All things Tricks & Treats 🎃
Highlights from a highly engaging October 2022 which was anything but spooky
Blue Sky Hour with ‘Krishna Raghavan’: Engineering Leader » Chief People Officer of Flipkart 🛍
If the thought of a role transition frightens you, let us tell you about an engineering leader who moved to the people function and made this massive career transition after nearly two decades. Episode 5 of #BlueSkyHour at Rocketium welcomed Krishna Raghavan, Chief People Officer of Flipkart. One hour was just not enough to get all of Krishna’s insights on e-commerce, technology, early stage v/s growth stage, and building a high-performance culture.
Krishna has experienced growth at different companies that are leaders in their space (Yahoo!, Flipkart). Three years ago, he took the leap to leading the people function. Building on the unique strengths of engineers, he believes in making people decisions backed by data.
During these session, Dhruva Shetty (VP Marketing, Rocketium) moderated a chat with Krishna where they touched upon topics like
His journey over the past 20+ years and the ups & downs of making the career transition
Evolution of how the people function is perceived
Using data to make decisions that impact performance and growth
Scaling teams without compromising culture
His views on how CreativeOps impacts the way e-commerce works
CreativeOps global roadshow 🇺🇸
Rocketium has been spreading the gospel of CreativeOps with our products and customer stories. We took our story to the world with our team sponsoring and participating in two high-profile events - Adobe MAX and CreativeOps LA.
Even our clothing did the talking for us. The quirky messaging on our T-shirts and swag definitely turned heads. See it in action with our co-founder Anurag Dwivedi. 😎
Our conversations with industry leaders were not only about how Rocketium’s CreativeOps platform can turn them into creative powerhouses. They were also about understanding how the world has changed (downturn, low attention spans, competition, …) that creates the need to change the way they work (automation, decentralization, analytics, …). We were glad to have customers who have helped us be a clear authority in the space! 💪
Building in India for the world 🌎
Satej Sirur (Co-founder & CEO, Rocketium) joined industry leaders and fellow founders at HSX Bangalore to celebrate Headstart Networking Foundation’s 15th anniversary.
HSX an invite-only summit with the who's who of startups, VCs, and CXOs. This event had participations from 1,500+ companies.
Satej spoke in the panel “Making in India for the world”. Having grown Rocketium into a global business serving customers from 12 countries, Satej talked about the true and not-so-true preconceived notions of building a global business.
Bonus highlights from Rocketium
The Recharge Escape 🔭
October ended with our business team heading out for a 2.5-day workation. We called it #TheRechargeEscape to highlight the cross-team collaboration, group activities, and creative brainstorming projects.
Top highlights of this escape included
👉🏼 Each team using a bunch of quirky items like lego blocks, miniature animals, clay, poster colours, and anything they could forage to build a terrarium. The idea was to represent how they perceive Rocketium and its future.
👉🏼 A fireside chat with famed marketing leader Dave Gerhardt on the importance of creative in every communication, how to tell a story that connects with buyers, and why he is personally excited about Rocketium.
👉🏼 A 4-hour exercise by cross-team groups to brainstorm ideas for finding and winning over large enterprises. Customer Success, Marketing, and Sales team members came together to create a compelling McKinsey-style reports that told our story to enterprises.
👉🏼 Interactive chat with leaders from two large consumer Internet brands to hear firsthand stories from our users.
👉🏼 Learning sessions with our Head of Business, Marketing, and the CEO on Rocketium’s enterprise narrative, business focus for the coming months, and the potential market we are going after.