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Nithya Chandrasekaran

former Head of Product, Amazon

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Nithya Chandrasekaran is a seasoned product management leader with 14 years of experience in building and launching B2B, B2B2C, and B2C products across Amazon, Microsoft, and startups. Her expertise lies in leading product management functions, crafting visionary strategies, multi-year roadmaps, and overseeing feature prioritization. Nithya's dedication to coaching, career development, and mentoring has resulted in successful teams that deliver customer delight.

As the Head of Product for the Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) business at Amazon, Nithya played a pivotal role in driving the development of B2B SaaS products. Her team owned the roadmap for a diverse set of offerings enabling device makers to add Internet of Things (IoT)/Smart Home functionality to their devices. Under her leadership, the business witnessed remarkable growth, achieving millions of customer units manufactured in the last 12 months.

During her tenure at Microsoft, Nithya led the product management efforts for various new initiatives, including the launch of Apache Spark on HDInsight and HDInsight in China. Her ability to collaborate and influence cross-functional teams across the globe, including tech, science, design, research, marketing/GTM, and program management, has been instrumental in building successful products spanning PaaS, developer experiences and tools, analytics, IoT SaaS, marketplaces, and cloud infrastructure.

Nithya Chandrasekaran's track record of optimizing products, driving product-led growth, and crafting effective strategies has earned her admiration from colleagues and stakeholders alike. Her passion for innovation and customer-centric approach continues to make a profound impact in the tech industry.

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