I began my professional career during my Engineering studies at the university and joined Applied Materials as Global Product Support Engineer. That exposed me during the years to follow to many new worlds such as the Corporate America working atmosphere, the Semiconductors industry, working with complex multidisciplinary systems, and customer service for large scale enterprises.
Over the years at Applied Materials I was promoted and assumed additional roles like Engineering Group Manager and Project Manager. I traveled the world to work alongside the most significant electronic and chip manufacturers in the world.
From there I moved on and assumed various roles at Fundtech and then D+H to work with the worlds top tier banks, and then to AT&T. Not only have I moved to new roles, but completely different industries like Fintech, Communication, and Entertainment, which made the ride so far extremely interesting for me.
With every such change I got to work with completely different people, different types of clients, many different cultures, and the Engineering practices related to how we build products have changed significantly as I moved on.
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I've been doing business and supporting Program implementations in person over the years in Australia, Japan, Korea, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Greece, United Kingdom, United States, and the list goes on. I have had the pleasure to partner with customers whom are top tier companies in their fields like Samsung, Intel, Toshiba, HSBC, Citibank and more.
My life journey so far has shaped my biggest passions of what I do today. My love for customer engagements, along with my interest for Technology, accompanied by my desire to lead and connect with people, have always been those areas that make me tick.
Today, I write and talk about my passions at Industry events and within leading Tech publications. I keep busy at the global evolving high-tech industry, and of course I keep on practicing hands-on tech leadership and help build incredible products.
Amir Elkabir is an experienced Program Manager, working in a global multi-cultural environment, with nearly 20 years of experience in management, customer facing roles, and system implementation.
Currently, as head of Program Management in the Entertainment business line at AT&T Israel, Amir leads a major multisite software delivery operation overseeing various projects practicing Agile at Scale across multiple geographical locations.
Previously, working at companies in the Fintech industry, Amir managed software implementations and business partnerships with top-tier banks worldwide. Prior to this, Amir assumed several managerial roles in the semiconductors industry, involving complex multidisciplinary systems with a global install base and was positioned in the US and Korea.
Amir is a member of the Agile at Scale Israeli forum, a guest panel adviser of the MBA program at the Israel Institute of Technology, and founder of the Project Management guild at AT&T.
Amir holds a B.Sc. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at the University of California at Irvine.