Product Management Career: What to (UN)Learn at different stages: Introducing the PM panel @UnPluggd

At each and every stage of product management career, one needs to learn and unlearn.

What gets you to a certain stage may not get you to the next one!

For instance, in the early days it is largely about being an individual contributor and focusing on the deliverables. As you grow, you are involved in many decisions – mostly out of your comfort zone.

And as you grow further, you need to unlearn a lot.

How much of tech? How much of business? Strategy? Finance? All in one-go?

What’s the real deal to scale into product management function?

Hear it from some of the very interesting professionals who bring in totally different experience – the common thread, being they are aceing at Product Management.

Product Management Panel @UnPluggd
Product Management Panel @UnPluggd

Nidhi Gupta, Sr Product Manager, Google

Product Management Experience at Google | Amazon | Yahoo .

Nidhi is a Sr Product Manager in GSuite, a Google Cloud product. She leads a team that makes the experience of GSuite enterprise customers delightful. She describes herself as someone who deeply enjoys creating technology products that change the way people do things and she has spent the last 18 years doing just that. She has led a diverse set of product areas such as enterprise, consumer geo products, search platform and advertising products in companies like Google, Yahoo and Amazon.

Prior to Google, she was Sr Product Manager at Yahoo and led the Geo location, content and the search trends platform. She managed the service ads platform during her time at Amazon. She has an MBA from the Indian School of Business and a B.E in Electrical Engineering from Jabalpur Engineering College. She has been a yoga enthusiast for the last many years and loves to cook for family and friends over the weekends.

Shashank Mehta (Director, Product Strategy, Razorpay)

Shashank Mehta is the Director of Product Strategy at Razorpay. An alumnus of IIT Roorkee, he has been with Razorpay since its early days and has been instrumental in building the product suite from scratch.

His business acumen and industry know-how have been key in building the tech stack at Razorpay. His understanding of the FinTech space and the digital ecosystem has helped Razorpay envision its product and build the future of payments for a diverse range of businesses and business verticals.

Tathagat Varma (Country Manager, NerdWallet)

Ex-Defense Scientist, Antarctic Researcher, Software Executive, Product Leader and Technologist with 27+ years experience building organizations ground-up and shipping multiple “1.0” products (revenue impact over US$ Billion+) with Fortune 500 companies and startups.

Currently building and leading NerdWallet India operations from scratch. Recognised thought leader, prolific speaker, visiting faculty, startup mentor and published author in agile product development, lean startups, design thinking, entrepreneurship, people, teams and culture, leadership, etc.

The panel is moderated by Ashish Sinha, NextBigWhat Founder. (Day 1, 5 PM)

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