Dilip Patel EWMBA ’20 immigrated from Mumbai (Bombay), India five years ago as a Fractal Analytics Data Science Engineer. He started his career working in the financial industry for big banks like Citi and Credit Suisse. We hear how Dilip transitioned from data science to product management during his time at Salesforce.
We learn about product management from the perspective of what you’re building, and most importantly why you’re building it, and whether there’s a real business case. We uncover that entrepreneurship was his driving motivation toward a career in Product Management. He shares with us some advice on how to best transition internally into a product management role, pre-MBA, for engineers currently working in tech companies.
Dilip embodies our student always motto as he sought out courses while working, such as Pragmatic Marketing through the Pragmatic Institute. We learn about what brings Dilip to Haas even after having secured a Product Management role at Groupon. Dilip talks a little about how he’s already leveraging the core courses he’s taking in his first year to advance in his roles at Groupon.