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A CEO’s Step-by-Step Guide to Surviving the Economic Crunch

Posted Dec 14, 2022 | Views 276
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Andrew Lau
Andrew Lau
Andrew Lau
CEO @ Jellyfish

Andrew Lau is a Co-Founder and CEO of Jellyfish, where he helps leaders use data to align their engineering teams with business strategy. He was trained as an engineer and grew to VP of Engineering at Oracle acquired company, Endeca. He is also a multi-time entrepreneur and co-founder. At every company, Andrew saw the challenges of leading engineering teams at scale. He co-founded Jellyfish to give engineering executives the tools they need to be great leaders.

Andrew holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Originally from Oakland, CA, he's a devoted fan of the Oakland A's, despite residing in Red Sox territory for more than two decades. Andrew currently calls Cambridge, MA his home, where he lives with his wife Elsie and their two adorable young children, Callie and Mira.

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Andrew Lau is a Co-Founder and CEO of Jellyfish, where he helps leaders use data to align their engineering teams with business strategy. He was trained as an engineer and grew to VP of Engineering at Oracle acquired company, Endeca. He is also a multi-time entrepreneur and co-founder. At every company, Andrew saw the challenges of leading engineering teams at scale. He co-founded Jellyfish to give engineering executives the tools they need to be great leaders.

Andrew holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Originally from Oakland, CA, he's a devoted fan of the Oakland A's, despite residing in Red Sox territory for more than two decades. Andrew currently calls Cambridge, MA his home, where he lives with his wife Elsie and their two adorable young children, Callie and Mira.

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SUMMARY

This is a stressful time to be in tech. For the companies that only know the past few years of massive funding rounds and sky-high valuations, it feels like the sky is falling. But if you’ve been in the tech industry longer, then you’ve seen this movie before — in Jellyfish CEO Andrew Lau’s case, this is the fourth showing.

By applying the lessons from the dot-com bubble, the Great Recession and COVID-19, tech companies can make it out of this downturn alive — and even better for it. In this session, you'll learn three keys to survival that can provide organizations with the positioning and wherewithal to overcome economic pressures and emerge from the crisis stronger.

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