• SEM SIG: Engineering Management Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 06:30PM to 08:30PM
    SAP Building D
    Southern Cross Room 3410 Hillview Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Software Architecture and Platform

SEM SIG: Engineering Management



  • The Monthly Meeting of the SEM SIG

    WIIFM: What’s in it for me to attend? - Even the most talented employees will make many transitions in their careers. Companies come and go, or are acquired, business changes, change happens. Be ready for the next one!


    Presentation Overview

    Engineering Management: The 7 Differences Between Big Companies and Small Start-ups

    What is effective in leading an engineering organization in a large company isn’t the same as what works in a start-up. What are the key differences? What’s the same? Do you have what it takes to move from a big company to a start-up? When your start-up is acquired by a larger company will you be able to make the leap to being effective in that company? Learn to make the leap between leading big and small engineering organizations – what translates, what doesn’t, and how to be much more effective in both.

    With experience ranging from 10 person start-ups to corporations with thousands of employees, Narinder will share 7 key differences in engineering leadership and management that he has learned along the way, and a few striking similarities.. Join us for this lively and thought-provoking event, and bring your questions for our highly experienced and talented speaker.



    Narinder Sandhu, Founder and Executive of a Stealth Mode Company, Former VP, Small Business Division, Intuit - The makers of Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax

    Narinder Sandhu has 20 years of experience in software industry with extensive background in general management, marketing, channel management, operations and product development having worked at Hewlett Packard and Intuit. He is effective in both small entrepreneurial and corporate organizations having managed technology businesses from revenue sizes of $0.5 Million to a $125 Million consumer product business. Prior to co-founding his startup he was Vice-President of Product Development for Intuit Payroll Services where he was responsible for product strategy, development, and release of Payroll Services. During his tenure, the payroll services launched many new innovative services spurring the growth of the business resulting in payroll being one of the fastest growing businesses at Intuit. He earned his Bachelor of Science and MBA in India and MA from Mills College.




    Building D

    Southern Cross Room

    3410 Hillview Avenue

    Palo Alto, CA 94304