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Haricharan RK

Haricharan RK

Product Consultant - Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Product Management - Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud


Cognizant Technology Solutions

Product Consultant - Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud

• Identifying market opportunities pertaining to mobility and provide market insights to help bring new and innovative products to the market
• Defining requirements and roadmap strategy
• Evangelizing the product within the company and outside. 
• Working collaboratively with user experience, engineering and project management teams throughout the development process as product requirements are refined and implemented
• Leading product reviews and communicating to senior management on progress. 
• Continuously using business feedback and results to track progress and refine requirements based on key business objectives
• Leading mobility related research 

Career medium 03
Career medium 04

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Product Specialist

Mobility Practice - Responsibilities
•Creating New Software Products and Solutions to Various Problems
•Storyboard and Roadmapping Product Development.
•Keeping geographically distributed cross functional(UX, Engineering, Testing, Marcom) teams in Sync to deliver products
•Creating Product Artifacts - Corporate Strategy Mix, Business Case, Market Requirements, PRD
•Research - Primary / Secondary - Focus group selection & Survey Design
•Pre Sales Support
Mobility Practice - Products
Vibe(Under Development) : Application for collaboration by sharing documents, Microblogging, groups and communities using iOS and Android devices
Appstore: Appstore for enterprises


Cognizant Technology Solutions


Paypal - Responsibilities
• Understanding Market trends in the area of Project Management and Knowledge Management Tools.
• Meeting multiple stakeholders to gather and document Requirements
• Converting Requirements into User Stories(used Requisite Pro for Requirements Management)
• Co ordination with the Development and testing team and ensuring a hassle free release of the various facets of the product.
Paypal - Projects
Re engineer the analytics system to track conversions, study consumer behavior and help drive customers to a more profitable option.

Career medium 03
Career medium 03

Photon Infotech

Business Analyst

Photon - Responsibilities
• Worked with SMEs to brainstorm and build a prioritized IT roadmap for their products
• Driven requirements in various projects by taking a consulting approach to requirements gathering
• Helped churn out PRDs / FSDs
• Prepared wireframes, mockups, working prototypes for the proposed solutions with an emphasis on usability
• Demo to client and change management
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Conduct training sessions for other Business Analysts in the division
Photon - Projects
Mobile Products Handled:
• Orbit iPhone Application: Changes the way we communicate. All contacts are organized into orbits. User can set how much to hear from each contacts(Contact Volume). Twitter and FB updates are shown in the same place.
• CBS Money Watch: News App Helps keep tab on what is going on in the financial markets the user is interested in. Brings updated news also.
• Siri: Initial version of the iconic Siri was built in Photon. This is a personal assistant which uses born out of SRI’s artificial intelligence project CALO. Provides an alternate way to get information without weeding through search results.
• Johnson & Johnson: Mobilized their websites for their products. Created a drupal backend through which content could be added / updated.
Web Products Handled:
• Zumba Fitness: Reengineered their entire web interface. Enables users to register courses, reschedule and collaborate. The website had a very strong admin interface to handle scheduling and managing classes across thousands of locations. This also encompassed their eCommerce store.



Oracle DBA

Worked on a presales application that helps in Business Intelligence.
•Liaised & coordinated with the Downstream/ Upstream teams and ensured proper functioning of the application. Troubleshoot problems with internal clients while managing change request.

Career medium 03

Great Lakes Institute of Management

Post Graduate Program in Management(Equivalent to MBA), Marketing

St. Joseph's College of Engineering

Bachelors of Engineering, Computer Science


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