Janis Lanka

Visiting lecturer at ISM, Head of Product Management
El. paštas: janlan@faculty.ism.lt

Janis is an experienced software product development leader who has collaborated with venture-backed startups, biotechnology companies, and global consultancies, serving as a bridge between their business priorities, user needs, and technology capabilities. He excels in scaleup moments and demonstrates a passion for leading
and mentoring cross-functional teams of talented product managers, analysts, designers, and engineers. With 19 years of expertise, Janis specializes in creating products that address genuine challenges and deliver impactful user experiences. Throughout his career, Janis has worked with a diverse range of clients, including complex global telco, life sciences, retail, and platform brands such as Nike, The North Face, Microsoft, Starbucks, Michelin, AGI, Lululemon, Bombardier Recreational Products, and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, among others. He has had the privilege of assisting these brands in clarifying their vision, evaluating the viability of their ideas, conducting Due Diligence processes for their Product departments, and identifying the most relevant approaches to engage with their customers.