Build Systems that Drive Business
30–31 Oct 2018: Training
31 Oct–2 Nov 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

Schedule: Leadership and Career Growth sessions

Leadership and management sit at the crossroads of people, process, and technology. Successful leaders find ways to continue improving in all three areas. The talks this year strike a balance between personal development and team development at companies that range from startups to huge government bureaucracies. These sessions represent the stories and experiences from some of the best leaders in the industry. Whether you’re an experienced leader of large teams or thinking about a career in management, these talks will both educate and inspire you.

Track host

Jamie DobsonJamie Dobson (Container Solutions) is the CEO of Container Solutions, a professional services company that specializes in strategic advice around technology and programable infrastructure. Jamie is interested in applying postcapitalist economics to building service companies.

11:2012:00 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham
Rowan Cota (BuzzFeed)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
Rowan Cota explains how BuzzFeed created a strong SRE team by growing the engineers it needed instead of waiting for them to fall out of the sky—and how you can too. Rowan turns narrative examples into a framework that anyone can use to harness the power of growing potential to diversify and strengthen their teams. Read more.
14:1014:50 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham
Hannah Foxwell (Pivotal)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
Hannah Foxwell explains how to use SRE practices to improve the health and well-being of your team. Read more.
15:4016:20 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham
Renee Orser (NS1)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Renee Orser explains how to design your technical organization deliberately, by assessing gaps, diagraming roles, elevating talent, and finding the right people as your company and product demands scale. Read more.
16:3517:15 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham
Marisa Brandt (White House Custom Colour)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Hiring is time consuming and infrequent enough that it's hard to get much practice, but it has far-reaching consequences for your team's happiness and productivity. Marisa Brandt draws on a broad mix of best practices and personal experience to detail an approach to developing a concrete strategy that addresses your unique hiring needs. Read more.