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Marc LeBrun

Marc LeBrun

VP Engineering at Flow Kana

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My next available slot is

  • Friday 10th Dec6:30 PM (GMT)

Engineering Leader: Managed core software development (programming, QA, doc, release, support) products and services at Symbolics, Software Publishing Corp, Electrogig BV, McAfee Associates, Vungle, Chartboost, Sonic Solutions, Stitch Fix, Ticketfly/Pandora, JASK.ai, Flow Kana etc. Social media, discovery, search, algorithms and data services for web site with over 300 million worldwide users for Tagged.com. Managed hardware groups at Symbolics Inc. and Electrogig BV. Certified Scrum Master. Advanced Technology Director: Manage labs, project leaders and brilliant individuals for Autodesk and Adobe in virtual reality (VR), security, media, graphics, signal processing and programming systems; technology transfers, products, publications and patents. Engineering Leader: Managed core software development (programming, QA, doc, release, support) products and services at Symbolics, Software Publishing Corp, Electrogig BV, McAfee Associates, Vungle, Chartboost, Sonic Solutions, Stitch Fix, Ticketfly/Pandora, JASK.ai, Flow Kana etc. Social media, discovery, search, algorithms and data services for web site with over 300 million worldwide users for Tagged.com. Managed hardware groups at Symbolics Inc. and Electrogig BV. Certified Scrum Master. Software Developer, Architect: Write production code in Java, C++, Lisp, assembly and firmware. Also coded in Scala, JavaScript, Python, Ruby-on-Rails, PHP and others. Work product deployed from super-computers to PCs, devices, enterprises, high-traffic web sites, RESTful software services (eg LAMP, SQL/noSQL, SaaS) and clouds (Amazon EC2/S3/etc). Domain-driven design, architecture and evolution of complex systems products across multiple releases (Symbolics, Siebel, start-ups). Scientist, Researcher, Hacker: Staff at top research sites (Stanford, MIT, Xerox PARC). Published in signal processing and math journals (JAES, MAA, CMJ, JIS etc). Trustee of math foundation OEISF.org; my Erdös number is 3. Co-created the original Apple Macintosh and architected and coded the demonstration prototype. Organize Tech Forums, public professional programs, Hackers conferences. Professional: Worked at all scales from start-ups to Fortune 50. Led teams of ~30+ reports, with site-scale responsibility for larger units (~70+) with international teams (Europe, Asia). Reported to C-level in four public companies (Symbolics, Autodesk, McAfee and Sonic Solutions) plus many other CEOs, CTOs, VPs and General Managers. Enjoy working with marketing, sales, product managers, consulting clients and customers.

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Seniority

40 Years

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Executive

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Education / eTech
Consumer Goods
Entertainment, Media & Music
Gaming
Internet
Computer Software
Consulting

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Pivot to Transform Failures into Opportunities

30 May

Marc LeBrun, VP of Engineering at Flow Kana and a co-creator of the Apple Mac, recalls how one of his early prototypes failed to meet the original intent but how that failure turned into an unanticipated opportunity.

Product
Impact
Productivity
Engineering
Managing Different Personality Types: No “Golden Rule”!

30 May

Marc LeBrun, VP of Engineering at Flow Kana and a co-creator of the Apple Mac, delves into the importance of understanding different personality types in the workplace and explains why the traditional Golden Rule -- treat others as you want to be treated -- doesn’t always apply.

Leadership
Internal Communication
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Team Reaction
Engineering
Leveraging Diverse Peer Groups for Tighter Feedback

24 May

With both the need for a more supportive team setting and shorter feedback cycles, Marc LeBrun, VP Engineering at Flow Kana, addresses two problems with a single solution.

Collaboration
Team Reaction
Cross-Functional Collaboration
Engineering
Leveraging the Team to Salvage a Frustrated High-Performer

24 May

Marc LeBrun, VP Engineering at Flow Kana, shows the value in establishing a collaborative relationship with a withdrawn but highly-capable employee. We can then use that bridge to draw the person back into the team and elevate everyone’s performance.

Meetings
Internal Communication
Performance
Engineering
Going Low-Tech to Uplevel Agile Practices

24 May

Marc LeBrun, VP Engineering at Flow Kana, describes how he empowered teams to make decisions and uplevel their process by adopting a low-tech approach to agile practices.

Leadership
Impact
Team Reaction
Agile / Scrum
Engineering
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