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September 13–15, 2022 | San Mateo, California

September 13–15, 2022 | San Mateo, California

Take Your Skills to New Heights at Elevate

Join us for Plato Elevate at SaaStr Annual 2022—the premier conference for engineering and product professionals. Featuring exclusive sessions from industry leaders, interactive roundtables, and networking opportunities, Elevate will inspire attendees to reach new heights, personally and professionally.

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The Premier Conference for Engineering and Product Professionals

Elevate is a three-day conference taking place within SaaStr Annual 2022. Bringing together the most dynamic engineering and product professionals from the Silicon Valley and beyond, Elevate provides attendees with the opportunity to share, learn, and grow through conversation, mentorship, and networking.

Discover the Power of Mentorship

Powered by a curated community of 1,600+ of the best engineering and product leaders, Plato is the mentorship platform for engineering and product teams. We believe that collective knowledge should be accessible to everyone and we’re on a mission to make mentorship available to all. Visit the Plato website to learn more about the power of mentorship for individuals and teams.

Don’t Miss Elevate at SaaStr Annual 2022

Join 1,000+ of your peers in engineering and product and discover:



Featuring leaders changing the landscape of our industry sharing their expertise, experience, and best practices



Explore new ideas and challenge the status quo through engaging conversations with peers from top tech companies



Opportunities to connect with global peers and industry leaders, including Plato’s community of mentors

Ready to Reach New Heights?


Rukmini Reddy

SVP of Engineering

Sagnik Nandy

CTO & President of Technology

Kent Beck


Shishir Mehrotra

Co-Founder and CEO

Shadi Rostami

SVP/EVP of Engineering

Li Fan


Kathryn Koehler

Director, Developer Productivity Engineering

Jerry Talton


Albert Strasheim

CTO & SVP of Engineering

Fatemeh Alvizadeh

Head of Core Product Engineering

Amanda Donohue

Program Management & Technology Programs Head of Technical

Antonio Silveira

Head of Engineering

Gerhard Esterhuizen

SVP of Engineering

Veena Basavaraj

VP of Engineering

Ellen Wong

VP of Engineering

More Speakers

Announced Weekly

Check back for updates!

Roundtable Hosts

Melby Mathew

Software Engineering Manager

Archana Chaudhary

Senior Engineering Manager

Kavita Waldia

Senior Director of Product Management

Sarika Pandit

Director, Identity and Access

Sudhir Tonse

Director of Engineering

Swapna Savant

Director of Engineering

Michael Galloway

Director of Platform Engineering

Javier Lopez

Senior Director of Engineering

Renee Park

Head of Product

Rukmini Reddy

SVP of Engineering

Jason Fama

Senior Vice President, Office of the CTO

Rukmini Reddy

SVP of Engineering

Chris Haag

VP of Software Engineering

Sadhya Gupta

Director, Program Management

Liz Saling

Director, Software Engineering

Sony Mohapatra

Senior Engineering Leader

Bavyaa Vasuvedan

Sr Director of Engineering

Manoj Pahuja

Engineering Manager

Meena Rajvaidya

VP of Software Engineering

More Hosts Announced Weekly

Check back for updates!


The schedule for Elevate at SaaStr Annual is in the process of being finalized. Topics, speakers and times will be updated shortly.

Day One | September 13, 2022 | SaaStr Annual Sessions

07:30 AM – 07:00 PM PDT

Badge Pick-Up at the Crown Plaza (Satellite Registration)

08:30 AM – 06:00 PM PDT

Registration and Badge Pick-Up at San Mateo County Events Center

09:00 AM – 06:00 PM PDT

Sponsor Hall Open

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM PDT

Mentorship and Networking

11:00 AM – 01:30 PM PDT


11:30 AM – 04:00 PM PDT

04:00 AM – 06:00 PM PDT

Day 1 Happy Hour

06:00 AM – 09:00 PM PDT

Downtown San Mateo Evening Events

Day Two | September 14, 2022 | Plato Sessions

08:00 AM – 07:00 PM PDT

Registration and Badge Pick-Up at San Mateo County Events Center

09:00 AM – 03:30 PM PDT

Plato Sessions – Detailed Schedule To Be Released Soon

03:45 PM – 06:00 PM PDT

Elevate Happy Hour

00:00–00:00 EST

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Day Three | September 15, 2022 | Plato Roundtables

08:00 AM – 03:30 PM PDT

Registration and Badge Pick-Up at San Mateo County Events Center

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT

Elevate Keynote

10:45 AM –03:45 PM PDT

Plato Roundtables

04:00 PM – 04:30 PM PDT

Elevate Closing Keynote

Take Advantage of Special Early Bird Ticket Pricing

See What Attendees Have to Say About Elevate

Elevate is an amazing networking opportunity! The conversations I had were extremely valuable.

Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President of Engineering


I just loved Elevate! From the communications leading up to the event to D-Day, it made for an incredible experience and left me with lots of great takeaways.

Head of Development


Elevate was great! I loved the panels I attended, the speakers were relatable and touched upon topics I really care about.

Chief Technology Officer


Health and Safety

The health and safety of Elevate attendees are our top priority. Plato has been working closely with SaaStr, in conjunction with the San Mateo Country and SaaStr’s dedicated Health and Safety Team, to be able to offer this event in person.

As COVID-19 and international health and safety regulations evolve, these guidelines will be adapted and updated to have the safest event possible.

Don't Come Sick

#1. Required: Approved vaccine verification. You must have either received a (1) booster, (2) received a vaccination within the last 270 days, or (3) received a vaccination plus a recovery certificate.

#2.Required: Proof of negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours for all in-person attendees. Attendees may test on-site, but it will take an additional 30-45 minutes+.

#3. Mandatory Temperature checks each day of the event. Exceptions to the above requirements will not be made.

All Elevate at SaaStr Annual attendees must adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined below:


September 14–15, 2022

San Mateo County Event Center

San Mateo, California






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