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5 Skills to Master the New Developer Agenda

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Annie Mathew
Microsoft, Director, Developer Relations

Annie Mathew is the head of Developer Relations at Microsoft APAC. She is a Senior Director at Microsoft and as part of her current role she grows a vibrant ecosystem of developers across the region to enable innovative solutions on the latest cloud technologies.

Annie is a board member of HIMSS India and leads the Women in Health IT committee with the mission of enabling Healthcare with technology. She was a founding board member of Startup Village, India’s first telecom incubator and executive council member of Andhra Pradesh Innovation council. She was honored by the Chief Minister of Kerala for her work with the Startup ecosystem. She has spoken in various forums including Cannes Lions festival and received many accolades including nomination to Sthree Shakthi award.

Annie holds a post graduate program in Management from Indian School of Business and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from University of Kerala. She has varied experience across Software, Wireless, IT and Manufacturing industries. She enjoys reading, travel and is a lifelong learner. She is passionate about the role of women and technology in improving lives.


In this pandemic season nations across the world are in various stages of economic response and recovery. As technology plays a vital role in the recovery of nations, the role developers need to play is also undergoing a massive shift. Much like the gap between developers and operations teams brought about Devops, its time now for developers to integrate far more tightly with business leadership to help companies navigate the economic turmoil leveraging tech. I'll talk about 4 skills the new developer needs to master beyond tech alone to realize the potential for transformation - BizDEv teams, understand the business and its problems, dig into pricing and optimization, culture of rapid experimentation and communication. Experiential learning from Asian dev community and customer.