In this talk, Amit Paunikar, a career product manager, will try to demystify what product management means and what product managers do. Based on 15 years of experience launching multi million dollar products for companies like Yahoo!, Google and Skype, he will provide practical advice on how to think like a product manager and reap the benefits.
Amit is a seasoned product leader with 15 years of experience delivering innovative and highly scalable products. He spent most of those 15 years in Silicon Valley working for big and small companies including Google and Yahoo! and has launched products that reach millions of users and generate hundreds of millions of dollars a year. He is passionate about all aspects of product management, design and product development. He is currently working as Principal, Product Management at Skype and is busy bringing Skype experiences to the web. He also mentors startups at StartupYard and Wayra. Amit holds an M.S. in Computer Networks from University of Southern California and a B.S. in Computer Technology from VJTI, University of Mumbai. He has multiple patents in the field of computer networks, online advertising and analytics.