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Anupama Ramakrishnan | Focus on what you can control and never be satisfied with only what you know

Principal Product Manager | Roche | Union City, California, United States

Anu Ramakrishnan is an experienced Product Manager with a focus on building meaningful experiences for healthcare consumers through software applications and devices. Her engineering and management work has taken her across the US to support various enterprises including Philips, Zuora, iRhythm Technologies and Samsung Electronics.

Today, Anu is a Principal Product Manager at Roche, bringing more than 7 years of experience to her position. Prior to this, she has worked at Samsung Electronics, supporting a smartwatch-powered health platform and at iRhythm Technologies, where she contributed to a range of products from ECG detection algorithms to patient and provider applications.


What do achievements mean to you?

When something that creates positive and measurable value for an individual or an entity, I consider that an achievement. Over the years, I’ve come to believe that achievements are less about an individual’s overall identity and more about the value and energy they create.

What excites you most about the work that you do?

Being a healthcare product manager, I absolutely love being at the hub of technology and innovation, and truly believe in its potential to transform lives. I enjoy working with customers and identifying deep problems that can be solved through digital solutions, and working with engineers and designers to bring those solutions to life. I also take pride in knowing that the products I’ve worked on have helped directly save many lives!

Do you have a mantra or motto that you live by?

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, but dream as if you were to live forever!

What makes you yourself

My ability to be creative and explore my curiosity and interest in a lot of different things!

First job

My first job was working as an IT consultant at my university’s tech help center. I spent most of my time fixing common technical issues on PC and Macs!

Work philosophy

Focus on what you can control and never be satisfied with only what you know.

Identifying new digital health initiatives in Oncology & Pharmaceuticals.

Recent successes

Scaled a virtual healthcare platform for cardiac rehab that saved over 10K lives. This product was featured in the Wall Street Journal and won the company many awards.

What was your journey like to get where you are today

I always believe in perseverance and going the extra mile, and that has consistently helped me get where I am today. 

How do you stay motivated

Being aware and true to my north star goal and doing what it takes to get there.

Guiding principle

Hard work, perseverance and kindness never fails!

Definition of leadership

Lead without authority, lead by example!

How do you learn?

I network with experts in my field and try and stay on top of the latest and greatest innovations in my field.

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