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World Renowned Product Management Guru, Mr. David Fradin on Board at Manipal Global Academy of IT

SILICON VALLEY, Calif. -- Manipal Global Academy of IT, part of Manipal Global Education Services, a leading international provider of high-quality higher education services, announced today the appointment of Mr. David Fradin, founder of SPICE Catalyst, LLC, as an Advisor and Distinguished Professor of Practice, Product Management Programs. Known as the 'Guru' of Product Management, Mr. David Fradin has trained thousands of product managers throughout the world.

Mr. Fradin is the author of "Building Insanely Great Products" ( and "Foundations in the Successful Management of Products" coming soon from Wiley, in addition to a series of courses that teach the entire product management lifecycle.

Having over 47 years of experience in product management, product marketing management, and senior management, Mr. Fradin has been responsible for 75+ products amounting to over $250M in revenue.

"Being a renowned veteran in the field, we are honored to have Mr. David Fradin on board as an Advisor and Distinguished Professor of Practice, Product Management Programs," said Dr. Yogesh Kumar Bhatt, Director, Manipal Global Academy of IT. "We are sure that his expertise will help mould our students with industry best practices in the area of Information Technology and all other kinds of products and services. Students and faculty will get a global perspective which will in turn widen their horizon; we look forward to this enriching experience. Fradin will contribute to, and teach in our Post Graduate Diploma in Product Management, as well as in our executive development programs offering product management training to corporates."

At Manipal Global Academy of IT, Mr. Fradin will take up the role of Advisor and Professor of Practice, Product Management Programs. Apart from regular theory, students will get first-hand knowledge about how the big-names in industry have reached the pinnacle of success by developing successful products.

"Product failures are costing the world around $ 1/2 Trillion. I am keen to do anything that will help reduce this loss. India presents enormous potential for developing new Product Managers or as I prefer to call them 'Product Success Managers' that is the primary people responsible for product success," said Mr. David Fradin. "Talent from India has played a pivotal role in development of a large number of path breaking products we see today. A trained talent pool and the right infrastructure in the country presents enormous potential to developing next generation transformational products. Manipal Global Academy of IT has been helping companies and the talent pool to achieve its potential across functions and I am glad to be contributing to this cause by sharing the knowledge and original thought I have acquired over the years in developing and managing products."

Manipal Global Academy of IT offers program in Product Management for IT professionals in both face-to-face and online modes. Together with Manipal University, it has launched India's first ever PG Diploma in Product Management, an 11-month part-time program. Large product companies leverage the product management training program to upskill existing product managers. It also offers short-term online programs. The curriculum for the Product Management Programs has been developed in association with leading IT product companies.

About Mr. David Fradin:

Known as the 'Guru' of Product Management, Mr. David Fradin has trained managers throughout the world. During his stint at Apple, he was instrumental in introduction of the first hard-disk on a PC to market. Later he was the Business Unit Manager for the Apple product line and as a peer to Steve Jobs.

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About Manipal Global Academy of IT (MGAIT):

MGAIT ( ) offers cutting-edge learning solutions for the rapidly evolving Information Technology Industry. Backed by Manipal Global Education Services, a pioneer in higher education and allied services, MGAIT faculty comprises veteran academic and IT Industry professionals and practitioners who are constantly upgrading their own skills. They are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure, the latest technology and a well-equipped, 77,000 square feet residential campus. MGAIT offers customized programs across various levels of the IT spectrum.

About Manipal Global Education Services:

Manipal Global Education Services ( ), a part of Manipal Education and Medical Group is a leading international provider of high-quality higher education services. Also known as Manipal Education, the company is headquartered in Bengaluru and owns and operates university campuses in Malaysia, Antigua, Dubai and Nepal. It has, over the years, built a significant footprint and is currently the largest education services provider in India, running six major campuses in five countries. It currently offers services and support to over 400,000 students, across its campuses.

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