It is no secret that the demand for Product Managers has significantly increased in recent years. According to LinkedIn’s 2019 survey, Product Management was among the most promising domains of the year. It had a 29% year over year growth in terms of job opportunities. In 2020, COVID-19 further accelerated the demand for skilled professionals in this field due to a sudden shift in consumer interest, market demands, and business operations. 

For learners interested in making a career in the Product Management domain, this is the right time to build an impressive skill set. For that, investment in the right course which can take you through an entire Product Development lifecycle and offer you hands-on learning practice, like our PGCP in Product Management, in collaboration with IIM Indore, is indispensable.

Henry Adams, an American historian, truly makes us realize the importance of being mentored by the best minds through the famous quote that says – A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.

Mentorship from well-experienced faculty and industry experts is one of the many factors that generously contribute to a learner’s success in the Product Management domain. At Jigsaw Academy, learners will find a highly-skilled teaching faculty for the Postgraduate Certificate Program in Product Management, possessing an abundance of knowledge and experience.

Let’s know a bit more about the esteemed faculty of PGCP in Product Management.

Ruchi Tandon

Ruchi has over 20+ years of experience in Engineering, Technology, Product Management, and Program Management. She is an accomplished SW professional with a brilliant mix of Technology, SW Engineering, and Product Management experience in top MNCs like Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, and IBM. 

Ravikiran A

An IIM Bangalore alumnus, Ravikiran has 25+ years of experience as a Business Leader and Entrepreneur. He has worked with clients across various domains and has co-founded & invested in companies like Teritree Technologies, Deccan Centre For Innovation and Design, and directed Founder Institute. He is currently a Global Board Member and Vice President of Membership and Marketing for the IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society. Ravikiran has also led teams at Siemens and Nokia Siemens Networks before kickstarting his entrepreneurial journey. He currently also heads Woises and Innohabit Technologies, two of his many initiatives as an entrepreneur.

Muralidhar Koteshwar

Muralidhar has 30+ years of experience in technical, entrepreneurial, coaching, mentoring, education & training space. He is the Founder CEO at Usability Consulting India and has previously led the development of products in HPC, Automotive, Office Automation, eCommerce, Mobility, and consulting assignments in Product Engineering, UX in Transportation, Healthcare, Education, and more. Currently, he is also a Board Member at Connecting The Dots (CTD), a Chief Advisor at CALYXPOD, and an Adjunct Faculty at IIT Bangalore. 

Dr. Bakthavathsalu Mannan

Dr. Bakthavathsalu has spent 40+ years in various domains, such as R&D, Business, Technology, and Academics. He is a Sole Proprietor of MB Intellectual Property Services and has hands-on experience in all types of prior art searches, patent drafting, and prosecution at patent offices for getting granted patents. He also has experience in the areas of image and video processing, machine learning, analog and digital communication systems, and mentoring teams of technologists and scientists in the fields of Research and Intellectual Property. Dr. Bakthavathsalu comes with extensive interdisciplinary experience gained during his tenure at Philips Intellectual Property and Standards, General Electric, Defence R&D, ISRO, and IAF.  

Vijai Simha

Vijai is a passionate technology professional with expertise in the Internet of Things (IoT), Embedded Systems, DSP, and Communication Software Development. An alumnus of IIM Bangalore, Vijai has previously worked with Sasken Communication Technologies, and has over 22+ years of experience in building, managing, and sustaining high-performance teams in areas that need extraordinary technical competence. 

Ravi Ramaswamy

Ravi Ramaswamy has extensive experience of 35+ years in various domains. He has worked for 6+ years in R&D, 6+ years in Finance, Strategic Planning & Project Management, 8+ years in Product Management & 12 years as a Business Head. He has previously worked with top MNCs like L&T Infotech and GE Healthcare. His areas of expertise span across Centre Management, Business Management & P/L Ownership, Software/Product Lifecycle Management, Mergers, Acquisitions & Integration, Finance, Strategic Planning, Global Multi-site Program Management, technology transfers & building sizeable high performing teams.

Dr. D. L. Sunder

Dr. D. L. Sunder is presently the Dean (Planning & Development) and has earlier held various positions like Chair – Research & Publications, Chair – Case Center, Chair – Strategic Management Area at IIM Indore. He has over 30 years of Industrial, Teaching, and Consulting experience. He has previously worked in various organizations like HMT Ltd., Indian Carburettors Ltd., etc., before moving to academics. 

Prof. Abhishek Mishra

Prof. Abhishek is a faculty of Marketing at IIM Indore and has done his FPM from IIM Lucknow. His doctoral thesis dealt with the topic ‘Effect of Product Design Perception on Brand Equity.’ He has 6 years of corporate experience as a management and research consultant post his MBA. His teaching interests include New Product Development, Product Management, Brand Management, and Advanced Research Methods.

Ashish Gupta

Ashish is an IoT leader with expertise in Product Lifecycle Management, hardware-software co-design, and systems design. He has previously worked with leading organizations like Intel Corporation and Soliton Technologies and has extensive experience of 14+ years in the semiconductor and consumer electronics industry, as well as tech product startups that build smart and connected computing devices. 

Bhaskaran Srinivasan

Bhaskaran Srinivasan oversees the academic initiatives, design, and delivery of programs at MaGE. He is also a Strategy Advisor for product startups, a certified EFQM, and CMM assessor, as well as an accredited CEO Coach, Coaching Foundation of India. He has previously headed top MNCs like Robert Bosch India, Philips Innovation Campus, and Philips Electronics India Ltd. 

Dr. Vikas Goyal

Dr. Vikas Goyal received his Ph.D. in Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM Calcutta, 2012). He holds B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology. Prior to joining IIM Indore as faculty, he has had brief corporate experience with CRISIL Ltd. in their Global Research & Analytics (GRA) services and Reliance Industries Ltd. in their construction business. 

Dr. Jayasimha K.R.

Dr. Jayasimha has over two decades of teaching, training, and research experience. He is a recipient of the ‘Best Teacher Award’ at IIM Indore and ‘Prof Marti Subrahmanyam Award’ along with Dr. Rajeev Verma for their joint research on Service Innovation. He has attended the Global Colloquium on Participant Centric Learning (Glocoll) at the Harvard Business School (HBS), Boston, MA.

Subin Sudhir

Subin teaches a mix of core and elective marketing courses in executive and regular programs at IIM Indore. These courses include Marketing Management, Retail Management, Digital Marketing, Social Media, and Consumer-Driven Marketing, Customer Relationship Management, etc. His research in Electronic Word of Mouth and its applications in Social Media and eCommerce have been published in leading academic journals. 

Prof. Sanjeev Tripathi

Prof. Sanjeev Tripathi works in the domain of behavioral research and investigates problems in the domain of behavioral pricing, branding, and numeral cognition. His work had been published in the leading international journals, including the Journal of Consumer Psychology. To date, he has written over 30 cases that are included in the case repositories at Ivey Publishing, Harvard Business Publishing, IIM Ahmedabad, and IIM Indore. He has conducted Executive Education Programmes for clients such as PepsiCo, Tata AIA, Ambuja, and many others.

Dr. Sabita Mahapatra

Dr. Sabita Mahapatra’s area of interest includes Consumer Psychology, Customer Management, Online Consumer Behaviour, Consumer Neuroscience, and Social Marketing. She has presented several papers in National and International Conferences and published in various referred journals.

Aditya Billore

Aditya is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Indore. He has about 11 years of teaching experience at various levels, and his teaching interests include STP, Advertising in new media, and Experimental research designs in marketing. Aditya’s areas of research interest are Digital advertising and Consumer Behavior.

Mr. Manoj Motiani

Manoj has completed his Fellow Program in Management from IIM Ahmedabad. He has also won the IFCI award for the best thesis at IIM, Ahmedabad (2014). Prior to his Ph.D., Manoj has worked with Aditya Birla Group and Godrej. He has also taught subjects such as Marketing Management, Digital Marketing, and SDM at IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Raipur, and IIM Rohtak as a visiting faculty. 

Sreekanth Moni

With over 26 years of experience in technical, entrepreneurial, coaching, mentoring, and academics, Sreekanth Moni is a Marshall Goldsmith Certified Personal Coach in the technical, entrepreneurial, coaching, mentoring, and training space. With his experience and corporate exposure at leading corporations, like Cisco Systems Inc, Nortel Networks, and Aricent, he strives to help individuals learn new skills to make a change. He has worked with several corporates to design and deliver programs across the world.

Kamal Das

Kamal Das, an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, has over 18+ years of experience in Analytics, Financial Research, Training & Operations. He has previously worked with MNCs like Lehman Brothers, Moody’s Investor Services, Intellectual Ventures, and his areas of expertise are Analytics, Machine Learning, NLP, Deep Learning with Python & PyTorch. He was also the visiting faculty for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), SDA Bocconi, and the University of Chicago. He has written several articles for newspapers and journals, such as The Economic Times, The Indian Banker, Deccan Chronicle, and The Statesman.

Interested to learn all about Product Management from the best minds in the industry? Check out our Postgraduate Certificate Program In Product Management. This 6-month-long program takes place online through live instructor-led sessions. It is the only program in India that offers the ‘Bring Your Own Product (BYOP)’ feature so that learners can build their product idea into a full-blown product, and go through an entire Product Development lifecycle. Not only this, but this is the only program in India with a curriculum that conforms to the 5i Framework. Post completion, learners receive a joint certification from the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, and Jigsaw Academy. 

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