Chirag Dhull has more than 10 years of product marketing and product management experience in tech industry. Specialties include go to market strategy, messaging and positioning, pricing and packaging, and multi-channel marketing campaigns for enterprise software. He is passionate about building and evangelizing new products and technologies for the cloud including blockchain, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things. Chirag holds a graduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University.
Q: What would you like to see your team accomplish in 2019?
Winning the hearts and minds of blockchain developers. We have placed a big bet this year on building a business around enterprise blockchain at Amazon Web Services. The team is executing at a fast pace on all sides, including engineering, marketing, and business development. I want them to close this year by making our customers fall in love with our blockchain category of products, but also have fun while doing so. It's the journey, not the result.
Q: Who is your role model or hero?
Steve Jobs. He was not just a tech visionary but an exceptional marketeer. I still learn a lot from watching his old presentations, especially the one in which he launched the first iPhone.
Q: What is your favorite book?
I have to go with a classic, "The 7 habits of highly effective people" by Stephen Covey.
Q: Do you use any specific method or system to run daily operations?
I am a big fan of Kanban boards. I am yet to find a project where they don't work!
Q: Why did you choose your present industry at this time?
I have always been a developer at heart. And my job allows me to work with them every day. It's exciting to enable customers in building new products, unlock new business models, and find new ways of seeing their business. Marketing a product that you believe in to an audience you feel connected to is truly satisfying.
A customer came up to me after an event I had hosted and said "You are so passionate about your work as if this is your own startup. How do you do it?"
~ Chirag Dhull
Q: What is the best/worst moment you can remember in your career?
I am a glass half full kind of person. So let's go with best moment. There are so many, but I think i have to go with a recent one when a customer came up to me after an event I had hosted and said "You are so passionate about your work as if this is your own startup. How do you do it?" Strangely, it felt very rewarding, much more than any appreciation or promotions i have received in my career.
Q: Looking back - if you could advise a younger version of yourself to do something different - what would it be?
Buy Bitcoin. Jokes aside, my biggest advice would be to read more.
Follow Chirag on Twitter: @chiragdhull