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ELC Annual 2023
# ELC Annual 2023
# Web3
# Start-ups
# Technology
# Leadership
# Scaling

The Next Digital Frontier: Embracing Web3 with Circle's CTO Li Fan

What’s it like to transition to a ‘Web3’ startup from the ‘Web2’ world? How do you ramp up and become proficient with the new technology? What parts of your engineering leadership experience translate across industries? What types of engineering verticals are in high demand? Join Li Fan (CTO @ Circle) and Sen Xu (VPE & CISO @ OKX) as they demystify the world of engineering leadership in Web3 companies! Li will share her experiences making the transition as an executive leader, how she quickly gained the right domain knowledge, the challenges she faced, and lessons learned about scaling Web3 engineering teams while maintaining agility and innovation!
Li Fan
Sen Xu
Li Fan & Sen Xu · Oct 18th, 2023
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# Collaboration
# Recruiting
# Communication
# Culture
# Management
# Team Building
# Leadership
# Org Design
# Change Management
# Hiring
# Distributed Teams
# Diversity & Inclusion
# Career
# Scaling
# Decision Making
# Influence
# Team Organization
# Cross-Functional Teams
# Prioritization
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Shadi Rostami
Dusty Pearce
Shadi Rostami & Dusty Pearce · Oct 18th, 2023

Behavioral Data, AI, and the Customer Experience

When building digital products and enhancing user experiences through AI, gathering user feedback is crucial. However, traditional methods such as surveys often aren’t enough to generate explicit feedback. In this session, Amplitude's Shadi Rostami and Dusty Pierce will explore the important role that user behavior tools play in effectively capturing user feedback and improving AI models. The audience will walk away with an understanding of the challenges associated with gathering user feedback, how user behavior data can better inform our AI models, and how organizational shifts can also be an effective tool in orienting a company around CX. In this fireside conversation, Shadi and Dusty can also share practical insights and strategies for integrating user behavior tools into the development process.
# ELC Annual 2023
# AI
# Data Science
# Strategy
# Team Organization
Madhuri Sarma
Madhuri Sarma · Oct 18th, 2023

How to Do More with Less in Economic Downturn

2022 has seen tremendous headcount reduction. There’s also a clear shift from growth at all costs to profitability. Embracing the constraints is paramount for you, your org, and your company. In this session, Madhuri will cover lessons learned through her experiences of running product and platform engineering organizations at Carta and Clover. We will explore strategies to structure teams, prioritize product vs platform initiatives, invest in the right tech stack, and tackle tech debt.
# ELC Annual 2023
# Decision Making
# Change Management
# Budgeting & Finance
# Strategy
# Tech Debt
Shailesh Kumar
Kelly Ehret
Shailesh Kumar & Kelly Ehret · Oct 18th, 2023

How Engineering Teams Can Use AI to Improve Productivity

Generative AI is the "it" productivity tool of the moment, but we're still at the very early stages of incorporating it into everyday workflows. In this session, Shailesh Kumar, SVP of Engineering at ClickUp, and Kelly Ehret, Latitude, will contemplate how engineering teams can take advantage of the "Era of AI" and use it to optimize and accelerate their work. Specifically, Shailesh can share his own experience as an engineering lead at ClickUp, offering anecdotes and advice on how generative AI has helped his team work more collaboratively across departments. He will also share his perspective on encouraging more AI adoption across teams and how to measure success. Listeners will walk away from this session with a tactical understanding of how to motivate engineers to use AI in their day-to-day to achieve meaningful productivity gains.
# ELC Annual 2023
# AI
# Productivity
# Engineering Process
# Collaboration
Olumayokun (Olu) Obembe
Tim Lee
Olumayokun (Olu) Obembe & Tim Lee · Oct 9th, 2023

Building More Productive Teams with Diverse, Early Career Engineers

As the technical workforce becomes more diverse, managers and leaders are challenged to integrate junior engineers of different backgrounds and varying levels of technical knowledge and practical experience. It is important for engineering leaders to understand how to integrate and cultivate talent from such groups to build more cohesive and better-performing teams. Reprogramming higher education to create the most diverse generation of engineers, CTOs, and founders, CodePath partners with leading companies such as Amazon, Bloomberg, Capital One, Meta, Salesforce, and more, to expand their talent pipelines with industry-ready and diverse tech talent. Leaning on the expertise and experience of our engineering leadership partners, this fireside chat will provide engineering managers and team leads with the knowledge and real-world examples necessary to build internal cultures that allow junior engineers to hit the ground running and translate technical knowledge into practical experience. Attendees will walk away with actionable strategies and examples to help team leads build, retain, and cultivate diverse, early career talent to maximize team productivity.
# ELC Annual 2023
# Productivity
# Diversity & Inclusion
# Recruiting
# Hiring
# Culture
# Retention
The GenAI WAVE will dramatically alter organizational structures, your customers, the market, your team's roles and needs, and yours. Waiting to “see how it plays out” is simply not an option for leaders and companies that want to survive it. Why not lead it? Join Andrew Lau (not ChatGPT) as he discusses the evolving roles of engineering as the toolsets change, the changing demands of the engineering function as the industry leverages GenAI, case study on how CoPilot truly impacts an engineering team's productivity, the shifts in leadership requirements and skill sets from hiring to the boardroom, how to use experimentation and empirical data to learn what works for your org and what doesn’t, and why it’s more important than ever to highlight and protect innovation. Transformative technology will continue to change the world, but supporting it with empirical data is essential. And even more importantly, this is all happening right now; if you aren’t paying attention, you must.
# ELC Annual 2023
# AI
# Technology
# Productivity
# Leadership
Christopher Cravens
Shobhana Ahluwalia
Christopher Cravens & Shobhana Ahluwalia · Oct 9th, 2023

Configure Your Life for Balance: Optimize, Decide, and Let the Little Things Go

Our brains, like computers, have capacity, limits, and programming that drive us, limit us, and create our emotional reality. If they are overloaded things heat up and without the right cooling systems, will eventually fry the entire machine. Optimizing our lives is critical for lasting, productive, and enjoyable function. While this is as much (or more) art than science, we can achieve greater function and balance by investing a bit of time and thought towards creating a personal decision matrix to better understand where we should and should not spend time to achieve our personal goals. ⁃ Values - Identify your core values and drivers ⁃ Vision - Get clear on your vision for your life ⁃ Goals - Set goals that align with your values ⁃ Priorities - Force yourself to stack rank, it’s critical ⁃ Boundaries - Know your ‘no’s’ and stick to them ⁃ Flexibility - Become comfortable with changing things ⁃ Hygiene - Regular self-check-ins to determine what’s working, what’s not, and what’s not aligned with the life you want Join Chris Cravens and Shobhana Ahluwalia for a candid, insightful, and interactive fireside chat as they discuss their experiences and varying levels of success in creating balance as leaders in dynamic, high-growth environments.
# ELC Annual 2023
# Work-Life Balance
# Prioritization
# Leadership
Dylan Etkin
Jayson Phillips
Nathen Harvey
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Dylan Etkin, Jayson Phillips, Nathen Harvey & 1 more speaker · Oct 9th, 2023

Delegate Toil to the Robots

This session explores how to use automations throughout the SDLC to reduce toil and improve the developer experience. We’ll discuss what are the different types of toil and how they show up across different types of engineering teams, how to prioritize different types of toil based on your context, what you can do to address toil, automation best practices to reduce toil, emerging tools addressing toil, and critical opportunities in the developer experience to automate / reduce toil.
# ELC Annual 2023
# AI
# Decision Making
# Productivity
# Leadership
In an era where technological advancements hold immense promise, the disconnect between innovation and implementation has become increasingly apparent. Delving into the implications of this disconnect spanning industries and societies, the conversation will also investigate the emergence of a platform company model as a strategic solution - and how Autodesk has been able to successfully transform into that model. Fostering motivation and a sense of purpose within teams involves providing them with data that illuminates their impact. This data-driven approach also aids in identifying areas where teams require support and improvement. Simultaneously, the discussion centers on strategies for alleviating burdensome tasks and streamlining workflows, raising the question of how to effectively eliminate toilsome work from team responsibilities.
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# Data Science
# AI
# Management
# Leadership
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Marck Robinson
Bhavin Surela
Marck Robinson & Bhavin Surela · Oct 9th, 2023

Navigating the Shift to Enterprise Scale

Scaling beyond early market fit presents unique challenges - Where’s the highest leverage? How do you build things that scale & avoid getting stuck with 1000+ MVPs? How do you manage increasing orders of complexity in your teams and product? Where are the greatest opportunities for real vs. perceived velocity? In this session, Marck Robinson, VP of Engineering @ Brex, will unpack strategies for sustaining velocity and efficiency, offering a roadmap to fuel your organization's journey to enterprise scale. Marck shares actionable insights from his experiences operating at massive scale at places like Microsoft Azure, New Relic, and now, Brex.
# ELC Annual 2023
# Scaling
# Hypergrowth
# Strategy
# Leadership
Tara Hernandez
Erik Meijier
Jocelyn Goldfein
Tara Hernandez, Erik Meijier & Jocelyn Goldfein · Oct 9th, 2023

Software Development in 2033...

The generative AI moment is turning traditional software development on its head, and coding as we know it today may look as obsolete as punch cards in a few short years. This session is an invitation to wild speculation: what will the work of software engineering and software project management look like in 10 or 20 years? This panel brings together seasoned technology practitioners who’ve weathered past paradigm shifts in the industry. They’ll explore other questions like: How, and how long, will humans be in the coding / testing / debugging loop? What will be the core skills for building technology (and managing technologists? What should a college freshman study next year if they aspire to be a software engineer? Will there ever be a new programming language again?
# ELC Annual 2023
# AI
# Engineering Process
# Change Management
# Strategy
# Technology
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