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Career progression for middle managers | Nikesh Jain | Global CXO Series | TGV Episode #163

If you are a middle manager and felt stuck in your current position for a long time? This episode is a MUST TUNE FOR YOU!

In this episode, Nikesh has shared a lot of tips from both employee and employer perspective on crafting a career path for middle level management.

  • A good number of careers get stuck in middle management because of the comfort of solving low-quality problems efficiently.
  • Middle manager who lose touch with technology are prone to become obsolete
  • Organizations should create career progression path for technical roles too
  • Pyramid structure of organizations forces them to have limited number of leaders at the top
  • Captive organizations have less number of leadership roles offshore vs onshore
  • People with strong technical knowledge coupled with business acumen will have a long lasting career
  • Nikesh’s Witty answers to rapid-fire questions
  • 1 piece of advice to those aspiring to make BIG in their careers and LIVES
  • Trivia about Social media platforms!

ABOUT Nikesh Jain (in his words):

- 24 years of experience in developing complex software platforms, and building top notch engineering teams at highly successful startups and world class software companies.

- Worked as Vice President/Head of Engineering - India at Apttus a quote to cash start up.

- Worked at Icertis a Seattle/Pune based start-up as VP Engineering and managed Icertis products on MS Azure cloud.


- Worked at Ariba ( An SAP Company ) as Director of Engineering and managed engineering development for upstream (Sourcing, CLM, Spend Analysis) and downstream (Procure to Pay, Catalog) products on Ariba commerce cloud.

- Worked at Yahoo! as part of their cloud platform group. Owned and managed Y!Geo and Video transcoding platform.

What gives me kick - To make a difference (with huge impact) to the society in the area of education or healthcare or just anything which would make this world a better place for humanity.


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