Deepika is a product geek with a passion for building and leading product teams and working with engineers and designers to build and launch great products that customers love. She currently heads the platform products for e-commerce for Pepsi. She was previously the Chief Product Officer for Peppercorn.ai. She previously led product management for the Amazon Alexa product. Prior to that, she was the head of product management at Marketron and built the first programmatic ad buying marketplace platform for the radio industry; in addition, her entrepreneurial bent of mind led her to co-found a fashion marketplace startup - Hautely based in Singapore. She led product for Intel's IoT and enterprise platforms for many years prior to that. As someone who is passionate about solving the diversity issue in tech, she is proud to have co-founded AWIP (Advancing Women in Product) and SolveforXX (An organization providing operational support for diverse founders). She has an MBA from the Wharton school, a Master's degree in Computer Science from UC Davis and a Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Science from Osmania University. When she is not working, she is an avid yogi and a cinephile.
They say change is inevitable; but change during an unprecedented period in history - no one can prepare for that. So as a product leader how can you ensure forward momentum for your organisation and provide alignment at this time?
In this talk, Deepika will talk through her learnings as she built a team charged with tackling the shifting requirements of supply chains platforms and eCommerce in this ever changing environment. She talk through her best practices on:
- Leading with a tech mindset for traditional business models
- The importance of communication; and
- How to intentionally create a team that is adaptable to change and process oriented