Knowledge and Thought leadership is one of the key pillar for Product council this year. We have planned a year-long engagement and our first endeavour has been to map out the synergies between Indian Jugaad and Israel Chutzpah. We are very glad the report was released prior to Narendra Modi’s Isreal visit and the same was well received by both the countries. You can download a copy of the report here - “Collaborative Innovation: The Vehicle Driving Indo-Israel Prosperity”. This has strengthen our resolve to collaborate with Israel and we are also evaluating a possibility of a delegation to DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival 2017. In case you have an innovation product that you would like to showcase, please write to us at

This is not all! We are planning a report “State of the Union of India Software Ecosystem”. Look forward to a deeper understanding of the Indian Software Product Sector, its opportunities and challenges, best practices to scale and grow and our growth recommendations. More such valuable reports will follow.


Avnish Sabharwal
Managing Director – Open Innovation, Accenture in India
Knowledge & Thought Leadership Pillar Lead, NASSCOM Product Council

Last Months Activities
Workshop on User Experience for Product Managers
Key Takeaways
• The broad spectrum of User Experience Design
• Mindset, Skillset, Toolset necessary to manage UX in Product Management.
• How to collaborate with User Experience Designers to bring the best out of them.
• How to sell UX ROI to management.
• Lo-fidelity wire framing techniques.
Session on Implementing Design Thinking – Do’s and Don’ts
Sudhindra V, Designer in Residence at QAI, Country Head – Aus and NZ at Human Factors Intl The session focused on the benefits and advantages of implementing design thinking. He shared case studies, stories and examples from FMCG, Automobile, Technology, eComm, Gaming and Animation companies and Militia/defense of using Design Thinking.
Getting your first 100 customers

Key takeaways:

• Evaluating the best practices for the product launch
• Sales enablement and learn more on how it can help for acquiring new clients and what can be implemented in their product
• How to get paid users for SaaS based products
• Understand positioning statement, Sales enablement, Direct and indirect channels
NASSCOM Emerge 50 2017
Emerge 50 2017 nominations process is closed with 500+ nominations. Grant Thornton (GT) has been roped in as Knowledge Partner for this year to help us with evaluation. The eligible entries will then be evaluated by GT. The shortlisted companies will be presented for Jury round evaluation during 1st week of Sept. The awards will be announced at NASSCOM Product Conclave Bangalore on 2nd November 2017.
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