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

Posted Apr 22
# Spring Summit - 2022
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Jan Chong
Jan Chong
Jan Chong
VP of Engineering @ Tally

Jan Chong is Vice President of Engineering at Tally, a financial automation company helping people navigate the complex world of consumer finance to save money, pay down their debt and reach their goals sooner. She leads and oversees the company’s client engineering, infrastructure security and technical operations teams.

Before joining Tally, Jan was a long-time executive at Twitter where she played a critical role in launching and scaling its core mobile and web products, overseeing a team of more than 300 people in Twitter’s consumer engineering organization.

Prior to that, Jan ran client and server development at OnLive, a cloud gaming platform. She received multiple degrees from Stanford University, including her Ph.D in management science and engineering, and M.S. and B.S in computer science.

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Jan Chong is Vice President of Engineering at Tally, a financial automation company helping people navigate the complex world of consumer finance to save money, pay down their debt and reach their goals sooner. She leads and oversees the company’s client engineering, infrastructure security and technical operations teams.

Before joining Tally, Jan was a long-time executive at Twitter where she played a critical role in launching and scaling its core mobile and web products, overseeing a team of more than 300 people in Twitter’s consumer engineering organization.

Prior to that, Jan ran client and server development at OnLive, a cloud gaming platform. She received multiple degrees from Stanford University, including her Ph.D in management science and engineering, and M.S. and B.S in computer science.

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SUMMARY

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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