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Thursday, September 29, 2022 | Virtual

Take Your Engineering

Leadership Skills to New Heights

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | Virtual

Helping Great

Engineers Become Great Engineering Leaders

Join us for Plato’s Elevate Virtual on September 29, 2022—the must-attend virtual conference for aspiring engineering leaders. Featuring exclusive sessions for the top engineers in tech today and networking opportunities, Elevate Virtual will inspire you to reach new heights, personally and professionally.

Elevate Spring 2019

Elevate Fall 2018

Elevate Winter 2020


Rukmini Reddy

SVP of Engineering

Sagnik Nandy

CTO & President of Technology

Cos Nicolaescu


Shishir Mehrotra

Co-Founder and CEO

Shadi Rostami

SVP, Engineering

Gerhard Esterhuizen

SVP of Engineering

Kathryn Koehler

Director, Developer Productivity Engineering

Veena Basavaraj

VP of Engineering

Ellen Wong

VP of Engineering

Fatemeh Alvizadeh

Head of Core Product Engineering

Chris Slowe


Antonio Silveira

Head of Engineering

Xiao Guo

SVP of Engineering

David Murray

Co-founder / President

Janice Little

SVP of Engineering

Dathan Pattishall

Principal Engineer

Quang Hoang

CEO & Co-founder

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

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.

You Don’t Want to Miss Elevate Virtual

Join 500+ aspiring engineering leaders and discover:



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

Direct Access

to Speakers

Explore new ideas and get actionable answers to the challenges you're facing through speakers-led Q&A sessions



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

Ready to Reach New Heights?


Thursday, September 29, 2022

09:00 AM – 09:30 AM PDT

Plato Elevate Fall 2022 Kick-Off

Quang Hoang, CEO at Plato

Veena Basavaraj, Vice President Engineering at WeWork

09:30 AM – 09:55 AM PDT

Doing More With Less: When Efficiency Becomes a Priority

Sagnik Nandy, CTO & President of Technology at Okta

Quang Hoang (Moderator), CEO at Plato

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT

Delivering Features VS Delivering Impact: Setting The Goals That Will Actually Move The Needle

Shadi Rostami, Senior/Executive VP of Engineering at Amplitude

Chris Slowe, CTO at Reddit

Dathan Pattishall (Moderator), Principal Engineer at Plato

10:35 AM – 11:05 AM PDT

In Sickness And In Health: Maintaining Morale and Engagement Through Hard Times

Kathryn Koehler, Director, Developer Productivity Engineering at Netflix

Gerhard Esterhuizen, SVP Engineering at Rescale

David Murray (Moderator), Cofounder/President at Confirm

11:10 AM – 11:40 AM PDT

From 10 to 1000 Engineers, The One Value That Matters: Trust

Rukmini Reddy, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Slack

Antonio Silveira, Head of Engineering at Nextdoor, Inc.

Xiao Guo, SVP of Engineering at Bolt

Janice Little (Moderator), SVP of Engineering at SheerID

11:45 AM – 12:05 PM PDT

Rituals of Great Teams: What the Best Engineering Leaders Do Differently

Quang Hoang (Moderator), CEO at Plato

Shishir Mehrotra, Co-founder, CEO at Coda

12:10 PM – 12:40 PM PDT

Product Engineers: When and How to Hire Them?

Ellen Wong, VP Engineering at Calm.com

Fatemeh Alavizadeh, Head of Core Product Engineering at Notion

Cos Nicolaescu, CTO at Brex

David Murray (Moderator), Cofounder/President at Confirm

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Closing Keynote

Quang Hoang, CEO at Plato

00:00–00:00 EST

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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


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