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PANEL DISCUSSION

Panel: Engineering Leadership Lessons for Improving Flow

Please join this panel of industry experts to talk about how to lead organizational change to improve velocity and quality.

We will discuss topics like:  

  • How to improve organizational structures to help teams focus on the most important priorities
  • How to recognize and remove organizational, process, and cultural impediments to fast flow
  • How to find the sweet spot between standardization and team autonomy
  • How to manage technical debt, and how to decide whether to declare tech bankruptcy

Bring your own questions and topics as well!


Speaker

Sarah Wells

Technical Director for Engineering Enablement at the Financial Times

Sarah Wells has been a developer for 20 years, leading delivery teams across consultancy, financial services, and media. Building the FT's content and metadata publishing platform using a microservices-based architecture led her to develop a deep interest in operability, observability, and...

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Speaker

Courtney Kissler

CTO @zulily

Courtney Kissler joined Zulily in January 2021 as CTO and SVP of Technology. Previously she was Vice President Global Technology at Nike accountable for building a re-usable seamless platform to power Nike Direct to Consumer experiences, core commerce services, user services, consumer data...

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Speaker

Ann Lewis

Senior Advisor for Technology Delivery at the U.S. Small Business Administration

Ann Lewis is Senior Advisor for Technology Delivery at the SBA, focusing on service delivery, system integration, procurement, and all the places where policy implementation intersect with technology. She is part of a cohort of technology leaders appointed to government agencies, with the...

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Speaker

Nick Caldwell

VP of Engineering @Twitter & HubSpot Board

Nick Caldwell is the VP of Engineering at Twitter. Prior to joining Twitter, he was the VP of Engineering at Reddit and he held various positions in engineering leadership at Microsoft across a 15 year career, including work on natural language processing, enterprise search, machine...

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