Speaker: Cassandra Shum
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Technologist | Architect | Ex-Thoughtworks
Based in New York, Cassandra Shum is an enterprise architect and former member of the Technical Advisory Board at Thoughtworks. As a software engineer and architect, she has spent the last 15+ years focusing on building highly scalable and resilient architectures including event-driven systems and micro services on cloud-based technologies. She has been focused on a wide range of technologies with an emphasis on cloud, mobile, and software delivery excellence.
Cassie has also been involved in growing not only organizations in their technical strategy and delivery practices, but also the next generation of technologists. Some of her passions include advocating for women in technology and public speaking. She is also involved in promoting more female speakers in technology.
Overcomplicated Architecture: Scaling Bottleneck
As a digital scale-up continues to gain momentum and grow rapidly, one of the key determining factors of success is how quickly they can evolve their product. The business desires to push features to production as fast as possible and prove value to its customers.