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IIMB and ISPMA host Software Product Management Summit

Global jury announces Excellence Awards

04 March, 2023: The 5th edition of the Software Product Management Summit India 2023 titled, 'Bridging New Frontiers and Opportunities – Product Management as a Catalyst', co-hosted by the Centre for Software and IT Management (CSITM) at IIM Bangalore and the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA), was held on 3rd and 4th March 2023. Three pre-conference workshops were held on 2nd March. 

The summit was inaugurated by Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore, Prof. S. Sadagopan, Summit Chair, Prof. Rajendra K. Bandi, Dean – Administration, IIMB, Prof. Shankhadeep Banerjee, Chairperson, CSITM, Hans-Bernd Kittlaus, Chairman, ISPMA, and Dr. Ajai Chowdhry, Founder, HCL.

Dr. Spurthy Dharanikota, Program Chair (Academic Track) and faculty in the Information Systems area of IIMB, and Muthu Ranganathan, Program Chair (Industry Track), shared the overview of their respective tracks.  

Prof. S. Sadagopan, Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan, and Dr Haragopal Mangipudi welcomed the participants. Dr. Ajai Chowdhry delivered the keynote address. 

The summit had Academic/ Research and Industry tracks. There were several presentations, panel discussions and fireside chats with industry leaders.

SPM Excellence Awards 

The jury for the Excellence Awards comprised Hans-Bernd Kittlaus, Chairman, ISPMA; Prof. Guenther Ruhe, Professor of Software Engineering, University of Calgary; Peter Stadlinger, Head of Products, Freshworks (Freshsales Suite); Venkatesh Balakrishnan, Manager, CSITM; and Sunil Mishra, SVP Product Management, Odessa Inc.

And the winners are:

Category – Startup: SellerApp from SellerApp

Category – New Software Product from Established Company: Behavioral Health Safety & Attendance from Oracle Cerner  

Category – Platforms: ZEE5 from Zee Technologies

A Specialy Jury Award for Outstanding SPM Practice was awarded to Eightfold Talent Flex from Eightfold AI.

Academic Track:

The following academic papers were presented during the summit:

RP1: ‘How product leaders can contribute to create SCA in Software product-based organisations?’ 

- Dr. Harbir Singh

RP2: ‘Neural networks approach for determinants of the usage of Electronic Health Records (EHR) by hospital workforce: A case from multi-specialty hospitals in Hyderabad, India’

- Surya Neeragatti and Ranjit Kumar Dehury

RP3: ‘Using Mobile Ethnography as a Research Tool in Launching a New Social Media App’

- Sweta Thota

RP4: ‘Concept of developing an ‘unbiased’ AI to spot & predict Alzheimer’s Disease 6 years earlier than Clinical Diagnosis’

- Paneri Desai and Mrinmoy Roy

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