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Optimizing Your Organization for Speed

Learn from expert practitioners how to improve the velocity and flow of your engineering organization through changes to processes, practices, and team structures. Learn how to put the ideas of Lean, DevOps, and Systems Thinking into practice in your organization.


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Session Organizational Patterns

Enabling Engineering Productivity at the Financial Times

Wednesday Nov 3 / 11:10AM EDT

The Financial Times has embraced autonomy in our development teams, and as a result we move pretty fast - over 30,000 releases in a year from a development team of around 250. Because we have a wide variety of technical architectures, processes and team structures, we need to make sure that all...

Sarah Wells

Technical Director for Engineering Enablement at the Financial Times

Session Organizational Patterns

Lead with Speed

Wednesday Nov 3 / 12:10PM EDT

In this talk, I will share concrete examples about being in an organization optimized for cost & efficiency and the shift to optimizing for speed. I will talk about the leadership mindset shift required and how to still achieve cost and efficiency by leading with speed. This journey started...

Courtney Kissler

CTO @zulily

Session Velocity

Improving eBay's Development Velocity

Wednesday Nov 3 / 01:10PM EDT

This session outlines eBay’s cross-organizational Velocity initiative to improve our ability to deliver value to customers. While the problem ultimately spans culture, organization, people, and technology, we focused our initial efforts on improving software delivery across the board,...

Randy Shoup

VP Engineering and Chief Architect @eBay

Mark Weinberg

Vice President, Core Product Engineering @eBay

PANEL DISCUSSION Leadership

Panel: Engineering Leadership Lessons for Improving Flow

Wednesday Nov 3 / 02:10PM EDT

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 prioritiesHow to recognize and remove organizational,...

Sarah Wells

Technical Director for Engineering Enablement at the Financial Times

Courtney Kissler

CTO @zulily

Ann Lewis

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

Nick Caldwell

VP of Engineering @Twitter & HubSpot Board


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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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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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Randy Shoup

VP Engineering and Chief Architect @eBay

Randy has spent more than two decades building distributed systems and high performing teams, and has worked as a senior technology leader at eBay, Google, and Stitch Fix. He coaches CTOs, advises companies, and generally makes a nuisance of himself wherever possible. He is currently VP...

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Mark Weinberg

Vice President, Core Product Engineering @eBay

Mark is a passionate leader with a broad range of technical, design, business and management experience. He is currently the VP of Core Product Engineering at eBay where he co-leads the initiative to increase developer productivity and accelerate software delivery. Previously, Mark spent 18 years...

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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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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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Track Date

Wednesday Nov 3 / 11:00AM EDT

Topics

Organizational PatternsBusiness Process Management

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Randy Shoup

VP Engineering and Chief Architect @eBay

Randy has spent more than two decades building distributed systems and high performing teams, and has worked as a senior technology leader at eBay, Google, and Stitch Fix. He coaches CTOs, advises companies, and generally makes a nuisance of himself wherever possible. He is currently VP...

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