Punit Soni has been an influential team member at Google and Motorola, having spent 8 years at Google since he came on with the company since back in 2007 where he began projects like launching Google News Archive, Google Newspapers, and Google Magazines. Through his time at Google he has taken on various roles, including product manager, mobile product manager, lead product manager for Google+ Games and mobile, Vice President and product management for Motorola Mobility when they were a division of Google and now currently a Google advisor. Punit is also now currently and will be going forward, the Chief Product Officer for Flipkart, where his goal is to help build them into a “world class product and engineering company.” After 8 years at Google, Punit Soni will be leaving the company to charge ahead as the CPO of Flipkart in India for the next few years.
According to Soni, he sees India as a chance to make a huge impact that spans across the country, using Flipkart as the tool to make that happen. Soni states that India is currently seeing tons of change spreading across the country with plenty of energy from and ambition flowing out of Bangalore, and with Flipkart touting a footprint of millions of people they are leading the charge. He also states that India is at the intersection of the mobile revolution, and that phones like Motorola’s budget minded Moto G has kickstarted the beginning of it, offering consumers up a device with great specs and software that doesn’t cost near as much as some flagships, making the Moto G a great value for consumers.
Part of Soni’s goals is to build up Flipkart into the world’s best product company and take things to a global scale, while also building programs that focus on bringing some of the best talent to Bangalore. Soni was instrumental in major changes with companies like Motorola, having been the driving force behind the strategical software experiences now powering Motorola’s current devices like the Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E. Soni will no doubt bring that same level of expertise and talent to his next adventure with Flipkart and truly build something great that can bring about a lot of meaningful and impacting changes.