Principal Product Leader, Microsoft
Swati Jhawar, Principal PM Manager driving Microsoft Viva, the 'Employee Experience' initiative. She is one of the founding members of 'Microsoft Teams', the fastest growing product in the history of Microsoft! She is originally from India and have joined Microsoft 12 years ago, right after graduating with flying colors in
Computer Science (Gold Medalist). These 12 years of her Product journey gave her experiences varying from consumer to enterprise products and what it means to build a product from scratch and take it to millions of users. Product/Program Management leader with extensive experiences and proven impact across a wide range of global and industry-leading enterprise and consumer products. She specializes in crafting cohesive user experiences, incubation of new products & concepts, product strategy, and nurturing innovation into the product experience. Excellent design, leadership, and communication skills combined with a strong drive to make things happen. Strong believer- "It is not done until it is shipped!!" 12+ years of people management and team development experiences, including managing distributed teams and engineers across the globe, recruiting and mentoring PMs as well as engineers who are interested in PM career track. Versed in all aspects of product management including: market & customer research, compete analysis, ideation & concept testing, product definition, UX design, project execution, go to market, marketization/internationalization, sales & marketing, field & support, business insights, and product deprecation; diverse experiences in startup projects, emerging/mature/turnaround businesses. UX: inclusive and user-centric design, visioning, prototyping, focus group testing, user research, storyboarding, cross-platform responsive design (mobile/web/desktop), a/b testing, mine usage and market insights for the products through analytics and influence business growth decisions based on metrics. Tech: software engineering, agile development, online services, product management, project management, architecture, experimentation, search, monetization, classification, query understanding, spell correction, and ranking. Effective Communicator: Excellent verbal, written, presentation and persuasion skills, exercised at all levels, including CXOs/Executive Leadership
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