Electronic Products & Technology

Data Innovation & Software Engineering

Stephen Law   

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Qaiser Habib of Snowflake, a data cloud company, shares his thoughts on why Toronto is poised to be a central hub for data innovation, along with emerging application trends

Podcast Description

In this podcast episode, Habib shares his thoughts on why Toronto is poised to be a central hub for data innovation, along with emerging application trends that Canadian businesses can expect to see. He also touches on how Canadian businesses can benefit from embracing the data economy.

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From a software engineering perspective, Habib speaks about the role of engineering in Canada and how it will evolve over the next five years, as well as strategies to build and scale high-performing engineering teams. He adds depth to why engineers in such high demand and how Canadian companies can adopt ‘intentional hiring’ strategies to grow and scale high-performing engineering teams.

In the event that you may be curious about Snowflake, Habib talks about the firm’s engineering presence in Canada.

Guest Bio

Qaiser Habib serves as the director of engineering and Toronto site lead at Snowflake. Habib is a veteran engineering leader and a well-recognized expert in the Canadian market, currently focused on building and leading the Canadian engineering presence for Snowflake.

Habib has recognized the city’s capabilities to drive data innovation — and informs me that the hub’s lead initiative includes a first-of-its-kind Native Application (Apps) Framework, empowering developers to build, monetize and deploy applications in the Data Cloud, which will enable a new breed of data-intensive apps and a Marketplace set to revolutionize software development as we know it.

Prior to Snowflake, Habib created and led DoorDash’s International Expansion organization and built the Toronto Engineering office. In addition, Habib worked at Amazon for nearly five years where he continued building and leading a large organization responsible for launching Amazon’s world-class Labor Planning product. He has also founded various start-ups throughout his tenure. Habib is a champion for community engagement, and is committed to cultivating the leaders of tomorrow through university relations and hands-on mentorship.

He is also a strong advocate for diversity and prioritizing bringing diverse talent into Canada, initiating the creation of priority immigration programs within the organizations he has supported.

What is Snowflake?

Snowflake enables every organization to mobilize their data with Snowflake’s Data Cloud. Customers use the Data Cloud to unite siloed data, discover and securely share data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single data experience that spans multiple clouds and geographies. snowflake.com