Scaling Sales: A Deep Dive At SaaSx Fifth Edition

As a first time attendee of iSPIRT‘s annual SaaSx conference, I didn’t know what to expect as we drove along the western coast of India towards Mahabalipuram – the venue for SaaSx5. From all the chatter around the event on Twitter, it looked like the who’s who of SaaS leaders in India were attending. Upon arrival, I took my seat with my colleague and looked around. There were only about 100 people in the room, very different from most conferences I’d attended in the past – a lot more exclusive, and a melting pot of SaaS founders building a diverse set of products. It had all the markings of an inspiring day, and it did not disappoint.

Starting with a keynote from the estimable founder of Zoho, Sridhar Vembu, the day was packed with talks and discussions focused on growing one’s SaaS company in the current technology landscape, primarily led by founders of notable SaaS companies of the country. One such event was an unconference on “Setting up and Scaling Sales across Segments and Geographies”, led by Ashwin Ramasamy from PipeCandy.

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AMA with the Product School Slack Community

Recently, I had the awesome opportunity to do an AMA with Product School’s Slack community. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Product School provides product management training to professionals across the world. With 16 campuses worldwide, the school offers specialized Product Management, Coding, and Data Analytics classes, taught by real-world product managers who work at top technology companies such as Google, Facebook, Snapchat, Airbnb, LinkedIn, and Netflix.

Their Slack community is an open network where you can join thousands of other current, and budding, product managers to talk about all things related to building software products. At the AMA event, I talked about my transition from engineering to product management, the challenges that arose, and what skills are needed to bring great products to market.

Originally published on the Product School Blog.

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