

14:00 IST

Mentor Connect - 5 (Rajiv Bhuta,Sr. Director, Product Management at JDA Software)
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Speakers
avatar for Rajiv Bhuta

Rajiv Bhuta

JDA Software, Sr. Director, Product Management


Friday February 19, 2016 14:00 - 14:30 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

14:00 IST

Mentor Connect - 52 (Akshay Cherian - Founder and Business Coach at Business Sherpa)
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... I love finding new hacks to old problems and I do this by partnering with: 



1. MNC's - Over 50 innovation projects and 10 Million $ in results and counting 

2. Entrepreneurs in India & Globally-We host a 10x profits mastermind for entrepreneurs in India. We also co design joint ventures as 90-120 day pilots and if the venture gains traction then we form a company. We are current accelerating 7 ventures 

3. Innovation & Performance coaching: We periodically articulate our learning in the form of books. Get your copy of our recent most on hacking great work rather than waiting for it to happen - GreatWork.co.in

4. Social challenges: We have co hosted, co founded and collaborated on a wide range of challenges in the last decade. We have two TEDx Talks on two topics that has been close to our heart. While things keep evolving - this has the essence of what I do in the social space: 

Hacking Employablity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysMgdpqG1fk

Hacking Education: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNHLviR5ggA

 

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Akshay Cherian

Prof. Akshay Cherian

Co Founder, Business Sherpa, Business coach, Innovation
Akshay is a Lead Executive Coach for Product Labs at IPL for 21 Product startup teams.As the co founder of Metaresults has co-led over 50 innovation projects for mid-sized & Fortune 1000 companies with over $10 million in results. Co-Founded Business Sherpa, with his wife Selvi... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 14:00 - 14:30 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

14:00 IST

Mentor Connect - 53 (Snigdha Ghosh Ray, Vice President at ADP)
Limited Capacity seats available

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Speakers
avatar for Snigdha Ray

Snigdha Ray

Vice President, ADP
Snigdhay Ghosh Ray is a senior technology executive with 19 years of experience in Software product industry, primarily Investment Banking and Human Capital Management domains. She heads up the product management, development/ engineering & support functions in India for ADP flagship... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 14:00 - 14:30 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

14:00 IST

Mentor Connect - 54 (Dinker Charak, Principal Product Manager,Thoughtworks)
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Strategic Partnerships, Product Management & Development
Early age start-up (Team building, revenue generation, negotiations, fund raising)
Embedded systems (RTOS, Control Systems, Data Acquisition, Diagnostics)
Computing for High Energy Physics / Particle Accelerators
Online Media (Online Video Advertising)
Messaging and Social apps for kids (K-12)



Speakers
avatar for Dinker Chakar

Dinker Chakar

ProMa, ThoughtWorks
Have soul, will wander.


Friday February 19, 2016 14:00 - 14:30 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

14:00 IST

Mentor Connect - 56 (Cindy Solomon,Product Marketing Management Expert )
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Product Marketing Management Expert, Product Management Evangelist, Entrepreneur & Product Excellence Mentor

Cindy F. Solomon is a product marketing leader and product management lifecycle expert. Solomon founded the Startup Product Academy and the movement for product excellence to facilitate a holistic view of product and provide a strategic foundation for forwarding both product leaders and professional product management organizations with innovative approaches across disciplines. Solomon developed The Product Summit conference to showcase product leaders and identify best practices for building and managing products across all industries and to ignite local professional product communities. Cindy hosted the Global Product Management Talk broadcast, a top 10 business podcast reaching 1/2 million listeners. Cindy is a frequent speaker, presenter and sought after moderator and curator for events and panel discussions. Contributing author to several books, including "42 Rules of Product Marketing” and the Guide to the ProdBOK, Product Management & Marketing Body of Knowledge. Solomon brings over 20 years of driving successful product marketing initiatives and managing organizations at enterprise and early stage software, hardware, web development, SaaS and mobile including Apple, Vadem, NetObjects and start-ups in Silicon Valley. She holds CPM/CPMM certification.

Listen to #ProdMgmtTalk broadcasts: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ProdMgmtTalk 

Specialties: Certified Product Manager (CPM)
Certified Product Marketing Manager (CPMM)
Trained Agile Product Manager
Trained Product Innovation Leader
Digital Event Strategist
Association of International Product Marketing & Management (AIPMM)
Silicon Valley Product Management Association (SVPMA)
AIPMM Product Manager Ambassador Council
Startup Product Talks San Francisco
Startup Product Summit SF1, SF2
Product Bootcamp & ProductCamp San Francisco 2013
Startup Product OPEN - Oakland

Speakers
avatar for Cindy F Solomon

Cindy F Solomon

Executive, The Product Summit Oakland
Cindy F. Solomon is a product marketing leader and product management lifecycle expert. Solomon founded the Startup Product Academy and the movement for product excellence to facilitate a holistic view of product and provide a strategic foundation for forwarding both product leaders... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 14:00 - 14:30 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

14:30 IST

Looking Beyond the Horizon: Balancing New Product Innovation & Legacy Products
You know what a juggling act looks like. For many companies, balancing legacy products and new product innovation feels exactly like that. We can't let any ball drop, and that makes it difficult to try any new moves.
When it comes to business, the decisions are nuanced - resource allocation, internal rate of return, and uncertain market opportunity, to name a few.
How are product leaders driving these decisions and creating new innovation inside companies? How can a large company be more like a startup?
This session will explore innovation inside large organizations

Moderators
avatar for Rahul Abhyankar

Rahul Abhyankar

Cofounder, Institute Of Product Leadership
Mr. Rahul Abhyankar is the Cofounder of Institute of Product Leadership - a B-school designed specifically for technology product professionals and engineering leaders. Helped launch the Institute along with certificate programs and Executive MBA in Product Leadership. Serve as faculty... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vinay Dabholkar

Vinay Dabholkar

President, Catalign Innovation
Vinay is an independent consultant and helps organizations foster a culture of innovation. Over the past nine years, he has been a partner to several organizations in IT, apparel, manufacturing, public and social sectors in their innovation journey. He is a co-author of "8 steps... Read More →
avatar for Satish Gidugu

Satish Gidugu

Chief Operating Officer, Medi Assist
Mr. Satish Gidugu is Chief Operating Officer at Medi Assist. Prior to joining Medi Assist, he was the CTO at redBus.in. In this position he was responsible for the engineering of one of the most transacted websites in the country and all the internal applications that are needed to... Read More →
avatar for Sundara Nagarajan

Sundara Nagarajan

IT Product R&D Executive, NetApp
Sundara Nagarajan ("SN") is currently Technical Director in the Data Fabric Group at NetApp, based in Bangalore, India. He works aligned with NetApp’s data fabric strategy, focusing on the needs of customers as they evolve their IT environments to take advantage of hybrid cloud... Read More →
avatar for Uday Prabhu

Uday Prabhu

General Manager, Electronics Engineering, Robert Bosch
Uday Prabhu has been in Bosch for more than 11years in various roles and market segments and have been involved in Automotive, Consumer, Industrial and Energy business units within Bosch. My current activities involve developing innovative solutions in the space of Consumer, Energy... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 14:30 - 15:25 IST
Ignite Ritz Carlton

14:30 IST

Staying on Top of Disruptive Technology Trends
The common wisdom of successful financial investments is: “The trend is your friend”. The same is true for Product Managers. A lot of jargon has been coming our way - all the way from Social, Mobile, Cloud, Big Data, IoT, to Smart this and Smart that. How do we stay abreast of it all?
Product managers need to have a keen sense of technology trends and connect the dots between technology and customer value. What is the best way to do this?

Moderators
avatar for Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty

co-founder and President, WittyParrot

Speakers
avatar for Sameer Dhanrajani

Sameer Dhanrajani

Business Leader, Cognizant
Sameer Dhanrajani is a distinguished and widely recognized analytics and data science thought leader and visionary known for his deep knowledge, innovation & topical approaches in the analytics and data science space.  He pioneered the Customer, Risk & Operations Analytics framework... Read More →
avatar for Sundar Ramakrishna

Sundar Ramakrishna

Director of Engineering, Brocade


Friday February 19, 2016 14:30 - 15:25 IST
Delight Ritz Carlton

14:30 IST

What does it mean to be the CEO of the Product?
It is frequently said that the product manager is the “CEO of the Product”. This phrase drives a lot of discussion and debate. Some agree, others argue. A CEO has formal authority over many functions and decisions, and product managers do not enjoy this luxury.
So what does it mean to be the CEO of the product? Are product managers “mini CEOs” or not? Find out what the experts advise

Moderators
avatar for Mukesh Gupta

Mukesh Gupta

Director - Customer Advocacy, SAP
Mr. Mukesh Gupta is an Experienced & Customer Centric executive delivering profitable growth for companies for almost 2 decades!  He works as a Director - Customer Advocacy with SAP India Private Limited. His operating philosophy is to put the customer at the centre of every... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amit Goel

Amit Goel

Entrepreneur, VP & Head of Product, Knowlarity
avatar for Ahimanikya Satapathy

Ahimanikya Satapathy

CEO & Founder, DocEngage
avatar for Bipin Singh

Bipin Singh

Founder & CEO, Mobikwik
avatar for Deepak Vinchhi

Deepak Vinchhi

Co-founder, Julia computing
avatar for Sujit Zachariah

Sujit Zachariah

CEO, Nifty Window


Friday February 19, 2016 14:30 - 15:25 IST
Insight Ritz Carlton

14:30 IST

Brain Dancing for Product Innovation
Speakers
avatar for Dilip Mukerjea

Dilip Mukerjea

Worked extensively across a panoramic range of domains in marine engineering, and marine management. Subsequently deeply involved in human peak-performance technologies.Travelled around the world since the age of one, and visited or lived in more than 30 countries. Been researching... Read More →




Friday February 19, 2016 14:30 - 16:30 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

14:45 IST

Mentor Connect - 61 (Jayshree Kirtane, Principal Consultant, Alchemy)
Limited Capacity seats available

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Speakers
avatar for Prof. Jayashree Kirtane

Prof. Jayashree Kirtane

Principal Consultant, Alchemy Management Consultancy


Friday February 19, 2016 14:45 - 15:15 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

14:45 IST

Mentor Connect - 62 (Nishant Pradhan, Product Management at Ola)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Exclusively for ProAtttendees!

Nishanth has held multiple senior product leadership roles at Flipkart, PayPal and now with Ola. And he can bring your real product management issues to clarity and offer approachable solutions. Do book your spot and get direct counsel from a practitioner's experience. 

Speakers
avatar for Nishant Pradhan

Nishant Pradhan

Senior Director Product Management, Flipkart


Friday February 19, 2016 14:45 - 15:15 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

14:45 IST

Mentor Connect - 63 (Nandini Vaidyanathan,Founder and Mentor,CARMa Venture Services)
Limited Capacity seats available

Exclusively for Pro-Delegates!

Having spent 20 years in the corporate sector as a senior management professional in MNC's on all inhabited continents, I now enjoy sharing that experience with and learning from aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs across the globe. 

I teach entrepreneurship at ivy league biz and engineering schools around the world, and i have a company CARMa where we mentor entrepreneurs. 

In teaching and mentoring i live an enviable life where my own learning curve remains steadfastly north-bound. What a privileged life!

My company, CARMa (Creating access to resources and markets) mentors startups, mature enterprises and family business. In the last seven years, we have mentored over a thousand entrepreneurs. We are domain agnostic and phase agnostic.Check out our website, www.carmaconnect.in or our facebook page. also check out our videos on Youtube to know more about us. Feel free to mail me on nandini@carmaconnect.in

Read my blog, forstartups.blogspot.com

Read my column every month in the magazine Entrepreneur. I have been writing regularly for the past three years.

Also read my book Entrepedia: A step by step guide to becoming an entrepreneur in India . It is an excellent navigation map to build your business from concept in your head to market-readiness. 

Specialties: I teach Entrepreneurship in several ivy league schools across the world. I mentor entrepreneurs from diverse domains and geographies so they in turn create significant value in the economy. My passion is to make entrepreneurship a mass movement, to make every Indian an entrepreneur..

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Nandini V

Prof. Nandini V

Founder and Mentor, CARMa


Friday February 19, 2016 14:45 - 15:15 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

14:45 IST

Mentor Connect - 64 (Shalini Sankarshana, Executive Vice President, Broadridge)
Limited Capacity seats available

Exclusively for Pro-Delegates!



Speakers
avatar for Shalini Sankarshana

Shalini Sankarshana

Executive Vice President, Broadridge


Friday February 19, 2016 14:45 - 15:15 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

14:45 IST

Mentor Connect - 66 (Cindy Solomon,Product Marketing Management Expert )
Limited Capacity filling up

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Product Marketing Management Expert, Product Management Evangelist, Entrepreneur & Product Excellence Mentor

Cindy F. Solomon is a product marketing leader and product management lifecycle expert. Solomon founded the Startup Product Academy and the movement for product excellence to facilitate a holistic view of product and provide a strategic foundation for forwarding both product leaders and professional product management organizations with innovative approaches across disciplines. Solomon developed The Product Summit conference to showcase product leaders and identify best practices for building and managing products across all industries and to ignite local professional product communities. Cindy hosted the Global Product Management Talk broadcast, a top 10 business podcast reaching 1/2 million listeners. Cindy is a frequent speaker, presenter and sought after moderator and curator for events and panel discussions. Contributing author to several books, including "42 Rules of Product Marketing” and the Guide to the ProdBOK, Product Management & Marketing Body of Knowledge. Solomon brings over 20 years of driving successful product marketing initiatives and managing organizations at enterprise and early stage software, hardware, web development, SaaS and mobile including Apple, Vadem, NetObjects and start-ups in Silicon Valley. She holds CPM/CPMM certification.

Listen to #ProdMgmtTalk broadcasts: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ProdMgmtTalk 

Specialties: Certified Product Manager (CPM)
Certified Product Marketing Manager (CPMM)
Trained Agile Product Manager
Trained Product Innovation Leader
Digital Event Strategist
Association of International Product Marketing & Management (AIPMM)
Silicon Valley Product Management Association (SVPMA)
AIPMM Product Manager Ambassador Council
Startup Product Talks San Francisco
Startup Product Summit SF1, SF2
Product Bootcamp & ProductCamp San Francisco 2013
Startup Product OPEN - Oakland

Speakers
avatar for Cindy F Solomon

Cindy F Solomon

Executive, The Product Summit Oakland
Cindy F. Solomon is a product marketing leader and product management lifecycle expert. Solomon founded the Startup Product Academy and the movement for product excellence to facilitate a holistic view of product and provide a strategic foundation for forwarding both product leaders... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 14:45 - 15:15 IST
Eri Ritz Carlton

15:30 IST

PLF Elite - Executive Round Table (Invite Only)

PLF Elite is an invite only session for senior practitioners (Director & above) who have the passion to build a stronger product ecosystem.

Agenda at the Roundtable discussion would include topics like - 

  • Building a structured process for companies who want to follow product management best practices.
  • Career Path for Product Managers in Startups & MNCs
  • Baseline Research for Product Management Skills, Competencies, Compensation etc.

If you'd like to join, do send us your linkedin profile with a quick request to plfelite@ipl.edu.in


Moderators
avatar for Rahul Abhyankar

Rahul Abhyankar

Cofounder, Institute Of Product Leadership
Mr. Rahul Abhyankar is the Cofounder of Institute of Product Leadership - a B-school designed specifically for technology product professionals and engineering leaders. Helped launch the Institute along with certificate programs and Executive MBA in Product Leadership. Serve as faculty... Read More →
avatar for Pinkesh Shah

Pinkesh Shah

Founder, Institute Of Product Leadership
Mr. Shah is a Silicon Valley Executive who has been a Product Management Executive for the last 14 years in US. Most recently he was the global Vice President of Product Management at McAfee R&C BU(now acquired by Intel). Having played a key role in understanding how global products... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 15:30 - 16:30 IST
Tasar Ritz Carlton

15:35 IST

Moving into Product Management
Ever heard a kid say, “One day, I’ll grow up to be a product manager”. No, they don’t say that. But people in hi-tech do.
We define next gen architecture, and write kickass code. We tightly manage projects and deadlines. We design awesome UX. But sometimes that’s just not enough. We want to go beyond the code. We want to know how all of it impacts customers. Are we truly building what customers need? What would make customers select us over the competition? How does our product make a lot of money?  
If you’ve asked questions like these, you have already started your journey towards product management.
Come find out what it takes to become one, what hiring managers are looking for, and what the career path means?

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Manish Bajpai

Manish Bajpai

Sr. Product Manager, Infosys
avatar for Dinker Chakar

Dinker Chakar

ProMa, ThoughtWorks
Have soul, will wander.
avatar for Seema Joshi

Seema Joshi

Experienced Product Mgmt and Innovation leader, Vodafone
avatar for Snigdha Ray

Snigdha Ray

Vice President, ADP
Snigdhay Ghosh Ray is a senior technology executive with 19 years of experience in Software product industry, primarily Investment Banking and Human Capital Management domains. She heads up the product management, development/ engineering & support functions in India for ADP flagship... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 15:35 - 16:30 IST
Insight Ritz Carlton

15:35 IST

Transitioning from Services to Products
Transitions and shifts are courageous acts. The Indian IT services industry is in the midst of a significant transition from delivering services to building platforms and products. It is like rewiring the brain - to adopt different mindsets and skill sets.
How are Indian companies undergoing this transition? If you work inside one of these companies, what does it mean for you, your role and career?
In this session, we will hear from leaders who are charting this new territory

Moderators
avatar for Prof. Aslam Hirani

Prof. Aslam Hirani

Co Founder, Aveti
Prof. Aslam Hirani is working from last 19+ years in areas of Product and Services development for global clients. He works with software R&D organizations to help them improve their effectiveness and efficiency with reuse, process improvement in development and testing, competency... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mukesh Gupta

Mukesh Gupta

Director - Customer Advocacy, SAP
Mr. Mukesh Gupta is an Experienced & Customer Centric executive delivering profitable growth for companies for almost 2 decades!  He works as a Director - Customer Advocacy with SAP India Private Limited. His operating philosophy is to put the customer at the centre of every... Read More →
avatar for Gaurav Johri

Gaurav Johri

Senior Vice President and Head, Mindtree
Gaurav heads Mindtree’s portfolio of platform and products and is responsible for driving the strategic push to make this business a significant part of Mindtree’s revenues in the coming years. Prior to his current role, he was heading Mindtree’s Banking, Financial Services... Read More →
avatar for Navin Rao

Navin Rao

AVP, Cognizant
Navin Rao is Associate Vice President at Cognizant and leader forCorporate Strategy and Products & Platforms Business for the QE&A practice. In this role, Navin focuses on articulating Strategic Growth Opportunities that will help extend Cognizant’s global leadership in Quality Assurance.Navin’s... Read More →
avatar for Venkatesh Vaidyanathan

Venkatesh Vaidyanathan

Mr. Venkatesh Vaidyanathan is the Vice-President of Product Management for a large banking product portfolio at Infosys, India. In this role, he manages the product portfolio, roadmaps and customer connect globally. In addition, he leads the Analytics charter for the portfolio... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 15:35 - 16:30 IST
Ignite Ritz Carlton

15:35 IST

Is Data Part of Your DNA? - Becoming a Data Smart Product Leader
This is a hands on workshop session which will require you to have a laptop to fully leverage the value of the session. Please Carry one!

Decisions around feature usage, support issues, A vs B are now becoming increasingly difficult to do manually with large sets of data and hence the modern product manager requires to learn the basics of Data Driven Decision Making.

The job description for a big data product manager reads, “looking for a savvy data smart product manager, well versed in Map/Reduce, Hadoop, EMR, NoSQL”. Say what? You read that right. We are swimming in data. We have more data than we know what to do with.
To paraphrase a popular Bollywood dialog, product managers must be able to “walk data, talk data, because data is its own language”. How do we go beyond the jargon?
This session will help demystify data science. You will learn about emerging prevailing frameworks and tools, approaches, and how to make decisions with, visualize, and present data. Above all, you will hear from eminent industry practitioners on how to use data science for Productization

*Our Big Data prediction is that this session will be full, so register quickly

Here are the video links on basics of statistical terms that will be important to brush up before you come to the session!

Regression -     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_OB1tWX9PM   
Dummy variables  -    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7EyQwJahgw 

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Manohar Rao

Prof. Manohar Rao

Owner, Pharos Consulting Pvt. Ltd


Friday February 19, 2016 15:35 - 16:30 IST
Delight Ritz Carlton

16:30 IST

High Tea
Friday February 19, 2016 16:30 - 17:00 IST
Ritz Carlton No., 99, Residency Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025

17:00 IST

Closing KeyNote & Announcements "Change is the only constant, How do you thrive??"
Speakers
avatar for Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty

co-founder and President, WittyParrot
avatar for Cindy F Solomon

Cindy F Solomon

Executive, The Product Summit Oakland
Cindy F. Solomon is a product marketing leader and product management lifecycle expert. Solomon founded the Startup Product Academy and the movement for product excellence to facilitate a holistic view of product and provide a strategic foundation for forwarding both product leaders... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 17:00 - 18:15 IST
Grand Ball Room Ritz Carlton
 
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