In this conversation, our host Emily Lint sits down with Sylvie Makhzoum and Licenia Rojas about their experiences designing Agile transformations in the complex world of enterprise data and infrastructure while also diving deep into the complex nature of being a technical female leader in the world today. They provided some great perspectives not only as female leaders, but as those of non-white heritage, with their own cultural hurdles to overcome. Tune in to learn about how to navigate AI in data-driven design in Agile digital transformations and how to navigate your future as a technical leader.
About the Featured Guest
Licenia Rojas, is Senior Vice President, Chief Engineer and Chief Architect at TD Bank Group. She is responsible for the Technology Strategy at TD and as head of four Practices (Architecture, Software Engineering, Quality Engineering, and Analyst practices), Licenia is focused on attracting and developing top talent and building best practices and standards to deliver capabilities faster, better, and simpler for customers at TD. Prior to her role at TD, Licenia dedicated 23 years at American Express, driving significant contributions to innovation, and expansion of digital capabilities as the Senior Vice President and Unit CIO. Licenia is a proud advocate of women in technology and frequently participates in various events to inspire and share insights on how to be your authentic self in the workplace.
Sylvie Makhzoum is the Executive Product Owner and Vice President of Data as a Service (DaaS), under the Platforms &Technology organization at TD. She is focused on TD’s enterprise data transformation, enabling the shift to a data-driven organization. DaaS was the first Platform deployed under the Next Evolution of Work (NEW) organizational initiative at TD. Sylvie is team-first people leader with a history of maximizing business value through strategic data streams, assets, and products. Notably, she formed the data strategy for TD Insurance from 2015 to 2021, which was the largest data project across the Bank and the first to be delivered through Agile methodology.
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- Follow Sylvie Makhzoum on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sylvie-makhzoum/
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About our Host
Emily Lint is a budding industry leader in the realm of business agility. Energetic and empathetic she leverages her knowledge of psychology, business, technology, and mindfulness to create a cocktail for success for her clients and peers. Her agile journey officially started in 2018 with a big move from Montana to New Mexico going from traditional ITSM and project management methodologies to becoming an agile to project management translator for a big government research laboratory. From then on she was hooked on this new way of working. The constant innovation, change, and retrospection cured her ever present craving to enable organizations to be better, do better, and provide an environment where her co-workers could thrive.
Since then she has started her own company and in partnership with ICON Agility Services serves, coaches, and trains clients of all industries in agile practices, methodologies, and most importantly, mindset. Please check out her website (www.lintagility.com) to learn more. You can also follow Emily on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilylint/).
About our Sponsor
Scrum.org is the Home of Scrum, founded in 2009 by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber focused on helping people and teams solve complex problems by improving how they work through higher levels of professionalism. Scrum.org provides free online resources, consistent experiential live training, ongoing learning paths, and certification for people with all levels of Scrum knowledge. You can learn more about the organization by visiting www.scrum.org.