Vivek Vadakkuppattu - Product School Instructor
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Vivek Vadakkuppattu

Senior Manager of Product Management, Amazon

Vivek is an extremely driven business executive that has been recognized for his top-tier knowledge in product strategy, business development, and marketing.

He stays engaged with his passion, skills, and sense of ownership to tackle even the most complicated of problems. Currently, he is a Senior Manager of Product Management at Amazon. He is concentrated on improving the Kindle device software experience, app experiences, and privacy. Before being promoted to his current role he was a Principal Product Manager and PM Lead working on the design, engineering, and quality assurance S/W experience for the S/W experience across Kindle devices.


Before joining the Amazon team he was Director of Product Management, specifically AR/VR and IoT, at Monotype. In this role, he shifted the company's embedded portfolio towards embracing open-source platforms that led to opening up the addressable market, driving conversations, and improving engineering efficiency. He also launched the company's AR and VR product portfolio.


Vivek also spent six years in various senior roles at Azimuth Systems. His roles included VP of Product Management and Marketing, Director and Head of the Analytics Business Unit, Director of Carrier Solutions and Product Management, and Senior Global Product Manager. Vivek has also worked on the product team at w2bi and Spirent Communications.


For his Bachelor's in Engineering, Vivek attended the University of Madras, one of the oldest and most reputed universities in India. He worked diligently during his studies and ended up graduating with the highest honors. After finishing his first degree he went on to Rutgers University to earn his first Master's degree. He studied Electrical and Computer Engineering in the WINLAP program. A few years later he went on for his second Master's, earning an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.


He enjoys sharing his knowledge with his community as s volunteer Mentor at his alma mater, Rutgers Business School, and as an Advisor for American Corporate Partners. He also previously mentored with the Entrepreneurship for All program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.


Vivek's colleagues consider him to be an unstoppable force in business that the team can rely on to deliver success into any area that earns his attention. He is a team player and is always willing to take on extra responsibilities in order to support not only the customer but his team as well. He has a special talent for creating simple explanations of complex technical concepts in order to promote his product. He also has a natural ability when it comes to problem resolution that results in his customers continuously staying happy with their product and features.

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