Abhishek

ABOUT ME

Henry Kaufman’s words, “No matter how important we all think we are as individuals, we better recognize our role in society,” have spurred me onto a journey of self-discovery and inspired me to create an impact through my work.

My name is Abhishek Shah, and I am a Master’s student at Carnegie Mellon University. I have been called a Swiss Army Knife during my previous professional experiences, with expertise in bringing digital experiences to reality that makes life easier and enjoyable for consumers and businesses around the world.

I often participate in activities that diversify my skill set. This helps me work through different situations and collaborate with different people. My interest in garnering detailed knowledge regarding organizational and technical skills enables me to find answers to overcome any challenges using the fusion of business intricacies and the latest technologies. I live every day with positivity and gratitude so that to best utilize my superpowers of curiosity, ingenuity and empathy to fulfill life’s purpose: to unlock the superhero in all of us.

I am actively looking for summer internship opportunities across roles and functions, including but not limited to Product Management, Product Strategy, Consulting and other Generalist roles. Kindly let me know if your organization has a suitable opening or if you could connect me with potential recruiters.

If you’re interested in grabbing coffee, please send an email my way at abhishekshah@cmu.edu

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EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University

2022-2023

Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
Master’s of Information Systems Management
Relevant Coursework: Digital Service Innovation, Digital Transformation, Managing Disruptive Technology, Corporate Startup Lab, Organizational Design and Implementation, Intermediate Statistics, Object Oriented Programming, Database Management Systems.

Activities

 

  • Educational Program Assistant at Center for Leadership Studies, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant for Entrepreneurship: A New Venture at Heinz College of Information Systems.

Savitribai Phule Pune University

2016 - 2020

Pune Vidyarthi Griha’s College of Engineering and Technology
Pursued Bachelor’s of Engineering in Computer Engineering. Graduated First Class with Distinction and a GPA of 8.1/10.
Relevant Coursework: Object Oriented Programming, Database Management, Software Engineering and Project Management, Information Systems and Engineering Economics, Web Technologies.
Activities
  • Represented the institution at various national, state and district level competitions, winning 5+ awards.
  • Participated and won awards at numerous intra and inter-college competitions.
  • Member of the Product Innovation Lab @ PVGCOET by IIT, Bombay.
  • Developed web applications for college related activities.

EXPERIENCE

Product Manager - Bubble Insurance

October, 2020 to August, 2022

Fusing Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Econometrics with digital consumer experiences, Bubble is building a unique blend of personalized and seamless insurance products for an antiquated, under-served market in the United States.

  • Built the digital consumer experience for Life Insurance at Bubble (0 to 1) by analyzing customer requirements, market mapping, defining user journeys, prioritizing features, and post-launch product management by collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Planned, implemented and measured multivariate A/B tests for entry points of life, home, and auto insurance to improve conversion across key insurance sub-verticals, resulting in a 57% improvement in conversion rate for starting an insurance quote.
  • Developed a comprehensive product roadmap for B2B tools (Widgets, APIs & Webhooks) by working directly with partners to understand the pain points and future needs; recommended strategic initiatives on the touchpoints to provide a solution to boost sales.
  • Piloted the first automated page generation feature at Bubble to scale long tail keyword page generation based on cheapest insurance quotes in 100+ cities across the United States, leading to a new revenue source for SEO that helped grow net new revenue.
  • Set up Google Analytics dashboards to identify product features correlated with customer attrition; identified and recommended improvements that led to a 4% increase in conversion rates and improved user satisfaction by 79%.
  • Achieved a CTR of 3.8% and an overall monthly increase in new visitors by 18% by researching and implementing HTML5 display ads.
  • Aligned diverse partners and teams: engineering, design, marketing, and sales to communicate progress towards roadmap metrics through a weekly email digest for leadership.

Trainee - Principal Global Services

November, 2020 to June, 2021

  • Developed ETL programs using Informatica for migrating data from VSAM (Mainframe) to Oracle. Reviewed and analyzed functional requirements, mapping documents and performed unit testing at various levels of the ETL.
  • Developed AWS CDK applications to migrate on-prem data to AWS S3 buckets for analysis by the data engineering team.

Intern - Mercedes Benz

December, 2019 - February, 2020

  • Collaborated within an agile team structure as a web developer for development of ‘Declaration of Consent’ project – a portal for documenting, storing and retrieval of declaration of consents collected by MBIL, DFS and Authorized Dealers.
  • Assisted in development of Sales Planning Simulation tool, which acts as an important intermediator between production planning and sales planning.
  • Designed and optimized process documentation for processes to be automated using RPA.
  • Authored Business Requirement Documentation for digitization of the ‘Homologation’ project.

POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Licensee & Organiser, TEDxPVGCOET
  • Founded the TED Club at PVG’s COET and acquired license from the TED Conferences to conduct a TEDx event.
  • Recruited and spearheaded a team of 30 members and spread passion for TEDx throughout the institute.
  • Organized TEDxPVGCOET, an independently organized TED event with great success.

Student Mentor - Google Developer Student Club, PVG COET

General Secretary - Association of Computer Engineering Students, PVG COET
  • Recruited and managed a team of 50 students from the Computer Engineering Department at PVG’s COET.
  • Facilitated a 60% increase in membership registrations compared to the previous year.
  • Organized and conducted 40+ events throughout the year for students and faculty at PVG’s COET.

Head, Technical Team - Entrepreneurship Development Cell, PVG COET

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • First Prize at Smart India Hackathon 2019 for problem by Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
  • First prize at National Level HedNxt Startup Fest 2018.
  • Second Runner Up at WCE National Hackathon 2018.
  • Semi-finalists at Barclays Tech Innovation Challenge 2017.
  • Second prize at National Entrepreneurship Challenge 2017 conducted by IIT, Bombay.
Other achievements
  • First prize at District Level Mini Project Competition organized by Cummins College of Engineering.
  • All India Rank 4 at National Level competition ‘Placement Heat’ conducted by Talent Battle.
  • Various Inter and Intra College awards for technical and non-technical competitions.

PROJECTS

Intelligent Attendance System with Emotion Analytics for Organizational Settings.
  • Developed a rule-based surveillance and interpretation system using machine learning and computer vision for real time analysis of images, videos and data recorded by surveillance cameras.
  • Designed a cross-platform web application using Django for better UX.
  • Analyzed various models and finalized the Faster-RCNN with RESNET 50 model for best performance of our test case.
Tool to assess Scientific Literacy across cross section of population.
  • Developed a cross-platform web application for assessing and analyzing the scientific literacy of the general population.
  • Demonstrated innovativeness by developing graphics-only quizzes to mitigate the language barrier.
  • Designed and developed an admin portal with various interactive charts, graphs and maps for the ministry personnel.
Smart Accident Alert System.
  • Designed a complete accident alert system consisting of an Arduino module and an android application.
  • Programmed the Arduino module to communicate with the CAN bus of vehicles and parse data to be sent to the android application.
  • Developed an android application to act as a SOS device in case of accidents. Other modules like vehicle tele-metrics, woman safety and black box systems were also developed.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Social Impact
  • Web Developer – Sumitra Ramrao Nagarkatti Foundation
  • App Developer – Bhoomi Jalsandharan Udayami
  • Fundraiser – Muskurahat Foundation

Web Development Intern - Anubhooti Solutions
January, 2019 – February, 2019

  • Assisted in development of Flask web application to host Python based speech-to-text application.
  • Developed User Authentication to implement pay-per-use system. Implemented using SQL Alchemy.
  • Analyzed options available for payment gateway system and recommended the best one based on time and resource consideration.
  • Collaborated with Product Management and UX experts regarding product definition, schedule, scope and project-related decisions.

Project Trainee - TechLead Software Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
August, 2019 – March, 2020

  • Developed a rule-based surveillance and interpretation system using machine learning and computer vision for real time analysis of images, videos and data recorded by surveillance cameras.
  • Designed a cross-platform web application using Django for better UX.
  • Analyzed various models and finalized the Faster-RCNN with RESNET 50 model for best performance of our test case.

Web Development Intern - Collegepond
August, 2017 – December, 2017

  • Conducted competitor analysis and provided input to help improve site architecture, layout, and content.
  • Ensured high-performance and availability, managing all technical aspects of the WordPress CMS.
  • Assisted in optimizing website for increased opt-ins, better search rankings, and user engagement and retention.
  • Collaborated with developers, designers, system admins, and customers and tailor web solutions to their needs and requirements.

CoFounder - VlogWorks
November, 2018 – January, 2019

  • Conducted market research, gathered feedback and developed the Business Plan for the idea.
  • Created social media identity, website and initiatives to promote VlogWorks in the influencer’s community.
  • Awarded 1st prize at HedNxt Startup Fest 2018 with Rs. 3,00,000/- cash prize.

Project Lead - KrazyFest
January 2018 – March 2018

Marketing Intern - MCaffeine
December 2017 – February 2018

  • Learned about lead lifecycle, scoring, attribution and normalization processes and helped document the details.
  • Dealt with developing research reports on the market and competitor landscape, for select target sectors of interest.
  • Collaborated with marketing & sales teams to communicate project status or improvements.
  • Created Salesforce campaigns, reports, and dashboards.

Business Development Intern- Renoveta

September 2016 – January 2019

  • Responsible for business development efforts that generated leads, enhance brand visibility, and increase sales.
  • Worked closely with the leadership and team to complete the sales cycle and close deals.
  • Gathered market intelligence, including information on clients and competitors in the interior design sector, industry trends, future projects, etc.

Digital Champion - Jio
June 2018 – July 2018

  • Visited and interacted with Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) to understand how the digital revolution has impacted their businesses.
  • Analysed, through these interactions, how the SMBs function and what expectations they have from the digital revolution, and created reports for further analysis by the team at HQ.

Campus Editor - LinkedIn
August 2019 – October 2019
As a Campus Editor, I was an active contributor of #IndiaStudents movement on LinkedIn. Responsibilities included:

  • Wrote, created and curated content for LinkedIn’s publishing platform on various topics of interest and ideas.
  • Worked with the LinkedIn News Editor and team to set goals, pitch post ideas, and edit content.
  • Created awareness of the best practices on LinkedIn and it’s utility among the student community.
  • Discovered promising writers and content creators and guided them to make the best use of LinkedIn.
  • Represented the college campus and helped bring #StudentVoices to the LinkedIn platform.
Android Development Intern - DOS India
August 2019 – October 2019

  • Developed an Android application for ‘Industrial Automation and Process Control Data Logging’.
  • The application collected data from the Bluetooth module and parsed it into various exportable formats.
  • Further analysed the gathered data for equipment reliability studies.
  • Assisted in development of HMI for heavy industrial equipment using Nextion display connected to Arduino.
Developer - Freelance
February 2016 – Present

  • Developed 20+ websites and 5+ android application for various SMEs as freelance projects.
  • Financed 40% of my tuition fees through freelancing.

CONTACT


  • Phone
    +1 (412) 579-3034

  • E-mail 
      abhishekshah1998@gmail.com

  • Address
    Pittsburgh, PA

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