Winter summit

The half-day summit that'll help you become a better engineering leader!

FROm our last summit

Why Attend?

Hear from some of the best engineering leaders on how to build and manage high-performing teams

Get your questions answered by senior PM and engineering leaders (and rock star ICs!) during interactive Q&A sessions throughout the talks & panels

Connect with other managers in small discussion groups in breakout room and our new virtual lounges


Rukmini Reddy
VP of Engineering
Bruce Wang
Director of Engineering
Luc Vincent
Executive VP of Engineering
Papanii Nene Okai
Director of Engineering
Ellen Wong
Director of Engineering
Mandar Bapaye
VP of Engineering
Dana Lawson
VP of Engineering
Roy Ng
CEO and Cofounder
Pooja Brown
VP of Engineering
David Murray


Nick Caldwell
VP of Engineering
Surabhi Gupta
VP of Engineering
David Singleton
Bhavini Soneji
VP of Engineering
Arquay Harris
Sr. Director of Eng
Vijay Gill
SVP of Eng & Product
Farhan Thawar
VP of Engineering
Tido Carriero
Chief Product Officer
Teresa Dietrich
Chief Technology & Product Officer
Jackie Bavaro
Former Head of Product Managent
Ale Paredes
VP of Engineering
Lenny Rachitsky
Former Product Lead & Writer/Advisor
Nancy Wang
Head of Product & Eng for AWS Backup
Jason Warner
Tiffany Dockery
Product Manager
Ian Wong
Keith Adams
Former Chief Architect
Shannon Hogue
Head of Solutions Engineering
Natalia Panowicz
Roojuta Lalini
Principal Engineer
David Murray
Chris Haag
VP of Engineering
Wayne Duso
VP of File Storage
Sabrina Farmer
VP of Site Reliability
Ezinne Udezue
VP of Product
John Kim
Vijaya Kaza
Chief Security Officer
David Blair
Elaine Zhou
Eric Johnson
EVP of Engineering
Shishir Mehrotra
CEO & Cofounder
Quang Hoang
CEO & Cofounder
8:30AM PST
11:30AM eST
5:30pM ceT

(Virtual) Doors Open!

Kick off the summit by joining a discussion group with engineering leaders in the lounge.

9:00AM PST
12:00AM eST
6:00pM ceT

Introduction by our emcee:

David Murray
9:05AM PST
12:05AM eST
6:05pM ceT

Welcome message by:

J.B Coger
9:10AM PST
12:10AM eST
6:10pM ceT

Opening keynote by:

Rukmini Reddy
VP Engineering

The Empathy Factor:
Leading like a human in 2020

9:45AM PST
12:45AM eST
6:45pM ceT

Panel: Building Alignment across remote teams

Luc Vincent
EVP Engineering
Pooja Brown
VP Engineering
10:15AM PST
1:15PM eST
7:15pM ceT

Designing Your Engineering Team for Highest Impact

Bruce Want
Dir. of Engineering
10:45AM PST
1:45pM eST
7:45pM ceT

Take a break, or...

Visit the lounge to chat with other engineering leaders!

11:00AM PST
2:00PM eST
8:00pM ceT

Building a Business-& Customer Focused Engineering Team

Roy NG
Cofounder & CEO
11:30AM PST
2:30PM eST
8:30pM ceT

How to Grow Your Engineers and Keep Them Motivated During a Pandemic

Said Kethman
Dir. of Engineering
12:00pM PST
3:00pM eST
9:00pM ceT

Panel: Building a Great Remote Hiring & Onboarding Process

Ellen Wong
Dir. of Engineering
Papanii Okai
Dir. of Engineering
12:30pM PST
3:30pM eST
9:30pM ceT

Aligning Your Team's Work with Your Company's Mission and Goals

Dana Lawson
VP Engineering
Mandar Bapaye
VP Engineering
1:00PM PST
4:00pM eST
10:00pM ceT

Summit Ends

We'll see you at the next
Elevate in 2021!

why attend

In late Sept, we're excited to host the largest virtual conference for engineering leaders. You'll hear from inspiring speakers and you'll leave with lots of tactical advice on managing high-performing teams. We're excited to have 4 major tracks:

track one
Hiring & Onboarding Remotely
track one
Goal Setting & Planning in Changing Times
track one
Being a Great Engineer
track one
Being a Great People Manager
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What people are saying

Ben Chen
Engineering Manager
“ELEVATE felt uniquely genuine about the challenges that managers face. I had the opportunity to chat with VPs and Directors at plenty of impressive companies, but I felt like everyone treated each other as equals. The ability to openly discuss difficulties we were facing and share best practices with one another made it one of the most enjoyable conferences I’ve attended.”

Thanks to our amazing sponsors!



Thanks to our amazing sponsors!




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