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October 13, 2019


S02E04: Building a leadership lab for empowering high school girls ft. Nita Singh Kaushal
In this episode, Nita Singh Kaushal, Founder of Miss CEO and professor at Stanford University, talks to Aishwarya about her growing up in the Silicon Valley, early product experiences in Intel and Yahoo!, the importance of leadership training especially for high school girls and young women, and the role she gets to play as a technologist with a purpose.
February 16, 2021
S02E03: Why I chose product entrepreneurship over a $375K offer from Instagram (ft. Linda Zhang)
In this episode, Linda Zhang, former Product Lead at Faire, and current entrepreneur, talks about a potpourri of stories—the way she transitioned from being a biology major to becoming a consultant and then a successful PM, why she rejected a $375K offer from Instagram, the importance of growth mindset, why product entrepreneurship is crucial, and more. She also runs a newsletter project titled 'Product Lessons' and she's currently launched a toolkit for product managers.
February 3, 2021
S02E02: Reverse engineering—blending technology with venture capital (ft. Shruti Gandhi)
In this episode, Shruti Gandhi, the founder of Array Ventures and a Professor at Columbia University, discusses with Aishwarya about her journey into investing being an engineer. She uncovers the challenges she incurred as a South Asian woman in this is field that's so far outweighed by men investors. She explains the concept of reverse engineering in VC, along with her passion to work with entrepreneurs in the AI and ML space.
January 21, 2021
S02E01: Should tech pick a problem-centric approach? (ft. Polina Marchenko)
In this episode, Aishwarya hosts Polina, a seasoned product manager in the Valley, who also invests efforts into building aspirational side projects. Polina shares her story about mentoring people and guiding them to solve real-world challenges, and she goes on to emphasize how adopting a problem-centric approach helps in our tech careers.
January 6, 2021
Episode 40 : The journey of a year!
It all started as a small try and where we ended up is pretty cool. This took few hours a day but the impact is bigger and we're loving it.
September 28, 2020
Episode 39: How a B2B marketing community helped start a company
In this episode, Sangram Vajre, the co-founder of Terminus, three-time CMO, and a podcaster, talks to Aishwarya Ashok about the power and value of communities, growth lessons for product, and the importance of plugging-off in a forever-busy world.
August 5, 2020
Episode 38: Float like a Product Maker in tough times.
We interview Shyam Sundar, CEO of GoFloaters. GoFloaters aims to foster dynamic and vibrant community of start-ups, entrepreneurs, freelancers and business professionals. Hear Shyam talk about what is "future of work" to some inspiring journey on validating his idea and building this rocketship- GoFloaters.
July 29, 2020
Episode 37: A peek into the frameworks for building great products
In this episode, Aishwarya Ashok hosts Dinesh Varadharajan, the Vice President of Product Management, Kissflow Inc. Dinesh has got a wonderful career trajectory, and he shares with us some of his career experiences contributing to building products.
June 22, 2020
Episode 36: Deep down the passion-path of tech world
Many of us juggle between ideas or actions, and may even have questions to ourselves whenever we kickstart something new. Here's Vijay Rajagopal in this episode with Aishwarya Ashok, talking about how his passion led him to multiple roles—from a fin-tech geek to investor, founder, and strategic lead.
June 15, 2020
Episode 35: Story of a Start-up founder and Lockdown
In this session we have Srikrishnan, Founder of Rocketlane talk to us about his story of starting up with 2.5 lakh and his journey after his startup got acquired by Freshworks and again the journey of startup during the COVID.
June 8, 2020
Episode 34: Women and Money
We are in conversation with Hena Mehta, Founder of Basis. Basis is a platform to encourage women to manage their money. Hena talks more about what made her start this venture and why it is important for women to manage their money efficiently.
June 2, 2020
Episode 33 : Food Delivery and Covid
Listen to the latest episode on Theprodcast where we strike a very interesting conversation with Rahul Ganjoo, VP of Product Management, Zomato. Rahul shares his key insights on building all the delivery efforts that were formulated to cater to these unprecedented times and much more.
May 25, 2020
Episode 32 : Disrupting insurance services digitally
In this episode, we are in conversation with Jiten Puri, Founder and CEO of a modern, technology driven company aimed at solving traditionally driven insurance brokerage industry. Insurance brokerages are a 100 billion revenue industry in Canada alone and super inspiring to see what policyadvisor has set out to solve for.
May 18, 2020
Episode 31: Product Manager Mindset
Tune into Shobhit Chugh talk to us about the mindset essential for PMs and how he founded which helps many Product Managers get better that what they do!
May 11, 2020
Episode 30 : No point talking about Product Management
About time we acknowledge the elephant in the room- Cyber bullying and harassment against women because creating a safe space for everyone is our responsibility!
May 4, 2020
Episode 29: NGO as Tech Product
Ever felt profound gratitude for helping other? Had moments that impact and touch lives? In this episode we have Padmini Janaki interviewing Karthee Vidhya, Founder &CEO of Team Everest.
April 27, 2020
Episode 28: What next after COVID 19?
Shesh brings 23 years of experience in Product Management/Product Marketing, Business Strategy Consulting and Engineering spanning across US and India, across the entire gamut of Large Enterprises to SMBs to early stage start-ups. He was Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of a US based Cloud Management startup - Xervmon. His Corporate experiences include Walmart, Amazon, Cisco, Groupon, Ericsson, Netgear and Lemnisk. He holds an MBA degree from Santa Clara University and post that completed Executive Program in Product Management and Business Strategy at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. With BE (ECE) from UVCE, Bangalore and MS (CS) from The University of Texas, he is passionate about role of technology to solve business problems. Shesh is an active Startup Mentor and an Executive Coach and prides with his Product Thinking workshops and Panel discussions at IITs and IIMs. Recently in Feb 2020, he was Keynote speaker at Finance Club of IIT Kanpur on "Taking an Idea to Product and role of Product Management"
April 19, 2020
Episode 27 : A boy from Cochin to a CEO in Seattle
How did this tiny startup from Kerala was acquired by Fullcontact? What went well after four failures back to back?
April 12, 2020
Episode 26 :The value of learning and building a personal brand in this business world
If there’s something that unites us all now, across the world—it’s the thought of embracing this quarantine and making the most out of it. Learning is the best way for utilizing your time, and this episode hosts Shuba Bhaskaran, Enterprise Relationship Manager, LinkedIn Learning. She’s worked with many organizations in imparting the true value of learning and is ready to highlight the importance of having meaningful knowledge experiences to cope up with the times. She also emphasizes on building a personal brand on LinkedIn, and gives some actionable tips for doing the same.
April 5, 2020
Episode 25 : Leading technology platforms and empowering communities
Technology platforms today are led by determined women leaders, who not only take care of an organization’s strategies, but also contribute in building empowering communities. Especially during this quarantine period, it’s important to take advantage of both technology and global communities to stay engaged and keep learning. In this episode, Sarah Joyce Franklin, the EVP of Salesforce Trailhead, discusses some effective ways for women (and men) to take control of the times and use technology at its best.
March 30, 2020
Episode 24: Product Manager aka Innovation Manager
Spondon Hazarika, Senior Product Manager at Verizon innovation labs, talks about how innovation is critical in Product Management. Bonus: Tune into to know more about how Product Management works in Telecom industry.
March 24, 2020
Episode 23: Where venture capital meets the product world.
In this episode we have Vinod Kumar Shankar, Associate Vice President, Kstart Capitals talk to us about the world of venture capitalism.
March 15, 2020
Episode 22: Is Al Over Hyped?
Very compelling and insightful conversations between Krishnendu Majumdar- VP Product and Technology Flipkart and Padmini Janaki on Al& ML and much more!
March 8, 2020
Episode 21 : How to start a podcast today?
After 20 episodes and talking to 20 amazing guests and gaining 3500+ active listners, we have decided to share a few ideas that worked for us.
February 23, 2020
Episode 20: How did he personalize the product management?
Interview with Rahul Ramkumar, Director of Product Management, Walmart
February 17, 2020
Episode 19: Connecting product marketing with customers
In this episode, Yaagneshwaran Ganesh, a Product Marketing Leader in the MarTech space gets candid on how product teams achieve the market fit, the ways to scale up and manage more leads, the different avenues of marketing in an enterprise company, the technology marketers need to follow, and more. Tune in to learn interesting stories.
February 10, 2020
Episode 18: Women hate Women, is that true?
Padmini janaki interviews Sairee, CEO of Sheroes. Sairee’s Sheroes is a community for women, we can say it’s a Facebook for women. Padmini and Sairee discuss about entrepreneurship, women and a lot more details. Then a calling bell, guess who?
February 3, 2020
Episode 17 : Why Product Management is quite a deal these days?
Srinidy interviews Clement Kao, Co - founder Product Manager HQ, Product Manager at Blend
January 29, 2020
Episode 12 :Mountain Climbing and Product Management
In this episode Shrinedhi Rajan hosted Naimeesha Murthy, Founder WIP NYC.
January 26, 2020
Episode 16: How did he Swiggy it?
In this episode, Padmini Janaki hosted Anuj Rathi, VP of Products, Growth, and Revenue at Swiggy. 
January 20, 2020
Episode 15: Anna Nagar to Silicon Valley?
Padmini Janaki hosted Karthik Chidambaram in this episode. Karthik talks about humbly beginning of DCKAP and how DCKAP is growing very strong since it began 15 years ago.
January 13, 2020
Episode 14: Is Growth Product Management a fad concept ?
Srinidy Ravichandran hosts Pulkit Arora, Sr. Director of Product Management, Simplilearn
January 6, 2020
Episode 13: Drones, Flying Cars and other things Elon Musk got wrong
Advaith interviewing Pranjal  
December 31, 2019
Episode 10: Game Product Manager? Can I be one?
Padimini Janaki interviewed Sumit Kumar Singh in his journey in Gamification and Product Management
December 4, 2019
Episode 9: Life as an aspiring PM in the US
In this episode, Shrinedhi Rajan interviewed Andrea Ippolito, Lecturer, Engineering Management Program at Cornell University, USA
December 4, 2019
Episode 8: Why I quit the US job to startup in Chennai?
Interviewing Yega, CO-Founder Paperflite, about his journey on becoming an entrepreneur and managing a stellar content everything platform, his favourite books and much more. 
November 19, 2019
Episode 7: Silicon Valley? Oh no it’s Coimbatore
We had a great privilege interviewing Ganesh Shankar- Co-Founder & CEO of RFPIO, but we have a twist here.  What are you waiting for? Listen further to know more about a great company built and holding on to its strong roots. 
November 19, 2019
Episode 6: How tech meets travel—redefining vacation planning experiences
Travel—the very word is enough to instil energy and happiness for most of us. Planning for vacations is by far the most enjoyable yet arduous job. From drawing plan sheets to checking a gazillion quotes, the process leaves you in a dizzy state. What if ‘Tech’ and ‘Travel’ combined together to give you the easiest solution to book your dream vacations? Here’s the session from The Prodcast, featuring Hari Ganapathy, Founder and CEO of Pickyourtrail, a DIY hassle-free platform that helps you book personalised vacations with deep insights. Let’s listen to their mission of unwrapping the world, one country at a time, for thousands of their customers. 
November 12, 2019
Episode 5: When programming becomes easy in vernacular languages
To learn and let learn are the two most rewarding virtues of anybody’s life. Programming languages are ubiquitous, and are most essential in the current hiring and recruiting phases. Here’s a platform that can not only simplify the mode of online learning, but also provide AI-based peer learning insights for all the students. In this session of The Prodcast, meet Arun Prakash, the Co-Founder and CEO of GUVI, a tech-enabled learning platform, offering courses based on vernacular learning. What started as a small project turned out to be a well-funded startup, and here’s Arun explaining to all of us about his wonderful journey to empower learning.
November 12, 2019
Episode 4: The art of building a million subscribers for your YouTube channel
YouTube has grown to become a second companion to us—thanks to all the music, videos, and fun that it provides. Not to leave out the kids, they almost learn their first letters and words rather on YouTube these days. Have you heard of how an animated character invented by a doting father for his daughter turned into Asia's biggest YouTube kids channel with 14 million subscribers across 75 countries? Here's The Prodcast, featuring Vinoth Chander, Founder and Creative Director of ChuChu TV, the biggest sensation that drew kids, with nearly 12 billion views on YouTube. Learn the story behind how ChuChu TV was born, how did Vinoth manage to earn so many followers, and the power of engrossing content and YouTube as a channel.
November 5, 2019
Episode 3: Creating game-changing viral content
In this episode, we interview Aashish Chopra, Author of Fast, Cheap and Viral. Aashish shares ideas and his journey towards creating viral video contents. 
November 4, 2019
Episode 2 - Why I wanted to make the Indian houses beautiful?
Welcome to the second episode of "Theprodcast" and we are super thrilled to present conversation with Rajiv Srivatsa - Co-founder, Urban Ladder. This Podcast is hosted by Padmini Janaki, Product Managment Professional, Change Healthcare.
October 16, 2019
Episode 1 - Why am I even distracted?
This is a first ever podcast of "The Prodcast" and we are super thrilled and excited to have hosted Nir Eyal - Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of "Hooked" and "Indistractable." Nir talks about journey into becoming an author and motivations behind his books . He also focuses more on the Art of Indisractable and urges all the listeners to focus on what is the need of the hour and eliminate the unnecessary.
October 14, 2019
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