ELC
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Summit
ELC Summit 2020
Speakers
Eric Yuan
Eric Yuan
Founder & CEO @ Zoom
Marianna Tessel
Marianna Tessel
CTO @ Intuit
Parag Agrawal
Parag Agrawal
CTO @ Twitter
Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher
Actor & Investor
Anna Patterson
Anna Patterson
Managing Partner @ Gradient Ventures
Jeremy King
Jeremy King
SVP & CTO, Engineering and IT @ Pinterest
Tia Caldwell
Tia Caldwell
Former Director of Engineering @ Slack
David Singleton
David Singleton
CTO @ Stripe
Bill Coughran
Bill Coughran
Founder's Coach and Partner @ Sequoia Capital
Eisar Lipkovitz
Eisar Lipkovitz
Executive Vice President, Engineering @ Lyft
Melissa Binde
Melissa Binde
VP of Engineering, Platform and Observability @ Splunk
Mohak Shroff
Mohak Shroff
SVP Engineering @ LinkedIn
Jocelyn Goldfein
Jocelyn Goldfein
Managing Director @ Zetta Venture Partners
Allan Leinwand
Allan Leinwand
SVP Engineering @ Slack
Sri Viswanath
Sri Viswanath
General Partner @ Coatue Management
Wade Chambers
Wade Chambers
CTO & SVP of Engineering @ Included Health
Quentin Clark
Quentin Clark
Managing Director @ General Catalyst
Nick Caldwell
Nick Caldwell
VP of Engineering @ Twitter
James Everingham
James Everingham
VP Engineering @ Novi, Co-Creator of Diem @ Facebook
Surabhi Gupta
Surabhi Gupta
Head of Engineering @ Robinhood
Ritu Bhargava
Ritu Bhargava
Chief Product Officer, CX/CRM @ SAP
Namrata Ganatra
Namrata Ganatra
Founder & CEO @ Sturish
Jason Warner
Jason Warner
CTO @ Github
Li Fan
Li Fan
Chief Technology Officer @ Circle
Michael Montano
Michael Montano
VP Engineering @ Twitter
Tim Tully
Tim Tully
SVP & CTO @ Splunk
Yonas Beshawred
Yonas Beshawred
Founder & CEO @ StackShare
Pooja Brown
Pooja Brown
Head of Engineering @ Stitch Fix
Sabry Tozin
Sabry Tozin
VP of Engineering @ LinkedIn
Adam D’Angelo
Adam D’Angelo
Founder & CEO @ Quora
Tami Rosen
Tami Rosen
HR Disruptor/Advisor, formerly CPO @ Atlassian
Aditya Agarwal
Aditya Agarwal
Partner-in-Residence @ South Park Commons
Jessica McKellar
Jessica McKellar
Founder and CTO @ Pilot
Akhil Gupta
Akhil Gupta
VP & GM of Enterprise @ Dropbox
Jean-Denis Greze
Jean-Denis Greze
Head of Engineering @ Plaid
Steve Deasy
Steve Deasy
VP of Engineering @ Atlassian
Aileen Lee
Aileen Lee
Founder and Managing Partner @ Cowboy Ventures
Andrew Fong
Andrew Fong
CTO @ Vise
Selina Tobaccowala
Selina Tobaccowala
Chief Digital Officer @ Openfit
Donald Sumbry
Donald Sumbry
Head of Reliability Engineering @ Airbnb
John Lilly
John Lilly
Venture Partner @ Greylock Partners
Jyoti Bansal
Jyoti Bansal
Co-Founder @ Harness, Traceable, Unusual Ventures
Melody Hildebrandt
Melody Hildebrandt
CTO @ FOX Corporation
Richard Wong
Richard Wong
SVP of Engineering @ Coursera
Judy Priest
Judy Priest
Distinguished Engineer, VP/GM @ Microsoft
Daniel Portillo
Daniel Portillo
Managing Partner & Founder @ Sweat Equity Ventures
Pete Nichols
Pete Nichols
The Pinterest Platform @ Pinterest
Gokul Rajaram
Gokul Rajaram
Caviar Lead @ DoorDash
David Silverman
David Silverman
Author @ Team of Teams
Claire Lew
Claire Lew
CEO @ Know Your Team
Elad Gil
Elad Gil
Entrepreneur and Investor @
Farhan Thawar
Farhan Thawar
VP of Engineering @ Shopify
Will Larson
Will Larson
Chief Technology Officer @ Calm
Mike Bryzek
Mike Bryzek
Co-founder, Chairman, CTO @ Flow
Aston Motes
Aston Motes
Interim Executive Director @ /dev/color
Raylene Yung
Raylene Yung
CEO @ U.S. Digital Response
Scott Shumaker
Scott Shumaker
CTO and Head of Engineering, Yammer @ Microsoft
Viraj Mody
Viraj Mody
Co-Founder, CTO @ Common Room
Jerry Krikheli
Jerry Krikheli
VP of Engineering @ Houzz
Alexis Rask
Alexis Rask
Executive Coach, Partner @ Sweat Equity Ventures
Ryan Petersen
Ryan Petersen
Founder and CEO @ Flexport
Prachi Gupta
Prachi Gupta
VP of Engineering @ Discord
John Vrionis
John Vrionis
Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ Unusual Ventures
Aline Lerner
Aline Lerner
Founder and CEO @ interviewing.io
Osman (Ozzie) Osman
Osman (Ozzie) Osman
Co-founder @ Monarch Money
Wendy Shepperd
Wendy Shepperd
GVP, Engineering @ New Relic
Usman Muzaffar
Usman Muzaffar
Head of Engineering @ Cloudflare
Alex Allain
Alex Allain
CTO and Co-Founder @ U.S. Digital Response
Tim Correia
Tim Correia
SVP Engineering @ Zillow
David Thacker
David Thacker
Partner @ Greylock
Christina Wick
Christina Wick
VP of Engineering @ Harry's
Han Yuan
Han Yuan
Founder @ Post-PC Labs
Fiona Tan
Fiona Tan
Global Head of Customer and Supplier Technology @ Wayfair
Laura Thomson
Laura Thomson
VP Of Engineering, Platform @ Fastly
Anthony Kline
Anthony Kline
Partner @ Sweat Equity Ventures
Megan Zengerle
Megan Zengerle
Partner @ Sweat Equity Partners
Ashish Raina
Ashish Raina
Founder @ Optimize Talent
James Smith
James Smith
CEO and Co-Founder @ Bugsnag
Kristian Lindwall
Kristian Lindwall
Director of Engineering, Data & Insights @ Spotify
David Hornik
David Hornik
General Partner @ August Capital
Michael White
Michael White
Head of Engineering, Caviar @ DoorDash
Belinda Runkle
Belinda Runkle
Engineering Director @ Google
Adrien Treuille
Adrien Treuille
Co-Founder & CEO @ Streamlit
Jean Hsu
Jean Hsu
VP of Engineering @ Range
Marty Cagan
Marty Cagan
Partner @ Silicon Valley Product Group
Edward Kim
Edward Kim
Co-founder & CTO @ Gusto
Shrijeet Mukherjee
Shrijeet Mukherjee
Co-Founder @ Stealth Startup
Andrew Lau
Andrew Lau
CEO @ Jellyfish
James Birchler
James Birchler
VP of Engineering @ Caffeine
Ahmed Datoo
Ahmed Datoo
Co-Founder and COO @ Mesmer
Daniel Dargham
Daniel Dargham
President and CEO @ Lohika
Minal Mehta
Minal Mehta
Head of Product Management @ Next Billion Users (NBU) @ YouTube
Blaga Lund
Blaga Lund
VP of Engineering @ Kustomer
David Wohlreich
David Wohlreich
Director of Total Rewards & HR Operations @ Niantic
Scott Woody
Scott Woody
CTO @ Metronome
Chrystal Henke Ball
Chrystal Henke Ball
VP of Engineering @ Pandora
Leigh Newsome
Leigh Newsome
Partner & CTO Coach @ Hoola Hoop
Kalpana Jogi
Kalpana Jogi
VP of Engineering @ Lyft
Paula Judge
Paula Judge
VP, Talent @ Accel
Ras Kasa Williams
Ras Kasa Williams
Staff Engineer @ Mailchimp
Alexandre Maldaner
Alexandre Maldaner
VP, Customer Operations @ Daitan Group
Polina Giralt
Polina Giralt
Staff Engineer @ Squarespace
Heidi Waterhouse
Heidi Waterhouse
Developer Advocate @ LaunchDarkly
Nina Achadjian
Nina Achadjian
Partner @ Index Ventures
Mark Goldberg
Mark Goldberg
Partner @ Index Ventures
Courtney Broadus
Courtney Broadus
Investor @ Broadway Angels
Rick Boone
Rick Boone
Formerly Senior Engineer + Strategic Advisor to VP Infrastructure Engineering @ Uber
Ragini Holloway
Ragini Holloway
Senior Vice President, People @ Affirm
Deborah Singer
Deborah Singer
Chief Marketing Officer @ Girls Who Code
Asif Makhani
Asif Makhani
CTO @ Handshake
Annie Zhou
Annie Zhou
Director, Business Platform Engineering @ Square
Shannon Hogue
Shannon Hogue
Head of Solutions Engineering @ Karat
Sanjeev Sharma
Sanjeev Sharma
SVP, Head of Platform and Automation Engineering @ Truist
Cathy Polinsky
Cathy Polinsky
Former CTO @ Stitch Fix
Preeti Kaur
Preeti Kaur
VP of Engineering @ Carta
Yu Liu
Yu Liu
Director at Facebook AI @ Facebook
Antoine Boulanger
Antoine Boulanger
Co-Founder & CEO @ Okay
Kim Martin
Kim Martin
Director, Platform Data Science and Engineering @ Netflix
Niall Smart
Niall Smart
CTO & Co-Founder @ VTS
Maria Latushkin
Maria Latushkin
CTO @ Omada Health
Rohini Pradeep
Rohini Pradeep
Head of Engineering, Benefits and EEL @ Gusto
Dylan Serota
Dylan Serota
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer @ Terminal
Jerry Li
Jerry Li
Founder @ Gradual
Agenda
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 06
Dec 15
Track View
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
main stage
Presentation
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Day 1 - Opening Kickoff
Patrick Gallagher
Jerry Li
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
main stage
Presentation
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Creating Transparency Across Teams

"Be transparent." We hear this all the time, but are we all on the same page about what it means? In our professional lives, transparency is a practice that helps us to communicate better, build trust, and increase engagement. The concept is simple: employees will make better decisions when they are better informed. But how do you get there? In this presentation, learn how Everingham measurably boosts transparency among his teams at Facebook.

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James Everingham
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
main stage
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Building Spiky Orgs: Why Doing Less Is Best

Optimizing for strengths is one way to build and grow an organization for impact. We'll discuss why building an organization that is great at only a very few things i.e., a spiky org -- can be a template for success. We'll also touch on technical, product, and organizational examples of strengths that a lot of organizations spend time developing but are often not necessary to the ultimate success of a business. Finally, we'll talk about how you can maintain these spikes as you grow, and other tricks that every manager and leader should know to keep their organization focused on the most important things.

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Jean-Denis Greze
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
main stage
Fireside Chat
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Productivity Practices to Scale Your Time and Mind

Leadership is as operational as it is inspirational. Ashton Kutcher and Ryan Petersen discuss the nuts and bolts of managing and optimizing your scarcest resource in order to scale yourself and your team or company.

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Ashton Kutcher
Ryan Petersen
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
main stage
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Balancing Fast-Paced Innovation and Technical Debt

In this talk Allan will tackle the topic of balancing the desires of engineering teams to build innovative products at a fast pace while at the same time avoiding building up an unhealthy amount of technical debt. Too much innovation and engineering teams can lose focus on their customer and product-market fit while too much technical debt can crush the strongest of engineering teams with continual firefighting. Achieving the right balance is a skill that engineering leaders need to work on continuously to have healthy and productive teams. Allan will share his techniques that have helped scale teams at Cisco, Zynga, ServiceNow, and Slack.

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Allan Leinwand
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
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Debugging Your Career: How to Increase Your Ability to Win as a Manager

Most managers were previously individual contributors that transitioned to management without any coaching on critical leadership capabilities: what should they optimize for, how executives evaluate them, or how to accurately assess (and fix) gaps in their skill sets, etc. As such, they eventually reach a point where they don't understand how to advance to the next level and stall their careers. Research shows 60 percent of new managers fail within the first 24 months and 40% of new Executives fail within 18 months. Even more become walking dead, stuck in current (or similar) positions, doing enough to not be fired but clearly not enough to progress. Stalled careers turn into an atrophied careers and lead to increasingly less interesting roles. Grand Rounds CTO and SVP of Engineering, Wade Chambers, will draw from 25 years of experience in Silicon Valley to walk through rubrics developed over time, first hand experiences (often learned the hard way), and leading research to help you optimize your management career.

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Wade Chambers
7:30 PM
8:00 PM
main stage
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Influencing Skills: Your Superpower

Influence is the ability to affect change indirectly. It's also a ""superpower"" that will enable you to get results and stand out in your job and in your career. Our panel will discuss the different components of influence, and practical tips for developing and utilizing influence successfully throughout your career.

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Asif Makhani
Paula Judge
Li Fan
Chrystal Henke Ball
8:00 PM
8:30 PM
main stage
Fireside Chat
calendar
How to Implement the Right Team Process In Engineering

Process dictates outcomes. We know this as engineering leaders. The questions that remain are: Which process is the right one to implement in our team? And exactly how do you implement it? As engineering leaders, we continually face challenges around creating and operationalizing effective engineering team processes to scale our impact, regardless of our team size. Specifically, we struggle with:

how to get the team aligned and involved

how to measure success and improve iteratively

how to balance the structure and overhead these processes bring

how to drive adoption beyond your own team or organization

As CTO and Head of Platform Engineering at Atlassian, respectively, Sri and Steve will share insights on how they faced each of these challenges with hundreds of engineers. Moderated by Claire Lew, CEO of Know Your Team, this fireside chat will explore potential frameworks on what to consider when creating and operationalizing team process – and how to figure out what the right one is for your team.

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Sri Viswanath
Steve Deasy
Claire Lew
8:30 PM
9:00 PM
main stage
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Navigating Business And Employee Wellness In Times Of Uncertainty

The way we work, lead and care for our employees has changed dramatically in recent months. Companies that optimized for densification of workplace are now contending with a remote workforce, culture and employee care have evolved to mean much more than perks, the tools we use to get the work done have changed and the way we lead has as well.

In this talk, LinkedIn's Mohak Shroff will discuss the impacts this has on the way we work, how leaders can move the business forward while ensuring employee wellness takes top priority and the importance of self-care to ensuring we're preventing our own burnout as we navigate through it all.

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Mohak Shroff
9:00 PM
9:30 PM
main stage
Fireside Chat
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Build or Buy: Scaling Through Acquisitions and Ownership

It's one of the age-old questions for engineering leaders: do I build or acquire new technology to grow and scale our business? Whether building software from scratch, or integrating technology built by someone else into your software stack and infrastructure, the journey is typically more complex and costly than expected. What principles, priorities and trade-offs can today's engineering leaders apply to making the build or buy decision? While an acquisition can transform the acquiring company overnight, how can a leader beat the statistical odds when only 50 percent of transactions are successful? And, how can instilling a start-up mindset within a mission-driven engineering culture accelerate the product development cycle? In a conversation led by TechCrunch Editor TBD, Intuit CTO, Marianna Tessel, will draw upon real-world experiences to describe the best practices – and pitfalls – of the build or buy decision.

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Marianna Tessel
Aileen Lee
9:30 PM
10:00 PM
main stage
Fireside Chat
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Advising and Angel-Investing in Companies

Is investing in, or advising other startups or companies a good idea for you? How do you choose which companies to get involved with? What expectations should you set with the companies you help? What are the pitfalls and conflicts and how do you navigate them? How can advising companies help your company or your career? What are signs that a startup is working? How can you help? This session covers these and other topics related to becoming an investor or advisor to other people's companies.

Elad will speak to his experiences as a serial founder, operator, and investor in 25+ billion dollar companies including Airbnb, Airtable, Coinbase, Figma, Gusto, Instacart, Notion, Pinterest, PagerDuty, Stripe, Square, and others.

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Elad Gil
Nina Achadjian
10:00 PM
10:30 PM
main stage
Fireside Chat
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Day 1 Coffee Chat - A Look Behind the Scenes
Patrick Gallagher
Stefanie Chow
10:30 PM
11:00 PM
main stage
Fireside Chat
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Building Your AI A-Team

How is managing an AI team different from traditional engineering teams, and how should founders and leaders think about the collaboration between AI and engineering when scaling their organizations?

In this fireside conversation, Anna Patterson from Gradient Ventures and Adrien Treuille, Co-Founder and CEO of Streamlit, will dive into best practices for streamlining collaboration between AI and engineering teams. This discussion will also draw on personal experiences to touch on the process of transitioning from engineer to founder, from a team contributor to managing teams of contributors, ultimately highlighting how to ensure effective collaboration amongst AI and engineering teams as a leader.

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Anna Patterson
Adrien Treuille
11:00 PM
11:30 PM
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Building Your Career Like A Pyramid

Our industry offers so many opportunities to develop and build the career we want. There is no fixed path, no map, and so many ways to have a meaningful career. In this talk, we will unpack how to think about building a career drawing on what Quentin has seen in his 20+ years of operating and working with different companies, startups and founders. He will cover ways to think about the principles at play, what kinds of experiences lead to what opportunities, and how intentionality goes a long way to being ready for serendipitous.

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Quentin Clark
11:30 PM
12:00 AM+1
main stage
Fireside Chat
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The Value of Being Direct

Eisar Lipkovitz will share the value of being direct as well as other insights on leadership. You’ll hear how to practice the art of direct communication, how to prepare for difficult conversations, and overcome the fear of being direct, as well as Eisar’s insights on where engineering leaders get stuck in their career and how to help them grow. Joining Eisar is Ritu Bhargava, sharing her take on being direct through experience in software engineering leadership roles, specifically building, scaling and integrating enterprise SaaS and on-premise applications.

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Eisar Lipkovitz
Ritu Bhargava
12:00 AM+1
12:30 AM+1
main stage
Fireside Chat
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Engineering Growth Can Surprise You

Early companies often recruit a core team that builds an MVP product and finds that mythical “product / market fit”. Then growth and, if you're lucky, more growth sets in with a new set of challenges and surprises. How much time should everyone in the engineering organization spend on recruiting? Your original core developers built all of the key components but how do you hand it off to new people joining? Is there a role for managers or will you end up with a traditional military hierarchy? What about product management? What about technical debt? As organizations grow, how much time goes to communication and meetings? … Bill will speak from his experience as a founder, from Google, and with many of the Sequoia companies he's worked with.

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Bill Coughran
David Singleton
12:30 AM+1
12:50 AM+1
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Day 1 - Closing Sendoff
Patrick Gallagher
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