Make informed career moves by listening to experienced people talk about their own career choices! From Engineers, Managers, Designers, Entrepreneurs and other professionals - you'll learn about key decisions they made, the skills they invest in and the mindset which helps them succeed.
We are four working professionals - Ashwini, Deepa, Dilip and Pramod - with many years of experience in technology, consulting and product management between us. Our each episode is a crisp 25-30 minutes of thought provoking conversation.
Find out more at https://www.throughthecorporateglass.com
59. The world of Developer Advocacy
Have you ever wondered what Developer advocacy and Ecosystem building involve? What skills does one require to become a developer advocate? What are the challenges and opportunities in this field? How does this compare with other roles? Taylor Dolezal, Head of Ecosystems at Cloud Native Computing Foundation answers these questions and shares his journey. Taylor has also been a founder, Site Reliability Engineer, Systems engineer and a Developer Advocate
58. Exploring the world of user experience
Digital products are an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We are increasingly aware about our experiences with these products - whether they delight us, make us happy or drive us insane. What does it take to design and build these experiences? What are the roles in an organisation that help drive user experience? What skills does it take to do this? We talk about this with Stephanie Williams, UX Director at GE Healthcare.
Stephanie has over 17 years of experience in the industry. She started out as a usability specialist at Ford Motor Company, moved on to lead user research and design and now as a director, drives experience strategy and focuses on making it a part of how an organisation works.
Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sreppenh/
57. Reflections: Blending the essence of 56 Episodes
It has been a year since we started the podcast. This is a special episode which we recorded in person to reflect on all the episodes so far. We identify the common themes and learnings across different industries, geographies and roles. We would like to sincerely thank every one of our guests for the candid accounts of their journeys. Hope this episode of insights and snippets from the interviews help listeners navigate and find episodes which interest them.
56. Building a strategic mindset
Strategy - It can mean many things to people. It can be used in a personal context or professional context. As we think about our own careers, it becomes important to understand how all of these come together. How do we tie what we do with the organization's strategy? We talk about this with Kostubh Vashishth, VP Product Management - Customer Engagement & Marketing, GE Healthcare.
In his career spanning over 20 years, Kostubh has defined and driven strategies in Product management, Enterprise Architecture, Management, and Business Consulting. He has worked across different industries like Healthcare, Travel, Telecom, and Retail. He is passionate about driving teams and the organization around a common mission.
Linkedin profile: https://in.linkedin.com/in/kostubhvashishth
55. How Open Source Development can shape careers
What role can open source play in career development? How does one contribute to and create new open source projects? How do you build a community around an open source project? We chat with Ben Pfaff, Principal Researcher at VMware Research to explore these questions. Ben is a systems researcher focusing on Software Define Networking.. He was one of the first employees at Nicira Networks in 2007 after completing his PhD at Stanford. There, he founded and led development of the Open vSwitch and OVN projects. He also contributed to the OpenFlow and P4 specifications. In January 2020, Ben joined the VMware Research Group. He is a Senior Member of ACM and a Fellow of the Open Networking Foundation. Ben has been a free and open source software developer since 1995, as a contributor to Debian and GNU and other projects.
54. The world of AI/ML
What does it mean to work on Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning? Are there multiple roles and ways to contribute in the field? How does one assess interest, aptitude and garner the required skills? To answer this and share his incredible journey, we talk to Nimar Arora, AI/ML lead at Devrev.
Nimar Arora did his BTech in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur, Masters from UT Austin and PhD from UC Berkeley after 16 years working in the industry. He founded a company called Bayesian Logic, where he co-invented and deployed the NET-VISA generative model to help the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (a UN organization) detect and locate nuclear explosions on a global scale.
Nimar's Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nimar-arora