What is the skill-gap in the industry’s workforce; what are the opportunities in the skills pipeline?
Can a project manager, a software architect, a business analyst or a QA manager get into a Product Manager’s role?
How do you prepare for a Product Manager’s role?
If these are some of the questions you have been looking to find answers for, then register to attend the ‘Day in the life of a product manager’ seminar being organised by the Institute of Product Leadership (IPL) on July 23, 2016 in Bangalore.
As the Indian IT industry transitions from a service orientation to being more focused on products and solutions, business leaders across organisations are looking for skilled product managers to take on leadership roles. The seminar, hosted by IPL, will provide a basic overview of the product management function, the skills required for this career track, and related opportunities. The day-long seminar has a line-up of interesting talks on diverse topics such as design thinking and key leadership competencies for product leaders among others. A panel discussion led by industry leaders on ‘transitioning into product leadership roles to fuel India’s product ecosystem’ will give attendees the inside info on what hiring managers are looking for while recruiting product managers.
Explaining the intent behind hosting this seminar, Prof. Pinkesh Shah, Co-Founder and CEO of IPL, says, “We want to reach out to the right kind of audience – the early-career technology professional or the mid-career professional looking for specialised, purpose-built education in technology leadership and product innovation. We feel this seminar is the right medium to give such aspirants a glimpse of actual classes at IPL. They can see how our courses are industry-relevant and very hands-on. ‘Learning by doing’ is embedded in the DNA of all IPL programme pedagogy.”
Industry leaders Ram Narayan, General Manager and Global Head, Monetisation Products, eBay Marketplaces; Amit S Phadnis, SVP Engineering and India Site Leader at Cisco Systems; Mukesh Gupta, Director - Customer Advocacy at SAP India; Gourav Chindlur, Co-Founder & COO, Vizury are among those who are scheduled to speak at the event.
According to Prof. Shah, IPL’s programs have industry-wide support. “IPL is leading a movement to create 10,000 product leaders in India. There is an urgent need to foster product innovation for the country and even the global marketplace, but we just don't have enough product managers. Understanding this urgency and the need to create awareness on product leadership, top companies from the industry have partnered with IPL,” he says.
The seminar also doubles up as an opportunity for attendees to get a personalised career assessment based on a questionnaire they answered upon registering. Attendees get to interact with senior career counsellors and hiring managers from the industry, and to understand the career options best suited for their personality and skills. As a mark of recognition, attendees will be awarded a certificate in ‘Introduction to Product Management Role & Career Path.’
Apart from meeting senior faculty members and counsellors from IPL, attendees will get to network with the alumni, understand their story and see how they reached where they are today.
YourStory in partnership with IPL will unveil an exclusive scholarship at the event. More details about this scholarship will be available only during the seminar, making it another compelling reason why this event should feature in your weekend plan. YourStory readers will get a special discount. Use the code YOURSTORY when registering.
Date: July 23, 2016
Venue: Novotel, Bangalore
Time: 10:00 AM – 4.30 PM