S Anwar Ahmed

Entrepreneurial Product Manager

10.6 years experience as an Entrepreneur and an IT professional, in Pharma, Retail and Banking domains, while leading both small and large, cross-functional and geographically distributed teams. Significant exposure to Business Strategy, Market Research and Talent Management functions.

A relentless problem solver with a strategic approach to innovating for complex problems. Primarily focused on Systemic Efficiency, Consumer Experience and Business Value. Deeply interested in building and managing large, industry-wide, data-driven, products and platforms.

Experience

SafeMeds

Founder & CEO

Conceived and developed SafeMeds™, a data and analytics platform for improving Market Efficiency, enabling Consumer Safety and providing MicroAnalytics™ for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences industry.

  • Led the Primary Research for product development, including interviewing the pharmacies, distributors, and big-pharma manufacturers.
  • Designed the Product Strategy and Revenue Model through extensive competitive research.
  • Designed the Solution Architecture that will work both Online and Offline in a disruptive form factor.
  • Designed the Mobile and Web UI for Pharmacy Tools and Consumer App.
  • Forged and signed MoUs with related major businesses as strategic partners.
  • Built Investment Proposals, Financial Projections and presented to investors.
May 2015 - Present

Infosys

June 2007 - April 2015

Technology Lead

Led the Market Research initiative in Digital Marketing domain for Strategy Team, through sourcing information from major consulting publications and presenting insights based on the same.

  • Created and presented a Growth Strategy, with 3 prospective targets for acquisition.
  • Successfully acquired a full-time role in SMART (Strategic Market Analysis & Research Team).

Owned the management of resource demands, project engagement data and skill repository of 1500+ employees across Infosys globally.

  • Improved reporting techniques of projected bench, lead time increased to 2 months.
  • Improved reporting techniques of project expiration, lead time increased to 3 months.
  • Reduced the overall Talent Management effort by 25%.

Led a team of 17 engineers for 24X7 production support to 60000+ processes of Tier 2 and Tier 5 business-critical applications for a Major American Bank, and maintained CMM Level 5 compliance.

  • Improved Quality of Operations, reduced escalations by 86% in the first 3 months.
  • Improved issue response time from 35 minutes to 14 minutes average, in 6 months.
  • Changes to operations improved SLA compliance from 66.5% to 93.5% in 6 months.

January 2013 - April 2015

Technology Analyst

Owned Release Management for Endur, a Commodities Trading & Risk Management software (CTRM). Led a team of 4 engineers. Liaised with client teams, developers, testing team, database administrators for release assets. Solely responsible for compliance checks of release assets, and Go-No Go decision making.

  • Improved Operational Efficiency, resulted in 19% increase in the number of releases per month.

Owned the consolidation efforts of all Software Assets of a Major American Bank and the Major Home Loans Company that the bank acquired.

  • Consolidation efforts saved roughly 115,000 USD in costs and annual overhead to IT Procurement team of the Bank.

Responsible for creating solutions for problems faced by any project in ECS business unit.

  • Conceptualized the 2-Factor authentication protocol for enabling secure banking from mobile devices.

June 2007 - December 2012

Education

Indian School of Business

MBA | Strategy & Leadership
January 2017 - June 2018

Osmania University

BE | Mechanical Engineering
August 2002 - May 2006

Certification

Design Thinking for Innovation

University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.
Facilitated by Coursera.
February 2017

Additional Experience

DLabs @ Indian School of Business

Program Manager

[Pro Bono, Goodwill Engagement] Spearheaded the initiative of Indian Demo Day - Singapore. Responsible for planning & scheduling, event marketing, communication design, liaising with potential investors, identifying and validating startups.

August 2015 - December 2015

Skills

  • Product Development
  • Product Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Cost Accounting
  • Profitability Assessment
  • P&L Assessment