Sept 24th & 25th

Elevate
2020

The largest virtual summit for engineering & product leaders

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why attend?

LEARN from EXPERTS on THURS, 9/24

Join us on Thurs, Sept 24th for an experience that’ll elevate your leadership skills (tickets are FREE while supplies last):

Hear from top engineering & product leaders on what it takes to lead successfully in today’s world
Gain tactical advice you can implement right away, whether you're a people manager or individual contributor
Engage with other engineering & product leaders in our informal interactive discussions throughout the day

This unique experience is perfect for engineering managers, managers of managers, individual contributors (engineers), and product managers.

Any questions about attending? Or want to sponsor? Contact us at mustafa@platohq.com

JOIn an exclusive workshop on FRI, 9/25

If you upgrade to a Premium ticket, you can attend an exclusive workshop:

Get a rare chance to be in small group setting with a world-class engineering & product leader
Dive into a topic for 60 min and get actionable takeaways to sharpen your leadership abilities
Get your questions answered and grow as a leader in a safe & welcoming setting

SPEAKERS

Nick Caldwell
VP of Engineering
Surabhi Gupta
VP of Engineering
David Singleton
CTO
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
CTO
Tiffany Dockery
Product Manager
Ian Wong
CTO
Keith Adams
Former Chief Architect
Shannon Hogue
Head of Solutions Engineering
Natalia Panowicz
CEO
Roojuta Lalini
Principal Engineer
David Murray
Cofounder
Chris Haag
VP of Engineering
Shreyas Doshi
Product Lead
Sabrina Farmer
VP of Site Reliability
Ezinne Udezue
VP of Product
John Kim
CEO
Vijaya Kaza
Chief Security Officer
David Blair
CTO
Elaine Zhou
CTO
Eric Johnson
EVP of Engineering
Shishir Mehrotra
CEO & Cofounder
JB Coger
Cofounder
Gautham Viswanathan
Co-founder & VP of Product
Wayne Duso
VP of File Storage
Sonali Sambhus
Head of Developer Platform
Shilpa Varma
Chief Architect

SPEAKERS

Nick Caldwell
VP of Engineering
Surabhi Gupta
VP of Engineering
David Singleton
CTO
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
CTO
Tiffany Dockery
Product Manager
Ian Wong
CTO
Keith Adams
Former Chief Architect
Shannon Hogue
Head of Solutions Engineering
Natalia Panowicz
CEO
Roojuta Lalini
Principal Engineer
David Murray
Cofounder
Chris Haag
VP of Engineering
Wayne Duso
VP of File Storage
Sabrina Farmer
VP of Site Reliability
Ezinne Udezue
VP of Product
John Kim
CEO
Vijaya Kaza
Chief Security Officer
David Blair
CTO
Elaine Zhou
CTO
Eric Johnson
EVP of Engineering
Shishir Mehrotra
CEO & Cofounder
Quang Hoang
CEO & Cofounder

WORKSHOP LEADERS

Namrata Ganatra
Chief Technology Officer
Vincent Mo
Senior Engineering Manager
Megan Gleason
Head of Product
Abbas Haider Ali
Head of Value Engineering
Monica Bajaj
Senior Director of Engineering
Judd Schoenholtz
Buyer General Manager
Melissa Niu
Product Manager
Bruce Wang
Director of Engineering
Vasundhara Chetluru
Principal AI Engineer
Jeremy Wight
VP of Product & Engineering
Jennie Lees
Engineering Manager
Claudel Kamgang
Product Manager
Kent Wills
Head of Engineering Effectiveness
Shishir Saraiya
Director of Product Analytics
Nono Guimbi
Engineering Manager
Desiree Darilek
Director of Product
Zan Doan
VP of Engineering
Lusen Mendel
Director of Developer Relations

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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schedule for thurs, sept 24th (PACIFIC TIMEZONE)

START
ALL ATTENDEES
8:45 am
(Virtual) Doors open
9:00
Welcome from our emcee, David Murray
9:05
Opening remarks by Plato's CEO, Quang Hoang
9:15
Keynote by Stripe's CTO, David Singleton
9:50
Break
START
TRACK 1: 
Managing Engineering Teams
TRACK 2:
Technical Leadership
TRACK 3:
Planning & Cross-Functional Alignment
TRACK 4:
Product Leadership
10:00
How engineering team can plan remotely
How to be intentional about career growth as an engineer
Hiring engineering & product teams
The 7 biases of product teams
10:30
Career ladders & performance management
Increasing your influence with engineers & PMs
Aligning goals & processes between Eng & Product
Prioritizing effectively and forming a product vision
11:00
Break
Break
Break
Break
11:10
Managing up
Quantifying quality as an engineer
Balancing new features while maintaining quality
From YouTube to Coda: How to build top-performing product teams
11:40
Maintaing a high-morale, inclusive culture
Making an impact as a technologist in uncertain times
Structuring engineering & product teams
How to be intentional about career growth as a PM
12:10
Live Q&A with Airbnb's Chief Security Officer (co-hosted with Lohika)
Break
Break
Break
Break
12:30
Closing Keynote

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.”

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