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Moving the industry forward, together.

Plato aims at gathering like-minded engineering leaders from the best companies,

to network and bring progress and standards to our industry.

Why

a club?

Moving the industry forward

At Plato, we're strong believers that giving back is what will make society better as a whole. Gathering seasoned leaders is a way for us to exchange about what matters, and think about the future of our industry. And we can't do it without you!

Sharing best practices

As leaders, we cumulate hundreds of years of leadership experience. But the more we climb the ladder, and the more we can feel lonely in our journeys. But sharing is caring: we want to create a safe space for all leaders to share their wins and their struggles.

Networking

Club members will have numerous opportunities to chat with like-minded people and to grow their network. Updates and communications will be shared with guests on our Discord server, and attendees will be able to socialize... from their desktop!

Our founding

conference

As an introduction to the Club, we will host a special event on April 20th, 2022.


Here is what you can expect:

Introduction to the Club

Our CEO Quang will share our manifesto and the rationale behind the creation of this club in a short introductory speech.

Networking (with a twist!)

COVID and Zoom fatigue have been hitting us all, which is why we decided to meet in the Metaverse instead! We'll make sure VR headsets are delivered to you prior to the event.

Workshops

Vetted leaders will host workshops to share their knowledge on specific topics... and learn from you as well!

Club

line-up

Quang Hoang

Quang Hoang

CEO & Co-founder

Chris Slowe

Chris Slowe

CTO

Julien Kernec'h

Elaine Zhou

CTO

Julien Kernec'h

Sagnik Nandy

CTO & President of Tech

Julien Kernec'h

Luc Vincent

VP Engineering & Product

Julien Kernec'h

Surabhi Gupta

Head of Engineering

Julien Kernec'h

Japjit Tulsi

CTO

Julien Kernec'h

Sushma Nallapeta

VP of Engineering

Julien Kernec'h

Oliver Heckmann

Head of Engineering

Julien Kernec'h

Manish Gupta

EVP Engineering

Julien Kernec'h

Robin Ducot

CTO

Julien Kernec'h

And many more...

A few quotes

about our previous gatherings

"Amazing engineering leaders sharing expertise, the level of content is very high."

"Amazing insights from leaders on current circumstances."

"A lot of great experts in the field. Loved the Virtual Lounge when you can chat with people."

Founding conference

program

8:45 AM to 9:00 AM (PT)

OPENING

Introduction with Quang Hoang

Kick the day off with Quang Hoang's opening remarks and a quick introduction to the Leadership Club.

Julien Kernec'h

Quang Hoang

CEO & Cofounder

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM (PT)

Panel

Sustainable Scaling: how to avoid reactive practices.

Our guests will share how to avoid making reactive decisions when your organization is growing. The panel will be led by David Murray, co-founder of Confirm.

Sushma Nallapeta

Sue Nallapeta

VP of Engineering

Sagnik Nandy

Sagnik Nandy

CTO

Japjit Tulsi

Japjit Tulsi

CTO

David Murray
Moderator

David Murray

Co-founder & President

15-min pause to switch to VR

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PT)

Workshop

Diversity in engineering: inclusive hiring in today's environment

As a diversity specialist, Jossie Haines will share her framework and tips to create a more inclusive engineering workplace.

Jossie Haines

Jossie Haines

VP of Engineering

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PT)

Workshop

Organizational topologies: how to build and organize your team

Allen Cheung will give his insights on how to organize a team in a way it delivers value sustainably and continuously.

Allen Cheung

Allen Cheung

VP of Engineering

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PT)

Workshop

Employer branding in a decentralized and remote world

Ilya Kozlov will explain how to transition a top-down employer brand into a strong culture led by employee ambassadors.

Ilya Kozlov

Ilya Kozlov

VP of Engineering

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PT)

Workshop

Talent retention and retention strategies: don't give your employees a reason to leave

Suzanne Griffin, Head of People at Plato, will moderate a discussion about employee retention.

Allen Cheung

Suzanne Griffin

Head of People

9:45 AM to 11:00 AM (PT)

Workshop

Workshops

Dive deeper with your peers on a topic of your choice, in VR. Topics to be announced soon!

Jossie Haines

Jossie Haines

VP of Engineering

Allen Cheung

Allen Cheung

VP of Engineering

Ilya Kozlov

Ilya Kozlov

VP of Engineering

10:00 AM to 11:45 AM (PT)

Networking

Time to meet with other leaders and have great chats in a casual setting!

Julien Kernec'h

Club members

Meet with any other leader!

Entry

requirements

In order for the club to make progress advance quickly, we are limiting the number of members to 100 people that must respect specific criteria. If you don't fit, no worries: we have plenty of other events for you to attend, and we'll progressively open the club to more people.

CTO or VP Engineering Level

Although we know everyone can contribute greatly to our industry, topics discussed at an executive level are different from what we can see at other levels in the ladder.

500+ employees company

We want our members to be at a same company stage, so that they can discuss topics with peers who face the same issues.

Specific locations

For now, applications are open to leaders from Americas and Europe, as they fit our team member timezones.

We are conscious that those criteria are arbitrary, but from an operational point of view, they make sense to us. If you'd like to learn more or discuss them, feel free to reach out to us!

1. Receive your device at home

We're happy to send complimentary Oculus Quest 2 sets to all guests. We'll create a dedicated virtual environment in which we will conduct workshops and networking sessions.

2. Get ready for D-Day

Attend one of our preparation sessions, led by VR experts, to calibrate your device and discover our virtual space in advance.

Ready to roll?

Join your peers and help us make our industry a better place to work at.