Jul 13, 2023 | 3 min read

Enhancing the Developer Experience with Deepika Duggirala

By: Patrick Emmons

Enhancing the Developer Experience with TransUnion’s Deepika Duggirala

Today we’re sharing another insightful presentation from our most recent Innovative Executives League Summit, where Deepika Duggirala, former SVP of Global Technology Platforms at TransUnion, spoke about how focusing on your people and the developer experience leads to improved business performance.

During her role at TransUnion, Deepika led the technology strategy and execution of cloud-based platform transformation. With over two decades of leadership experience, she has led teams that build high-performing software across a variety of companies, ranging from startups to large global enterprises. Prior to joining TransUnion, Deepika led product development as the CTO and VP of Engineering at Yello. She also served as SVP of Engineering at SPINS and held various technology leadership roles at SAP, Nielsen, and Motorola.

Deepika holds a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University and a Bachelor’s in Electronic Engineering from Nagpur University in India. She serves on the Regional Advisory Board of Comp-U-Dopt, an organization that designs programs to eliminate limited computer access, increase technical literacy, and support the future of youth in communities across Chicago and northern Illinois. She is also a passionate advocate for women in technology and the importance of balance in our work and personal lives.

  • (02:34) – Recruiting, developing, and retaining high-performing talent
  • (03:29) – Background on TransUnion & Global Technology Platforms
  • (06:45) – Engaging development talent in the current environment
  • (09:06) – Software development is a creative process
  • (10:36) – Increased retention and productivity
  • (11:33) – Listening to the engineering community
  • (13:06) – DevX: TransUnion’s onboarding program
  • (14:59) – How to continuously listen, engage & support
  • (17:09) – Upskilling, investing in training, and future-proofing
  • (18:26) – The results for TransUnion

If you’re unfamiliar with the Innovative Executives Leagues, it’s an invite-only community of innovators, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs with a growth mindset and a passion for innovation. It was founded to increase the network of innovation in the Chicagoland area and also on a national scale. If you’re interested in becoming a member, send us a message on LinkedIn or visit our website at www.dragonspears.com/innovative-executives-league.

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About Patrick Emmons

If you can’t appreciate a good sports analogy, movie quote, or military reference, you may not want to work with him, but if you value honesty, integrity, and commitment to improvement, Patrick can certainly help take your business or your career to the next level. “Good enough,” is simply not in his vernacular. Pat’s passion is for relentlessly pushing himself and others to achieve full potential. Patrick Emmons is a graduate of St. Norbert College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Patrick co-founded Adage Technologies in 2001 and in 2015, founded DragonSpears as a spin-off dedicated to developing custom applications that improve speed, compliance and scalability of clients’ internal and customer-facing workflow processes. When he is not learning about new technology, running a better business, or becoming a stronger leader, he can be found coaching his kids’ (FIVE of them) baseball and lacrosse teams and praising his ever-so-patient wife for all her support.

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