In today's fast-paced world, many people have to make a crucial decision at some point in their career: individual contributor or management?

While making the switch doesn’t have to be a permanent decision, each role has its pros and cons and implications on your career path. While some people are very clear on the direction they want to go, others struggle to make a decision on their own.

Shilpa Deshpande, Research Data Scientist, will be sharing what to consider as you begin to forge your way ahead in either path.

In this chat, you’ll learn:

  • How to determine if an IC or management role works best for you
  • What skills are needed to be successful as an IC and a manager
  • Ways to plan the next your next career moves

Meet The Speaker

Shilpa Deshpande
Shilpa Deshpande
Research Data Scientist, Chainalysis
Shilpa Deshpande is a Research Data Scientist at Chainalysis. Over 14 years in the software/FinTech industry, she has held various positions as a software engineer, tech lead and a manager. In her current role, she analyzes blockchain data and derives meaningful insights which become part of Chainalysis products. Shilpa earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science and Engineering. She is a proud mother of two young kids.


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