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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

Cultivate conference sessions

The companies defining our new network age are fast, flat, and flexible. Successful organizations embrace continual change, leverage copious data, and adapt to a marketplace in which customers’ needs and desires truly come first. Successful leadership starts with corporate culture: working effectively with people, understanding shared assumptions, and managing communications patterns. Leadership isn’t about telling people what to do; it’s about providing a context in which they can be effective.

Monday, September 28

9:00am–9:05am Monday, 09/28/2015
Location: Hall B
Mike Loukides (O'Reilly Media), Laurel Ruma (O'Reilly Media)
Introduction from program chairs Mike Loukides and Laurel Ruma Read more.
9:00am–5:00pm Monday, 09/28/2015
Location: Hall B
We’re at the cusp of a new network age. The companies defining it are fast, flat, and flexible. They devour data and focus obsessively on their customers. “Analyze and adapt” is their Standing Operating Procedure. At Cultivate, they’ll tell you how they do it—and how you can, too. Read more.
9:05am–10:05am Monday, 09/28/2015
Location: Hall B
Mary Yoko Brannen (CLIA Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 9 ratings)
In this talk, Mary Yoko Brannen will propose “ethnographic thinking” as a new way of diagnosing culture that can open up new avenues for innovation and ongoing strategic renewal. Read more.
10:05am–10:50am Monday, 09/28/2015
Location: Hall B
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
People who build things often over-focus on the technology and ignore the critical human factor of collaboration -- and yet collaboration is an art that will make or break your team. Read more.
10:50am–11:20am Monday, 09/28/2015
Location: Hall B
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Located in Concourse South Read more.
11:20am–12:15pm Monday, 09/28/2015
Location: Hall B
Camille Fournier (Independent)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
What does it mean to be the successful CTO of a small but growing startup? What are the skills that strong engineering leadership brings to the table to flourish in this environment? Startup leadership is more than just technical skills and requires a strong sense of priorities and balance, and yes, leadership. Read more.
12:15pm–1:15pm Monday, 09/28/2015
Location: Hall B
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Located in South Concourse 12:15 - 1:15pm Read more.
1:15pm–2:35pm Monday, 09/28/2015
Location: Hall B
Mary Yoko Brannen (CLIA Consulting), Terry Mughan (CLIA Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
The aim of this simulation is to place you into a time-pressured, output-oriented, cross-cultural collaboration exercise to give you a chance to surface and reflect upon your own personal reactions and coping mechanisms in such circumstances. Read more.
2:35pm–3:30pm Monday, 09/28/2015
Location: Hall B Level: Intermediate
Eric McNulty (Richer Earth)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
There are three big shifts in leadership development: from linear thinking to complex systems thinking where relationships are paramount; from focus as a noun to a verb -- continually recalibrating to ensure clarity of purpose, values, and performance; and from "they" to "you" -- the onus on leadership development now falls on each individual so take charge of your leadership future. Read more.
3:30pm–4:00pm Monday, 09/28/2015
Location: Hall B
Located in Concourse South 3:00pm - 3:30pm Read more.
4:00pm–4:55pm Monday, 09/28/2015
Location: Hall B Level: Non-technical
Mimi Fox Melton (code2040)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 6 ratings)
This talk will help you examine the role that culture plays in our listening, interactions with colleagues, and design of operations. Read more.
4:55pm–5:00pm Monday, 09/28/2015
Location: Hall B
Mike Loukides (O'Reilly Media), Laurel Ruma (O'Reilly Media)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Comments and wrap-up from program chairs Mike Loukides and Laurel Ruma Read more.

Tuesday, September 29

9:00am–9:05am Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: Hall B
Mike Loukides (O'Reilly Media), Laurel Ruma (O'Reilly Media)
Introduction from Program Chair Mike Loukides Read more.
9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: Hall B
We’re at the cusp of a new network age. The companies defining it are fast, flat, and flexible. They devour data and focus obsessively on their customers. “Analyze and adapt” is their Standing Operating Procedure. At Cultivate, they’ll tell you how they do it—and how you can, too. Read more.
9:05am–10:10am Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: Hall B
Hilary Mason (Cloudera Fast Forward Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Using data effectively involves changes in both technology processes and cultural processes. This talk explores the intersection between technology and people through the lens of data analytics, and how companies are able to identify growth opportunities by using their data effectively. Read more.
10:10am–11:05am Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: Hall B
kim rees (Periscopic)
Average rating: **...
(2.83, 6 ratings)
If your employees touch your data, from the moment that person arrives on their first day and throughout their career, they should be immersed in data-design thinking. From IT to analysts to programmers to designers — each is responsible for bringing your data to life. Read more.
11:05am–11:35am Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: Hall B
Located in Concourse South 10:30am - 11:00am Read more.
11:35am–12:30pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: Hall B
Astrid Atkinson (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
In a rapidly evolving industry, the only thing that's permanent is the necessity for change. Requirements change, business priorities change, whole industries change - it's a manager's job to help teams navigate this uncertainty. Read more.
12:30pm–1:30pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: Hall B
Located in Hall 3A & B 12:30pm - 1:30pm Read more.
1:30pm–2:30pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: Hall B
Martin Fowler (ThoughtWorks), Rachel Laycock (ThoughtWorks)
ThoughtWorks has developed into a 3000-person worldwide company, yet still has much of the pragmatic, informal culture from a decade ago when it was a tenth of the size. We’ll explore how we’ve managed to do this, and how we try to influence our clients - who are usually much more corporate and hierarchical. Read more.
2:30pm–3:25pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: Hall B
John O'Duinn (Release Mechanix)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 3 ratings)
As our society evolves from "job for life" to project economy/gig economy/free-agent-nation, people are less willing to relocate for every new job. Building and cultivating a geo-distributed team requires a very crisp organization, which also helps people who are all "in the office." Read more.
3:25pm–3:55pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: Hall B
Located in Concord South 3:00pm - 3:30pm Read more.
3:55pm–4:55pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: Hall B
Dave Zwieback (Next Big Sound)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
What if an organization’s main purpose is to enable its employees to do the best work of their lives? How would such an organization be structured, and how would its employees approach their work? This talk will challenge and inspire, and offer pragmatic ideas to try in your own organization to help your co-workers do the best work of their lives. Read more.
4:55pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: Hall B
Mike Loukides (O'Reilly Media), Laurel Ruma (O'Reilly Media)
Final thoughts from program chairs Mike Loukides and Laurel Ruma Read more.