Principal Product Manager, Amazon Web Services
Neeraja is a seasoned Product Management and GTM leader, bringing over 18 years of experience in Product Vision, Strategy and Leadership roles in industry-leading data products and platforms. During her lucrative career, she delivered products in Analytics, AI/Machine Learning, Databases, Data and Application Integration serving Fortune 500 companies and ventures including Microsoft, Oracle, Informatica and Expedia. Currently Neeraja is a Principal Product Manager with Amazon Web Services (AWS) building Amazon Redshift - the worlds most popular, highest performance and most scalable cloud data warehouse. Prior to Amazon, Neeraja was the Vice President of Product Management at MapR Technologies (acquired by HPE). At MapR, Neeraja was responsible for the product vision, strategy and roadmap for the complete MapR Analytics & Application product portfolio and helped launch new products for Data exploration/BI (with Apache Drill), Modern high performance NoSQL applications & operational analytics (with MapR document database), Global Pub/Sub messaging & streaming analytics (with MapR Global Event Store) , ML/AI (with MapR data science) with deep integrations across products and seamless experiences in on-prem deployments as well as cloud services. At Informatica, she was leading their Data Services/Data Virtualization product line. At Microsoft she was driving the Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services server platform for several major releases and helped launch the V1 of Microsoft Power BI. For each organization she leads, she helps achieve a transformative success by contributing with an excellent understanding of the product space, comparison to competitive products, and taking a customer-centric approach. She is described by her colleagues as having a deep technical background, familiarity with engineering processes along with being a strategic product thinker. Neeraja earned a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India and various business program certifications from the University of Washington, MIT Sloan School of Management and Stanford University. Neeraja is an excellent speaker and delivered 50+ speeches & keynotes in conferences such as Hadoop Summit, Spark Summit, Strata Hadoop World, Women in Big Data, ApacheCon, Informatica World, Microsoft TechEd and several Big Data meetups and other Industry events.