Thu, Apr 09 | GoToWebinar / TalentSeer Webinar: How to Manage Remote Engineering Teams?

Best Practices During COVID-19 And Beyond
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Time & Location

Apr 09, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM PDT

About The Event

As numerous companies around the globe shifted to mandatory remote working amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it becomes challenging for engineering leaders to maintain business-as-usual workflow and communications for their teams. The ability to work well as a distributed team will also help organizations build a strong competitive advantage with access to a broader, more diverse talent pool and flexible work environment to motivate employees.

This webinar aims to share the pro tips for tech leaders to manage distributed engineering teams during this special time and to build a remote working-friendly culture in the long run.  Key topics include:

  • Necessary infrastructures and processes for remote engineering teams
  • Useful tools/platforms for collaboration & communication
  • Cultivating an organizational culture to support remote working 
  • Other tips/tricks for the team to stay connected and motivated

(If you are not available to join the live event, pls RSVP to receive the event recording.)

/// Agenda ///

12:30 - 1:00 pm  Panel discussion

  • Guest speaker: Rong Yan ( CTO @ Verishop; Former Sr Director of Engineering @ Snapchat )
  • Guest speaker: Omar Rahman ( Senior Manager of AI/ML @ Adobe )
  • Moderator: Margaret Laffan (Host @; VP of Business Development @ TalentSeer)

1:00   - 1:15 pm  Q & A

/// Panelist Bio /// 

Rong Yan

CTO @ Verishop; Former Sr Director of Engineering @ Snapchat

Dr. Rong Yan is currently the CTO for Verishop Inc, an e-commerce platform that combines quality curation and discovery with the convenience you’ve come to expect. He was the Senior Engineering Director of Product Engineering in Snap Inc. His team is responsible for developing and maintaining the core product features in Snapchat, which is one of the most popular mobile applications in the world. Before joining Snap, he was the Director of Data Science and Infrastructure in Square Inc. from 2013 to 2014, an engineering manager for the Ads Relevance & Quality team in Facebook from 2009 to 2013, responsible for optimizing delivery performance for all Facebook ad products, and a Research Staff Member in the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Yan received his M.Sc. (2004) and Ph.D. (2006) degree from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science. His research interests include large-scale machine learning, data mining, social media, multimedia information retrieval, and computer vision. He has received 2 Best Paper runner-up awards, published more than 60 papers, and co-chaired more than 10 conferences/workshop in related domains. 

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Omar Rahman

Senior Manager of AI/ML @ Adobe

Omar Rahman is a Senior Manager of AI/ML at Adobe. In his current role, Omar leads a team of Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, and Data Engineers in creating state of the art machine learning solutions for Adobe’s customers. Omar holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. Omar loves to play chess and volunteers his free time to guide and mentor graduate students in AI.


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