Josie Gillan

Josie Gillan

Josie Gillan is a seasoned engineering leader, and has led engineering teams at Salesforce.com, Atlassian, and most recently was Senior Director of Engineering at Cloudera. Josie believes that the best culture for engineering is one that includes embracing ‘Emotional Intelligence’ (EQ), does not tolerate ‘brilliant jerks,’ and is highly collaborative. She is passionate about getting more women and girls to enter (and stay) in technology, and has partnered with organizations focused on this, including TechBridge, Technovation, and she++. Josie holds a BComm in Information Science from the University of Otago, New Zealand. She currently lives in the SF Bay Area with her husband, son, daughter, and a fluffy Golden Retriever.