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I am Viplove Prakash, a second-year MBA Candidate, class 2018, at R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.
I recently worked as a Product Development Manager at Bankrate.com
and currently working part-time as the Sr. Product Manager at Nexus 8 International.com.
I enjoy Building Apps, Growth Hacking, Design Thinking, Digital Marketing, Data Modelling, Learning New Technologies, and frequent Blogging. Scroll down to know more about me.

ABOUT ME

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Ambiguity is my playground; Collaboration, my skill. Data, my strength. Technology – my passion; innovation – my heart."

       As an End to End Product Manager, I enjoy solving customers’ problem through building innovative user-focused products. With over 5 years of product development expertise in the technology, e-commerce, and fin-tech industry, I have helped companies grow in revenue and gain competitive advantage through launch of several high impact products. Throughout my professional life, I have demonstrated my product management, technical, analytical, problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills.

       MBA Degree has assisted in developing my business acumen and heighten my product management and marketing skills. I am currently looking for opportunities in a fast-paced, collaborative, and agile environment to build innovative, user-focused, and high impact products.

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MY SKILLS

Product Management

Led Agile Product Development; Identified Customer Pain points, Developed and Validated Hypothesis, Built Product Strategy and Roadmap, Crafted Product Requirements, Priotized Features, Executed Product Launch Strategy;
Skills - Prototyping, A/B Testing, Google Analytics, Jira, SQL, Looker, Optimizely, AdWords, SEO Optimization, Salesforce;

Associate - Venture Capital and Angel Investment

Performed Market Analysis and Industry Research, Due-diligence of Business Plan and Growth Strategy, Negotiated Deal Terms, Assisted in Company Growth and Funding;
Skills - Financial Modelling, Investment Funding, Business Canvas;

Marketing and Data Analysis

Analyzed Customer Behaviors, Identified Seasonality, and Trends on Sales data, Built Generalized Linear Models to predict popular product attributes, market segment and future demand, Executed Data-driven decisions;
Skills - Pricing Model, Conjoint Analysis, Tableau Visualization, Omniture, MailChimp, Excel, SQL, SAS, R, Glimix;

Software Development

Collaborated with Product Manager, Designers, and Developers; Coded software programs; Built Products features, Implemented New Technology;
Skills - C, C++, java, iOS Development, Andriod Development,Git, Lamp Stack, Ruby on Rails, HTML;

Timeline

Sr. Product Manager (Part-time position)

Nexus 8 International

Jun 2017 - Present

Leading the Product Team
Launcing the iOS Mobile App
Developing Product Roadmap and Marketing Strategy

Product Manager

Bankrate, Inc.

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Analyzing Market Trend and Competition
Initiating Product Discovery Process
Building Go-to-Market Strategy
Designing Product Implementation Plan

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Robert H. Smith School of Business

University of Maryland

Sep 2016 - May 2018

Major: Product Management, Data Analytics
President of Data Analytics and Technology Club

Quality Assurance Analyst

Ibibo Group Pvt. Ltd. (RedBus.in)

Mar 2015 - Jun 2016

Leading Agile Development Process
Developing and Priotizing Product Features
Analyzing Product Metrics

Quality Assurance Analyst

Societe Generale Global Solution Centre

Aug 2011 - Mar 2015

Gathering Client Requirements
Validating Product Features
Communicating Process Status with Clients
Developing Automation Framework

Bachelor of Engineering

BMS College of Engineering

Visvesvaraya Technological University

Sep 2017 - May 2011

Major: Information Science

Game Developer

SourceN India

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

Coding Game Features
iOS Game Development

BLOG

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Startup Venture Capital Angel Investing Kickstarter Entrepreneurship

12 July 2017     Chapter 2: Design Thinking    

Design Thinking Stanford Product Design Innovation MVP

2 June 2017     Chapter 1: Love the Problem    

Design Thinking Ishikawa diagram Product Design Problem Solving Product Development

15 May 2017     Innovation - Ain't So Difficult    

Design Thinking Start Up Product Design Creative Confidence MVP

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