Akanksha Manik Talya

Akanksha Manik Talya

  • Product/ Market Fit
  • Market Sizing
  • Product Profitability
  • lJobs to be done
  • Business Plan development
  • GTM
  • Industrial Software


Akanksha is a seasoned Product Management executive, strong P&L operator and #silo-busting transformation leader. She has over 16 years of experience across product management, portfolio strategy, digital & business model transformation. Her biggest super power is creating and leading exceptional product management teams that push boundaries. Two key words there – “Products” that are rooted in customer needs and “Teams” that operate in cohesion and are way more than just sum of the individuals. As an outcome of that super power, her direct and indirect teams consistently create outstanding customer and business results. She is recognized across GE as a #talent-magnet who brings the best out of teams of all caliber. Akanksha is also a Digital Transformation thought leader and speaker. Above else, she is first a #servant-leader and takes pride in transforming teams and individual's impact trajectories through her intentional investment in their success. With that as foundation, the natural output is magic of business outcomes.

Specialties: IIoT | SaaS | Product Management | P&L Management | General Management | Portfolio Strategy | Customer Success | Cross-Functional Leadership | Product Management Turnaround | Organization Strategy, Design and Culture Shaping | Silo-Busting | Leader of Leaders and High Performing Teams

Personal Operating Tenets:

• Empower others: “It is not the critic that counts, not the man who points out how strong someone stumbles…” by Theodore Roosevelt

• Demonstrate boundary-less impact: “Nothing in our business is someone else’s problem”

• Be a positively courageous servant leader: “It takes courage to speak up, and it takes goodwill to be heard” – Adam Grant

General Management MBA from Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia with Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering) from Aligarh Muslim University, India