Hans-Bernd Kittlaus

Kittlaus, CEO: Product Management, Software Product Management
Is the owner and CEO of InnoTivum Consulting which he founded in 2001. Before he was Director of SIZ GmbH (Computing Center of the German Savings Banks Organization) and Head of Software Product Management and Development units of IBM. He provides consulting, interim management, coaching and training on software product management and pricing (see Services). His training is based on ISPMA (International Software Product Management Association) of which Hans-Bernd is the chairman.
 
Hans-Bernd has published numerous articles and books (see Publications). He is Diplom-Informatiker (corresponds to M.S. in Computer Science) and certified as ISPMA Software Product Manager, as Scrum Product Owner (Scrum Alliance CSPO), and as Practitioner of the  Project Management Standard PRINCE2. He is a member of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery, USA), GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik, Germany) and ASQF (Association for Software Quality and Further Education, Germany). Hans-Bernd is the chair person of ASQF's Special Interest Group on Software Product Management. He is located near Cologne, Germany.
 
In his spare time he keeps himself busy with his family, tennis, literature and his passion - jazz - which he has written about in numerous articles and reviews (see www.hansberndkittlaus.de, in German).
 

Devang Thakkar

is Managing Partner and President of InnoTivum Consulting, North America and Asia. He has over 15 years of global experience in building and launching software products and solutions at Eastman Kodak Company, IBM and Anacomp.  This includes Cloud and SaaS based products with over $500M revenue potential in verticals such as Finance and Accounting, Electronic Content/Document Management, Media and Entertainment, In-Theatre Advertising, Business Processes Software, and Imaging and Storage Solutions. 

With InnoTivum, Devang is responsible for consulting services and Product Management training based on ISPMA (International Software Product Management Association) in North America and Asia. He has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, and is a Fellow of ISPMA (International Software Product Management Association), Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) for Connect Springboard in San Diego, and is on the advisory board of startups. He is also a co-chair for EvoNexus Special Interest Groups (SIG) and executive committee member of TiE South Coast (The Indus Entrepreneur), and a frequent speaker and a moderator at events and conferences. 

Devang is based in San Diego, California, USA.