Main Conference (September 5th, 2023)

Leading Engineering Teams through the Clouds

What is a cloud, where is the cloud, and figuring out how to help people thrive in a complex world. The lesson I learned as we scaled in previous organizations and the transition into a small SaaS company Arlo and how it is never just a lift and shift.


Cloud Native Summit - Abbie O’Rourke

Abbie O’Rourke

Head of Engineering at arlo

Abbie is an experienced engineering leader on a mission to grow and enable people, to unlock their true potential.

She has worked across various industries and company stages, ranging from large corporations to successful high-growth tech companies. Currently, she is helping scale up New Zealand's next SaaS success story. She draws on her diverse experience to cultivate inclusive environments for engineers to thrive and mentor’s leaders to do the same.

Among her various leadership roles, Abbie finds the complexity of engineering to be the most challenging and rewarding. For her, witnessing deep technical expertise meet the powerful skills of human engagement and EQ is a beautiful thing.

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