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Remote Work Leadership Best Practices Panel Discussion

Successful remote work support can convey large benefits to the business, but to realize this benefit we must adopt best practices at the leadership level. Join this panel to learn actionable best practices from engineering leaders at organizations that are supporting remote work as an advantage.


Kristina Kemmer

Director Of Engineering @zapier

Kristina Kemmer (she/her) is an engineering leader that has been building and empowering teams to deliver customer value for over 15 years. She is currently a Director of Engineering at Zapier leading the product engineering teams building their consumer products. She lives in Denver, CO with her...

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Preeti Somal

Engineering Leader @HashiCorp

Preeti Somal leads engineering at HashiCorp, building Cloud Infrastructure Automation products to provision, secure, connect and run any infrastructure for any application.  Preeti is passionate about building great products, growing a world class organization and solving complex problems....

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Karen Casella

Director of Engineering @Netflix, previously leading architecture teams @eBay & @Sun

Karen is currently an engineering director @ Netflix, where she is responsible for the teams that build the server-side infrastructure to enable a secure viewing experience for our members. Karen had previously led engineering and architecture teams @EBay & @Sun, before taking a ten year...

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