Pune Product Leaders Forum: 1-day conference on creating Software Products 21 Aug

Product Leaders Forum (PLF), a volunteer-driven non-profit initiative to build stronger product mindsets and skill sets in India, is hosting PLF – Pune 2015, a 1-day conference on creating software products in the Indian software industry; either in startups, or established product organizations, or in services organizations as platforms and productized services.

This is a paid event; and normally we don’t promote paid events on PuneTech, but in this case we’re making an exception because the line-up of speakers is really quite good. The (Pune) heads of Persistent, BMC, Symantec, Amdocs, Allscripts, Sungard, NVIDIA are expected to be there, as are senior leaders from companies like Intuit, Cisco, TCS, Accenture, and so are a few VCs (disclaimer: I’m also a panelist for one of the sessions.) And they’re giving a 50% discount to PuneTech readers (use discount code PUNETECHDISC when you register.)


There are 3 tracks. One track has workshops on “Productizing Services,” “Growth Hacking,” and “Gamification.” The other two tracks mostly feature panel discussions on topics like “Building Products & Platforms in the Services Industry,” “CTO as a Career Path,” “Art of the Start after 30,” “Product Management as a Career Track,” and “Product Management in MNCs and Indian Companies.”

See the website for the detailed agenda.

Intended Audience

For Product Managers, Business Leaders, and Technology Marketeers, this event hopes to provide you with active study sessions, and relevant networking: to help you get into a techno-business role, or accelerating your product management career.

For Engineering Leads, Architects, and Project/Program Managers, the event hopes to help you understand practical design thinking, to go from code centric to customer centric, and how the CTO career paths are different than people management, and how to leverage tech knowledge for better product roadmap decision making.

For Entrepreneurs and Intrepreneurs, this should give them examples of how they can start products and mini-startups “inside” the organization, with the help of fellow senior execs and BU Heads on how they are engaged in corporate innovation and inspiring intrapreneurs.

There are several ways in which this event promises to be different from other events. First, most of the sessions are panel discussions, so you get to hear from a lot of the leaders of Pune’s software industry. And second, it is focused on intrapreneurs & corporate innovation – so it is not a typical startup event.

Fees and Registration

Anyone can attend this event. The price of a ticket is Rs. 2999. Use discount code PUNETECHDISC to get a 50% discount. Register here