Started as an application developer, moved to project leadership and Product and solution architect and then Technical Product Management.
Specializes in customer research and usability, product and project management, cross-functional communications, and more
I am a strong believer of Agile model and methodology and have worked with teams in the transformation phase.
I believe in the power of people and love mentoring young minds
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● Business Analytics: From Data to Insights 2019 (The Wharton School)
● Certified Scrum Master 2008-2011 (Scrum Alliance)
● Telecom Solution Architect 2008 (LOGTEL)
● GNIIT 2000 (NIIT)
Awarded “Best Architect” for outstanding performance in Ericsson ODC (2016)
● “Veteran Award” for the outstanding contributions to the ‘Traffica’ team in 4 years (2011)
● “Thank You” award for delivering a specific feature on time despite changing requirements and tight program deadlines (2008)
● “Spot Award” for serving the role as a Scrum master effectively and also for helping the team members in technical issues and development activities and “Appreciation Award” for piloting the Scrum-based Agile development model in Traffic Views (2007)
● “Director’s Award” for my contribution to RNCi Business and Growth team of the year (2005)
● “Directors Award” for the best quality product for SCR11 (2004)
● Voted as “Best Personality” in a poll conducted in the ngRNC group (2007)
Apart from the professional side, I like exploring places and cultures. I also love creative arts, photography and blogging
Product Owner - Ericsson | Jul 2015 - Present Wipro Technologies, Bangalore, India Product Owner for the Virtual Network Manager-Life Cycle Management (VNF-LCM) of Ericsson NFV Offering instrumental in realizing 5G and IoT use-cases and previously for the Performance Management suite of products of Ericsson’s Flagship OSS portfolio. ● Responsibilities include talking to end customers to understand their business needs and defining the product strategy and roadmap in line with the problem statement and company’s vision ● Evaluate customer requirements, system properties and available product portfolio to provide technical solutions that will best meet their needs. ● Act as primary customer interface to respond to RFPs and RFIs ● Understand the evolving standards and technical needs to enable integrations with other 3PP products. ● Facilitate discussions with stakeholders and internal/external partners to understand scope, expectations, technical content and business processes. Provide cost input for solutions as required. ● Work closely with the engineering, design and on the technical specifications and ensure that teams have all the information they need to deliver the complete product according to the evolving ETSI standards. ● Ascertain the feasibility and compliance of the developed solution before the release to market ● Communicate new features, technology and timelines to stake holders through knowledge share events to ensure larger audience are aware of the developments in the product ● Design better architectural methods to drive long term internal improvements
Chief Operating Officer | Feb 2013 - Jun 2015 Elsys Intelligent Devices Pvt Ltd, Trivandrum, India Raksha is an Emergency Identification and Notification service being developed by Elsys. It can automatically detect an accident and alert the emergency care takers thereby bringing help faster to the victims. Product got shortlisted in NASSCOM 10000 Start-ups and is part of Intelligent Sub-Systems for Safety and Integrity in Truck and Passenger-Car Fleets (IS-SI-TPCF) coalition. ● Managed and organized product launch of first version of Raksha in March 2014 ● Effectively pitch to investors in IAN (Indian angel network) and NASSCOM 10000 Start-ups ● Handled communications with Media and public relations, news coverage about the products ● Responsible for General strategic management, risk analysis and decision making ● Higher level insight to tweak the product offerings, business models and form industry partnerships ● Worked with officers in other companies/govt. for company needs and permits and represented the company at various events (NASSCOM, TiE etc)
Head of Design and Technology | Dec 2011 - Dec 2012 New Rubric Solutions, Bangalore, India The start-up New Rubric, founded by alumni of the Indian Institutes of Management, specializes in multidimensional learning and all-round development of students. The product Kaleido, is designed to help children grow on multiple dimensions through stimulating activities and insightful feedback, while reducing the workload on school administrators and teachers. ● Responsible for technology development, deployment of the entire product ● Understanding needs, conceptualization, design and development of technology solutions for the product ● Designed the database for flexible data structuring, data for big data possibilities ● Evaluated and selected OEM products and Open source technologies for the ease of development ● Deployed the product on the Amazon EC2 Cloud Infrastructure ● Conducted client demos and trials in several International schools in Bangalore and Hosur