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institute of product leadership
Amit Sawant Chief Product & Business Officer Somatix
This talk showcases my evolution as a leader through my academic, work, and personal experiences.
Leadership Journey: Lessons learned as an Engineer, Data Visualization Scientist, Product Manager, Product Leader, and Chief Product & Business Officer
Be relentless in your pursuit of “WHY”
Think of Career as a collection of S-curves
Importance of Mentors (your personal Board of Directors)
Your Influence spans beyond your Product
Ingredients to build a high-performing team
What you do is less important than how you do it
Keep your Ego in check
Consistency vs Intensity
Hope these lessons give you some food for thought as you chart your leadership journey and help you become a more empathetic leader with high emotional intelligence.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Amit Sawant is a proven customer-centric leader with extensive experience in enterprise and consumer space, SaaS, analytics, AI/ML, and security. He has an exceptional ability of translating concepts into reality through thought leadership, collaboration, and negotiation skills; and a strong track record of delivering ground-breaking products to market. He has vast experience in building, mentoring and managing high-performing global teams.
He is the Chief Product and Business Officer at Somatix where he drives the Product, Business Development and Sales strategy. He was instrumental in Somatix's acceptance into the T-Mobile accelerator program for Wellness Tech (< 0.4% acceptance rate) and continues the collaboration effort. He is also an Executive in Residence with North Carolina State University's Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures, a Venture Mentor at NSF I-Corps, a Consultant at PennPAC, a Product Mentor and Coach at MyProductMentor, a Career Coach at HireClub, and a Leadership Mentor at Plato.
Dr. Sawant holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from North Carolina State University; a B.S. in computer science from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (formerly known as Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute); and is Pragmatic Marketing certified.