AI is no longer just a buzzword being thrown around but is becoming a foundational element engineers use when building software.

As AI reshapes the software engineering landscape and engineering teams embark on building their first AI-powered features, leadership and management also need to evolve in ways that ensure they can provide the right support to set teams up for success as they navigate this new frontier.

Drawing from my experience as Engineering Manager at incident.io, where I was part of a product team that built the company's first AI-powered features, this talk combines personal insights and broader leadership strategies. It aims to help your team navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by AI. It will highlight the need for leaders to adapt to these technologies and to anticipate unexpected outcomes as teams begin using them. This talk's objective is to provide engineering managers with the tools necessary to encourage innovation, manage new situations, and ensure the success of AI initiatives within their teams.