1-Day Summit for Engineering & Product Leaders

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Wed, Aug 7th
The Midway, 900 Michigan St, San Francisco
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About ELEVATE

If you're a manager, director, VP, or executive in Engineering or Product — join us on August 7th to hear from the Bay Area's top tech leaders on building & managing high-performing teams.

You'll connect with peers & experts, participate in interactive workshops, and leave with actionable advice you can implement immediately — that's what makes ELEVATE unique.

Learn how to get teams to deliver value, how to align on strategy, how to plan for growth, and how to be a manager that people love to work with. Grab a ticket before we're sold out!

Speakers & Workshop Leaders

6 Talks

We’re there for you whenever you need us. With unlimited calls, you never have to worry about waiting until next month to get your questions answered.

4 Workshops

We’re there for you whenever you need us. With unlimited calls, you never have to worry about waiting until next month to get your questions answered.

Topics for keynotes, panels, & workshops

Attracting and hiring talent
Managing teams and help your
Sourcing and attracting great engineer candidates
Structuring a scaling team

Building cross functional alignment across Eng & Product

Sourcing & attracting great candidates

Create diverse teams and an inclusive culture

Managing remote teams

Becoming a better people manager

Schedule

Morning

Attendees arrive & breakfast is served
8:30 - 9:30 am
All Attendees
Talk
Opening remarks: Plato's CEO, Quang Hoang
Hear about the most common challenges that engineering and product leaders are facing today.
9:30 - 9:45 am
All Attendees
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
Talk
Keynote: Reddit's CTO on "Managing during growth & change"
Chris Slowe will talk about his time from the early days at the company to today, and the tactics he used to lead during periods of change. He'll cover how to articulate values that guide decisions, how to scale your team but stay innovative, and how to help managers work through tough situations.
9:45 - 10:00 am
All Attendees
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
Talk
Panel: Stitch Fix's CTO, Zume's CTO, & Karat's Co-Founder on "Building teams & cultivating leaders"
CTOs Cathy Polinsky & Chris Satchell share how they've hired mission-driven talent, helped them realize their leadership potential, and the strategies they're excited to deploy in 2020.
10:00 to 10:30 am
All Attendees
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
BREAK: 10:30 - 10:45 am
Talk
Panel: Lyft's EVP of Eng & Product, Asana's Head of Eng, & GitHub's VP of Eng on "Surviving fast scaling"
Hear from Luc Vincent, Prashant Pandey, and Dana Lawson on how they've tackled challenges that their eng managers and PMs have faced while at Lyft, Asana, and GitHub.
10:45 - 11:15 am
All Attendees
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
Talk
Keynote: Slack's VP of Product Engineering on "The Product Triangle"
Hear from Michael Lopp on understanding the roles and responsibilities of engineering, product, and program managers.
11:15 - 11:30am
All Attendees
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
Talk
Panel: Airbnb's Head of B2B Product, Robinhood's VP of Product, Workday's Senior Director of Eng on "Building alignment with Eng & Product"
Hear from Clara Liang, Josh Elman, and Madhura Dudhgaonkar on how to create strong cross-functional alignment between Eng & Product teams (moderated by Tom Willerer, Coursera's ex Chief Product Officer).
11:30 to 12:00 pm
All Attendees
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
LUNCH: Noon to 1 pm

Early Afternoon

Talk
Talk: Medium's VP of Product Eng on "Building high-performing teams" + Panel: "Hiring the most impactful engineers and PMs"
Hear how Brian Zotter has built teams at Medium, followed by a panel on hiring with YouTube's Director of Eng, Prachi Gupta, and Box's Director of Eng, Denali Lumma (moderated by Triplebyte's co-founder, Ammon Bartram).
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Room 1
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
Workshop
Interactive workshop sessions
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Rooms 2 and 3
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
BREAK — 1:45 to 2 pm
Talk
Talk: InVision's SVP of Eng on "Managing remote teams" + Panel: "Providing feedback in all directions"
Hear how Asanka Jayasuriya has manage remote teams at InVision, followed by a panel on communicating to your reports and to your bosses with Netflix's VP of Global Product Innovation and Eventbrite's SVP of Platform (moderated by Lingo Live's CEO).
2:00 to 2:45 pm
Room 1
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
Workshop
Interactive workshop sessions
2:00 to 2:45 pm
Rooms 2 and 3
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
BREAK — 2:45 to 3 pm

Mid Afternoon

Talk
Talk: PagerDuty's VP of Product + Panel: "Evaluating your team's success as you grow"
Hear from Rachel Obstler on how she's scaled PagerDuty's product & eng teams, followed by a panel on measuring success with Brex's VP of Eng, CZI's Sr Director of Eng, and LogDNA's VP of Eng (moderated by Onramp's CEO).
3:00 to 3:45 pm
Room 1
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
Workshop
Interactive workshop sessions
3:00 to 3:45 pm
Rooms 2 and 3
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
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CEO, Plato
BREAK — 3:45 to 4 pm
Talk
Panel: "Employee growth and happiness" + Talk: Abstract's VP of Eng
Hear from senior eng and product leaders on how to develop and measure the skills required for a long term successful career development (moderated by HackerRank's SVP Product), followed by a talk from Rukmini Reddy.
4:00 to 4:45 pm
Room 1
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
Workshop
Interactive workshop sessions
4:00 to 4:45 pm
Rooms 2 and 3
Quang Hoang
CEO, Plato
HAPPY HOUR 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Opportunities for 1-on-1s

2018 Attendee Testimonials

Ben Chen

Engineering Manager at

"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."

Shweta Vidyarthi

Engineering Manager at

“ELEVATE was very relevant and authentic, and the group sessions were extremely engaging. I loved interacting with managers navigating the same situations as me and meeting so many like-minded people. I would definitely come back and recommend attending Elevate to leaders and managers!”

Jigish Mehta

Sr. Engineering Manager at

“ELEVATE is a must for all the budding and experienced managers. It was the perfect platform to connect with my peers as well as senior executives from other companies. Listening to speakers talk about their journey and the group discussion sessions were the most satisfying part!”

2018 Highlights