Radhika Dutt is an entrepreneur and product leader and has participated in four acquisitions, two of which were companies that she founded. She is currently Advisor on Product Thinking to the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore’s financial regulator and central bank. She developed Radical Product Thinking, a methodology for building successful products while making the world a better place. Radical Product Thinking has since been adopted by a wide range of organizations around the world including high tech startups, multinationals, research institutes, government agencies, and nonprofits. She is the author of an upcoming book scheduled for launch in September 2021 with Berrett Koehler.

Radhika started her career as co-founder of Lobby7, a venture-backed company that created an early version of Siri back in 2000, and was then acquired by Scansoft/Nuance. She later worked at Avid, growing their broadcast business by building a product suite for digital media that changed how broadcasters put news on the air. She then led strategy at the telecom startup Starent Networks, later acquired by Cisco. She started Likelii, offering consumers “Netflix for wine” until Likelii was acquired by Drync. She led Product Management at Allant to build a SaaS product for TV advertising; Allant’s TV division was acquired by Acxiom. Most recently she led Product Management at Symbotic, delivering robotics for warehouse automation.

Radhika graduated from MIT with an SB and M.Eng in Electrical Engineering, and speaks nine languages while learning her tenth. You can follow her on her blog or on LinkedIn.

Education

  • MEng Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
  • BS Electrical Engineering, MIT

Selected Publications