IIM Bangalore to co-host Software Product Management Summit with International Software Product Management Association on Feb 14 & 15

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IIM Bangalore 20 November, 2018: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) will co-host the Software Product Management Summit, along with the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA), on February 14 and 15 (Thursday and Friday), 2019. This is the first time that this summit is being held in India.

Professor Rahul De, Chair, Centre for Software and IT Management at IIM Bangalore, said: “Of late, Indian IT firms and start-ups are focusing strongly on developing software products, both for Indian as well as international markets. Having a leading industry association hold a summit in Bangalore will go a long way in enhancing these efforts.”

Event to include awards ceremony in celebration of excellence in software product management; nominations are now open

The global Software Product Management Summit is a forum for experts from the industry and academia to exchange insights and best practices. India’s growth as a start-up nation and as the powerhouse for some of the top-notch software products in the world are the reasons why ISPMA chose the country as the venue for the SPM summit.

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Haragopal Mangipudi, ISPMA Board Member and Distinguished Alumnus from IIM Bangalore, said: “In the age of digital competition, every business is a software business. Software products and platforms are the key value drivers in the digital era. ISPMA is excited to host this leadership summit in partnership with IIMB to promote and celebrate  excellence in software product management in India.”

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Excellence Awards

One of the highlights of the India SPM summit is the celebration of excellence in software product management. The SPM Excellence Awards are instituted to celebrate excellence in the software management practices and showcase the best practices and role models.

The parameters for evaluation are: business performance, innovation, and maturity of Software Product Management practices. The awards ceremony at the ISPMA-IIMB Software Product Management Summit (India) will be held on February 15 (Friday), 2019.

Nomination forms will be available for download by November 20, 2018; nomination submission closes on December 05, 2018, and announcement of finalists will be made on January 15, 2019.


Criteria for selection

Applications to qualify for the award are invited from: software product/internet commerce platform companies incorporated in India; global software product/internet commerce platform companies with their product management leadership based in India, a company can nominate multiple products with separate application for each.

Companies in the business of software products/internet commerce platforms in India can apply to any one of the following categories: start-up – software product/internet commerce platform; new software product (less than four years old) from an established company (of more than four years); established software product (of more than four years), and established internet commerce platform.


ISPMA is an open non-profit association of experts, companies, and research institutes with the goal to foster software product management excellence across industries.

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About IIM Bangalore

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) was established in 1973 and is a leading graduate school of management in Asia. Under the IIM Act of 2017, IIMB is an Institute of National Importance. IIMB has around 110 full-time faculty members, more than 1200 students across various degree/diploma granting programs and nearly 5000 annual Executive Education participants.  IIMB’s vision is to be a global, renowned academic institution fostering excellence in management, innovation and entrepreneurship for business, government and society.

Located in India’s high technology capital, IIMB is in close proximity to some of the leading corporate houses in the country, ranging from information technology to consumer product companies, giving the institute an added advantage of integrating classroom knowledge with practical experience.

For more on IIMB, please visit www.iimb.ac.in


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