Asit Piri

Senior Digital (Data) Product Manager

Sector: IT-Software

Member Since, November 12, 2020

About Me

  • Academic Level Master’s Degree
  • Experience 20
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Development
  • Date of Birth 13 Jan 1974

Description

I am a technologist turned Digital (data), Product Manager, with proven skills in tech, data, design, product, leadership, strategy, and culture, as well as a passion for building products that customers want to buy. While building the product from ideas, I enjoy constantly raising the bar on functionality, flow, consistency, usability, and simplicity. Passion, rigor, and compassion are just a few of the qualities that I believe have aided my development as an outstanding data product leader. I seek out opportunities to meet with customers, understand their problems and needs, and build solutions based on customer insights, all while sharing my knowledge with my product community.

My two decades of solid diversified experiences helped me understand the co-dependence of technology, data science, cognitive automation, user experience design, effective business communication, compassion leadership, and product management in a business context to solve customers’ problems at a large scale.

+Cross-functional experience: Deep understanding of the interdependence of tech, data, design, product & automation in the business context to solve large-scale customer problems.

+Product Management: Drove product vision, design, and execution based on customer needs and competitive landscape.

+Design Thinking: Great companies don’t give their customers what they want; instead, they give them what they don’t know they need. This is where I like to learn about customers’ day-to-day experiences and pain points, as well as brainstorm solutions to the problems that have been identified. In essence, I assist businesses by acting as the unspoken and hidden voice of the customer, allowing me to accurately identify the needs and desires of customers.

+Big Data & Data Science: In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive world, data-driven decisions making with innately intuitive reasoning and cognitive automation skills are key for success. I am data-driven from the core with a strong analytical and problem-solving mindset

+ Lateral Thinking: There are lots of ideas out there that are already implemented for different business use-cases. I like to assess and apply ideas from different industries and bring them in to discuss expanding the company’s offerings.

+Volunteering: I am an active volunteer who cares for the causes like environment, children, education, health, science, and technology.

Education

  • Execute MBA in Product Leadership (2020 - Present) Institute of Product Leadership & CMR University

    The Executive MBA program at Institute of Product Leadership is a 18-months experiential degree program that focuses on transforming senior professionals and managers into C-suite product executives. The program helps nurture strategic decision making and execution skills as well as the leadership competencies necessary for career path acceleration.

  • EPGDM in Business Analytics (2012 - 2014) CMR Institute of Management and Technology

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (2007 - 2008) DOEACC Society

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) (1994 - 1997) Utkal University

Work & Experience

  • Menttr My Product Lab (Educational Side Project) (2020 - Present ) Institute of Product Leader (Product Lab) Internship

    My Product Lab (Educational Side Project), which is part of my Executive MBA in Product Leadership Curriculum. My responsibilities are to learn and apply learnings in the Product Labs environment, from generating ideas to building products from Scratch using Agile Development and User Experience Design including the below-listed knowledge base till product launch. 1. Ideation, User Experience Research, Customer Journey Map, Human-Machine Interaction, Design Thinking, Value Proposition Design, User Experience Design 2. Data Science, Market Research, Customer In-sighting, Customer Analytics, Quantitative Methods 3. Business Finance, Product Marketing, Go-To-Market Strategy, Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking, Social Media Analytics 4. Intrapreneurship, Product Labs. Building a Product from Scratch, Agile Development, DevOps My Contributions: Problem Space: 1. Problem Identification & Validation by using Design Thinking - Data Intelligence 2. How Might We (Problem) Statement 3. A4 Framework: Audit, Append, Anew & Articulate 4. Business Model Canvas Creation 5. User Interview to Identify the Problem 6. Persona Identification 7. Pains, Gains & Jobs To Be Done Identification & Prioritization 8. Identification of Product & Solutions to address user Top 3 Pains Reliever & Top 3 Gains Creator 9. Empathy Map Creation 10. Value Proposition Map Creation (Problem-Solution Fit) Solution Space: 1. Solution Identification & Validation by User Experience Design (UX) 2. Research & Brainstorming for Idea generation 3. Prioritize the Solution and choose the best solutions. 4. Information Architecture Design 5. Low Fidelity Design 6. Medium Fidelity Design 7. High Fidelity Design 8. User Interview to Validate Solutions Website: menttr.com

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (2010 - 2020 ) Engineering Program Manager (Role: UX Producer @ HPE Experience Studio)

    As an Engineering Program Manager, my role is at the intersection of strategy, explore, design, technology, implementation, delivery, team and stakeholder management. I work in the HPE GreenLake Central product, which is an integrated As a Services private cloud platform to provide HPE portfolio of product and services to the enterprise customer through pay as you go model to trial, buy and provision the enabled services. Tools: Rally (Agile Product Management), Figma (Design Prototyping), Anaconda/Jupyter Notebook (Data Science Prototyping), Github/Sharepoint/Coda/Slack (Collaboration) My Responsibilities: 1. Manage HPE enterprise product increment planning, releases, initiative and features, priorities, processes and lifecycle for HPE Experience Studio. 2. Detail understanding of HPE Design system and apply the knowledge in a dynamic environment using agile methodologies to execute end to end UX/UI process lifecycle. 3. Delivered 5 quarterly releases for all product design deliverables related to planning, explorations, ideation, design, usability testing and demos. 4. Execute agile ceremonies quarterly product increment release planning, bi-weekly sprint review & planning and daily scrum standup. 5. Collect the bi-weekly sprint retrospective feedback from the internal as well as external stakeholders, share the feedback with the leadership team to strategize the necessary actions for continuous team improvement, resolve conflicts and increase team velocity. 6. Apply design-thinking and user experience excellence in all the deliverables we produce. 7. Shown ability to meet deadlines and drive results while juggling many projects and priorities. 8. Ability to achieve balance in a chaotic creative environment by implementing the right amount of structure and process. 9. Employs a proactive product management style with a keen ability to identify and mitigate risk.

  • Capgemini (2008 - 2010 ) Senior Consultant (Role: Data Architect))

  • HCL Technology (2007 - 2008 ) Data Analytics Lead (Role: Team Lead)

  • CDAC (2004 - 2007 ) Project Associate (Role: Senior Software Developer)

  • SQL Star International (2003 - 2004 ) Software Engineer

  • Electronic Research and Develop Centre of India (ER&DCI) (2000 - 2003 ) Project Associate (Role: Software Developer)

Expertise

Product Management (Business Design, Product Design, Competitive Analysis, Strategy)
User Research (Need Finding, Rapid Prototyping, Interviewing, Usability Testing)
UIUX Design (Wireframing, Prototyping, Aesthetics, Design Critique, User Interface)
Data Science (AI/ML, Data Governance & Stewardship, Competitive Programming, DSA, Big-O Notation)
Software Engineering (Cloud As a Service,, CICD, DevOps, MLOps, APIs, Databases)
Agile Project Management (Prioritization, Timelines, Capacity Estimation, Resource Allocation, Process Improvement)
Product Marketing & Road Mapping
Thought Leadership (Executive Presence, Emotional Intelligence, Growth Mindset, Expressive)
Design Thinking (Design Thinker, Empathy, Logical Inference)
People Skills (Soft Influence, Consensus Building, Negotiation, Meetings, Stakeholder Management)
Communication (Presentation Zen, Blogs, Story Telling, Engagingness)
Empathy (Customer Obsession, Business Alignment, Engineering Affinity)
Likability (Trustworthiness, Respectability, Humanity, Sense of Humor)

Honors & awards

  • 2021 Become a Product Manager from Linkedin Learning Path Certification

    Become a Product Manager from Linkedin Learning Path Certification

  • 2021 Become a Thought Leader from Linkedin Learning Path Certification

    Become a Thought Leader from Linkedin Learning Path Certification

  • 2021 Google UX Design from Coursera

    Google UX Design from Coursera

  • 2021 Become a Thought Leader from Linkedin Learning Path Certification

    Become a Thought Leader from Linkedin Learning Path Certification

  • 2021 Become a User Experience Designer Leaning Path Certification

    Become a User Experience Designer Leaning Path Certification

  • 2021 Become an Agile Product Manager from LinkedIn Learning Path Certification

    Become an Agile Product Manager from LinkedIn Learning Path Certification

  • 2021 Become a Senior Manager from Linkedin Learning Career Path certification

    Become a Senior Manager from Linkedin Learning Career Path certification

  • 2021 Figma: Teams, Stakeholders, and Design Reviews from Linkedin Learning

    Figma: Teams, Stakeholders, and Design Reviews from Linkedin Learning

  • 2021 UX Foundations: Style Guides and Design Systems from Linkedin Learning

    UX Foundations: Style Guides and Design Systems from Linkedin Learning

  • 2013 Data Management Core

    Data Management Core Certification by TDWI’s Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP)

  • 2013 Data Warehousing

    Data Warehousing by TDWI’s Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP)

  • 2005 Oracle SQL Certification

    Oracle SQL Certification by Oracle University

  • 2021 Product Management Foundation from Institute of Product Leadership

    Product Management Foundation from Institute of Product Leadership

  • 2021 Product Management Fundamentals from Institute of Product Leadership

    Product Management Fundamentals from Institute of Product Leadership