Keerthana Ak is a Product Manager at Zynga, managing a portfolio of casual games. Prior to this, she was the Director PM at Hyphen, an HR tech startup which had a successful exit. Her startup stints have made her adept at building products from concept to scale with lean teams and high efficiency. Currently, she is leading a team that is playing a pivotal role in shaping Zynga's Hyper casual game strategy.
In the context of her role in Zynga and experiences as a PM for numerous start-ups, Keerthana will share her journey on how she has learned to become a better PM and a better leader. In this talk, she will touch on her personal lessons on:
- The importance of people over efficiency
- How to ask the right questions, and
- How to create a an anchor for your product team when under pressure