Engineering Leadership & TechWomen Joint Event: Leading People



  • SDForum Engineering Leadership SIG and Tech Women Group are proud to co-sponsor:

    TITLE: Software Soul: Secrets of Inspiring Successful Software Teams (Executive Panel)
    Moderator:  Mala Devlin

    If you are tired of executing to a plan that makes no sense, with an organization that is not setup for success, with people who cannot work with each other and a leader who is unprepared to lead, this panel is for you.

    This panel examines how a leader can tap into a project’s most important element – the people – to maximize the odds for project success. It examines the unique and critical cultural values of teams (project teams in general, and software engineering teams in particular) that fuel greater vitality, productivity – and ultimately profitability and success.

    This panel will help you:

    • Recognize signs of trouble, formulate strategies to overcome them and transform your project teams.
    • Utilize your leadership to navigate the inevitable project challenges and unleash the full energy and potential of your teams.

    Come to listen to our panel of experienced and highly respected leaders, and bring questions that are relevant to your own leadership challenges

    Panel Info

    Mala Devlin, Moderator. http://www.thesoftwar...
    Mala is the author of “The Software Soul.” She has over 20 years of software engineering experience as a software engineer, product manager, and engineering manager. Mala has led many large, complex, cross-functional projects to successful completion. She enjoys developing strong software teams.

    Anne Hardy http://www.linkedin.c...
    Anne is the VP Technology Strategy at SAP Labs. She leads Technology Innovation initiatives where she assures SAP’s early awareness and planning with respect to all critical enabling technologies that might disrupt SAP’s platform business. Prior to joining SAP in 2003, she held technical and management positions at Alcatel, Nortel Networks and Sophia Euro Lab fund.

    Bob McDonald http://ramcdonaldco.c...
    Bob is a senior executive with over 35 years of broad-ranging management experience, with extensive background in corporate restructuring, new product development, operations enhancement and profitability improvement. He was a CEO of Entrepo, President of Commodores’s Computer Division, and General Manager of General Instrument’s Memory and Microprocessor Division.

    Michelle Fisher http://www.blazemobil...
    Michelle, the founder and CEO of Blaze Mobile, is a visionary leader who has conceived and launched over a dozen online initiatives in dial-up, broadband and the wireless space, including and Microsoft Network in Europe. While at SBC, she launched Media Park, a broadband service for creative professionals in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and New York.

    John Welder  http://www.linkedin.c...
    John Welder is the Director of Engineering Operational Excellence at Ericsson.  He has managed and helped grow the careers of international engineering and operational teams for over 10 years. John also enjoys spending time with his family and playing acoustic guitar.

    SAP - Cafeteria
    3410 Hillview Avenue, Building D Cafeteria
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Please note: program time and pricing follow Engineering Leadership SIG's format.  Start time is 6:30, not 6:00 PM

    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members

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    Engineering Leadership SIG


    6:30 - 7:00 Registration, Free wine, beer, snacks, pizza, soda and networking

    6:33 - 6:58 Engineering Leadership Roundtable (New and Expanded!)

    7:00 - 7:10 Introduction and brief announcements

    7:10 - 8:20 Keynote and Q&A

    8:20 - 8:30 Other announcements (next month's topic & speaker, jobs, blogs ...)

    8:30 - 8:45 Informal networking

    8:45 - 8:50 Clean up and have a safe trip home!