Kiran is an independent product management consultant who offers vision & strategy consulting services for technology startups in the introduction of new and innovative products, platforms and solutions.
Kiran has guided and mentored several technology startups and corporates in product strategy, product planning, product architecture, design, development and launch of large and complex technology based products & solutions in areas spanning Retail e-Commerce, Internet of Things, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Virtual Reality, Digital Convergence, Sustainability, eHealth, Lifestyle and Fitness and Location based Services.
In addition, Kiran runs a Maker Space (Inspiration Lab) in Bangalore with a vision to democratize innovation among the common man. As part of the Maker Space, Kiran organizes and conducts workshops and short-term courses for startups, corporates and individuals in technology based innovation, product incubation, design thinking, critical thinking, new product planning & strategy, systems & product engineering, product management, product development processes and product commercialization.
Kiran has around 21 years of work experience in the IT industry. His last stint was at Infosys where he headed the pre-sales group in the IoT Center of Excellence (CoE) within Infosys Labs, working closely with clients in offering IoT based products & solutions developed by Infosys Labs. Earlier, Kiran worked as Engineering Program Manager at Motorola India for over 10 years managing product engineering teams in the design and development of complex and end-to-end technology solutions. Kiran has earlier worked in Wipro, Philips Electronics and Asea Brown Boveri (ABB). He has held various technical, managerial and business related positions involving product commercialization & pre-sales, product management, product development, large & complex system architecting, project & people management, systems and software engineering, quality & process standardization, etc.
Kiran holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science & Software Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, US and Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Symbiosis, Pune.