• weekwid: false
  • widHeader: false
  • orgName:
  • orwid: false

Seminar on Mid Career Transitions - Abhilash Verma, VP - Product Mgt, Citrix

Sat, 19 May 2018 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Rs 600
1522 people viewed this event.
I Am Interested

Get notified when the event happens next time.



Institute of Product Leadership welcomes its audience to an insightful event that will host a seminar on career anchor and product leadership as a career path. The day is tailored with dedicated seats to serve professionals looking for a career switch in the corporate hierarchy or to gain tenacity in the data-driven world.

We expect participants from over 150 companies to be present. It promises to be a day filled with knowledge sharing about trends in product innovation and leadership, and opportunities to network with product leaders from the industry.

The event will begin with career anchor seminar that will enable experienced managers to unfold self-assessment insights through personalized interactions and a psychometric test—based on MIT research led by Edgar Schein. These insights will underline the hidden anchors and inspire professionals for a mid-career transition, which could become the cornerstone of their corporate journeys.

Who should attend?

  • Professionals with 5+ years of experience
  • Professional who want to understand how to map their career preferences to specific leadership roles in the product industry

Industry Speakers
Abhilash Verma
VP Product Management

Pinkesh Shah
Ex. VP Product

09:45 am to 10:00 am - Registration and Career Anchors Assessment 
10:00 am to 12:15 pm - Mid Career Myths & Facts by Pinkesh Shah, Ex. VP Global Product, McAfee
12:15 pm to 01:00 pm - Key Note Session by Abhilash Varma, VP Product Management, Citrix
01:00 pm to 02:00 pm - Lunch and Networking with Fellow - Participants
02:00 pm to 02:45 pm - Key Note Session
03:00 pm to 04:30 pm - Panel Discussion on Best Practices, Tips for Product Career Transitions

Key Takeaways:

  • Personalized Career Assessment Report (worth USD 89 FREE)
  • Insights about the New-Age skills professionals need for career acceleration and transition
  • Discuss your options with top Hiring Managers as you progress in your career: what type of career best suits your outlook and personality?
  • Exploring hidden anchors to exploit options for mid-career transition
  • How to accelerate careers and growth by tapping into the core competence
Login to View Organizer Details
Like this event ? Share it with your friends !!

Map & Directions

Map & Directions
The Ritz Carlton The Ritz Carlton, Bangalore No. 99 Residency Road Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
No reviews available
Write a review
Be the first one to review! Share your experience.
Organizer Reviews 4.2 (20)
Reviews for Organizer 4.2
It was a great pleasure to attend the seminar. The subject itself was touchy, and kept a finger on my burning issue. Speaker was good. My suggestion is industry wise guidance to be given to participants. One to one discussion was nice. But, I was not aware that networking session was kept in the evening. As I already booked my train tickets for my return journey to Mumbai, I could not attend this wonderful session. Venue should be near railway station. I think you must start a branch in Mumbai too. I am working in Pharmaceutical Industry and unfortunately Business Leadership Positions are offered to candidates who has grown up from Sales and Business Development. Product Management professionals rarely or does not get Business Leadership Positions. In Pharma, Marketing is given in the hands of Sales who just achieve numbers. Actually, Sales should be given in hands of Marketing (Product Management) for holistically driving of business. Institute must guide on how product management professionals can takes up business/corporate leadership roles. Institute must also brainwash HRD of pharma companies to give business in hands of product management professionals so that product management field/profession can get honor of 'business drivers. I would like to give my own example of how I am stuck up now in my career. I joined Pharma Sales as Medical Representative in 1995. I subsequently become Area Business Manager. Then I got opportunity to become Product Manager for domestic business of Pharma company and subsequently I got opportunity to become Product Manager for International Business of Pharma Company. I grown as Sr. Product Manager, Group Product Manager and now I am Asst. General Manager - International Business of Pharma Company for Emerging Markets Division. From here I want to become General Manager - International Business where I am suppose to be head of International Sales and Marketing both. Recruiters and in interviews of business leadership positions, HRD asks questions to me or product heads "are you directly responsible for sales/BD?" and answer is 'No'. Everything stops there. They want to give Business Leadership positions to candidates who have grown up from Sales/Business Development. Then why people will be inclined to take up Product Management Career. Nobody can aspire for Product Management Career. Why HR is reluctant to give business responsibility to Product Management Heads? What is the end of Product Management career? Can't Product Management professionals become CEO / President of Pharma Company? I think Institute must intervene here to convince HRD Leaders that Product Management professionals are scientific drivers of business unlike sales or BD professionals who just dump goods to achieve their sales target. Brand Building is compromised by Sales/BD professionals which is dangerous for organisations. - by Dipesh Maladkar for Seminar on Mid Career Transitions - Pune organized by Institute of Product Leadership .

Frequently Asked Questions

Have any query? Drop your questions here !!

Other Events By Institute of Product Leadership