Across all the greatest products ever made in the last 200 years, there was a team (rarely an individual) of great product visionaries and managers. So, what are the mindset and the skills across all the great products ranging from light bulbs to microwaves to iPods to cloud computing to AeroPress coffee maker to Mario Brothers on N64 to Rubik's cube? In this session, Qubole SVP Products, Mohit Bhatnagar, discusses the mindset and skills required to make a great product. This talk explores the patterns that are common across product visionaries who need to think across often conflicting needs of technology and business; short-term vs. long-term; engineering vs. arts. The talk concludes with a perspective on the mindset and the core skills that today’s PMs need in order to build products that wow the customers while helping the companies achieve their financial and business objectives.
Mohit Bhatnagar is the SVP Products at Qubole. At his core, Mohit remains an engineer who loves to define, build, and sell innovative products. He has 25+ years of experience in building and leading the growth of multiple cloud, enterprise infrastructure & software businesses ranging from less than 10-person start-ups to $1B revenue BUs. He has served in GM, product, and engineering leadership roles in marquee technology companies including NetApp, Symantec, McKinsey, and Motorola. Mohit loves working with the dev team to build cool products and work with the field and the customers to realize the benefits of the cloud, big data, and analytics solutions. Mohit holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from NC State University and a bachelor’s from IIT Kanpur. He has been awarded 25+ patents for his work and has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals.