Session: Navigating Global Diverse Teams
Do you work in projects where even small delays and changes could result in significant impact and costs to the involved stakeholders? Do you drive strategic projects with practical implications for end-users and businesses?
Then you are most likely aware of the kinds of difficult situations team members and project managers are confronted with. Moreover, owing to the current uncertain times, remote work has become the norm for more than a year now. This change brings with it different opportunities as well as challenges, one of which is working and collaborating with virtual teams - especially globally distributed, cross-functional, diverse, and intercultural teams.
In this talk, I will share my learnings and experience having worked as part of such projects, which are complex both technically and interpersonally.
- Working effectively in distributed teams
- Ensuring success with global, diverse teams
- Efficient project management
Swathi has been in the tech industry for almost 10 years. Having started in 2 software companies in India, she moved to Germany to pursue a master's degree, following which she has been working at Siemens AG in Munich for the last 3 years. She has experience managing complex industrial research projects, especially involving international teams from different continents. Additionally, she identifies herself with various causes such as gender diversity, diversity in tech and has been promoting these ideas by participating and contributing to such programs. She has been a mentor & organiser at Learn IT, Girl, and ReDI School for over 2 years, actively promoting these causes. Recently, she has also joined the African Tech Vision community as a startup mentor. She keeps her entrepreneurial spirit alive by constantly engaging with the tech community via meetups and online workshops.