IEEE Bangalore and Institute of Product Leadership partners to empower aspiring Product Leaders of Bangalore

Top Quote The time for Indian product story is ripe as the country's IT industry is shifting on from the leadership stage in the services sector towards the IP and products phase. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 23, 2013 - Bangalore, India: In a multibillion dollar market, Product Leaders are a key component of the process to accelerate the Product ecosystem in India. Across the spectrum ranging from multinational companies to startups, there is an echoing need for product professionals both product managers and product architects alike who can bring in a transformation into the IT industry. In a commitment to address this echoing need and to empower aspiring product leaders of the IT hub of India, IEEE Bangalore Section, part of the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology and Institute of Product Leadership, India's first B school which is designed by senior product practitioners has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This pact is aimed at bringing value to IEEE professional members of Bangalore, grooming them with competent expertise to emerge successful product leaders and accelerate the transition from project to product mindsets & skill sets.

    The key elements agreed out of this MoU are that IPL and IEEE will be the outreach partners for respective talks or conferences or seminars or courses. IPL will be conduct customized programs specifically for IEEE members around Product Management, Product Architecture and Sr. Technical Leadership Programs for Engineering Managers. IPL is also offering Certificate Program in Product Management & Market (ICPM), Asia's first 'mini' MBA, to the senior IEEE members at preferential rates. Participants of IPL's open program will be paired with senior product executives from IEEE for 1:1 mentoring & live project internships as part of their 100 Day Industry Immersion program.

    Pinkesh Shah, Co Founder & Director of Programs, Institute of Product Leadership Pvt. Ltd. said, "Our mission is to help create an experiential education platform for professionals who want to accelerate or transition into product leadership career path. It's an immense pleasure to work with IEEE who also shares the same vision in helping build a stronger product ecosystem and helping technology leaders essentially productize their innovation" Speaking on the sign up, Ravikiran A, Vice Chairman IEEE - Bangalore, said, "IEEE in Karnataka is very vibrant with a professional member base of over 2000 senior technology professionals. We want to provide opportunities to our members to explore career with product management. This is in line with our goal to energize the ecosystem to translate technological innovations to successful products for benefit of humanity"

    About Institute of Product Leadership Pvt. Ltd.:
    Institute of Product Leadership (IPL), founded in 2012 is India's first B-School for product professionals that focus on Product Leadership. It is developed entirely by a group of elite product leaders who currently drive product innovation from India in global companies like Dr. Sanjeev Kumar (MD. Informatica India), Sharad Sharma (MD Movico), Ram Narayan (MD, Ebay, India), Amit Phadnis (VP R&D, Cisco India), Srinivasan (R&D Head, Alcatel Lucent, India) and many other industry captains. Institute has pioneered programs for mid career professionals with a very industry relevant curriculum and experiential learning model based on problem solving pedagogy with all courses delivered by real global practitioners & international faculty. They introduced Asia's first 'mini' MBA program on Product Management & Product Marketing, Executive Post Graduate Program in Product Leadership (EPGPL) for senior engineering managers and TechLEAP program specifically designed for Product Architects & Technology Solution Managers. Headquartered in Bangalore with campus in San Francisco, USA , all of its programs are delivered by real product practitioners & world class faculty from US. IPL has a strong alumni network of 400+ professionals from companies like Google, Microsoft, Adobe, Dell, Cisco, Infosys, Flipkart, Honeywell, Mahindra Motors, Cognizant in India and 50+ corporates have done customized short term workshops with IPL on Innovation, User Experience & Leadership areas beyond Product Management & Marketing. For more information, please visit:

    About IEEE Bangalore Section:
    IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire the global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, professional and educational activities.

    IEEE Bangalore was established in 1977 and is one of the vibrant geographical sections in India. Over the years the strength of the section has grown steadily and currently the Section membership stands close to 7000. This membership is spread across various sectors and is a nice blend of Industry, Academia and Research organizations. Bangalore Section has 14 Technical Society Chapters and two affinity groups and is fully run by professional volunteers. The sections have been adding value to its members in both technical and professional topics through various focused activities by way of conducting technical talks under DLT, Seminars, Tutorials, workshops etc. IEEE works together with various professional organizations to foster an ecosystem of technological innovation and product leadership. For more information, please visit:

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