Faculty

Eewei Chen

Eewei has worked in the New Media creative industry since 1993. He designed the first secure online musical distribution service (before iTunes!), launched the first online music publication (nme.com) and helped set up the design department for the first truly integrated design agency, Conchango, now EMC Consulting.

At MSN International he delivered online experiences to over 550 million users worldwide. Eewei fell in love with the Agile software delivery philosophy as Creative Director at ThoughtWorks UK and started to establish himself as an industry design and agile thought leader.

As Solution Design Director at BSkyB, he collaborates with business stakeholders and works in close partnership with development and operations to shape their end to end B2C experience across all mobile, TV and internet devices. Now being the Founder & CEO of Haa Yaa Ltd, he strives to challenge the status quo to match business criteria to customer needs in order to deliver truly useful and delightful customer experiences.

David Fradin
David Fradin

Product Management/Marketing Consultant and Mentor at Independent

Rishikesha T Krishnan
Rishikesha T Krishnan

Professor of Corporate Strategy
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Rahul Abhyankar

A well regarded high-tech product executive spanning 20 years delivering enterprise and consumer software, hardware, client-server, Internet and cloud based systems. Most recently, Abhyankar was Vice President of Product Management at McAfee Inc., responsible for driving innovation in core security technologies, as well as cloud-based reputation services. Collectively branded as McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, this portfolio of technologies was deployed to McAfee large global customer base of over a hundred million consumers, governments, and small and large enterprises worldwide.

Gopal Shenoy

Head Products, Gazelle, Boston, USA a 14 year veteran of software product management in the United States. A frequently sought after speaker at several product management conferences and a featured product manager at institutes like Pragmatic Marketing, Gopal runs one of the best ranked product management blog in the world at productmanagementtips.com Gopal is currently the Director of Product Management at Gazelle.com in Boston, USA where he is leading the product efforts to enable consumers to trade-in over 250,000 used electronic gadgets for cash. Prior to Gazelle, Gopal held very successful product management positions at software companies such as SolidWorks (product design software used by over a million users in over 100,000 companies worldwide

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Pinkesh Shah
Mr. Shah is a Silicon Valley Executive who has been a Product Management Executive for the last 14 years in US. Most recently he was the global Vice President of Product Management at McAfee R&C BU(now acquired by Intel). Having played a key role in understanding how global products have to be adapted to work in emerging markets, he also started the product management organization in McAfee India.
Shah started Adaptive marketing (www.adaptivemarketing.in) with a vision to create next generation product managers and marketers in India to enable technology product and services companies to market their product globally. He is a guest faculty at several B-schools like IIM Bangalore, Amsterdam University etc.
He is an angel investor and is currently one of the founding Board member at Institute of Product Leadership (www.productleadership.in) – a Business school focused on technology professionals

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Shashank Deshpande

Usability & Interface Design Associations: NID, Symantec is an intrapreneur, enterpreneur who has been part of several MNCs and startups and have played a critical role in productizing innovation from concept design to product design.Shashank managed a multi-location team of 140 usability consultants involved in Product Design, User-Interface Design & Usability evaluation for Human Factors International  world largest usability consulting companys Shashank had built User-Centered Design(UCD) function & set up a high performing team at Symantec that has heavily contributed towards usability evolution of its product portfolio. Shashank institutionalized usability as a function in Symantec (then Veritas) and grew it about 25 usability professionals contributing to over 15+ products in data center & security domains.

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Vishwanath

Leadership & Executive Coach
Associations: ITC, Motorola

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Greg Brown

Customer Connect & Product Marketing
Associations: McAfee


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