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I'm Sameer Popli
Product Management | Delivery Management | Customer Success
About Me
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Digital Product Leader having 19+ years experience in Product Management, Delivery Management and Customer Success, with a strong focus on understanding customer needs, and a knack for converting ideas into products.

Experience
May 2015 - Jan 2020
Head of Product, Hobnob Technologies

Owned the entire product life cycles, from concept-to-launch and beyond, for 3 successful B2B SaaS products in the event-tech space. Created and managed product roadmaps, backlogs, sprint and release plans, user stories and acceptance criteria; and led cross-functional Agile teams to launch the first implemented version of the product within 3 months. Enabled sales, marketing and customer success teams to acquire, onboard and manage key strategic accounts like HPE, VMware, Unilever, Siemens, Tata Group, Carrier etc. Increased end-user engagement levels by clocking >80% app adoption rates, and 10M+ engagement touch-points. Led GDPR compliance and ISO 27001:2013 certification initiatives, first in the industry to achieve the feat.

Jan 2014 - Dec 2016
Digital Strategy Director, Shobiz Experiential Communications

Incubated and developed new digital product ideas in the experiential space, leading to creation of a new event-tech start-up. Led the digital & strategy business unit in discovery and analysis of customer insights and developing relevant lead generation strategies and social & digital user engagement solutions. Curated and executed award-winning experiential properties for major IT clients - HPE, SAP, Symantec etc. Generated new business by getting clients like Dassault Systemes, Capgemini and Epson into the company portfolio. Led company to GDPR compliance and ISO 27001:2013 certification, first in the industry to achieve the feat.

Jan 2010 - Dec 2013
Entrepreneur / Co-founder, Fruits Creative Solutions

Co-founded a supplement education venture for 8-17 year old students. Successfully established a network of 10 educational hubs across 2 states and worked with over 5,000 students through pre-designed and curated programs.

Nov 2011 - May 2012
Freelance Product Manager

Headed MVP dev cycles for a US telco’s online PBX solution, from requirements gathering to creating wireframes and use cases, and to building and managing cross-functional teams.

July 2006 - Jan 2010
Manager – Engineering, GlobalLogic Inc.

Enabled M&A activities by identifying and automating business processes and workflows across all acquired companies. Led successful SAP ERP implementation at all company units and locations within a year of project initiation. Fast-tracked Agile implementation within the company by leading pilot projects.

May 2001 - May 2006
Application Systems Analyst, Progressive Insurance Co.

Led prioritisation and resolution of production issues in collaboration with business and development teams. Lead implementer for product & feature rollouts to various states.

Education
CERTIFICATIONS

Professional Scrum Product Owner
Professional Scrum Master
Google Analytics

1999 - 2001
Master of Science - Information Systems Management

University of Akron, Ohio, USA

1995 - 1998
Bachelor of Arts - Economics

University of Delhi, India

Skills
  • Product Management
  • Delivery Management
  • Agile and Scrum
  • Requirements Gathering & Analysis
  • Use Cases and Acceptance Criteria
  • User Experience
  • Negotiation & Prioritization
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Information Security Management & GDPR
  • Leadership
  • Team Work
  • Communication
Knowledge
  • Native Mobile Apps
  • Digital and Social Marketing
  • Databases and SQL
  • Digital Transformation
  • Technology Enablement
  • GDPR and ISO 27001:2013
  • Data Protection
  • AWS and Cloud
Contact Me
Phone

+91-98115 75100

Residence

Mumbai, India