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June 5-6 2024 | San FranciscoIn-person2 days1,000 Eng Leaders

The No-BS conference
for engineering leaders

Learn how the best engineering teams operate

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Elevate Spring 2024 is set to be our most impressive event yet, featuring:

1000+

Attendees

50+

Keynotes

100+

Roundtables

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Something for everyone

With a variety of ways to get involved at Elevate 2024, there’s something for everyone to love.

keynotes

Keynotes

Get no-BS advice directly from top-level engineering leaders based on real-life experience.

roundtables

Roundtables

Engage in conversation with your peers, and top engineering leaders on hot topics in engineering.

workshops

Workshops

Enjoy hands-on learning? Grab your laptop and join in as eng leaders showcase something.

Featured Speakers

David Singleton

David Singleton

CTO at Stripe

Stripe
Sabrina Farmer

Sabrina Farmer

CTO at GitLab

GitLab
Jeremy Rishel

Jeremy Rishel

CTO at SoFi

SoFi
Venkat Thiruvengadam

Venkat Thiruvengadam

Founder and CEO

Duplocloud

Stefan Crespo-Donaire

Stefan Crespo-Donaire

Senior Technical Program Manager

Algolia

Vivek Ravisankar

Vivek Ravisankar

CEO

Hackerrank

Kathleen Vignos

Kathleen Vignos

Vice President, Software Engineering

Capital One Financial

Dustin Pearce

Dustin Pearce

VP of Engineering, CISO

Amplitude

Madhav Nair

Madhav Nair

CTO

Employ

Naresh Kumar Paturi

Naresh Kumar Paturi

Principal Architect

Greenlight

Farhang Kassaei

Farhang Kassaei

CTO, Google Store

Google

Saurabh Saxena

Saurabh Saxena

Head of Technology, VPE

Uniphore

Nimrod Hoofien

Nimrod Hoofien

Former Head of Engineering

Gusto

Kinshuk Mishra

Kinshuk Mishra

CTO

Cedar

Nitesh Kumar

Nitesh Kumar

VP Engineering

Affirm

The New Club

Women+Allies Lounge with
The New Club

Join Plato and The New Club women in engineering network for an all-afternoon lounge on June 5 starting at 3:20 pm to 5:00 pm.

Agenda

Timely topics that will challenge your views on common learnings,
engineering strategies, best practices and frameworks.

8:00

Check In

9:30
Stage A

Introducing the EngOS

Oliver Heckmann

Head of Engineering at Coda

Quang Hoang

Cofounder and CEO at Plato

Shishir Mehrotra

Co-founder, CEO at Coda

10:10
Stage A

Budgeting: Your (Unexpected) Opportunity To Be a Hero

Maria Zhang

ex VP of Engineering at Google

Stage B

Experiments in Culture Engineering

Nimrod Hoofien

Former Head of Engineering at Gusto

Stage C

Elevate your career with board roles

Sonali Sambhus

ex SVP of Engineering at Square

10:50
Roundtables

20 Roundtables

Workshop

Room: Vista Studio West

How we select the right business problem for solving with ML at DoorDash

by Prashant Verma Engineering Manager at DoorDash

Workshop

Room: Coastal Hub North

Lessons on Eng Productivity from 200 Engineering leaders

by Jim Grundner Head of Engineering at Allstacks

Workshop

Room: Vista Studio East

How we make Build vs Buy decisions at Coda

by Hari Sivaramakrishnan Engineering Manager at Coda

Workshop

Room: Landmark Library

How we pushed experimentation velocity at Thumbtack

by Navneet Rao Director of Engineering at Thumbtack

11:50
Stage A

How GenAI is changing the way we hire developers

Vivek Ravisankar

CEO at Hackerrank

Stage B

How we invest & divest in bets at Cedar

Kinshuk Mishra

CTO at Cedar

Stage C

How do we do Calibrations at Carta

Javier Lopez

VP of Engineering at Carta

12:20

Lunch sponsored by Skyflow and We Create Problems

1:40
Stage A

How to design your org to maximize potential

Madhav Nair

CTO at Employ

Stage B

Embracing the Challenge: Navigating Tough Decisions in Technical Leadership

Loic Houssier

SVP of Engineering at Productboard

Stage C

From Engineering to Business Unit Leader

Aravinda Gollapudi

SVP Technology at Sage

2:25
Roundtables

20 Roundtables

Workshop

Room: Landmark Library

Women + Allies Lounge with The New Club - Fireside chat with Mikaela Smith (ex Salesforce, Twitter, Chainalysis)

by Laura Du Cofounder at The New Club

Workshop

Room: Vista Studio East

How we combine agility and scientific rigor in software development at Carbon Direct

by Elaine David Principal Architect at Carbon Direct

Workshop

Room: Vista Studio West

How we handled Reliability & Observability at CodeSignal

by Aram Shatakhtsyan Principal Software Engineer at Intuit

Workshop

Room: Coastal Hub North

AI at every stage of the development lifecycle at Intuit

by Laurent Benchimol Director of Engineering at Intuit

Workshop

Room: Coastal Hub South

From Suck to Success: Revamping Your Meetings

by Oliver Heckmann Head of Engineering at Coda

3:30
Stage A

Combating Fraud at Scale with AI at Affirm

Nitesh Kumar

VP Engineering at Affirm

Stage B

The Art of Scalable Billing: Insights from Algolia

Stefan Crespo-Donaire

Senior Technical Program Manager at Algolia

Stage C

Leading from the front in times of uncertainty

Rob Zuber

CTO at CircleCI

4:10
Stage A

The future of developer experience

David Singleton

CTO at Stripe

Workshop

The New
Club
Workshop

Women +
Allies Lounge with
The New
Club

4:40

Happy Hour sponsored by DuploCloud and Density Labs

The agenda is subject to change.

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Loved it! Seriously. Do it again and I'll be back.

- VP of Engineering at Derivative Path

2023 Highlights

Elevate 2023 featured top voices in Engineering, including CTOs, VPs, EMs, EDs, from companies like

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How we increase execution by 10x at Coda
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How we increase execution by 10x at Coda

Oliver Heckmann, Head of Engineering at Coda

How we do Architecture at Okta
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How we do Architecture at Okta

Monica Bajaj, VP Engineering at Okta & Mark Voelker, VP Architecture at Okta

How we chose between building vs buying software
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How we chose between building vs buying software

Sushma Nallapeta, CTO at Trusted Health

How we try to avoid the technology migration trap at Netflix
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How we try to avoid the technology migration trap at Netflix

Bruce Wang, Director of Engineering at Netflix

How we do career ladders
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How we do career ladders

Cat Miller, CTO at Flatiron Health

How we rebuilt our technical interviewing process for the post-AI world at Webflow
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How we rebuilt our technical interviewing process for the post-AI world at Webflow

Byteboard

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June 5-6 2024

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40 O'Farrell St

San Francisco, CA 94108


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