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Women in Mobility Spotlight: Robiat Abdulazeez

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m Robiat, nearing graduation from St Clair College and proud to be a certified DevOps engineer. I find joy in exploring the dynamic world of technology, driven by a passion for its continuous evolution. I’m eager to contribute my skills and expertise to the fascinating realm of innovation and creativity.

What does ‘mobility’ mean to you?

Mobility to me means the fluidity and adaptability to seamlessly navigate and integrate within the ever-evolving technological landscape. It’s about staying agile and responsive to changes, harnessing innovation to move forward in the dynamic field of technology.

What motivated you to pursue a career or interest in the mobility industry?

I’m motivated to pursue a career in the mobility industry by its dynamic nature and timely evolution. The constant innovation and the seamless improvement of technologies, addressing real-world problems, resonate with my passion for creativity. I find fulfillment in contributing to a field that thrives on continuous enhancement and problem-solving.

What is your favorite project that you’ve worked on in the industry or classroom?

In a pivotal project that encompassed Usability, UI/UX, and Agile Project Management, I gained profound insights into the intricate dynamics of technology development. Initially, my perception was centered around the idea of turning concepts into reality, but this journey expanded my understanding.

Usability and UI/UX emphasized a fundamental shift – it’s not just about creating technology; it’s about creating technology with the end-user in mind. The user’s experience becomes paramount, shaping the success of the product(Technology). This realization drove my approach towards thoughtful design and functionality.

The Agile Project Management aspect underscored the importance of timeliness in technology deployment. The traditional notion of spending months or even a year on a project was challenged. Agility became the essence – releasing a product swiftly to address a problem and then continuously upgrading it to align with current trends and issues.

Enter CI/CD – a game-changer in the development process. Previously, deploying code was a lengthy affair, limiting the pace of progress. However, with DevOps practices like CI/CD, the paradigm shifted. We embraced the philosophy of frequent, automated code releases. This not only expedited the deployment process but also ensured that our technology stayed relevant, adapting rapidly to the ever-evolving landscape.

In essence, the connection between Usability, UI/UX, Agile Project Management, and CI/CD became clear. It’s about creating technology with a user-centric approach, delivering it swiftly to meet immediate needs, and employing continuous integration and deployment to stay agile and relevant. This approach ensures that the end product not only solves problems effectively but also remains adaptable to the dynamic nature of the tech industry.

Going back to what ‘mobility’ means to you, what do you think is the biggest challenge or obstacle facing the industry today?

The main challenge in the mobility industry is establishing a sustainable infrastructure that supports widespread adoption of electric and alternative fuel vehicles. This involves addressing concerns related to charging infrastructure, energy sources, and ensuring that these technologies are accessible and practical for everyday use.

How do you see the role of women evolving in the mobility industry in the future, and what changes would you like to see?

The role of women in the mobility industry is steadily evolving, with more women actively participating in various roles. However, to foster greater inclusivity, it’s essential to encourage and support increased female involvement across all levels – from engineering and technology development to leadership positions. Initiatives promoting mentorship, equal opportunities, and highlighting the achievements of women in the field can contribute to a more diverse and vibrant future for the mobility industry. Striving for gender parity and recognizing the unique perspectives women bring to the sector will lead to richer innovation and a more balanced representation within the industry.

Can you share any personal experiences or anecdotes that highlight the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the mobility space?

In a collaborative project, the varied backgrounds within our team were crucial in addressing complex challenges. Leveraging unique perspectives, experiences, and knowledge from each member enriched our discussions and decision-making. This diversity not only fostered a creative environment but also empowered us to formulate innovative solutions that wouldn’t have been achievable without this range of viewpoints. This experience underscored the substantial impact of inclusivity in propelling creativity and effective problem-solving within the dynamic realm of the mobility sector.

What advice would you give to young women who are interested in pursuing a career in mobility and/or tech?

For young women aspiring to enter the mobility and tech fields, my advice would be to embrace your curiosity and passion. Don’t be afraid to explore various aspects of technology and find what truly excites you. Seek mentorship from women already established in these fields, as their guidance can be invaluable. Equip yourself with a solid foundation in STEM education, stay updated on industry trends, and never underestimate the power of networking. Most importantly, believe in your capabilities and contribute your unique perspective – diversity of thought is a driving force in shaping the future of mobility and technology.

Are there any specific resources, organizations, or networks that have been valuable to you in your professional journey within the mobility/tech industry?

In my professional journey within the mobility/tech industry, I have found significant value in engaging with WETechAlliance. Their collaborative efforts, organizing tech connections and networking activities, have been instrumental. Partnering with organizations like Invest Windsor Essex has expanded the scope of opportunities and connections, contributing to a dynamic and enriching experience in the industry.

How do you stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and advancements?

To stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and advancements, I regularly engage with reputable tech publications, follow influential thought leaders on social media platforms, and participate in industry forums and webinars. Additionally, attending conferences and networking events provides valuable insights into emerging technologies and facilitates connections with professionals at the forefront of the field. Continuous learning through online courses and staying connected with colleagues helps ensure I stay abreast of the ever-evolving landscape in the tech industry.

What is one thing that you wish more people knew about the mobility industry, and why?

One thing I wish more people knew about the mobility industry is the depth of its impact beyond transportation. Mobility innovations not only revolutionize how we move but also play a pivotal role in addressing environmental sustainability, urban planning, and societal connectivity. Understanding this broader perspective helps appreciate the industry’s multifaceted contributions to creating smarter, more efficient, and interconnected communities.

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