Engineering the Future of Software
Feb 3–4, 2019: Training
Feb 4–6, 2019: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Seth Dobbs

Seth Dobbs
Vice President, Engineering, Bounteous

Website | @sethdtech

Seth Dobbs is the vice president of engineering at Bounteous, where he directs the development of ecommerce, web, and mobile applications, digital transformations, and other solutions for numerous clients ranging from small startups to companies such as Domino’s Pizza, Zipcar, and HNI. This work includes architecting an ecommerce system that grew to be the fourth largest transactional commerce system on the internet. Seth sets the technology direction at Bounteous and drives the technical skill development by organizing and presenting deep dives into new languages, database platforms, and methodologies. He also has developed several internal architecture training courses that he delivers periodically and blogs occasionally about leadership and technology. Seth was recently named Chicago’s best technology manager for 2016 by Tech in Motion. He began his career as a software engineer at Motorola, where he was first exposed to complex architectures and where he designed and implemented a service-based framework enabling data services to be distributed and recoverable across multiple servers. Seth holds a BS in computer science from Illinois Tech.

Sessions

1:30pm–5:00pm Monday, February 4, 2019
Leadership skills
Location: Sutton South
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Overview
Seth Dobbs (Bounteous)
As more companies embrace digital technology as core to their operation, it's essential that we architects develop our leadership skills to be equal to our technical skills. Join Seth Dobbs to learn how to guide business decisions and align technology with broad strategy while also motivating your teams and ensuring their success. Read more.
10:15am–10:45am Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Location: Table B
Seth Dobbs (Bounteous)
Seth is happy to discuss communication skills and difficult conversations, leadership skills for architects, and broad architectural strategy. Read more.
3:50pm–4:40pm Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Leadership skills
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Overview
Seth Dobbs (Bounteous)
As architects, we provide guiding principles as part of our architecture to enable decision making for unforeseen details, but we seldom develop guiding principles for ourselves as leaders and for how we interact with people. Seth Dobbs shares a core set of principles that will help you enable effective interactions with your team and your stakeholders. Read more.