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ELC Annual 2023

Join us for an extraordinary engineering leaders' gathering unlike any other - the Un-Conference for Engineering Leaders. Step into a dynamic and interactive environment where meaningful conversations and deep connections take center stage. This exclusive event is designed to provide a refreshing departure from traditional conference formats, placing emphasis on dialogue, collaboration, and personal growth.

Engage in thought-provoking roundtable discussions facilitated by industry experts, where you'll have the opportunity to actively participate, share your insights, and learn from your peers. These intimate sessions will dive into the most pressing topics facing engineering leaders today, exploring leadership strategies, career development paths, and the latest advancements in technology.

Prepare for inspiring speaking sessions that offer an up-close and personal experience with influential leaders who have shaped the engineering landscape. In these intimate settings, you'll have the chance to engage directly with these thought leaders, ask burning questions, and gain valuable perspectives on leadership, innovation, and the future of technology.

Immerse yourself in meaningful 1:1 conversations with industry veterans, mentors, and fellow engineering leaders. This unique opportunity allows you to connect on a deeper level, seek advice, and establish valuable professional relationships that will extend beyond the conference walls.

The Un-Conference for Engineering Leaders covers a wide range of topics essential to your growth and development. From effective leadership techniques and strategies to foster high-performing teams to exploring cutting-edge technologies and their impact on industries, this event promises to expand your knowledge, sharpen your skills, and provide actionable insights to drive your career and organization forward.

Leave with a fresh perspective, practical takeaways, and a network of like-minded professionals dedicated to pushing the boundaries of engineering leadership. Break away from the traditional conference model and experience the power of conversation and connection at the Un-Conference for Engineering Leaders. Join us and be a part of a transformative event that will shape your leadership journey and set you on a path to unparalleled success.

Please note that this is just a preview of the event, and more exciting details are coming soon. Stay tuned for announcements regarding our esteemed speakers, comprehensive agenda, and in-depth topics that will shape the event. Get ready to be inspired, connected, and empowered at the Un-Conference for Engineering Leaders.

Speakers
Thuan Pham
Thuan Pham
Board Director, Advisor, former CTO @ Uber & Coupang
Li Fan
Li Fan
Chief Technology Officer @ Circle
Scott Densmore
Scott Densmore
Vice President of Engineering @ GitHub
Erica Lockheimer
Erica Lockheimer
VP of Engineering @ LinkedIn
Adam Grant
Adam Grant
Organizational Psychologist, Author; Professor @ The Wharton School
Tara Hernandez
Tara Hernandez
VP Developer Productivity @ MongoDB
Harrison Chase
Harrison Chase
Co-founder & CEO @ Langchain
Jan Chong
Jan Chong
VP of Engineering @ Tally
Jeremy King
Jeremy King
SVP & CTO, Engineering and IT @ Pinterest
Rajashree Pimpalkhare
Rajashree Pimpalkhare
VP of Engineering @ Twilio
Wade Chambers
Wade Chambers
CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Included Health
Rob Ferguson
Rob Ferguson
Head of AI @ Microsoft for Startups
Shadi Rostami
Shadi Rostami
SVP of Engineering @ Amplitude
Monica Bajaj
Monica Bajaj
VP of Engineering @ Okta
Olumayokun (Olu) Obembe
Olumayokun (Olu) Obembe
VP of Engineering @ Salesforce
Claus Moberg
Claus Moberg
VP of Engineering @ Roblox
Hussein Mehanna
Hussein Mehanna
VP, Head of AI/ML @ Cruise
Preeti Kota
Preeti Kota
Head of Engineering, Compass @ Atlassian
Samir Naik
Samir Naik
Head of Engineering @ Plaid
Claire Hough
Claire Hough
CTO @ Getlabs
Andrew Lau
Andrew Lau
CEO @ Jellyfish
Ben Cochran
Ben Cochran
VP of Developer Enablement @ Autodesk
Samantha Kwok
Samantha Kwok
VP of Engineering @ Brex
Shailesh Kumar
Shailesh Kumar
SVP of Engineering @ ClickUp
Joe Morrissey
Joe Morrissey
General Partner @ a16z
Andrea Jones-Rooy
Andrea Jones-Rooy
Social Scientist; Visiting Associate Professor @ NYU Center for Data Science
Dheeraj Pandey
Dheeraj Pandey
CEO @ DevRev
Allan Leinwand
Allan Leinwand
CTO @ Webflow
Zhichun Li
Zhichun Li
Co-founder @ Scout AI
Jayson Phillips
Jayson Phillips
Sr. Director of Product Engineering @ Honeycomb
Rob Zuber
Rob Zuber
CTO @ CircleCI
Jocelyn Goldfein
Jocelyn Goldfein
Managing Director @ Zetta Venture Partners
Rong Yan
Rong Yan
VP of Engineering @ Hubspot
Madhuri Sarma
Madhuri Sarma
Senior Director of Engineering @ Carta
Christopher Cravens
Christopher Cravens
Former VPE @ Splunk and CIO @ Uber
Alon Levi
Alon Levi
VP of Engineering @ WorkOS
Barbara Nelson
Barbara Nelson
VP of Engineering @ InfluxData
Tido Carriero
Tido Carriero
Co-Founder @ Koala, Former VPE @ Segment
Alamelu Radhakrishnan
Alamelu Radhakrishnan
VP Engineering, Product Delivery @ Homebase
Tim Lee
Tim Lee
Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder @ CodePath
Erik Meijier
Erik Meijier
Sr. Director of Engineering @ Meta
Daniela Miao
Daniela Miao
Co-Founder and CTO @ Momento
Gabe Westmaas
Gabe Westmaas
SVP of Engineering @ Checkr
Laura Fay
Laura Fay
Chief Executive @ L Fay Associates
Patricio Cerda-Mardini
Patricio Cerda-Mardini
Head of ML Research @ MindsDB
Dusty Pearce
Dusty Pearce
VP of Engineering, Data @ Amplitude
Marck Robinson
Marck Robinson
VP of Engineering @ Brex
Grace Chu
Grace Chu
Former Senior Product Counsel – AI/ML, Adobe Experience Cloud @ Adobe
Shanea Leven
Shanea Leven
Founder and CEO @ CodeSee
Amol Kher
Amol Kher
VP of Engineering @ BetterUp
Lawrence Bruhmuller
Lawrence Bruhmuller
VP of Engineering @ Great Expectations
Kalpana Jogi
Kalpana Jogi
VP of Engineering @ Lyft
Abbas Haider Ali
Abbas Haider Ali
VP Customer Success @ GitHub
Maria Kazandjieva
Maria Kazandjieva
Co-Founder @ Graft
Naveen Kondapalli
Naveen Kondapalli
VP, Product & Engineering @ TetraScience
Vidya Raman
Vidya Raman
Partner @ Sorenson Ventures
Dylan Etkin
Dylan Etkin
CEO & Co-Founder @ Sleuth
Scott Werner
Scott Werner
CEO and Founder @ Sublayer
Shobhana Ahluwalia
Shobhana Ahluwalia
Former CIO @ Peloton Interactive
Nathen Harvey
Nathen Harvey
Developer Relations Engineer @ Google
Wes Pullen
Wes Pullen
CTO @ Cloudbees
Chris Pruett
Chris Pruett
Co-Founder and CTO @ Jam
Ally McKnight
Ally McKnight
Head of Engineering of Personal Finance Management @ NerdWallet
Pedro Silva
Pedro Silva
Sr. Machine Learning Engineer @ Pinterest
Ali Irturk
Ali Irturk
Vice President of Engineering @ CommerceHub
Vitaly Gordon
Vitaly Gordon
Co-founder & CEO @ Faros.ai
Emad Elwany
Emad Elwany
CTO & Co-founder @ Lexion.ai
Katie Hurley
Katie Hurley
VP of Marketing @ unitQ
Douglas Albert
Douglas Albert
VP of Engineering @ Guidewire Software
Artem Golubev
Artem Golubev
Co-founder and CEO @ testRigor
Chang Xu
Chang Xu
Partner @ Basis Set
Tony Dong
Tony Dong
VP of Engineering @ Rippling
Lalit Wadhwa
Lalit Wadhwa
EVP & CTO @ Encora
Stacie Frederick
Stacie Frederick
CTO @ Osso VR
Christian Wiklund
Christian Wiklund
Founder & CEO @ unitQ
Yu Pan
Yu Pan
Executive Vice President, Chief Model Risk Officer @ US Bank
Kelly Ehret
Kelly Ehret
Leadership Coach and Strategic Consultant @ Latitude Consulting and Strategy
Sen Xu
Sen Xu
VPE & CISO @ OKX
Azul Garza Ramírez
Azul Garza Ramírez
CTO & Founder @ Nixtla
Remy Thellier
Remy Thellier
Head of Growth & Strategic Partnerships @ Vectice
Tony Ren
Tony Ren
Head of Risk Engineering @ Brex
Luis Fernando De Pombo
Luis Fernando De Pombo
Cp-founder and CEO @ Alan Technologies
Sushant Hiray
Sushant Hiray
Sr. Director of Machine Learning @ Ring Central
Thanos Diacakis
Thanos Diacakis
Senior Staff Software Engineer @ Included Health
Ashmeet Sidana
Ashmeet Sidana
Founder and Chief Engineer @ Engineering Capital
Bhavin Surela
Bhavin Surela
Director of Engineering @ Twilio
Dan Kador
Dan Kador
VP of Engineering @ Clockwise
Agenda
August 30
August 31
Track View
Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
9:00 AM
9:45 AM
Room 1
Presentation
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Eliminate Almost All Efforts on Test Automation with Breakthroughs in Generative AI

In this session you’ll learn how to save 95% of your time on test automation by leveraging breakthroughs in Generative AI and move 90%-100% of the work to the product management organization. We’ll cover how to improve SDLC to allow you to move up to 30% faster with up to 90% less bugs in production, and how Generative AI can be helpful to eliminate 98% of the effort on maintaining end-to-end tests.

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Artem Golubev
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Room 1
Presentation
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Reinventing Early Career Hiring

Early career hiring is no new concept, and many of the building blocks for an early career program remain the same. However, with recent challenges in the form of the pandemic, tight budgets, and more prevalent remote work it can be hard to figure out whether and how to advocate for an early career program, how best to design it, and how you can support the engineers in the program. We will talk through onboarding early career folks remotely, structuring your teams for success, and sources for finding early career candidates.

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Gabe Westmaas
11:00 AM
11:45 AM
Room 1
Presentation
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Evolve or Die with GenAI: Don't Get Left Behind

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
  • 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.

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Andrew Lau
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Room 1
Fireside Chat
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How GitHub Is Using AI to Build Dev Tools & Transform Developer Experiences

Leading engineering teams at GitHub in the fast-paced, ever-changing space of AI development while building GitHub Copilot, the first at-scale AI pair programmer used by millions of developers today, requires adaptability, technical expertise, and visionary guidance. In this fireside chat, Scott Densmore will share how GitHub is leading the charge on AI for developers, including how GitHub blends software engineering and data science to bring AI further into all areas of the GitHub Platform and how GitHub Copilot is empowering developers globally to build with AI. You’ll walk away with an understanding of how GitHub builds with AI, how AI can boost productivity amongst your engineering teams, and best practices for how you can introduce AI within your own organization to supercharge engineering teams.

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Scott Densmore
Abbas Haider Ali
2:00 PM
2:45 PM
Room 1
Presentation
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Alphabet Soup: Going from B2C to B2B(2C)

Drawing on a long career working on B2C products and recent dive into B2B, we’ll take a look at differences in execution cadence, business constraints and the skills sets required for success in these two worlds.

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Jan Chong
3:00 PM
3:45 PM
Room 1
Presentation
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Full-stack Problem Solving

From his early career at Disney Imagineering, Samir always tried to bring a 'full stack' mindset to solving problems. At Imagineering, the team thought about the ultimate 'story' they wanted to tell guests, and how to tell that story best via a combination of the senses: sight, sound, touch, and smell (usually not taste). Then, a small number of Imagineers -- often just 1 – would create an initial prototype. Thinking story-first and about the feeling you want to leave guests with has influenced the way Samir goes about solving problems, and forced him to think 'full stack'. In this talk, Samir will go over a few examples of full-stack problem-solving, and some frameworks you can apply to your work to help you break out of the engineering silo, and land the story with your customers.

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Samir Naik
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Room 1
Presentation
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Generative AI Applications: You Have No Moat...Or Do You?

With the recent advances in Generative AI technology and the new generation of LLMs, many products can now layer “AI” features very quickly into existing and new products to provide domain-specific ChatGPT-like experiences fairly quickly. There are countless new startups racing to market with products, while incumbents are adding GenAI features at a breakneck speed. But does that mean that there’s essentially no moat around these AI features?

While the no-moat was a prevailing perception in the early GenAI days, it’s becoming clear, at least to us at Lexion, that this is not entirely true, and that a lot of data, intellectual property and technology investments are still very much necessary to build compelling GenAI applications, especially for quality-sensitive domains. In this presentation, Emad shares his team’s experience in building and evolving one of the first GenAI applications and the first in the end-to-end contract lifecycle management space.

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Emad Elwany
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