Hailing from a small town in India where people still struggle for access to water, electricity and basic health services, Sanket has spent the last decade or so trying hard to keep a balance between learning and giving back.
His first “business” was in grade seven where he purchased wrestling trump cards in bulk and sold them with markup so he could live a middle-class lifestyle while still being poor. Since then, he has helped create several startups that sold homemade chocolates, hosted exhibitions, designed board games, manufacture handbags & accessories, and even sold musical instruments.
He has completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering and internships in a robotics company and one of the largest excavator manufacturers in the world. He is a Certified Product Manager, Certified Product Marketing Manager, Professional Scrum Product Owner, Professional Scrum Master, Content Strategist & Technical Writer, AIPMM Ambassador, and a member of ASTC, IEEE, and PSI. Being an open-source evangelist, he has been contributing to the digital tech community and is now involved in Season of Docs by Google to come up with innovative ways for creating digital documentation.
He is also a published author with more than 10 books, a couple of which were on sale on the Amazon US website.
Phrases such as Digital Tech, Human/User Empathy, Product Management, Open Source, Inclusion, Gender Equality, and Data Ethics set his soul on fire!
He is currently working on a novel manuscript and a few startups in the Dating, Retail, and Recruitment spaces when he gets time from the usual upskilling – he has more than 30 certifications from entities such as Stanford University, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, HubSpot, AIPMM, Scrum, etc. and is also studying Strategic Management at Harvard University.
At the Atlassian and Google offices in Sydney to promote a discipline (Technical Writing) and share my experiences.
At pitch nights to talk about agile, product management and product marketing management.
At the Sydney Innovation Festival, the University of Sydney to enable students with information that could give them insights about what happens in the real world, eventually becoming a mentor for one of their startups.
Organizations in Sydney and India where I have worked directly or as a consultant.
For a CSR and several non-profit organizations in the biggest slum in Asia – as a counselor and lecturer for Maths, the Sciences, Retail leadership, and Communication to increase employability.
Several locations in India with a wide variety of audiences when I was with a monastery spreading information on meditation and self-development.