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Ganesh Walavalkar

Ganesh Walavalkar

Principal Product Manager

Fremont, California

Seasoned professional with extensive experience in Big Data and Machine Learning in telecommunication, communication, media, entertainment and finance domain.

Entrepreneurial Technical Product Manager with 12+ years of experience – owning and managing the complete life cycle of products. Very well versed in carving out business opportunities using the strategic thinking process with the support of data. A strong leader with organizational and hands-on executional skills who can deliver products by collaborating across functional teams.

I enjoy creating & implementing solutions/products/offerings around cutting edge technologies. I like discussing/white-boarding ideas and possibilities with our customers/colleagues to explore strategic partnering opportunities.

Product Management Experience:
- Determine customers’ needs and desires, to develop product specifications by leveraging internal and external cross functional capabilities
- Recommend and develop product lines, assess competitors, and create marketing material and compelling offers
- Build and maintain high performance, result oriented teams to develop products to satisfy demanding customers

Program Management Experience:
- Achieve operational objectives of scope, schedule and resources through strategic and tactical plans
- Meet financial objectives through planning, budgeting, forecasting and analyzing variance for corrective actions
- Comply with organizational initiatives such as knowledge management, risk management, quality audits etc.
- Detailed understanding of waterfall, scrum, kanban processed with hands on experience of running scrum
- Continuous process improvement champion with focus on key project metrics

Prior Solutions Architect Experience Highlights:
- Evangelize products/solutions related to Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence & Data Insights
- Engage with marquee customers to implement end-to-end solutions using traditional, predictive, prescriptive and optimization techniques
- Oversee quality of the products/solutions, recommend tools/processes to maximize efficiencies
- Hands on scripting experience with cloud technologies - GCP and AWS
- Hands on engineering skills - Python, SQL, Big Data, Talend, Machine Learning (SciKit and TensorFlow)


Experience:

  • Product Manager (LTI - Larsen & Toubro Infotech)
  • Principal Product Manager (Infoworks.io)
  • Principal Product Manager (Hitachi Vantara)
  • Principal Product Manager (Infosys)
  • Principal Product Manager / Solutions Architect (Saama Technologies)

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