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ELC Summit - Spring 2022

The 2022 ELC Virtual Summit assembles eng leaders from across the world to share fresh insights & provide peer support - all to help you thrive.

You’ll learn directly from industry experts tackling critical topics on leadership, career, personal growth, eng challenges & industry trends through different speaking sessions. The ELC Summit isn’t to review technical topics that you think about every day at the office but to surface and address the team and professional development questions you never get to ask at work, in a safe environment of vetted peers and experienced engineering leaders.

You’ll build relationships with & gain outside perspectives from eng leaders across the world through curated small group discussions, pressure test different approaches during community roundtables, and create a support network with opportunities for 1:1 matching!

A few of this year’s speakers include:

  • David Singleton (CTO @ Stripe)
  • Arquay Harris (VPE @ Webflow)
  • Sri Shivananda (EVP/CTO @ PayPal)
  • Bill Coughran (former SVPE @ Google, now Partner/Founder's Coach @ Sequoia)
  • Solmaz Shahalizadeh (VPE @ Shopify)
  • Jan Chong (VPE @ Tally)
  • April Chang (former VPE @ Eventbrite)
  • Vinod Marur (SVPE @ Databricks)
  • Sunny Rochiramani (VPE @ Descript)
  • Fatemeh Alavizadeh (Head of Core Product Engineering @ Notion)
  • …and more!

If you’re interested in gaining insights directly from industry experts on topics critical to eng leaders and building out your support network…

We hope you join us for the 2022 ELC Virtual Summit!

Speakers
Arquay Harris
Arquay Harris
VP of Engineering @ Webflow
Ryan King
Ryan King
Co-Founder & CTO @ Chime
Solmaz Shahalizadeh
Solmaz Shahalizadeh
VP of Data Science and Engineering @ Shopify
David Singleton
David Singleton
CTO @ Stripe
Bill Coughran
Bill Coughran
Founder's Coach and Partner @ Sequoia Capital
Fatemeh Alavizadeh
Fatemeh Alavizadeh
Head of Core Product Engineering @ Notion
Chip Conley
Chip Conley
Founder @ MEA
Anshu Narula
Anshu Narula
VP of Digital Technology @ Rivian
Jan Chong
Jan Chong
VP of Engineering @ Tally
Sri Shivananda
Sri Shivananda
EVP & CTO @ PayPal
Brad Henrickson
Brad Henrickson
Leadership Coach, Former CTO @ Scoop Technologies
Melody Meckfessel
Melody Meckfessel
Co-Founder & CEO @ Observable
Khawaja Shams
Khawaja Shams
Former VPE @ AWS, Co-Founder & CEO @ Momento
Johnny Ray Austin
Johnny Ray Austin
CTO @ Till
April Chang
April Chang
Founder @ 10x10
Kevin Stewart
Kevin Stewart
VP of Engineering @ Harvest
Clarence Chio
Clarence Chio
Co-Founder & CTO @ Unit21
Ali Littman
Ali Littman
Director of Engineering @ Modern Health
Marcelo Lebre
Marcelo Lebre
COO/CTO & Co-Founder @ Remote
Marco Tabini
Marco Tabini
VP of Engineering @ Noom
Benny Xian
Benny Xian
Founder @ Project AI+Compassion
Sunny Rochiramani
Sunny Rochiramani
VP of Engineering @ Descript
Keng He
Keng He
VP of Engineering @ LiveRamp
Patrick Gallagher
Patrick Gallagher
Head of Experience @ ELC
Jiani Zhang
Jiani Zhang
EVP and Chief Software Officer @ Capgemini Engineering
Ankur Sinha
Ankur Sinha
CTO @ Remitly
Joel Beasley
Joel Beasley
CTO @ Modern
Sagar Batchu
Sagar Batchu
CEO and Co-founder @ Stealth
Cynthia Tham
Cynthia Tham
VP of Compliance Platform Engineering @ GBG Americas
Zhichun Li
Zhichun Li
Co-founder @ Scout AI
Phil Braden
Phil Braden
Co-Founder @ Jellyfish
Sam Benediktson
Sam Benediktson
Senior Director of Data and Analytics @ Vibes
Nidhi Gupta
Nidhi Gupta
CEO and Co-Founder @ DivHERsity
Kenji Kiuchi
Kenji Kiuchi
Head of Quality and Performance @ Postman
Barr Moses
Barr Moses
CEO and Co-Founder @ Monte Carlo
Sriram Thiagarajan
Sriram Thiagarajan
CTO @ Ancestry
DP Suresh
DP Suresh
CTO @ Scribd
Cyrus Radfar
Cyrus Radfar
Chief Product Officer @ Rollbar
Loïck Michard
Loïck Michard
Global Head of Engineering @ CoderPad
Joy Dixon
Joy Dixon
Senior Manager @ Salesforce
Olubunmi “Boomie” Odumade
Olubunmi “Boomie” Odumade
Incoming Sr Engineering Manager of DevSecOps @ Omada Health
Wes  Winham Winler
Wes Winham Winler
Founder & CEO @ Woven
Jordan Adler
Jordan Adler
Head of Developer Engineering @ OneSignal
Jerry Li
Jerry Li
Founder @ Gradual
Ali Irturk
Ali Irturk
Vice President of Engineering @ CommerceHub
Chu-Cheng Hsieh
Chu-Cheng Hsieh
Chief Data Officer @ Etsy
Charley Ho
Charley Ho
Co-Founder and CTO @ Remotion
Andrew Lau
Andrew Lau
CEO @ Jellyfish
Tim Laboy-Coparropa
Tim Laboy-Coparropa
Head of Community @ ELC
Andrei Rebrov
Andrei Rebrov
CTO @ Scentbird
Alberto Giorgi
Alberto Giorgi
Former Director of Engineering @ tray.io
Melissa Young
Melissa Young
Director of Engineering, Revenue and Commerce @ Vox Media
Santosh Mankala
Santosh Mankala
Senior Software Engineering Manager @ Salesforce
Yisui Hu
Yisui Hu
CTO & Co-Founder @ Crafting
Charlie Cao
Charlie Cao
CEO & Co-Founder @ Crafting
Wen Hsu
Wen Hsu
Chief Transformation Officer @ Wen Coaching
Xiao Chen
Xiao Chen
Engineering Manager @ Airbnb
Pratibha Shambhangoudar
Pratibha Shambhangoudar
Senior Software Engineering Manager @ Target
Luther Kitahata
Luther Kitahata
Executive Leadership Coach & Fractional CTO/VPE @ Integral Response
Agenda
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Track View
Stage 1
Stage 2
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
Stage 1
Opening / Closing
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Welcome to the ELC 2022 Virtual Summit

Join the ELC team as we welcome everyone to this year's virtual summit

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Patrick Gallagher
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
Stage 1
Fireside Chat
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The Evolution of a CTO: How Your Leadership Can Change through Hypergrowth

To grow your engineering team from 200 to 1,200+, you can expect many different phase changes in your org. How might your role change and what can you anticipate along the journey? This fireside chat with Ryan King and Clarence Choi explores how Ryan’s role has evolved over the last 10 years at Chime through different phases of Chime’s growth.

They’ll cover how team topologies have changed, how he’s hired senior leaders/VPEs for different phases of the company, how goal setting changes, and other great insights to help you scale your org to the next level!

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Ryan King
Clarence Chio
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
Stage 1
Q&A
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Q&A w/ Ryan King
Ryan King
Clarence Chio
4:31 PM
5:00 PM
Stage 1
Fireside Chat
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Braving the New World of Remote Workforces

Hiring talent is a challenge for all engineering leaders. We want talent wherever we can get them. This conversation with CTO of Remote Marcelo Lebre gives us a glimpse of his approach to manage a thriving remote team.

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Marcelo Lebre
Cynthia Tham
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
Stage 1
Keynote
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Principles for Scaling Data Teams & Products

In her talk, Solmaz Shahalizadeh shares tech independent principles for scaling AI that can be implemented in any organization, and any domain. Walking the audience through her own journey, Solmaz will illustrate how these principles enabled Shopify to go from implementing one successful model, to now having over 100 models in production across all aspects of the business.

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Solmaz Shahalizadeh
5:25 PM
6:00 PM
Stage 1
Q&A
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Q&A w/ Solmaz Shahalizadeh

Spend some time connecting with Solmaz debriefing their session and get answers to your questions around scaling AI in your org

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Solmaz Shahalizadeh
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Stage 1
Break
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Networking & Solutions Break

Go check out some of our partners in the solutions tab and meet other attendees in roundtables or speed networking!

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6:00 PM
6:30 PM
Stage 1
Keynote
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Storytelling and the Art of Public Speaking

If you ever find yourself staring at a screen not knowing how to even start an important presentation this session is for you! In this talk I underscore the importance of storytelling in public speaking. It’s filled with tips on how to craft a narrative and get your point across in a way that feels natural for you.

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Arquay Harris
6:25 PM
7:00 PM
Stage 1
Q&A
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Q&A w/ Arquay Harris

Spend some time with Arquay Harris digging into your public speaking questions and how to become a better storyteller

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Arquay Harris
6:31 PM
7:00 PM
Stage 1
Presentation
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From Engineer to General Manager in 3 years

Our career path as eng leaders can be nonlinear and present many unexpected twists, turns, and opportunities. This session with Zhichun Li and Jerry Li explores the career leap from engineering to business leadership. They’ll cover principles to navigating career decisions, translating engineering experience to ops/business, building a business unit from the ground up, and pitching ideas to executive leadership.

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Zhichun Li
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Stage 1
Panel Discussion
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Inclusive Hiring Practices

This session with Nidhi Gupta and Kenji Kiuchi will discuss how to build more inclusive hiring practices. They’ll share ideas on where to start, how to gain buy-in at the executive-level, and how to measure success. Plus simple ways to increase your candidate pool AND de-bias your hiring process, interview modules, and coding interview (especially when you’re resource constrained and your recruiting team also happens to be your engineering team…).

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Nidhi Gupta
Kenji Kiuchi
7:30 PM
8:00 PM
Stage 1
Presentation
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How to Eliminate Data Downtime & Start Trusting Your Data

Broken data is costly, time-consuming, and nowadays, an all-too-common reality for even the most advanced data teams. In this talk, Barr will introduce this problem, called “data downtime” — periods of time when data is partial, erroneous, missing or otherwise inaccurate — and discuss how to eliminate it in your data ecosystem with end-to-end data observability.

Drawing corollaries to application observability in software engineering, data observability is a critical component of the modern DataOps workflow and the key to ensuring data trust at scale. Barr will share why data observability matters when it comes to building a better data quality strategy and highlight tactics you can use to address it today.

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Barr Moses
7:31 PM
8:00 PM
Stage 1
Q&A
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Q&A w/ Kenji
Kenji Kiuchi
8:00 PM
8:30 PM
Stage 1
Break
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Networking & Solutions Break

Go check out some of our partners in the solutions tab and meet other attendees in roundtables or speed networking!

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8:30 PM
9:00 PM
Stage 1
Presentation
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The Pain of Mishires and How to Avoid Them

Mishires sting. When a candidate doesn't work out, it's costly and demoralizing. So how can you avoid getting it wrong while still hitting your hiring goals? Wes Winham Winler shares practical tips based on helping hundreds of engineering managers with 50k+ completed technical assessments at Woven.

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Wes  Winham Winler
9:00 PM
9:30 PM
Stage 1
Workshop
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Conflict Optimization

Conflict Resolution is a key skill in working effectively in engineering organizations. In this workshop, we'll review the causes of conflict, how to navigate and negotiate differences in perspectives, and develop language and process skills to manage, mitigate, and prevent conflict.

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Jordan Adler
9:01 PM
9:40 PM
Stage 1
Presentation
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Principles, Not Rules: Scaling Teams Through Independence and Agency

Leaders who scale teams are constantly faced with a tension between control and agency, ensuring that everyone follows a common plan on one hand, and avoiding micromanagement on the other. Join Marco to learn how Noom's Engineering team achieves these objectives through the application of a principles-based approach that ensures great alignment with lightweight supervision.

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Marco Tabini
9:30 PM
11:00 PM
Stage 1
Roundtable
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Community Hosted Roundtables
Keng He
Joy Dixon
Olubunmi “Boomie” Odumade
Wen Hsu
11:00 PM
11:15 PM
Stage 1
Opening / Closing
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Day 1 Closing Session
Patrick Gallagher
11:15 PM
1:00 AM+1
Stage 1
1:1 networking
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1:1 Networking
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