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The Engineering Leadership Podcast

Episode 1

Suparna Kumar, VP of Engineering at Celona

Celona, the enterprise 5G company, is focused on enabling new generation of AI-powered business critical apps in the enterprise and helping organizations accelerate their digital transformation journey.

Previously, she was VP of Engineering in Cisco’s IOT business unit, where is she responsible for Cisco Jasper’s cloud-based IOT platform “Control Center”. Suparna joined Cisco in 2016 as part of the Jasper acquisition. She joined Jasper early in 2005 as the first software engineer in the company and was responsible for building several core infrastructure components of the platform. Prior to Jasper, she held software engineering positions at Oblix, BixRate, Sungard Trading and Risk, and Covergys.

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Episode 2

Michael Stoppelman, Former SVP of Engineering at Yelp

Michael Stoppelman is the former Senior Vice President of Engineering at Yelp. He took over as head engineering in 2012 after serving as a manager and Director of Engineering in the proceeding years. He scaled the engineering team from 30 to over 500 engineers.

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Episode 3

Brian Levine, Senior Director Product & Cloud Security at Axway

Brian is Chief Product Security Officer for Axway. He leads Axway’s Product and Cloud Security group which supports a globally distributed R&D organization with security best practices, tooling, processes, and DevSecOps delivery for hundreds of applications and cloud services.

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