Lessons learned along my journey from
Engineer-> Product Manager-> Product Leader

27 October 2021 | 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM  IST | Online

This talk showcases my evolution as a leader through my academic, work, and personal experiences.
Leadership Journey: Lessons learned as an Engineer, Data Visualization Scientist, Product Manager, Product Leader, and Chief Product & Business Officer

What do you need to bring along?

  An Open Mind
  Curiosity and Questions

Key Takeaways:

  Be relentless in your pursuit of “WHY”
  Think of Career as a collection of S-curves
  Importance of Mentors (your personal Board of Directors)
  Your Influence spans beyond your Product
  Ingredients to build a high-performing team
  What you do is less important than how you do it
  Keep your Ego in check
  Consistency vs Intensity

Hope these lessons give you some food for thought as you chart your leadership journey and help you become a more empathetic leader with high emotional intelligence.
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Amit Sawant
Chief Product & Business Officer
Dr. Amit Sawant is a proven customer-centric leader with extensive experience in enterprise and consumer space, SaaS, analytics, AI/ML, and security. He has an exceptional ability of translating concepts into reality through thought leadership, collaboration, and negotiation skills; and a strong track record of delivering ground-breaking products to market. He has vast experience in building, mentoring and managing high-performing global teams.

He is the Chief Product and Business Officer at Somatix where he drives the Product, Business Development and Sales strategy. He was instrumental in Somatix's acceptance into the T-Mobile accelerator program for Wellness Tech (< 0.4% acceptance rate) and continues the collaboration effort. He is also an Executive in Residence with North Carolina State University's Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures, a Venture Mentor at NSF I-Corps, a Consultant at PennPAC, a Product Mentor and Coach at MyProductMentor, a Career Coach at HireClub, and a Leadership Mentor at Plato.

Dr. Sawant holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from North Carolina State University; a B.S. in computer science from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (formerly known as Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute); and is Pragmatic Marketing certified.

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