Technical Leadership: Suparna Bhattacharya (By Invite Only)
Industry veteran Suparna Bhattacharya discusses what it means to be a Technical Leader. Influencing an entire industry through expertise and influential leadership is not an easy task and Suparna will share her journey and valuable lessons learnt. Points covered in this session would include (but not limited to) 1) What is technical leadership and how it is different from Management. 2) What challenges or philosophies do the technical leaders face when keeping pace with the rate of change of technology; understanding its applicability or timing to be released to the world; balancing the R&D (which is potentially supposed to support creativity, exploration and experiments and thereby discovery that can be potentially useful or of value to customers) with business urgencies; engaging people as technologists; engaging with various stakeholders. 3) What kind of a mindset does one need to be aware of as a technologist ? Either to deal with diverse thinking/minds or to be aware of one’s own mind and the impact of it.