Diverse Engineering Teams are Better at Innovation: Reshape the Conversation
Laleh Behjat - Univ. of Calgary, Canada
Laleh Behjat - Univ. of Calgary, Canada Jayita Das - Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR Patrick Haspel - Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Innovation is the key to global competitiveness in the 21st century. We try to hire the best people for our teams hoping that they will be innovative, but we never discuss what is the “best”. Research shows that diversity is one of the biggest factors the performance of teams. Diverse teams solve problems and create innovative products and designs more efficiently than traditional teams. However, issues such as implicit bias can hinder the recruitment and retention efforts, and building of high-performing teams.
Join us on this panel to reshape the conversation along with industry and academic leaders. We will discuss why diversity is important for their teams, research and products, and talk about the challenges and opportunities in creating and sustaining inclusive teams. Our panellists will share their experiences and challenges encountered. They will talk about success stories of how inclusive and diverse teams were able to solve some of the most challenging EDA problems.
Ian Harris - Univ. of California, Irvine, CA Kaye Mason - Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA Ramon Avila - Intel Corp., Chandler, AZ Neeti Bhatnagar - Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Francisco, CA