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Transitioning From Engineering Leadership To Product Leadership

In this session, Christian will interview Nick about his experience transitioning from engineering leadership to product management leadership.


Nick Caldwell

Chief Product Officer @ Looker

Nick Caldwell is the Chief Product Officer at Looker, creating a powerful platform for building modern data experiences. Prior to joining Looker he spent 2 years at Reddit as VP of Engineering, helping quintuple the engineering team while working on a bottoms-up revamp of every part of the world's 4th most popular website. He also spent 13 years at Microsoft, culminating in a role as General Manager of the Power BI product family where he rapidly transformed the company's business intelligence suite. Nick holds a degree in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT and an MBA from UC Berkeley. He's also a board member of /dev/color, a non-profit whose mission is to maximize the impact of Black software engineers. Nick is a native of P.G. County Maryland, but is happy to call San Francisco home.


Christian McCarrick

VP of Engineering @ Auth0

Christian McCarrick is the VP of Engineering for Auth0 where he manages a rapidly growing globally distributed Engineering Team. He also hosts a popular podcast called SimpleLeadership where he interviews top technology leaders in order to help other managers grow and be successful. Christian is also an advocate for remote working and specifically for supporting remote technology leaders.