IIMB to co-host Software Product Management Summit on February 14–15

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on November 20, 2018

Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIMB) plans to co-host the Software Product Management Summit, along with the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA), on February 14-15, 2019.

Summit is being held for first time in India, said Professor Rahul De, Chair, Centre for Software and IT Management at IIM Bangalore. He further 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 Bengaluru will go a long way in enhancing these efforts.”

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.

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.”


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, 2019.

Nomination forms are available for download by November 20; nomination submission closes on December 5, 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.

Published on November 20, 2018

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