Obaidur Rashid (OB) has ~20 years of experience in Software Development. He has built highly scalable web/mobile applications across multiple domains. OB is an evangelizer of agile practices and has immense experience in building high-performance teams onshore and offshore. He is also a regular speaker at industry events.
Currently, OB leads Engineering for the CA Privileged Access Manager product within the Security BU at CA Technologies. Before being asked to take on this challenge, he was the VP of Engineering for the CA PPM (Clarity) product also at CA Technologies. Before CA, he was the head of Engineering for the #1 cloud-based Talent Management suite of applications for the mid-market namely, Taleo Business Edition at Oracle/Taleo. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Engineering at StarCite responsible for all application development. Incidentally, he started his career at Oracle where he moved up to the role of an Architect and led key strategic initiatives.
OB has a passion for teaching; he taught Database and advanced web application development courses in Java to college students on the side. OB has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science.
What does it take to succeed as an engineering leader? Years of experience have taught Obaidur Rashid, VPE, CA Technologies, that there are no cookie cutter approaches to leadership or management. Nevertheless, he's found you should develop a set of principles over time that can guide you through this perilous journey.
OB will share some of those principles, best practices and tips with us to ready us for managing software people and teams in a world that is constantly changing.
In this talk, you will learn the art and science of leading that will add to your toolset, give you an edge over others and provide you with the foundation for delivering outstanding results.
You will learn the lessons that every leader eventually learns the hard way.