Thursday, June 15, 2017

Renowned Product Management Guru, David Fradin on Board at Manipal Global Academy of IT

Manipal Global Academy of IT, part of Manipal Global Education Services, a leading international provider of high-quality higher education services, announced today the appointment of David Fradin as an Advisor and Distinguished Professor of Practice, Product Management Programs. Known as the ‘Guru’ of Product Management, David Fradin has trained thousands of product managers throughout the world. Fradin is the author of “Building Insanely Great Products” ( and “Foundations in the Successful Management of Products” coming soon from Wiley, in addition to a series of courses that teach the entire product management lifecycle.
Having over 47 years of experience in product management, product marketing management, and senior management, Fradin has been responsible for 75+ products amounting to over $250M in revenue.

“Being a renowned veteran in the field, we are honored to have David Fradin on board as an Advisor and Distinguished Professor of Practice, Product Management Programs. We are sure that his expertise will help mould our students with industry best practices in the area of Information Technology. Students and faculty will get a global perspective which will in turn widen their horizon; we look forward to this enriching experience. Fradin will contribute to, and teach in our Post Graduate Diploma in Product Management, as well as in our executive development programs offering product management training to corporates” said Yogesh Kumar Bhatt, Director, Manipal Global Academy of IT.

At Manipal Global Academy of IT, Fradin will take up the role of Advisor and Professor of Practice, Product Management Programs. Apart from regular theory, students will get first-hand knowledge about how the big-names in industry have reached the pinnacle of success by developing successful products.

“Product failures are costing the world around $ 1/2 Trillion. I am keen to do anything that will help reduce this loss. India presents enormous potential for developing new Product Manager or as I prefer to call them “Product Success Manager” that is the primary people responsible for product success. Talent from India has played a pivotal role in development of a large number of path breaking products we see today. A trained talent pool and the right infrastructure in the country presents enormous potential to developing next generation transformational products. Manipal Global Academy of IT has been helping companies and the talent pool to achieve its potential across functions and I am glad to be contributing to this cause by sharing the knowledge and original thought I have acquired over the years in developing and managing products.,” said David Fradin.

Manipal Global Academy of IT offers program in Product Management for IT professionals in both face-to-face and online modes. Together with Manipal University, it has launched India’s first ever PG Diploma in Product Management, an 11-month part-time program. Large product companies leverage the product management training program to upskill existing product managers. It also offers short-term online programs. The curriculum for the Product Management Programs has been developed in association with leading IT product companies.

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