Episode 1 : Datta Subrahmanya – Play to your Strengths.

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Datta is currently the India Engineering Lead in Pulse Secure, a leading provider of secure access and mobile security solutions. He is a seasoned executive who has run several high performance teams & centers in IT companies both in India & US.

Before the present company, he had worked in executive positions in various companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, NetApp, Cisco, RedSeal, HP etc.

A person who knows the pulse of the team & the market as well. He is a person who sets direction & culture in any team he leads.

In this episode we chat about

  • Maturity of the IT teams & centers in Bangalore/India
  • Advantages of having IT teams in Bangalore/India
  • Skills that Engineers here lack.
  • Changes or Improvements that can be brought in the Bangalore IT scene.
  • Interviewing techniques.
  • Non-negotiables during interviewing.
  • How to build a team which would be working on a project in unchartered territory?
  • What comes first? Employees, Customers or Processes?
  • How does one tackle negative chatter or internal doubt?
  • How not to make work a drag?
  • What is your super Power?
  • Favourite sports & sports man.


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