Samarth is a product management professional with over 8 years of experience in managing mobile apps, e-commerce offerings and content for emerging devices. Has experience as a research and consulting analyst, client implementation specialist, marketing executive and application developer. He is currently a Product Manager at SAP Labs looking into SAP's BI & Analytics suite. He is responsible for better installation and user experience of the suite as also ensuring that they are compatible with CLOUD platforms (SAP HANA, AWS, Azure et al). Having worked extensively in telecommunication and IT domain, Samarth brings a unique mix of technology and business methods. His past companies include Edgeverve-Infosys, Frost & Sullivan, Idea Cellular and Cognizant. An MBA from IIT Roorkee and engineer from RVCE, Bangalore, Samarth has worked with Fortune 500 clients, Industry experts and several professional communities across US, Europe, Middle East and APAC. His interests lie in smartphones, connected cars, emerging gadgets and of-late drones! He has 2 patents to his name and is an advisor for 2 start-ups in Bangalore.
Product Manager, SAP
Oct 2015 to Present
Currently handling product management activities of SAP BI offerings which comprise of the BI platform and Lumira suite. Responsible for modules which define the installation experience of customers and enable better usage of the product. Additional responsibility of ensuring that the SAP BI offerings are compatible with the cloud platforms prevalent in the market today such as SAP HANA Cloud, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, Amazon Webservices, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer, Alicloud and the upcoming ones.
Product Manager - InteractEdge, EdgeVerve
Jun 2014 to Sep 2015
Product Ideation and definition Product Roadmapping Participation in Product Architecture councils Product Requirements elicitation and Storyboarding Release Management IP Management Product SME for Sales pursuits
Product Manager - Flypp , Infosys Technologies
Nov 2010 to May 2014
Responsibilities: • Conceptualizing the product roadmap within the given strategic context • Provide key definitions in terms of product characteristics - Usability, Interface, Consistency of experience, Functional attributes and innovation • Coordinate with different stakeholders inside the system to optimize product delivery to markets • Evaluate technologies/platforms – Native App v/s HTML5, Android, Windows, iOS, J2ME • Anchoring Product Ideation, addition of new Product Lines • HTML5 based responsive UI/UX for multi-device/multi-screen convergence • Supporting sales and pre-sales pursuits, IP Anchor
Senior Research Analyst , Frost & Sullivan
May 2009 to Sep 2010
Industry Experience Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives in the fields of: - Telecommunications (Mobile & Wireless Services, Enterprise Voice & Data, Value Added services) - Information Technology (IT Services & Solutions) Functional Experience Over 1 year of Business research and Consulting expertise, which includes monitoring, analyzing and rendering consulting expertise on emerging trends, technologies and market dynamics in the Telecom & IT industry/market in India, South Asia & Middle East regions. Projects executed: National: • Market Research reports on “Distribution Models in Mobile Services-India”, “Mobile VAS market in SAME region”, “An Assessment of the Potential of 3G Technology in India” • Custom Research projects on Digitization Market in India & Operating systems market in India • Been one of the key organizing members of flagship events on “Managed MPLS”, “Virtualization & Cloud Computing” and “Teleport Services”. International: • Consulting assignment suggesting a Market Penetration strategy for a Telecom major in Middle East • Consulting assignment to suggest a Market Entry strategy for an APAC telecom major in Mobile VAS & Mobile Commerce space
Programmer Analyst , Cognizant Technology Services
Jul 2005 to Jun 2007
Responsibilities: .NET Application Development, Business Requirements Analysis, Business Re-Engineering Projects executed: Maintenance and Enhancement of an Annuity related application of a Fortune 500 Insurance major. Development of a system to automate the Insurance policy underwriting and billing process of a Fortune 500 Insurance major. Maintenance of an Insurance underwriting application of a Fortune 500 Insurance major.
MBA, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
Jun 2007 to May 2009
BE, RV College of Engineering (RVCE), Bangalore
Jun 2001 to Jun 2005