Building a career in product management with Ajatshatru (AJ) Kotwal

Listen to our conversation with AJ to hear about what product management is, career opportunities in the field, how to transition into a product manager role and AJ's career advice for aspirants.

Dr. Paras Mehta
Dr. Paras Mehta

Product management is one of the most sought after careers in the tech sector. Lying at the intersection of technology and business, it's core focus lies on solving consumer problems and user experience. I am your host Paras Mehta and today on India2Germany, we speak with Ajatshatru (AJ) Kotwal about how to start and build a career in product management. AJ is Director and Head of Product at HERE Technologies in Berlin with several years of experience in product management and business strategy.

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Show notes

Here are some of the things we speak about:

  • AJ's professional background and how he got into product management and his current role at HERE Technologies
  • His responsibilities as Head of Product
  • What is product management and what a product manager does
  • How one can transition into a product management profile
  • Important skills for becoming a product manager
  • Profiles related to product management: product manager vs. product owner
  • Opportunities and future career scope for product management in Germany
  • Hiring process for product management positions
  • Career opportunities at HERE
  • AJ's career advice for people looking to work in product management

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Dr. Paras Mehta

Software developer and data scientist PhD FU Berlin | Marie Curie and Erasmus Mundus fellow | BTech DTU | Visiting Researcher Cambridge

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