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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
Head of Rapid @ Scale 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
VP of Engineering @ WorkBoard
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
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
Head of Rapid @ Scale 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
VP of Engineering @ WorkBoard
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
Stage 1
Stage 2
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
Opening / Closing

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
Fireside Chat

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
Q&A

Q&A w/ Ryan King

Ryan King
Clarence Chio
4:31 PM
5:00 PM
Fireside Chat

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.

+ Read More
Marcelo Lebre
Cynthia Tham
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
Keynote

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.

+ Read More
Solmaz Shahalizadeh
5:25 PM
6:00 PM
Q&A

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

+ Read More
Solmaz Shahalizadeh
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Break

Networking & Solutions Break

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

+ Read More
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
Keynote

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.

+ Read More
Arquay Harris
6:25 PM
7:00 PM
Q&A

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
Presentation

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.

+ Read More
Zhichun Li
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Panel Discussion

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…).

+ Read More
Nidhi Gupta
Kenji Kiuchi
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Breakout Session

Making Better Decision with Data

Join this session to hear Phil Braden, Co-Founder at Jellyfish, and Sam Benediktson, Senior Director of Data and Analytics at Vibes, discuss when to invest in data to power better decision-making. This session will share how Vibes uses a framework to calculate the value of data for decision-making and decrease the cost of getting that data to drive initiatives more effectively.

+ Read More
Phil Braden
Sam Benediktson
7:30 PM
8:00 PM
Presentation

How Descript Engineering Scaled 4x with Zero Attrition

Descript's engineering team has scaled 4x in the last few years without having any attrition. Sunny, Descript's VP of Engineering, shares some of the key reasons why people leave companies and Descript's approach to getting ahead of those problems. If you're a startup founder or an engineering leader at a startup, this talk would be valuable for you.

+ Read More
Sunny Rochiramani
7:30 PM
8:00 PM
Presentation

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.

+ Read More
Barr Moses
7:31 PM
8:00 PM
Q&A

Q&A w/ Kenji

Kenji Kiuchi
8:00 PM
8:30 PM
Break

Networking & Solutions Break

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

+ Read More
8:00 PM
8:30 PM
Q&A

Q&A w/ Sunny Rochiramani

Sunny Rochiramani
8:30 PM
9:00 PM
Presentation

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.

+ Read More
Wes Winham Winler
8:31 PM
9:00 PM
Presentation

Global Site Strategy in a Post-Pandemic World

Learn about how to define a global site strategy, frameworks for picking sites, and optimizing for long-term outcomes. Ankur will share models, and real-world examples and metrics from their experience.

+ Read More
Ankur Sinha
8:55 PM
9:30 PM
Q&A

Q&A w/ Ankur Sinha

Ankur Sinha
9:00 PM
9:30 PM
Workshop

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.

+ Read More
Jordan Adler
9:01 PM
9:40 PM
Presentation

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.

+ Read More
Marco Tabini
9:30 PM
11:00 PM
Roundtables

Community Hosted Roundtables

Keng He
Joy Dixon
Olubunmi “Boomie” Odumade
Wen Hsu
11:00 PM
11:15 PM
Opening / Closing

Day 1 Closing Session

Patrick Gallagher
11:15 PM
1:00 AM+1
1:1 networking

1:1 Networking

3:30 PM
4:00 PM
Opening / Closing

Welcome to Day 2 of the Summit!

We're excited to kick-off day 2 of the Summit with you! Come learn about some of the highlights from day 1 and what you can looking forward to in day 2.

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Patrick Gallagher
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
Fireside Chat

Engineering Leadership: Mindsets, Skillsets, and Toolsets

In this fireside chat, Sri Shivananda and Joel Beasley cover some of the principles and frameworks that have made the greatest impact on Sri’s career as an engineering leader. They’ll cover Sri’s approach to organizational transformation, Sri’s COWS method to pick the right technology, build vs. buy, areas to look for when you’re building a pipeline of leadership, and recognition and disruption of patterns through self-reflection.

+ Read More
Sri Shivananda
Joel Beasley
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
Keynote

The Secret to Building Empowered Product Teams

Have you ever wondered how to create product teams that effectively and efficiently solve complex challenges? How can you ensure the team is aligned and talks the same language cross-functionally? Over the course of her career, Fatemeh has led and been a part of a variety of teams. In this session, she will share the secrets she has learned to build empowered teams.

+ Read More
Fatemeh Alavizadeh
4:50 PM
5:30 PM
Q&A

Q&A w/ Fatemeh Alavizadeh

Spend some time in a Q&A with Fatemeh Alavizadeh after her session.

+ Read More
Fatemeh Alavizadeh
5:01 PM
5:30 PM
Fireside Chat

Engineering Execution is a Strategic Weapon

In this fireside chat, Bill Coughran and Melody Meckfessel discuss different dynamics to help your engineering org become a strategic advantage to your company. They’ll cover how to leverage feature/system “simplicity”, how to weigh when you should bring insights into your product usage, when to strategically bring in SREs, and how to balance tech debt and refactor work.

+ Read More
Bill Coughran
Melody Meckfessel
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Break

Networking & Solutions Break

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

+ Read More
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Q&A

Q&A w/ Bill Coughran and Melody Meckfessel

Bill Coughran
Melody Meckfessel
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
Keynote

How NOT to Hire!

Brad will walk us through some of the anti-patterns around hiring that are common and how to learn to spot behaviors that aren’t serving you or your organization so you can make better decisions.

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Brad Henrickson
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
Keynote

Building a Startup Engineering Team

In the fast-paced world of startups, building a solid team is a key component to building a great product. However, experience has shown that there’s more to it than just “hiring the best people”. In this session, he will share practices learned from building startups and dive into pragmatic processes that you can implement in your organization.

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Kevin Stewart
6:55 PM
7:30 PM
Q&A

Q&A w/ Kevin Stewart

Kevin Stewart
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Presentation

Why Great Tech Teams Meet Less and Release More

We’re all looking for ways to improve engineering productivity - so what’s the secret behind great teams? This session with Cyrus Radfar and Ali Irturk unpack some of the invisible elements of culture that can cause dramatic increases in engineering productivity.

They’ll cover how to increase ownership and empathy, what creates the right environment driving great documentation, and how to align incentives to help you release faster and with higher quality!

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Cyrus Radfar
Ali Irturk
7:01 PM
7:30 PM
Presentation

Harnessing the Power of Advanced Technologies for Product Development

Hear insights from Chief Technology Officer, Sriram Thiagarajan on how Ancestry, a 30-year-old tech company, reinvented itself by taking advantage of technology transitions and the evolution of modern technology architectures.

Sriram shares details on the successes and challenges of Ancestry’s digital transformation journey, including migrating to a 100% public cloud architecture, adopting cloud native services, and unleashing the power of AI/ML to accelerate the pace of innovation and deliver new features more frequently.

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Sriram Thiagarajan
DP Suresh
7:30 PM
8:00 PM
Fireside Chat

Building Your Digital Technology Org from the Ground-Up

What does it take to build a digital technology organization from the ground up? This session features a conversation with Anshu Narula and Khawaja Shams exploring how Anshu transitioned away from larger more established companies like PayPal and Ebay to build and scale Rivian’s digital tech org from scratch.

They’ll discuss critical cultural values, early guiding principles and processes for the org, Anshu’s approach to scaling out the engineering team/leadership, and a starting point if you’re building from 0.

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Anshu Narula
Khawaja Shams
7:30 PM
8:00 PM
Presentation

Merging a Global Engineering Team and Moving Fast

After CoderPad acquired CodinGame late last year, the company has been working through a countless number of challenges as they're moving from a 5 people team to a 100+ team worldwide in 3 years. In this session, Loïck Michard extracted key takeaways they've learned merging two engineering teams that span people, process, product and planning for you to consider acquisition as a really efficient growth and diversity lever.

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Loïck Michard
8:00 PM
8:30 PM
Break

Networking Solutions Break

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

+ Read More
8:30 PM
9:00 PM
Presentation

Leadership Lessons from the Mighty Morphin' power Rangers

What does engineering leadership have in common with an ancient, interdimensional war between the forces of good and evil? Tune in to hear me talk about why I think the hit 90s television show "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" is THE great underappreciated leadership roadmap of the last thirty years.

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Johnny Ray Austin
8:55 PM
9:30 PM
Q&A

Q&A w/ Johnny Ray

Johnny Ray Austin
9:00 PM
9:30 PM
Workshop

Impostor Syndrome Workshop

As an engineering leader, do you ever feel inadequate or undeserving of your achievements despite evidence of your high performance and success?

If so, you might be suffering from imposter syndrome which could be holding you back from reaching your full potential and depriving yourself of a sense of belonging in your role. In this session, we will dig into what imposter syndrome is, explore where it comes from, and identify tactics to combat it once and for all!

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Ali Littman
9:01 PM
9:30 PM
Breakout Session

Balancing Priorities: What Engineering Leaders Should be Focused on in 2022

This session with Jiani Zhang and Patrick Gallagher will cover some of the emerging trends and critical areas of focus for both startup and established engineering orgs. You’ll learn about how to overcome challenges with recruiting senior engineers, build resilience against uncertainty and churn, and leverage mentoring programs to bridge the gap between junior and senior engineers!

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Jiani Zhang
Patrick Gallagher
9:30 PM
11:00 PM
Roundtables

Community-led Roundtables

Andrei Rebrov
Alberto Giorgi
Melissa Young
Santosh Mankala
Yisui Hu
Charlie Cao
11:00 PM
11:15 PM
Opening / Closing

Day 2 Closing Session

Patrick Gallagher
11:15 PM
1:00 AM+1
1:1 networking

1:1 Networking

3:30 PM
4:00 PM
Opening / Closing

Welcome to Day 3 of the Summit!

Patrick Gallagher
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Fireside Chat

Conversation with Chip Conley: Leadership = f (knowledge, wisdom[compassion])

What makes a great leader? For many of us with engineering and science backgrounds, leadership is critical as we transition from building technology to building teams. It is often a difficult transition because we have to switch from being analytical to being humans.

In this talk, Chip will share with us wisdom from his experience of building the U.S.'s second largest boutique hotel company Joie de Vivre Hospitality, being a “mentern” at Airbnb working with co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky, and now helping more than 2,000 mid-lifers with life transitions through MEA. Chip brings an insightful perspective for us in tech because of his background in business and psychology. We will talk about his books including Wisdom@Work. We will learn about why Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is so relevant to leadership. We will leave this talk inspired to lead with wisdom and compassion.

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Chip Conley
Benny Xian
Luther Kitahata
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
Keynote

Maintaining Invisible Roads: Making the Case to Invest in Your Platform

Platform teams build the “invisible” features that often power the features that the end-users see and experience. But how do you get buy-in to invest in infrastructure that cannot be “seen” or “experienced” by the end-user? Many non-technical leaders assume that if it’s not broken, it doesn’t need maintenance or upgrading – and voila, tech debt is born! It doesn’t have to be this way.

In this talk, Jan Chong, VP of Engineering at Tally, will share her insights and best practices on how engineering leaders can best position their platform team’s work within an organization and think through their relationships with their product and design peers.

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Jan Chong
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
1:1 networking

Networking & Solutions Break

6:01 PM
6:30 PM
Keynote

Building Enduring Infrastructure: Lessons from the First 12 Years of Stripe

Stripe CTO David Singleton shares insights from the first decade-plus of the company's history, from building the Stripe API to launching its remote-first engineering hub in 2019. Learn how the company has approached the challenges of managing change, growing its product ecosystem, and keeping a laser focus on the end-user experience.

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David Singleton
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
Presentation

Data-driven is Not-So-Easy: Pitfalls and Myths in Trusting Experiment Conclusions

Data-driven decision-making (DDDM) is the golden rule of this decade. Today, every company uses facts, metrics, and data to guide business decisions. Teams use them to achieve goals, objectives, and initiatives.

In this keynote, you will hear real-world examples of how executives are accidentally misguided. Chu-Cheng, Chief Data Officer of Etsy, will share pitfalls, myths, and lessons that cost millions of dollars of opportunity loss he encountered in his career. He will also share practical tactics to spot these pitfalls early so you can avoid costly lessons at work.

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Chu-Cheng Hsieh
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Presentation

Navigating Acquisitions for Engineering Leaders

Acquisition is a powerful way to fuel company growth. As engineering leaders, how do we navigate acquisitions? What does the process look like? What are the potential pitfalls to look out for?

Join Keng He and Sagar Batchu as they share their experiences and insights from navigating successful acquisitions.

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Keng He
Sagar Batchu
7:25 PM
8:00 PM
Q&A

Q&A w/ Keng He and Sagar Batchu

Keng He
Sagar Batchu
7:31 PM
8:00 PM
Fireside Chat

How to Grow People and Yourself to Manage Different Leadership Scales & Challenges

Your product is great, gaining traction and your team is growing fast - great news! But success like this opens up a new class of challenges and requires an expanded set of leadership/management skills that both you and your team must develop.

This fireside chat with April Chang and Charley Ho will explore early-stage growth challenges like how to grow people into new roles, set first-time managers up for success, transition into a manager-of-managers, teach your team to recruit, and introduce layers without slowing down decision-making!

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April Chang
Charley Ho
8:00 PM
8:30 PM
1:1 networking

Networking & Solutions Break

8:30 PM
9:00 PM
Fireside Chat

Life on the Lonely Island of Engineering Leadership

Engineering leadership can be a difficult and sometimes lonely job… But there are a few things you can do to make it easier! This session with Andrew Lau (CEO @ Jellyfish) & Patrick Gallagher (Head of Experience @ ELC) will cover the dynamics that often isolate eng leaders and important sources of internal & external support you can build.

Plus they’ll share approaches & key conversations to help your cross-functional peers become more empathetic and better understand the world of engineering!

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Andrew Lau
Patrick Gallagher
9:00 PM
9:30 PM
Fireside Chat

ELC Beyond The Summit

Jerry Li
Tim Laboy-Coparropa
Patrick Gallagher
9:30 PM
11:00 PM
Roundtables

Community-led Roundtables

Xiao Chen
Wen Hsu
Pratibha Shambhangoudar
11:00 PM
11:30 PM
Opening / Closing

Summit Day 3 Closing Session

Patrick Gallagher
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April 20, 3:00 PM, GMT
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ELC
Event has finished
April 20, 3:00 PM, GMT
Online
Hosted by
ELC
ELC