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Executive Leadership Series: “Leading through Influence”

  • Bain Capital Ventures 301 Howard Street San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)

Advancing Women in Product (AWIP) will be hosting an executive leadership panel comprised of the foremost thought leaders from the enterprise software industry.


What's in it for you?

  • The executive thought leaders will provide the audience with actionable tips on how they successfully navigated their careers to land a seat at the executive table, in recognized Fortune 500 companies and unicorn startups, including Amazon AWS, Cisco, Rubrik, and Tradeshift.

  • They will provide not only tips on how to obtain executive sponsorship within an organization, but also their lessons learned on how to navigate challenging leadership scenarios.

Our esteemed panel of speakers include:

Arvind Nithrakashyap Co-founder & CTO @ Rubrik, Co-founder @ Oracle Exadata

Arvind Nirthrakashyap is the co-founder and CTO at Rubrik (an enterprise data infrastructure unicorn invested in by top firms such as  and the fastest-growing enterprise startup in history). Rubrik is an enterprise data management company and offers live data access for recovery and application development by fusing enterprise data management with web-scale IT, and eliminating backup software. Arvind has over 16 years of experience building storage, databases, and distributed systems. He led the real-time ad infrastructure team at Rocket Fuel and started his illustrious career at Oracle, where he co-founded the Exadata storage platform. Arvind holds a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science, from IIT-Madras and UMass-Amherst, respectively.

Tatyana Mamut, General Manager & Director of PM @ AWS

Tatyana Mamut is a transformative leader, product innovator, and economic anthropologist. She is Director of Product at Amazon Web Services, where she is leading product managers, UX developers, and mobile & web engineers to build a revolutionary new digital product. Before that, she was Vice President & Head of Product Experience for the Salesforce IoT Cloud, a big data, real-time event processing platform. She also led Salesforce’s Re-Invention of the premier CRM product, culminating in the “Lightning Experience.”  

Tatyana also built and led the Organization Design Practice at global design firm IDEO. She led the creation of digital tools to drive citizen engagement for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, delivery and scaling of a User-Centered Innovation Culture at Life Technologies, and the development of the Human Centered Design (HCD) Toolkit & digital platform for the Gates Foundation. She has also founded two successful consulting businesses, Emergent Thinking and CS Solutions. Tatyana has a PhD in anthropology from UC Berkeley and a BA in economics from Amherst College.

Dan Scheinman Co-owner of the SF Giants, former SVP @ Cisco, and Board Director @ Zoom, SentinelOne, Arista Networks

Dan Scheinman is a successful angel investor (having had 1 IPO, 2 mergers, and currently involved in several unicorns). His investment focus is that of taking a bet in experienced teams in enterprise software that are tackling big challenges in the enterprise. Prior to that, Dan headed up the corp dev team @Cisco Systems as their SVP. Along with being an active angel investor, Dan also co-owns the SF Giants and sits on the boards of Arista Networks, Zoom, and SentinelOne to name a few. Dan holds a JD from the Duke Law.

Sarika Garg, SVP of Product & GM @ Tradeshift

Sarika Garg is currently the SVP and GM for Marketplace at Tradeshift, a cloud-based network business network connecting buyers and suppliers. Previously, Sariks was the senior director of product management at Ariba cloud responsible for seller solutions, where she also managed a global team of product managers. Prior to Ariba Cloud, at SAP, Sarika managed the project to combine SAP and SuccessFactors into a new Cloud powerhouse following the $3.4B acquisition of the company, as a key member of the office of the CEO. Sarika also built and launched SAP demand signal management a supply chain product built on SAP HANA in-memory platform. She holds a Masters in Management Information Systems from Creighton University. 

Attendees will get the opportunity to ask these esteemed panelists personal career questions and network afterwards.


Nancy Wang (Lead PM at Rubrik and Ex-Google PM) and Deepika Yerragunta (Senior PM at Amazon)


  • 6 pm - 6:30 pm: Registration & Networking

  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Moderated Panel Discussion

  • 7:30 pm - 8 pm: Audience Q&A

  • 8 pm - 8:30 pm: Networking 


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Later Event: December 5
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